I used to say “Change is good.” Then paraphrasing an advertisement for air handling equipment, it became “Change is easy. Change for the better is hard.” As with most things the Obamamidas touches, the word ‘change’ may be permanently tainted, like what the Nazis did to the swastika, which used to be a Teutonic sign of good luck*. By the time Obama leave office, people breaking a dollar will ask “Say, could you give me some coins?” because people won’t ask for ‘change’ in polite company.
That said, I’ve changed the look of the web site. Why? It wasn’t because I was hoping for anything different. Like readers.
Hope and Change. The Age Old cry of the clueless.* I was staying at my grandmother’s house many moons ago. As I was waking up, I was looking at the quilt that was laying on the bed and realized that it was covered with tiny little swastikas (she was of German stock). The quilt probably dated back to the ’20s, pre-Nationalist Socialist. When it was made, it was the equivalent of a quilt covered with little four leaf clovers.