I DON'T GIVE A CRAP.
This is not to tell you to shut up about anything - I don't mind, post whatever you like, that's not what I'm getting at. I'm just saying that my own personal position is one of not giving a crap.
See, Bush might singlehandedly bring the U.S.'s reign as the world's only remaining superpower to an end, or Kerry might see the beginning of nuclear terrorism, or the GDP of Paraguay might decline, and those things might even affect me, but until they do I'm not going to waste my time worrying and stressing out about sh!t I can't control. I don't care enough to waste my time and energy with it.
Now, were I interested in doing something about it like running for office or organizing some stupid letter-writing campaign or petition or something, then I would, and I would feel justified to pay attention to the issues and keep track of what's going on and waste my time with conjecture and pundits.
But I'm not. Not in the least. This is why I don't bother to watch the news. This is why I didn't know Reagan died until Tandra told me via SMS late Saturday night. This is why I don't care that he did. *shrug*
Yay, fsck politics and fsck the news and fsck CNN and Washington D.C. and all the rest of it! w00t! Bring on the cartoons and race cars and video games and sex and good food and Tandra and concerts and kids and road trips and all the good things in life!