Skip to comments.No More Hummer Nation
Posted on 04/01/2009 7:34:58 AM PDT by steve-b
You know you're in trouble when Old Europe chastises you for being too socialist. But, hey, nobody's perfect except maybe Michelle Obama, who landed in London with a huge Obama entourage, wearing a daffodil yellow dress and looking like a confident ray of U.S.A. sunshine.
As President Obama renegotiates the terms of American leadership this week in Europe, those of us left at home struggle to get over our affluenza. That condition, the bane of the middle class, is defined in a book of the same name as "a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more."...
I heard a French scientist on a radio show once explain that Americans would always insist on supersizing things because our "reptilian brain" likes things big. We're still big, as Norma Desmond said. It's everything around us that's collapsing and shrinking....
That's the big nettle we're grasping. How big do we need to be to still feel American? How big can our national debt grow? How big can our cars be? And how big is our clout abroad these days? Will Michelle's style in Europe make as big a splash as Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's?
The cowboy push by W. and Dick Cheney to be a hyperpower and an empire left America a weakened and tapped-out power, straining to defend its runaway capitalism even as it uneasily adapts to its desperation socialism.
How do we come to terms with the gluttony that exploded our economy and still retain our reptilian American desire for living large? How do we make the pursuit of the American dream a satisfying quest rather than a selfish one?...
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
There are rules...
Michelle is perfect all right. A perfect POS who can now sort of like our country.
$2,000 Tata Nanos - In
I love the Maureen Dowd rule.
OK, where’s the pic?
Simply put...How BIG can the OPPRESSION of FREEDOM get?
Maureen Dowd and Hummers.....
Nahhhhhh, not gonna touch that one
|I thought it was absolutely bizarre, said Maryann Keller, an independent automotive analyst, adding that it was aimed at people who didnt know what to do with the money they had. It was discretionary spending by males who clearly had other cars in their garages.
Sexist pig. " According to Dayna Hart, manager of Hummer Communications in Detroit, about 40 percent of the buyers of the mid-size H3s are women..."
It's the only reason that I read these threads.
I wait for the days when the Slimes and this pos posing as an oped writer swirl down into the liberal cesspool.
Somebody’s been posting a lot of pictures of $2000 Tatas...
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