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Indelible image of the New Las Vegas

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HuffPo offers a gallery of images of what Las Vegas looks like after the financial meltdown.

I find it frightening and it’s difficult to square the despair oozing out of this set of images with the possibility that Nevada is going to elect Sharron Angle to the Senate. She is probably the most anti-person candidate running for the Senate under the Tea Party slogan of “taking back America”. Based on the grit in the image above “What’s to take back?”

If the grim look of the image above is not enough then Paul K gives us a grim view of next decade in the USofA

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/10/27 at 14:54

You may consider me weird but I get joy

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from on-the-money writing like this from Alan Brinkley in Sunday’s NY Times Book reviews:

We should not be surprised that so many Americans are angry. Almost four decades of growing inequality have left most of them no better off than they were in 1970, and many worse off. The recklessness and greed of much of the financial world — the principal causes of the crisis — have done far more damage than taxes or the deficit. The corruption and dysfunction of Congress and much of the rest of the government have disillusioned many. Everyone should be angry about these injustices, even if no one has proposed a workable solution to them. The Tea Partiers are right to be angry. But the objects of their outcries — taxes, deficits, immigration and supposed violations of the Constitution — are of far less consequence than the great failures that plague the nation.

I have never read a better, shorter description of the Tea Party thing and what they are simply missing completely! Bravo Mr. Brinkley

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This has been an up and down week for Sarah Palin in my humble view!

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It sort of began for me with Tim Egan of NY Times opining about Sarah Palin and John Edwards being political grifters and sort of the bottom feeders in using politics to line their own pockets!

Then there is her campy vocabulary in her Tea Party speech, like “hopey-changey” and other gems in the dumb and dumber class. Reports from CNN seem to credit her with a “rousing speech”. I found her tone whiny, her vocabulary mind numbing and her style phoney!

Then there was my immediate disconnect when the Tea Baggers began ranting “Sarah for President” or words to that effect!

Is politics in the US more about pop emotions these days? He’s black and not my “cup of tea” so let’s go with Sarah’s sex appeal and “dumb and dumber” political discourse!

Pa-leeeese gimme a break!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/02/07 at 10:15