Sunday, October 10, 2010

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

For the past couple of days I’ve been catching up on news I missed while in Greece and Sicily for three weeks. When I was away I had almost no access to (or interest in) trying to keep up with day-to-day events. My conclusion: I didn’t miss anything.

Afghanistan and Pakistan are still death traps for a hopeless American policy.

Politics in the U.S. remains toxic and unproductive.

Among politicians, serving the public interest is of no interest. Partisan obstructionism rules the day.

Obama continues to run around trying unsuccessfully to light a fire under his supporters. He’s like an arsonist without a match.

Unemployment statistics haven’t improved. Which means people are still hurting. Which means they’re frustrated and angry.

American First narrow minded would be fascists are in the ascendency.

Big money is still boss.

The good guys are losing.

Why am I not surprised?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toxic indeed—and no surprise. What can you expect from the only industrialized nation to brandish the Imperial system of measurement. It will require that magnitude of change to close the aforementioned gaps.
Speaking of gaps, there was one major announcement in America's retail realm. The Gap stores have a new logo! Yes, in a time of sagging sales instead of belt tightening the marketing geniuses have determined their bottom line can be goosed by spending millions.
As they say, when times get tough, the tough go shopping.
Welcome home. ~Ks

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