Last week's WorldNetDaily column (called Fools Rush In) was one of the most insipid I ever wrote (hey, we were busy!) so I didn't bother posting a link at the time.
However I received an email on the column which was so interesting I asked permission to post it.
From your current column: "Vice President Biden says of the economy, 'We have it turned around.'” Horse manure.
An explanation is hereby offered. This is not an excuse, just an explanation / observation.
I live an old coal mining town. This is "real world." You're from western New York originally, if memory serves. That's real world. You live in Idaho somewhere. Also real world.
Have you ever been to the lands inside, and immediately around, the Washington DC beltway? I'm not talking about a visit to the relics of the nation around the capital. I'm talking about visiting people who live in the aforementioned lands.
My college girlfriend took a job in Columbia, Maryland. That's about midway between DC and Baltimore. [It's all never ending suburbia. Yuck.] We had a third college friend who took a job in Rockville, Maryland (Beltway country), and who lived in Gaithersburg, Maryland (Beltway country, but further outward than Rockville).
I had occasion to travel a few times back and forth in this area. The further inward toward Washington DC you go, the more surreal it becomes. If you're well attuned to the real world, you can feel it getting more and more surreal as you go further and further inward.
Your environment shapes your outlook. Biden, Bernanke, and all the rest of the Beltway denizens are living in a surreal place. They don't see the world the rest of us do. While Biden is an idiot, he very well may believe that things are ok, because he does not perceive the real world. And don't forget, his world, surreal as it is, is doing fine.
Further to that point, Quinn, the radio guy out of Pittsburgh, asked a fellow in the radio ad business "Where's the highest book right now?" The "book" is radio slang for advertising rates that a radio station can charge. The nation's highest book is at WTOP, Washington.
P.S. I can get part of the WTOP radio family at night on the AM radio. It is 1500 AM. It used to be an all news radio station. That was then. This is now. 1500 AM, Washington DC, is now "Federal Radio." I am NOT making this up. It is a radio station broadcasting by and for all the bureaucracies in the Federal government. How to do this in the Bureaucracy, how to align your department with this requirement, that directive, and so forth. No greater example exists of how "they" in the government are diverging more and more from "us" in the nation.