Glenn Reynolds gets all sensitive about Tennessee again. No, I didn't imply, and my reader didn't, that banning Madonna's concert in favor of "Ferris Bueller" was somehow an attempt to sway votes in the last election. Rather, my Tennessee reader just pointed to it as an indicator of the cultural climate in Tennesee where Ferris Bueller is more morally acceptable than Madonna's prime time broadcast of words from the Gospel. Reynolds, by the way, is very touchy about his Southern roots. I have no idea why. And he doesn't address the actual point, as usual. Does he think Madonna is too dangerous for Tennessee viewers? Does he defend the decision to pre-empt her for Ferris Bueller? Would he have made the same decision? Does he have anything substantive to say about the point of the post? Nah. Just a silly distortion for silly point-scoring. Which is par for the course.
The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?