Americans have reason to smile

The fog is breaking.  Many, many people's not too cleverly hidden motives are now becoming clear.  The lights are on in the kitchen, and the cockroaches are there to be seen. Okay, those are pretty sloppy illustrations and metaphors, but they're true, are they not? One phony crisis ends, and another takes its place.  The "new" one really is not at all different from the old one. The media chirp and wail — or, in the case of NPR (and the N.Y. Times), sound especially silly as they pontificate in somber tones. The supposedly educated come off as by far the most shallow.  They simply buy each and every line with absolutely no sense of the irony of it all — kind of like children and the commercials aimed at them on Saturday morning TV.  "Ooh!  Ooh!  Mommy, I want that.  Please!  Today!" All that while reporters who leave the bubble momentarily are shocked to find that average working...(Read Full Post)
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