I woke up at an UNGODLY hour this morning -- got up, went to my trusty computer, and started looking at the various headlines -- big and small. I skimmed a few blogs. Read some opinion pieces.
Went back to bed (I can do that -- I'm old and retired).
The current level of insanity in the news -- the insane, obvious right wing lean of our "main-stream-media", the constant lies trumpeted by that same media, the false equivalency crap taking the place of reason, facts, and debate, has me beyond depressed.
No matter what the facts are -- once again they have to destroy Social Security to "save" it. They have to destroy Medicare and Medicaid to "save" them.
Carly Fiorina was on TV yesterday -- thank God Dr. Krugman was there to inject some FACTS, some REALITY, to the vapid talking point filled crap being set forth.
Our right wing repeats the same old tired things -- even AFTER they have been shown to NOT WORK. We bail them out -- and they DEMAND a return to the same old policies that DO NOT WORK. Policies that FAILED.
I've had enough for a couple of days. I can't write any more for today.
NEED AIR!! NEED some actual good news.
The "Very Serious People" n Europe have discovered austerity doesn't work -- SO, THEY DOUBLE DOWN on it. They have insane levels of unemployment in (among other places) Ireland and Spain -- so they DEMAND MORE AUSTERITY -- as their economy crumbles.
You can't make this up. You can't write a novel as absurd.
It doesn't make sense -- this "morality play" where the poor and middle class are expected to pay for the sins of the RICH!!
Ans, none of the "rich and powerful" seem to see a problem with this.
What possible endings to this can you envision? Hmmm, let's see ......................................
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