I’ve got sleep apnea. That means that I use a CPAP machine to sleep. Using the CPAP machine gives me constant, 24/7/365 tinnitus. Add the tinnitus to ADHD, and I have too much in my head to let me sleep. So I listen to talk at night. BBC 4, BBC 4 Extra and Radio Australia usually. Sometimes the stories about refugees from Asia trying to make it by boat to Australia upset me. There are Aussies who are just as xenophobic and provincial as those here in ‘Muricah who are all about keeping Mexico out of the USA. Then I listen to podcasts.
I just happened to wake up in the middle of the night to pee. So I was thinking about what I was listening to. This episode of This American Life had a benign seeming title, This Week. Some of the segments are about…
- People living under surveillance from the NSA. they were defense attorneys for detainees at Guantanamo Bay
- A U.S. reporter covering what ever it is that look like trials at Gitmo of detainees
- A great science teacher in Fairfax County, VA who is quitting his job because he can’t take having to work as a teacher then do the fund raising that was needed to save his position.
- Florida is accelerating it’s execution process.
These assholes. These assholes invading our privacy for no valid reason that they’ll give us. These assholes who won’t give people the same justice that they live with. These assholes who make more money than just about anybody else in the nation who won’t get their county to pay for the best primary school science teacher in the country. These assholes in Tallahassee who can’t run courts right want to use other peoples bodies to build their careers.
These assholes doing these things so awful that someone thinks that the story about their fucked up actions are put on the radio. These assholes keep me up at night while my family can sleep.