This is my first stab at web logging or, in today's terms "blogging". Never done this before. I thought I would start off with something benign and easy.
Then I watched the Conan O'Brien 60 minutes interview. And I am not happy about what's happened. I like Jay Leno. I have spent hours watching "Jay Leno's Garage" videos on YouTube. He's a car guy's car guy, and I love cars. But I do think Mr. O'Brien being forced out of his job as the "Tonight's Show" host because of Leno's ego is just wrong. I think O'Brien just got the bad end of the deal, if you know what I mean.
It's just that it seems the small guy is always getting crushed, or tossed, or is forced into obscurity (although Conan's $30+ million settlement deal to leave is nothing to sneeze at).
With the current financial crisis, it just seems that the "big guys" always win, whether they are going gang busters and making record breaking profits, or totally trash their business, just so the little guy (tax payers) can bail them out.
The little guy (tax payers) is being crushed when things are good (where do you think the profits come from ?) and being used as a safety net when things are bad.
I see the O'Brien/Leno debacle as a metaphor of what looms very large in American Society today. And I don't particularly care for it...
What do you think ?
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