Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Jumpin' Off Tommy's Bus

Oh. My. God.

It's official. Tom-Tom has lost all touch with reality. There is no other way to explain the fact that he wrote this sentence in today's Times op ed:
"But all in all, compared with the vast repression and nuclear standoff that characterized the cold war, the post-cold-war era has been much better for a lot of humanity."
Uh, Tommy-boy, you forgot to add, "-- until Bush."

Or perhaps the Bush years are all just a big, cruel joke and I'm living in a parallel universe where everything -- on just about every level -- just seems to be worse than I could ever imagine?

Tom, it's time; go write a novel and leave reality to the non-idiologues.

The Bus Is Waiting
By Thomas L. Friedman
The New York Times

Non-TimesSelect Subscribers can read Friedman's op ed HERE.

Photo credit: Thomas Friedman. (Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I think Friedman is actually right on that point, though Bush deserves basically no or negative credit.

Per capita incomes in India and China and much of Asia in general have skyrocketed in the last 25 years, China since 1980 and India since 1994.

That means there is a lot less starvation, etc in the countries tham make up 40% of humanity.

Outsourcing sucks for us americans, but people in India need jobs too, and outsourcing has helped them.