Goodbye to Good News

Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.  poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 m
Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface with temperatures ranging from 243 degrees above to 279 degrees below zero. Astronaut Michael Collins flew the command module. The trio was launched to the moon by a Saturn V launch vehicle at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969. They departed the moon July 21, 1969. (AP Photo/NASA/Neil A. Armstrong)

When will there be a good news day? One day when everything seems great. Just one day. One news day where the news is so good that it is the story of the day. A day that excites all Americans, whether they are Republicans, Democrats, or any other political persuasion. The news is so good that all the news coverage is overwhelmed by this wonderful event. Fox News and MSNBC both agree with wild joyous reports, as well as the networks, and even the dour Rush Limbaugh. And no talking head can pick apart this good news because it's just too good.

You might ask, what news could be this good? Well, there were days in our past when we all joined together in mutual enthusiasm. V-J Day: Americans throughout the country took to the streets in wild celebration. I don't believe there was one opposition report that day complaining about various issues, like the cost of the war, or should we have dropped the bomb. Not on that day. Maybe the next day. But that was one day of sheer bliss, pure happiness. Or what about Armstrong's walk on the moon? That was a good day. It didn't include any news on the darker side. The news didn't begin with "Armstrong walks on the moon, the stock market drops, and somebody killed in crash on the GW Bridge." Not on that day. That day was a good news day.

Even the good reports begin to sound like bad news nowadays. There was a good report on unemployment dropping to its lowest point since 2008, but that got beaten up quickly and then so quickly forgotten I was unsure if it was good news. So was that good news? Was it sort of good news?

This fall it appears Americans are willing to give up voting privileges, women's rights, increases in minimum wages, health plans, educational grants and a long laundry list that would prove beneficial to their own interests as they most likely vote Republican because they are being taught that the present is frightening... the future is frightening. The future is an unknown enemy. Negativity sells. Negativity is a vote magnet. The Democrats aren't very adept at spreading any good news to counteract, perhaps too fearful that a positive outlook will only bring down the wrath of indignation from the Republicans. And since the goal is winning, be cautious. Don't speak out against the wave of discontent from the opposition. Only Elizabeth Warren, the democratic senator from Massachusetts, speaks her mind. Stands against the tide and believes America can do better. A woman who speaks a positive message of how we can better the social and economic fabric of our country. A woman who has a vision of a better America, of what we can accomplish together. Hopeful. Positive.

I will sum it all up with this one story. A number of years ago I read a report on the weak dollar versus the British pound. I am not an economist, but it went something like this: The pound was apparently too strong against the dollar and it was affecting the trade deficit, or something like that. Months later I read that the dollar was now too strong against the pound, once again affecting the trade deficient but now in the opposite direction. The dollar went from being too low to too high! How is that possible? On its way from being too low to too high, doesn't it have to pass through "just right"? Here was a chance to celebrate that one day of the balance being just perfect and they didn't even tell us. Why didn't we celebrate that one day? THE EXCHANGE RATE BETWEEN ENGLAND AND THE U.S IS PERFECT, SAY ECONOMISTS! A good news day, a small celebration at best, but a celebration never the less. And believe me, there must be more good news out there, that's the only one I knew about.