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Saturday, November 19, 2011

WTF! The Moonie Times said THAT?

By way of a very good piece by bostonboomer at Skydancing, we learn about this editorial published in -- I kid thee not -- the Reverend Moon's Washington Times:
As irritating or disruptive as some may find the Occupiers, they are the conscience of America, like it or not. Their very physical presence is a reminder that the decline of America happened not because they didn’t believe in the American dream, but because the greed of Wall Street and the banks stole that dream.

Yet our government continues to reward the top 1% with corporate welfare and the lowest taxes in more than 50 years. And Congress, which made that largesse to the wealthy possible, is in the pockets of those very same people and their lobbyists.

Yes, the protesters are predominately young, unemployed, maybe even scruffy, and, yes, the homeless have found a haven and free meals with them, and, yes, the Occupiers’ persistence after more than two months is like a mote in our eye, reminding us all that we can no longer do business as usual.

The fact that OWS sites have sprung up across the country and now the world has prompted us to face ourselves. We can no longer ignore the joblessness and poverty that scars our great country. It is not an abstract concept, some numbers on a bean counters’ balance sheet. It’s real. It’s people. It’s your kids and mine. It’s returning vets who find themselves on the scrap heap of our economy.
George Bush's favorite newspaper said that? Ronald Reagan's favorite newspaper said that?

Dave. Stop, Dave. Please stop. My mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. There is no question about it. I can feel it.

Daisy...Daisy...give me your answer do...I'm half crazy...all for the

(You know what's really unbelievable about Hal's death scene? Not the oversized RAM sticks. It's the idea that a computer would be built in Illinois. Which brings us right back to the topic of OWS, doesn't it?)
That editorial reminds me of the SNL News skit with Jane Curtin and Dan Akroyd.
Unbelievable! The editorial in the SF Chronicle this a.m. suggested that the reason for the country's funk and economic despair was due to the inability of the Supercommittee to reach a deal!!! I think I'll check out the Moonie paper - it seems to be in touch with what is actually going on and why. Thanks, Joe for this.
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