Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Opus 2013-279: Headlines: “What a Recovery” or “What, a Recovery?”

It always amazes me what stays on the Drudge Report and what disappears.  Friday I saw a headline about incomes going down during the recovery.  I was not in a place where I could write or post so I decided to look it up Saturday morning.  It was gone from Drudge.  I had to Google it.

The first listing was from a British newspaper, the Daily Mail.  The American Major Media pretty much ignored the significance of the data.  I did find a column in the New York Times but, as you would expect, it was presented as a class warfare peace rather than an announcement that the economy was in the tank.

The basic detail is that the average income of Americans went down during the “recovery” that we have heard so much about in the Obamapress.  According to the New York Times the rich did well.  According to the British press the only group that did better were those over 65.  This came from the same data base.  I know which version I believe.

Now consider this.  During the recession we made less money, adjusted for inflation.  During the recovery we made even less money, adjusted for inflation.  Is it just me, or would it seem that the recovery was only in the eyes of the chattering classes?  Anyone smell “media bias?”

If you missed it, follow the link above or Google it yourself.  That is if you can still afford internet.

homo unius libri


  1. It's the old "rich get richer and poor get poorer" cliche, and THAT'S "deja vu all over agaain!"

    1. Of course you must admit that when the rich get rich they start a business and if the poor get any money they go to Disneyland. At least that is the way it is out here. Actually the rich leave the state.

      Grace and peace.


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