Congress and the Tooth Fairy
The national news media has seen fit to inundate us on a regular basis with sour, dour news by the hour. It won’t let up. For example, the news of the potential disaster about the Congress not reaching an understanding and resolution of the so-called “cliff” crisis has been at the forefront for months. Then there was the attention given to the end-of-the-world scenario calculated in connection with the Mayan calendar. I don’t know why there was so much attention brought to this. After all, the culture of the Mayans ended a long time ago. Yet the media loves to keep a malaise alive.