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The Decline and Fall of America

ct-tom Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:36 AM
I would say the period from about 1948 until 1963, or so. I know that Mick wasn't asking a serious question, but there it is. I am just about Jess' age and feel exactly the same way.

A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed a more profound meaning than he anticipated. He depicted a pair of hands extending from star-studded sleeves (presumably from a mendicant Uncle Sam), which were held in supplication, as though waiting for a handout or petitioning voters to relinquish more of their earnings to the federal government. There’s another way of interpreting this image, however; the hands appeared not only pathetic and a bit contemptible, but also aged and withered, as though belonging to an old man. In which case,...