The new computers are wonderful. Everything is so much faster--games, moving between sites and pages. We are still getting back everything we need to have but are amazed by how much we are simply going to leave behind.
I noticed this morning that the move by the Colorado legislature to roll back their minimum wage made the national news on Good Morning America. A bare mention but more than usual and a comment that that was part of the news that the Balloon Boy fiasco has obscured. They don't usually acknowledge the news that is missing so they can cover the fluff.
James Kunstler has a new Clusterfuck Nation post that is a worthy read. We are in the middle of a crisis in confidence regarding our political and economic institutions. I voted for Obama but I my lack of confidence in his ability to change the way we do business (politically or economically) has grown. Too many people with political power are aligned with the big companies and are willing to sacrifice the rest of us on the mistaken belief that those who survive will be better off. I don't care to be part of the sacrifice but I am not sure how to escape.