Monday, August 5, 2013

Something to Know - 5 August

Pat Oliphant
1.  Reading columns and articles for this forum has not been easy for me lately.  As you can tell, I have not been contributing much of late.  The frustration I feel about the total waste of time and opportunity to govern at the federal level is very sad and every time I start this job, I just find it hard to get into it.   Most of my disgust is what Paul Krugman writes about here in his column today.  We have a form of government and a Constitution, and the republicans do not see fit to do right by the American people:

2.  This article on the dying of the American Dream was written by someone, about my age, who graduated from high school at the same time I did, but in a different part of the USA.  The narrative tells of the decline of the engines of the economy, and the usurpation of wealth by the upper end (towards the "1%), and the abandonment of the people in need by the grubby rich and the collateral damage of Capitalism:

3.  To get to the point of grubbiness of failed leadership, let's pick on the Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell.  He's one of the GeeOpie stooges responsible for the miserable state of affairs of Congress:


America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.
-- David Letterman

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