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It’s Great To Be Back…

The euphoria of Brother Obama’s election sure was fun, but welcome back to reality, America. Luckily, an increasing number of Americans have plenty of time on their hands to focus on the issues the country is facing, as they no … Read More

By / November 7, 2008

The euphoria of Brother Obama’s election sure was fun, but welcome back to reality, America. Luckily, an increasing number of Americans have plenty of time on their hands to focus on the issues the country is facing, as they no longer have jobs to distract them. As the economy continues to falter, criminals populate the Senate, and the military invades foreign countries left and right (the enemy du jour appears to be Pakistan), headlines about the President Elect have begun slipping southward in the paper. It was somewhat refreshing to see WashingtonPost.com leading with ‘Unemployment Rate Jumps To 14-Year High’ today, rather than the optimistic Obama cheerleading that has dominated the news media as of late. It is understandable that people seek the promise of better days ahead, it’s what people do — in the early days of civilization, man conceived of Heaven and the afterlife when life became too horrible to deal with. However, avoiding real-life problems via escapism doesn’t really get anything accomplished, other than placating the masses. It’s obviously exciting that America has a young, charismatic new President coming to power, but he won’t take office for another 2 ½ months. During that time, a lot of people are going to be out of work, killed by American soldiers, lose their retirement money, be subjected to more movies where Jim Carrey falls victim to some wacky supernatural happenstance and other such misfortune. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, American should be careful to properly calibrate their expectations; things are just as likely to get worse as they are to get better in the coming months.  

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