February 24, 2009

What's that I smell?

Must be bullshit.

Yeah. Good thing we not step in it.

Yeah. Good thing.

If only. I had to convince my mother-in-law that things were much worse in the late 1970s and early 1980s than they are now. She should check out the graph found here.

Hmm. Bill Clinton said that the economy was the worst in 50 years. The Won says that it's the worst in 60 years (now it's 60 or so). I lived and worked through the late 1970s and early 1980s. Things were a buttload worse then than they are now. However, keep repeating that big fucking lie often enough and loud enough and soon, this nation of drooling halfwits spending fifty cents a call to vote for American Idol contestants will start to believe it.

Not all of the people are halfwits, of course. For many, that intellectual mark will remain forever out of reach.

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Yes, but what are we to do? Obviously, we're in the minority. I just want everyone to leave me the heck alone.

Posted by: silvermine at February 25, 2009 12:06 AM

Good grief, people are stupid. A lot of people I know - my age and older, and I'm 40 - have somehow managed to forget the 1970s. Am I the only one who has it seared - seared! - in my brain what it was like to sit in the back seat of an un-airconditioned car for *hours* (on vinyl seats, yet), trying not to kill my brother and waiting in line to buy gasoline? I can understand not being able to remember statistics and details, but how can they not recall nearly a decade of suck?!

Posted by: Laura at February 25, 2009 03:29 PM

I started delivering newspapers in 1978 and kept at it for 4 years or so. Out of boredom, I'd read the headlines, so I remember the 70's better than most 42 year olds.

And yeah, the 70's were worse than today.

Hell, I still remember headlines from the early 80's screaming to high heaven when unemployment topped 10%.

Posted by: Harvey at March 1, 2009 03:55 PM