Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handle
Instead of listening to music this morning, I made the mistake of turning on Morning Joe on MSNBC. After about ten minutes, here's what I decided I'd like to see from the media:
Homeless people talking about homelessness.
The unemployed discussing unemployment.
People without pensions, large savings accounts, golden parachutes, trust funds, Roth IRAs or 401ks talking about Social Security.
Women of child-bearing age discussing reproductive policies.
Government workers setting the record straight about their salaries and benefits packages which are allegedly driving this nation to the brink of bankruptcy.
People without health insurance walking us through their experience with the American health care system.
Workers discussing business policies.
Family farmers talking about farming and food.
Small business people discussing about small business.
Students, teachers, administrators and parents talking about education.
People without access to opportunity describing what it's like for them.
Scientists talking about environmental policy.
Illegal immigrants describing what it's like to live in a place where you're part welcome, part not.
The uber rich, with a straight face, describing their lavish lifestyle to a group made up of the underclass and including, but not limited to, the elderly, children, veterans and anyone who lost their retirement funds to the swindlers of Wall Street.
People who hire undocumented workers explaining their motivations for doing so.
Lobbyists truth telling about how they influence the government.
Politicians admitting who they really answer to.
Pundits explaining that they're pretty much talking out their asses.
Now I have to go elbow my way through Publix awash in senior citizens so I can terrorize the checker with my Ziploc baggie of coupons and cart full of B1G1 items. It's the Mystery Penny Coupon Day, dontcha know.
What would you like from our media?