Saturday, September 26, 2009
Quote of the Day ...
... on the apathy of Americans (as excerpted from an article, The Ultimate Sign of Lethargy by Bill Maher)
....That's the ultimate sign of our lethargy: millions thrown out of their homes, tossed out of work, lost their life savings, retirements postponed - and they just take it. 30% interest on credit cards? It's a good thing the Supreme Court legalized sodomy a few years ago.
Why can't we get off our back? Is it something in the food? Actually, yes. I found out something interesting researching last week's editorial on how we should be taxing the unhealthy things Americans put into their bodies, like sodas and junk foods and gerbils. Did you know that we eat the same high-fat, high-carb, sugar-laden shit that's served in prisons and in religious cults to keep the subjects in a zombie-like state of lethargic compliance? Why haven't Americans arisen en masse to demand a strong public option? Because "The Bachelor" is on. We're tired and our brain stems hurt from washing down French fries with McDonald's orange drink.
(Dada note: With apologies for the graphic. Washington is not in meltdown. Washington continues to grow more prosperous by the day. It's the rest of the fuckin' country that's in meltdown, but this is the only graphic I had and I thought it added a nice touch of color to an otherwise bland blog.)