After eight years of:
- the president and his neocon death cult puppeteers using the Constitution as toilet paper and giving the rest of the world the middle finger (a gross understatement when you consider the baseless, preemptive war in Iraq)
- my fellow citizens scaring the crap out of me with their acceptance of creeping fascism
- having our country ruled (not governed) by a dumb ass (is that one word or two? should it be hyphenated? But I digress ...)
I tend to be pretty cynical, but I am so relieved that this country is starting what I hope is a U-turn.