You didn’t know about this because it only happened everywhere else on Planet Earth, just not here in USA! USA! USA!

We look pathetic enough with our insane refusal to address the horrific costs and poor outcomes of our health care system. We look worse yet when we are 5% of the world’s population and use 25% of its energy and when we incarcerate more people per capita (by a huge factor) in the US than any other free nation on earth while hundreds of thousands have died on our streets and still do while we deny that we long ago lost the poorly conceived War on Drugs. And we can pretend that angry eyes aren’t turned our way from South of our border as entire regions become war zones fighting the drug cartels who kill and maim to bring our drugs to us.

The world may sit back and actuallyl enjoy it when our time comes to face the awful truths but meanwhile, I invite them to go ahead – go ahead and just make fun of us for this bit of silliness and greed. We’ve been asking for it.

Earth Hour was observed yesterday across Planet Earth (except, well, you know, here). The story is at Scientific American:

5 responses to “You didn’t know about this because it only happened everywhere else on Planet Earth, just not here in USA! USA! USA!

  1. We’re also on our way to be the fattest country on earth!!

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    • Which I hear is fine, as long as no one takes away our freedom trying to take transfats out of the schools.

      Maybe the plan is for all those fat kids to die younger so we can slow the cost of health care. Maybe that’s it!

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  2. This just flumuxes me. If Nancy Reagan had crusaded against Obesity instead of drugs, I think we’d be better off and ‘conservatives’ would have been fine with it.

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    • I epecially love it bruce, when I hear fat flabby conservative men go after Michelle Obama – a gorgeous, accomplished, astonishingly fit woman who also appears to be a wonderful mother, daughter and wife. No wonder they hate her!

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  3. To be clear, no I don’t think President Reagan has made us fat.

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