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There's Pith in That Patriotism
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From: catfishvegas Date: July 3rd, 2008 09:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That also could start hinting at the longer-term problems that "shopping" creates. There is plenty enough "stuff" in the country already, plenty stuffed and hidden in closets and tossed in trash cans and improperly discarded.
The whole notion of using less, acquiring less and consuming less hardly warrants a flicker in any sort of discussion about the future of this country.
But the fact remains: I do better for the world by continuing to get around in my 1991 Nissan than I could ever do by upgrading to a Prius - at least for another decade.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 3rd, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Right. Buffalo Exchange!
schencka From: schencka Date: July 8th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

bookman's and twice as nice

Oh, how I miss the Tucson used-goods market!

I believe Bill Maher first used the "we were asked to go shopping" line. But remember: that gag line really did come out of W43's mouth -- he owns the patent.
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