Give me a break.
From Ace of Spades:
I thought the AP was really spinning hard for Obama by suggesting bin Ladin’s criticisms of him showed he was “worried” (apparently he wasn’t worried, but rather contented, when he spat all that venom at Bush), but this, I think, goes even further.
Funny, I don’t remember anything about the lastest “funemployment numbers” when Bush was in office.
Here’s a snippet of the LA Times story:
For the ‘funemployed,’ unemployment is welcome
These jobless folks, usually singles in their 20s and 30s, find that life without work agrees with them. Instead of punching the clock, they’re hitting the beach.
Michael Van Gorkom was laid off by Yahoo in late April. He didn’t panic. He didn’t rush off to a therapist. Instead, the 33-year-old Santa Monica resident discovered that being jobless “kind of settled nicely.”
Week one: “I thought, ‘OK . . . I need to send out resumes, send some e-mails, need to do networking.
Every week since: “I’m going to go to the beach and enjoy some margaritas.”
What most people would call unemployment, Van Gorkom embraced as “funemployment.”
While millions of Americans struggle to find work as they face foreclosures and bankruptcy, others have found a silver lining in the economic meltdown. These happily jobless tend to be single and in their 20s and 30s. Some were laid off. Some quit voluntarily, lured by generous buyouts.
Hey, guess what? I’m a 21 year-old single college student, and I don’t consider my current status as unemployed to be “fun” at all. In fact, it pretty much sucks. That our unemployment rate in Washington is 9.1% isn’t “fun” either. You see, it takes money to do things like pay the bills and buy groceries. I’m glad Mr. Van Gorkom doesn’t have to worry about that, though, and can just go to the beach and enjoy margaritas. What a joke.
By the way, put the LA Times in the same camp as NBC with media outlets who aren’t even trying to hide their bias stupidity anymore.