Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sign #13,349 That Things In America Aren't Going Well

From the New York Times comes one of the grimmest assessments of our economic situation.

Philadelphia Streets Unsafe For Manhole Covers.
"In the past year thieves have stolen hundreds of covers and grates, which are increasingly valuable as scrap."

Yes, folks, we are one step closer to the hellish future of making ends meet by foraging scrap metal. I hope Thomas Friedman sees this as an example of American ingenuity and perseverance, and then I hope Paul Krugman throws a pie in his face.