Saturday, February 07, 2009

Alas, Poor America, I Hardly Knew Ye

So the pressing question of the day is this: When more journalistic and intellectual energy is devoted to Jessica Simpson's weight gain controversy than a Congressional mortgage that spends more money than we ever borrowed between the revolutionary war and the Carter Administration, what exactly does it say about our country?

Instead of endless reporting on something that isn't a flaw, just a collateral effect of affluence, comfortable living, hormones and age indexes (something that may affect a career), perhaps our media should focus their energies on an emerging weakness that may have a profound effect on our nation. A president's pedestrian rhetorical ability invested with preposterous spiritual gravity.

Captain Cook's claims of incarnation were quickly dashed, when, as Mark Twain put it, "betrayed his earthly origin with a groan." His entire protracted imperialist blueprint was obliterated--right along with him--when the Hawaiians discovered he was but a mortal.

Worth noting, as the days become more and more occluded and tumultuous. What's it going to take for America to lose its Brangelina trance?

-R

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of drivel! You hack, your self appointed aggrandizing sickens me to the core! I bet you live in that part of society whose greatest worry is whether or not to attend the next Starbucks opening!

Ron Giesecke said...

This--of course written by a co-worker who is sitting thirty feet from me.

-R

John said...

Anonymous,

You would have more credibility if you'd put a name to your post, and respond to the substance of the post rather than resort to trying to pull off a stealth character assassination.

Ron Giesecke said...

Actually, I should have clarified:

This is a co-worker, showing me some satirical love. A great guy, actually, despite the fact that he became Unitarian minister in order to perform his brother's wedding:)

-R

John said...

Ahh..., I see. Well-done sarcasm.