. . . do a blog entry on one of the many depressing subjects that beckoned me this Sunday. The slap in the face to organized labor in Wisconsin--that is, teachers, sanitation workers, firemen, police, park rangers, various attendants at the state capitol in Madison, etc., etc.--that the governor and the Republicans have administered with their end-run around the Constitution and the legislative rules to strip them of collective bargaining rights. Or the continuing bad, bad news about the nuclear power plant damages in the wake of the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Or . . . well, you get the idea. But then I ran across this clip of Lewis Black talking about the U.S. as the greatest country in the world. There was just too much truth here, and too many laughs for me to pass up. He made it easy for me to shove those downer stories aside for another day.