Ah- so much- where to begin...
A few things which drive me insane:
The mindboggling, breathtaking level of ignorance so pervasive amongst the American populace, and the apparent loss of the capacity- or inclination -for independent, rational thought. The decline in the literacy level and the lack of basic knowledge in so many areas - that are not pop culture- is just scary- and dangerous.
The pervasiveness of fear and hate. How did America become a place where people are so terrified of everything and everyone who isn't exactly like them in every thought and way.
The terrorists won- getting bags searched to enter a government building, being groped by the TSA or suffering radiation poisoning and a virtual strip search just to board a plane prooves that.
People who can give the life history of the reality show contestant du jour, but don't know the most elemental facts about the American political system and the history of the country.
Women (particularly younger ones) who are the benefits of feminism and past activism and who expect equal pay, treatment, opportunity , but are horrified at the thought of identifying as a feminist and make clear their opposition to the idea.
The hypocrisy of the Republicans- establishment, stooges like LimBeck, tea baggers- all of them.
Sarah Palin. She's breathing my air. Limbaugh and Beck- Ditto...
The mindless moronic Teabagger puppets marching happily in ignorant lockstep (with the occasional goose step) as their strings are pulled by their manipulative corporate masters.
President Obama- for blowing the 2 years the Democrats controlled Congress in an attempt to play nice, thus eliminating any opportunity for meaningful change to take place in his administration. And along with that- Democratic wussiness in general. The Repubs had no qualms about ramroading their policies through Congress- too bad Obama and the Dems didn't have the balls to do likewise.
The fact that this is the ONLY developed country without a national health care system and the only place (in the first world) where medical cost issues cause people to go broke and into bankruptcy.
The deplorable system of public education- and the even more deplorable attempts by the Repubs, Religious Right and corporate interests to destroy it.
Text junkies who can't look up from their phone to see where they're going. And related- phone addicts- especially those with bluetooth or other earpieces. Its getting impossible to tell the authentically crazy people who are talking to themselves from those who are surgically attached to the mobile...
The loss of a genuinely free press- and a MSM that does serious journalism and investigative reporting.
Homophobic hysteria. Don't the bigoted fools in the military (and elsewhere) wailing about how openly gay personnel will threaten unit cohesion and national security remember the same arguments were made against intergrating the Armed Forces. Sharing living accomodations with black people wasn't popular with the white servicemen at the time either, but President Truman didn't let that stop him from issuing the orders desegregating the Armed Forces. Its a shame Obama seems to lack the same inclination, moral fibre- and guts.