pooterguy 1 year, 11 months ago on This 'Good Life City' awash with contradictions

Q: "Why didn't you just name them?"

A: Capable editorialists do not overstate the obvious. Rather, they give their readers credit for literacy through inference.


pooterguy 2 years ago on A little deception goes a long way

Although he is not a member of The Fourth Estate, movie writer Aaron Sorkin may be credited for this gem of a confrontation between a great actor playing the bad guy and a lousy actor portraying the good guy.

Bad Guy: "You want answers?" Good Guy: "I think I'm entitled to them." Bad Guy: "You want answers?" Good Guy: "I want the truth!" Bad Guy: "You can't handle the truth!"

Though only a Hollywood script, they were both telling the truth. The notable difference between fiction and reality here - is that in the movie - the bad guy lost.


pooterguy 2 years, 2 months ago on A shakeup would settle America’s numbers game

There still exists in The Old World a dying minority of literate journalists who appreciate sarcasm and satire as valid forms of humor. Be careful with sarcasm though. Nothing can travel faster than light in a vacuum.

On the serious side, bulldozing Washington and New York does sound like a great idea.