Follow by Email

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Thomas Friedman, "Start-Up America: Our Best Hope": Yes, Friedman Is a Joke

Obama reads Thomas Friedman? God bless the president! He has more patience for Friedman's buffoonery than I will ever muster.

In his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Start-Up America: Our Best Hope" (, the mustachioed boy wonder begins:

"THE most striking thing about visiting Silicon Valley these days is how many creative ideas you can hear in just 48 hours.

Jeff Weiner, the chief executive of LinkedIn, explains how his company aims to build an economic graph that will link together the whole global work force with every job being offered in the world, full-time and temporary, for-profit and volunteer, the skills needed for each job, and a presence for every higher education institution everywhere offering a way to acquire those skills."

This is particularly enthralling news for those of you interested in relocating to Timor-Leste. (Now you know why you can't find me on LinkedIn.)

Friedman's conclusion (I admit it - I couldn't bring myself to read the middle):

"We cannot and should not abolish politics, but sometimes we can’t afford politics as usual. And this time, with rising inequality, is one of them."

Ah yes, "rising inequality." We definitely need to put an end to that! And what better way to put an end to this pestilence than by allowing me, together with Arnold, my 160-pound Anatolian shepherd (sorry, much akin to "Walter," he suffers from flatulence), to move into Tom's Maryland mansion.

As you might well imagine, Arnold can't wait to make use of the pool.


  1. What does Arnold think of Tom Friedman's wind?

    1. Owing to his natural hunting instincts, Arnold is smart enough to remain upwind.