Of course, there was some bad news too. I stopped to look over the new houses being built in the subdivision and wasn't too surprised to find that the crews putting them up spoke Spanish exclusively and loved loud Mexican music on the radio. Now I don't know that they actually were illegal aliens, but I would bet that if I snuck over and posted a "LA MIGRA!" sign at the entrance to the subdivision, I could hold up progress for several days.
But don't worry - I'm sure this is just part of the new Obama plan for bounteous living. American citizens can kick back and watch free TV (in an ecologically responsible way) while waiting for the government checks to roll in as the wetbacks do all the work. What a plan!
At some point in the next four years, we will reach a situation where the majority of Americans pay no federal income tax but are able to vote themselves more goodies from those who do. The most basic of conservative principles is that if you reward bad behavior you get more of it. We now have a government offering trillion-dollar rewards for bad behavior to the financial system, to the housing market, to the auto unions and to individual voters. And the heirs to those Connecticut town meetings that Tocqueville regarded as the best form of government ever devised by man now underbudget their snow-removal costs, secure in the knowledge that the Feds will pick up the tab.
Heck, why not pick up everyone's snow removal costs up north or sun tan lotion costs for southerners? It's undoubtedly a basic human right to have clear driveways and avoid skin cancer. Think I'm kidding? Well, the Feds have already declared that having a cell phone is a human right.