I apologize for the many f-bombs dropped in last night's rant, I'm trying to be better but 1) it's an issue that really gets under my skin; and 2) I haven't slept in three days. The lizards are killing me. They scream all night. Not pleasant little peeps, chirps, and nature sounds, but piercing screeching and yelling. My windows are tightly closed, the A/C is running, and they are so loud they sound like they are IN the room with me. They really get going at 3 a.m. It's like sleeping (not sleeping) next to a really rowdy frat house. Combine that with a Boston Terrier who is too hot, and this is my fault somehow, so he flounces, sighs and changes position (but always too close to me) all night, and I am averaging 4 hours of sleep a night right now.
So at 4 a.m. I turned on ABC's overnight news program, and heard something that truly confused me. They cited two polls by saying that "a clear majority of Americans" approved of the President's handling of the Israel-Lebanon mess - 45-47% approved. A clear majority? Then we were told that a similar clear majority supported Israel's position - that number was 54%. Okay, at least that's a bit more than half, unlike the LESS THAN HALF approval of the President's "efforts" (a word that definitely needs to be in quotes here) on this issue which was cheerily cited as "majority approval."
Sounds like ambivalence to me. I guess any number over 39% looks good to them now, but why is ABC puffing it that way? What happened to reporting without spin, is it totally dead, even on small statistical utterances like this?
And I still want to buy yarn. Handpainted yarns in many colors. I may break down and do that this weekend. Maybe it's the insomnia, it makes me irritable, makes me swear, and makes me crave expensive yarns. Yeah, that's it.
There will be not much blogging for the next few days, there are places to go, people to see. My horoscope has been dead on the money lately, something has shifted in the cosmos and the energy has changed, and I'm changing too. I hope for the better, and God knows I'm ready.