A while back we had a thread about the US losing guns, roses, bombs, money, computers, and who knows what else.
Now daze we seem to be blossoming into investigations.
Investigations about losing money, sense of justice, sense of who we are, and on and on. There are gonna be a lot of books and reports. Lotsa southern comfort.
That is what investigations are designed to do. Deceive the public into thinking the government will handle it.
The government hasn't yet received the memo that since Katrina in the post Bush II world the investigative word game factory is less popular than the chastity belt.
The public knows we have lost our virginity already. Knows we have been screwed badly for years.
The public would like to see some real results, like crooks and liars in jail. Enough of this "where does it hurt" BS.
These investigative word factories are just polluting the air waves with toxic pablum we don't need or want.
A year ago we celebrated a first for the United States, which was a race through the Garbage Gyre to claim the trophy:
Not since 1995 has the venerable America's Cup been won by the United States.
That changed Sunday when a software mogul who runs Oracle did the deed and won the cup for the U.S.A.
We are also winning, so far, the most medals in the winter Olympics in Vancouver.
A side story, unfortunately, is that our America's Cup competitors had to sail through one of The Five Garbage Gyres, those floating continents of garbage now contaminating the oceans of the earth.
We had reported on the first and second gyres, but now we find that there are five of these garbage continents floating out there.
Add to that the Italian Mafia's dumping of large quantities of nuclear poison into the oceans, and it seems like we sail over the oceans as we bring them down.
Are we dangerously fooling around while our Home World dies?
Somehow this two-year review reminds me of back to the future.
The currently off course political discourse and practice is contrary to the nation's historical character, indicating a rut, an addiction, a daze which continually spirals downward in ever narrowing circles.
It is the picture of a category five tornado of decline if you will:
Aiming to cut the annual deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, President Barack Obama chose to slash across the board. But the most glaring cuts were not to a bloated defense budget, or to entitlement programs that both parties say are in need of reform. Rather, they were to programs and policies that are at the heart of Obama's personal story.(Against No Odds, emphasis added). The hubris is breathtaking, if not mystical, giving us the glaring image of a flip flop on steroids, induced no doubt by the growing influence of the toxins of power.
A former community organizer in Chicago, Obama proposed a 50-percent cut to a $700-million community-service block grant program. A former lawyer who touted his work to improve living conditions for the poor, Obama proposed a sharp cut in energy assistance for low-income families. A graduate-school alumnus who only recently, and quite publicly, was able to pay off his debts, Obama proposed refiguring loan programs so that students would accrue interest even while they're enrolled.
It was not too far back when we diagnosed this pathology.