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New Norm America

   We have new obfuscations coming from the collective noise of media, the two miserable political parties, culture, and society at large regarding this "Great Recession" of 2007-08-09-10, and soon to be 2011. The innuendo is, we are on the precipice of a "new norm." 
   This is a new-speak offering apparently meant to sound economically reassuring. The "collective noise" prattles, "Good news is'a com'n, the boom days are just around the corner...just hang on a little longer."  While us rabble lives an entirely different reality of economic hell.  
   I however, interpret the "new norm", as more of the same economic shit as the last five years, but worse: No pay increases in the foreseeable future (assuming you are lucky enough to even have a job any more); less work hours; non-benefit; minimum wage; seven day a week work week at four hours a day wrecking the whole week for 28 hours of pay; and finally, relentlessly buying Chinese junk products probably for the rest of our lives. 
   Until America and Wisconsin come up with new products to manufacture like has happened in so many other decades of change, this "new normal" of economic bottom feeding is here for a long, long time. And, even if we do reinvent ourselves with a new miracle product for the world...the Chinese will most likely steal it and manufacture it a a fraction of the cost we could build it. 
- Bob Keith, December 18, 2009 -

The following are postings Bob has authored over the last few years regarding our bleak economic situation.  Click on the links below for the diatribes:

 Return to college canard

Jack Bennie was right - live past 39 in Wisconsin at your own peril

 The abuser-victim relationship of Wisconsin workers/citizens and their tormentors

 Recipe to deconstruct the Middle Class - A modest strategy - a humble proposal

 News Flash Election 2010 - Jobs a problem -- Reality; dignity remains elusive

 New Wisconsin Soviet part II - ubiquoutous techno-fascism

 New Wisconsin Soviet - I love Big Brother

 Wisconsin job ethic - abysmal
 Hallelujah Jesus! That 'dar mean ol' recession has been over for a year

 Good luck in China, Harley - we'll get by somehow; we've all still got our McJobs 

 Empty Janesville GM Plant - Build an NFL stadium and pony up an expansion team

 Old, repaired, pushed off the road; fade yourself out old man or...be faded

 Janesville, Wisconsin - ready template for "new norm" economy

 Rock County Collapses - Globalism right on schedule - Moshe the Beadle - Polyester slippers

 Rock County descends into economic hell - Libs and Cons gleefully play house

 Afghanistan - over eight years and 1000 dead Americans

 The fall of Saigon - Oops, did I say Saigon - I meant Madison, Wisconsin

 Wisconsin unemployment up - "jobless recovery" right on schedule 

 A new year - a new decade - reflecting on a better time - Hodson's Garage

 Nazification and Sovietization of the "Great Recession"

 Neo-techno-fascist transistion right on schedule

 Antithesis of the romanticized blue-collar - not-so nuanced workplace manipulation - idiot naive pundits

 How much longer can we take the economic beating? Ask the boiling frog and the Fire Ant

 Ground into the Wisconsin dirt - name that soil

 We're com'n to get'cha Madison - shake hands with your unemployed cousins from Rock County

 Elitist media ephiffany - middle class dead

 Move away from Wisconsin, unemployed - embrace the "new norm"

 Get Ouuuuuuuuuuuuut! Before the Wisconsin economy kills you!

 Thanks for nothing - wasted lives, talent, experience - a crass Thanksgiving

 The new - not so new Amercian work place 

 Return of the Dadio - new normal - perpetual optimism - obfuscated glee in the misery of others

 Human Resources Nazis 

 Women and children first - single childless men go to hell

 Circle the wagons, the two-party hacks are making a last stand

 Barrel of ink - Cutthroat networking

 Anyone want to talk into the microphone?

 The "Crash" of late September 2008 - another banal day in paradise

 PoliticoDadio - We are all gon'a die - hey, is Favre suited up? 

 PoliticoDadio -- The architects of collapse suggest it is the rabble's fault

 Janesville, Wisconsin notices the economy sucks but decides it is cool

 Biggest Wisconsin National Guard deployment ever - Yikes!

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