We have enough bone-headed assholes in our American government; I manage my stress by chosing what sort of conflict I'll accept and what sort isn't worth my time. I can pretty easily avoid bone-headed assholes online!
I check in the few journals I follow every day, and the Recipes forum, and I'll skim the "Today's Posts" for anything that might be interesting. But I don't often post any more. Rest assured I check your journal!