Ever since I started using my RSS newsreader to keep up with SF/F writers in the blogsphere, I've been pleasantly surprised by the calibur and depth of various opinions.
I caught a recent post from Cheryl where she sums up the problem with the ultra-polarized American electorate: we've been watching too many movies, and the wrong ones, it seems:
The Republicans have been watching a Mel Gibson production of the Book of Revelation, in which George Bush single-handedly defends the gate at Helm's Deep against ravening hordes of rabid gay Muslim clones, and then leads a fleet of helicopter gunships in battle against The Beast.
The Democrats, on the other hand, have been watching a strange amalgam of Dr. Strangelove and The Day After Tomorrow, in which George Bush doesn't just ignore global warming, he actively encourages it (by exploding nuclear weapons in the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve) in the hope of hastening Armageddon and the Second Coming. Meanwhile we all wait patiently for the Lost Prince to come and save us all (non-violently of course).
An excellent summation, IMHO. Me? Oh I've been watching bad 70's porn sprinkled with Python reruns, what else?