We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Reform of health care, environmental policy, education, energy, banking, regulation — every nook and cranny of the U.S. economy has been put on alert for major change. Expansion of government spending, plunging the U.S. into unprecedented deficits, is without parallel. In economic policy, through regulation and control of energy output, financial services and monetary expansion, the U.S. government has embarked on a fundamental reshaping of America. It is designed, in short, to bring on the end of America.
Seems to me that many people are more worried about what's going on in the Federal gummint than about the economy.
This week's shameful display by politicians in Washington to beat their breasts and demonize AIG has revealed even more clearly why we shouldn't want those very same politicians to be running our economy, health care industry, education system, and energy policy. Michael Gerson perfectly captures that display of self-satisfied hypocrisy.
In turbulent times, it's good to know some things never change. After a week in which President Obama thanked himself for inviting him to the White House, compared AIG executives to suicide bombers, and did the first Presidential retard joke on national TV, I was impressed to find that Slate is bravely keeping up its Bushism Of The Day feature.
Maybe El Jefe should go to one of those PC ADL workshops on diversity and avoiding harassment that most American workers are forced to endure these days (liability shield for their employers). Or are all animals equal, but some more equal than others?
My special ed kid writes and delivers better speeches for school debates than El Supremo can mess up with a teleprompter.
GRRRRR (Don't dismiss as over-sensitive, but I am old-fashioned enough to think that the President should set a good example)