Sunday, November 11, 2007
A Nation in Trouble?
In the arena of politics, I grow a bit more cynical each day. I know we decided to stay in this country for now so I should probably just shut up, but this administration and presidency with its unending arrogance and irresposibility is really getting to me. I am sick of reading all the spin on the economy and how great everything is when evidence to the contrary is mounting everywhere around us.
It might be a sign of not having fully accepted that I don't live in Florida anymore when I go and read the Sarasota newspaper online pretty much daily. That being a post for another time, this is what I found there today: Are We in a Recession? If you go into the Forums within that article, you will find this YouTube clip; Maxed Out.
I'm also still trying to finish reading this book; Dark Ages America. Trying, not because it is a bad book (and I generally devour books in a few days), but because it makes me too angry to read it. I have been giving this book a good college try ever since I bought it while we visited on Cortes Island in B.C. this summer, and ever since then I have been tempted to stop reading it. I hate to get myself in a bad mood, but then I pick it up again and again because I feel like a cop-out for not reading it just because I am uncomfortable with it.
I get the distinct feeling the emperor is not wearing any clothes.