|Local Wal-Mart Stores are everywhere.|
Let's face it, either: Wal-Mart has a very large shortage of Store Managers nationwide, or our political leaders are grossly out of touch with our hometown American reality! Although I can't speak for every area of America, personally, but: Cashiers, Stock Clerks, and [even] Department Supervisors - in South Carolina - fall significantly short of this often quoted hourly figure. Meanwhile, The News Media - which continually repeats it, without properly calling it into question - is apparently just as ill-informed as their political buddies in Washington! What's up with that, anyway? Aren't they supposed to be checking the actual facts, rather than ignorantly repeating them like uninformed propagandist puppets?
The Mainstream Media "Shell Game"
|Edward R. Murrow on Time Magazine.|
Meanwhile, as the mainstream media continues to alternatively talk about: our Improving and/or Worsening Economic Conditions - dependent upon the political leaders, being interviewed that particular day - the facts and figures, being continually discussed, are still somewhat informative... to those of us who are honestly attempting to read between these ever-changing media driven lines. Contrary to their extremely "Elitist Opinions" of us, we aren't as stupid as they [honestly] believe us to be! Believe it, or not, this is actually good news....
|Foreclosure Signs are now everywhere.|
John Q. Public's Intelligent Reaction?
For the first time in numerous decades, the average American is starting to act and even spend responsibly! People are going out to eat less often; attending fewer: movies, concerts, and ticketed events; visiting their local libraries rather than the more numerous bookstores; and shopping for true bargains, rather than just grossly over-hyped and deceptive store sales... many of us are now paying down our credit cards, or at least saving them for inevitably necessary emergencies... and some of us, are even re-learning the tried and true skills of: Gardening, Food Storage, and Home Canning - in our ongoing efforts at saving some money - in an economy, where income is harder to come by, than ways at saving upon our static and necessary expenses. This too, is Good News!
Although our All-Knowing Governmental Economists - who didn't see this this whole "Perfect Economic Storm" coming - are doing their personal best to convince us otherwise, most Americans are now sobering, awakening, and wising up to the realities now surrounding them.... Nor, are these changes all negative - as so many of them, would starkly insist! The people around our nation are now: walking more, using their front porches [often, for the first time in decades], talking to one another about very important and politically relevant topics, and even attending Free Public Festivals and Events by the droves.
Finally, On The Much Brighter Side
Here's some Really Good News, for you. Upon a Nationwide Scale, we are now witnessing A Virtual Rebirth - in many of our smaller and/or even larger communities! Sometimes, we have to suffer necessary afflictions, in order to remember what is [factually] most important in our lives. In fact, rather just window shopping, perhaps some of us will even try the newly and cleverly devised, "Wal-Mart Shopper's Workout" - as demonstrated by one hilarious and obviously bored Wal-Mart employee? Apparently, everyone else is now doing it too... just check out, the following: Wal-Mart Workout Videos!
The "Wal-Mart Shopper's Workout:" A Craze, Or Just Crazy?
|America's Funniest "Wal-Mart Workout Videos" currently uploaded on Youtube.com|
Yup, Craaazzzy Maannnn!!!