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  •  Common psychological defense. (0+ / 0-)

    ie, when confronted with a reality horrifying beyond belief, some folks make jokes/light of the situation to keep themselves from going insane.

    Im hard-pressed tho, to make light about these mobsters who pick our pockets each day. I prefer screaming out loud, or reading Paul Krugman. :)

    "I'm proud to say I'm a liberal." - John F. Kennedy

    by assyrian64 on Wed Mar 15, 2006 at 04:24:57 AM PST

    •  And if you've ever seen Krugman talk on TV (0+ / 0-)

      you've got to believe that he's not exactly winning the battle against insanity these days. The man, brilliant though he is, often appears to be mad in both senses of the word. For very understandable reasons, of course, but I do sometimes wish that he'd chill out a bit more on a personal level, as he seems about two yield curve inversions short of a nervous breakdown. And for all our sake, I hope that never happens, expecially these days.

      "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

      by kovie on Wed Mar 15, 2006 at 04:44:31 AM PST

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      •  Hmm, dont agree (0+ / 0-)

        What specifically are you talking about when you say Krugman should "chill out a bit more on a personal level"?

        Al I hear and see from Mr Krugman are the reactions and comments of person with a firm grasp on reality, in a world where denial of reality is the norm.

        "I'm proud to say I'm a liberal." - John F. Kennedy

        by assyrian64 on Wed Mar 15, 2006 at 04:55:41 AM PST

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        •  You misread my words (0+ / 0-)

          I have no complaint about the content of what he write or says. In fact, it wasn't even a complaint. I was just saying that he looks like a man on the verge of a nervous breakdown whenever he's on tv, and I was just hoping that this is not true, and that he finds a way to relax despite all that's going on these days, for his and our sake. In fact, I hope that everyone here does this, because this is going to be a long and tough fight and we need to pace ourselves for it and not burn out.

          Plus, as Molly Ivins says, no matter how bad things get, one should always try to make this fun.

          "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

          by kovie on Wed Mar 15, 2006 at 01:26:03 PM PST

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