Global Economic Mess: Born in Orange County?
Mr. Gittelsohn, when it comes to shameless self promotion, I remember Gustavo Arellano. I know Gustavo Arellano. You, sir, are no Gustavo Arellano!
More interestingly is the fact that Gittelsohn's post got linked to lefty Atrios' Eschaton blog. And what's more interesting than that are some of the 188 comments (at this writing) the Atrios post generated.
"There aren't nearly enough poor people, minorities, or Democrats in Orange County for it to cause the financial meltdown," writes Joel from Lowell.
"Nobody could have foreseen that a Reagan heartland would be implicated in a debt blowup," adds P O'Neill.
"I blame the O.C. for so many shitty things about California. Fuck, even fucking Del Norte County upina raidneck norf voted for Obama. So did San Diego. But the O.C? No way," contributes blerb.
"We could Nuke Orange County. That might actually improve the place."
dave: "No fucking shit. Home of the Birchers, home of the Reaganites, home of all sorts of right-wing fucking shit. But I do like Disneyland!"
nudge-nudge: "so we have our scapegoat! lynch 'em? tar and feather? jack bauer 'em?"
And the hits keep coming. Fortunately, ina, thesaurus brings some sanity:
"Hey! I grew up in Orange County and my folks still live there (they both voted for Obama & did their part to convince their friends to do the same). No nukes! Just kick out all the eastern transplants ."