ok. so. this really made me angry and i'm not sure
if it's a worthy enough reason to be this pissed off,
OR if maybe, perhaps, i'm wound a little too tightly today
but whichever, here goes:
i was standing in line at dunkin donuts earlier and since
we weren't moving very quickly, i looked at the guy
in front of me and noticed that he was wearing a t-shirt
that said 'heroes are made in america' i can't exactly explain
WHY this made me irrationally upset - almost to the point of
spinning him around and shaking some sense into him, but i
rather prudently restrained myself, got my iced coffee and
got the hell out of there. do people really believe that shit?
are they such zealot 'patriots' that they think america is the
only place that exists? i mean, i understand the definition of
ethnocentricity, but this just takes it waaaay too far, i think.
also, i read this article on the 'new' way
we're going to be fighting the war on drugs
just say no
someone's (finally?) come to the conclusion that instead of
busting the nickel and dimers, they should go straight to the
source - is this a new revelation?
and i read this in the ny times today -
only 78,000 jobs added
the article went on to say that unemployment was down to it's
lowest percentage since 9/2001. what it failed to mention was the reason
this was the case. and that would be that most people who have been on
unemployment for the last 6 months or so have used all the extensions
afforded to them and are now SOL.