I keep looking at the news and deciding to weigh out rather than weighing in. There's not much humor in it, and anyone who cares to look can find a wide array of reporting, analysis and opinion.
There are deep, serious issues in play and my usual tropes of a Legislative branch myopically obsessed with dreaming up splashy legislation-for-the-sake-of-legislation that will fade away in committee, the Presidency as the worst job in the world (which it is) and a muddled, self-contradictory Judicial branch (except when it does something I approve) are mere cardboard cutouts, amusing paper dolls. It's not paper-doll time. Such laughs as are to be found in politics these days are often too cruel, too cheap or too hyper-partisan for my taste.
The United States was supposed to have Federal politics you could mostly ignore. It was snicker-worthy a lot of the time. That has slipped, badly. Poking fun at it feels too much like picking on someone with a broken leg.
Dear National Politics, Please Get Well Soon. I miss being able to rub Jell-o in your hair, make fun of your fashion choices and mock you for general fecklessness.
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
3 years ago