She always makes me laugh out loud. Her satire is far-fetched enough to cause me to double up if not roll on the floor! JK, but she's funny. She blends fact with fiction in an uproarious way. Take this from this week's article: I'll preface by introducing the topic: Bain's involvement with Ampad, the paper plant that closed in Indiana. And Romney wasn't even at Bain at the time! Then she talks about the Ampad guy, Johnson, who rails against Romney.
"It is beyond journalistic malpractice for media outlets showcasing the
bitter and lying Johnson to neglect to mention that he was the union
president who led the strike that forced Ampad to close the plant.
"And yet The New York Times, MSNBC and others who have
publicized Johnson's sob story regularly refuse to convey that crucial
fact. This would be as if a judge excluded the fact that the defense's
principal witness is the defendant's mother."
Ha ha ha! Ahem.
"As long as the nation is still in the fifth stage of grief over Steve
Jobs' death, with gushing tributes to his contributions to our wonderful
new world of computerized books, letters, memos, newspapers, CDs and
classified ads, ask yourselves: Would the mid-1990s have been a good
time for workers in an industry made vulnerable by the new, paperless
information age to stage a long, acrimonious strike?
"Union president Randy Johnson thought it was. The Democrats (and some Republicans) apparently do, too."
Skipping down the article closer to the end:
"Politicians' morbid fear of technological advances in the free
market has real-world consequences. You will recall that the mainstream
media-adored FBI agent Colleen Rowley's main indictment of the bureau
after 9/11 was that the FBI had really old computers, preventing it from
anticipating the greatest terrorist attack in world history.
"In response to Rowley's charges, for example, the Times'
Maureen Dowd denounced federal law enforcement agencies for being
"antiquated," "inept" and "bloated." (She also said: "I want to see some
agents lose their jobs." Maureen Dowd: Inadvertent Romney Supporter.)
"Of course, if the Democrats, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry were
running things, the FBI would still be using paper and pens -- maybe
quill pens -- all in order to save Randy Johnson's union job! Instead of
a Xerox machine, they'd have a monk in the back room creating copies of
documents by hand so as not to be accused of "vulture capitalism" for
eliminating the monk's job."
Aren't you laughing? If you're not, I question your capitalism, and your sense of humor! The end is good too. You should read it. And try to laugh. Laughing does a body good!