Diversity celebrations in spotlight as American workers get kicked to the curb
Last week’s edition of the Phoenix Republic insert included in the local newspaper is instructive. Under a bold headline IN WITH THE OLD, is an article about vintage, “junk” and thrift shops attracting customers. Not surprisingly, the entire article was regurgitated in the Sunday edition of the no-new-news newspaper. That gambit has become routine since fewer people subscribe daily, opting for a day or two — if at all.
In turning the pages, however, it became clear the banner more accurately might have been OUT WITH THE OLD.
Featured in the Things to Do section is an invitation to readers to “Experience Music of India at the Musical Instrument Museum.” On the following page is the “Contemporary Mexican Photography exhibit at ASU.” The next page? A highlight of the “Reggae Fest,” featuring that sterling character Snoop Dogg, the criminal gangsta rapper now renamed Snoop Lion. The Navajo Nation is having its Annual Fair, this year honoring Mother Earth. Take a guess if climate change is on the agenda.
Oddly missing — save for the grocery ads featuring beer, chips, chops, pop and hot dog fixin’s — is anything uniquely American for the Labor Day holiday.
Unable to find anything of substance to honor taxpaying Americans who must underwrite the $18+ Trillion national debt* which has grown to approximately $85,000 per full-time private-sector worker under Barack Obama, we are happy to bring our readers this distinctly American treasure.
*H/T U.S. Debt Clock.org