Thursday, December 2, 2010

Meanwhile, millions lose their unemployment benefits

And the media finally takes notice.  I've been somewhat surprised by the general lack of coverage this particular cancellation of benefits has received.  Last time they were set to expire, the media was camped out in Washington abound the clock, dogging the congressional leaders about the horrors involved should they be let to expire.  This time, not so much.  Part of it probably has to do with the obsession the media has over the Don't Ask/Don't Tell repeal.  A little thing like millions of hungry Americans seems like small potatoes next to advancing the glorious doctrine of Gay Rights.

I certainly can't think of any other reason it has had so little coverage from the media.  There aren't any other major news stories going on.  North Korea has its place in the cycle, but nothing more. Wikileaks maybe, but that's it.  Perhaps because it is no longer an election cycle and the damage has already been done.  Or maybe the press is trying to keep us from noticing that our economy is improving even though the stunning unemployment rate remains pretty much near 10%.  I dunno.  Maybe it's because there just isn't any good ammo that out of work Americans can supply now that things in Washington are getting back to normal.

So Merry Christmas Happy Holidays unemployed workers across this great land. You served your purpose last time this happened, in the great Chess Game in which you are but pawns.  But alas, your usefulness is spent, so wallow in your sparse Christmas Holiday celebrations all you want.  Your misery can no longer advance The Agenda, and so it is no longer newsworthy.

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