Today, I went to our little town’s funky used/exchange book shop. It’s been almost a landmark in our community for well over twenty years. It is closing. Another empty storefront. Another family without a small business. What will the employees do? There are so few jobs available, and those that are available are part-time and underpaid. Now those peole are added to the unemployment figures.
It seems people are busy selling their books are ebay, or in garage sales. They are selling used books for more money and then buying them, more cheaply, on Ebay. Or – they are buying book readers (Nook or Kindle, etc.). People are downloading their books. It appears more cost-effective and the “newest” thing. Soon, we’ll be unable to even get printed books! Times, they are a-changin’. But, I think they will not change completely, as experts will eventually find that reading screens will not give people the depth of experience needed to exercise eyes and emotions. We’ll see.
Then, I reviewed the stupid news today. Holder will not be prosecuted for contempt charges in the Fast and Furious case. – No surprise there. But, what is surprising is a comment made on MSNBC about the article.
“President Obama ran on the promise of transparency, no more politics as usual. As a Democrat, I for one believed him and voted for him. Today, I don’t believe President Obama would know accountability, integrity, or real transparency, if it was staring him in the face. Transparency isn’t politically correct or expedient rather it is clear and it ,says here I am. Mr. President, I wish you were half the man you claimed to be in 2008.”
Two years ago, there were no such remarks written anywhere! There are many disillusioned people out there and apparently, they aren’t all Republicans. We can only hope that this will translate into votes in November.