Thursday, March 03, 2005

Who built America?

I have no patience with music on the radio. Having been slowly turning into a curmudgeon over the years, I can't tolerate radio commercials or stupid DJs while I'm driving. There isn't nearly enough jazz, (real jazz, not the musical abomination, smooth jazz) and classic rock stations rarely dig deep enough to get to the good stuff. So I spend my drive flipping through stations hoping for an occasional good tune, but mostly bouncing around both sides of AM talk radio.

The other day, on the liberal side, Ed Schultz claimed that three things built the United States: Medicare, Medicade, and Social Security. I may be young and naive, but didn't American industry, free markets, a strong work ethic, and the promise of upward mobility have anything to do with creating this country? Did he really mean it, or was this Rush-wanna-be filling time with whatever foolish thoughts jumped out of his mouth? Some of us have to work to pay those Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security bills. With any luck we still have enough money to put food on our table and clothe our children. Beyond that, we'd also like to be able to spend a bit on ourselves, if that doesn't take too much out of the hands of M, M, and S.S.

If that's all his side has to offer, they're going to continue to be on the outs.

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2 Comments:

At 2:41 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Amen about the radio. It's hopeless these days.

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger Harry said...

It's a good thing we have Internet radio.

 

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