Friday, November 27, 2009

Quote of the Day


"Bookended by 9/11 at the start and a financial wipeout at the end, the first 10 years of this century will very likely go down as the most dispiriting and disillusioning decade Americans have lived through in the post-World War II era. We're still weeks away from the end of '09, but it's not too early to pass judgment. Call it the Decade from Hell, or the Reckoning, or the Decade of Broken Dreams, or the Lost Decade. Call it whatever you want -- just give thanks that it is nearly over."

-- From Time magazine's cover story this week, "The Decade From Hell"

In case you've somehow, impossibly, forgotten just how bad a decade it's been -- just how drastically this country has changed, how thoroughly unrecognizable America is from what it was just ten years ago -- watch this slide show.

7 comments:

Withnail said...

Notice they don't say what we're all thinking: The Ongoing Tenure of the Worst President ever.

oskar said...

Next week: How we're all somehow at fault for this, & that Jesus is punishing us, yada yada yada.

Randy said...

Wow... i'm depressed!

Ref said...

Yeah, and Time Magazine and the rest of the stenographic, Republican-owned press had nothing to do with it!

Austin said...

I suppose we shouldn't point out that the decade isn't over until 1/1/2011.

Mart said...

Last decade sucked but methinks Time might be hyping a bit. 1929 to 1945 was no gimme. A global economic recession, dustbowl and WWII maybe sucked a bit more. I know we have two wars, but it is not like every man woman and child is concerned about it. Hell, we ain't even paying for it.

CNNfan said...

Austin,

Interesting comment, but the 00s are over... Soon!