Ed has a piece entitled “Scenes From This American Life,” in which he points out the following:

Yesterday approximately 20,000 people around the world died of starvation while hordes of mostly old, mostly fat white American Christians flocked to a fast food chain to spend money and consume fried chicken from cancer- and disease-ridden chickens that suffered every second from birth to slaughter to show support for said chain’s willingness to donate millions of dollars to stop The Gays from getting married.

Meanwhile, people who buy multiple boxes of Sudafed or who purchase money orders over $1000 end up being tracked by law enforcement while individuals who buy thousands upon thousands of rounds of ammunition are not.

Fantastic. Maybe this is what they’re talking about when they say “American exceptionalism.”

If you’re not reading Ed’s blog, Gin and Tacos, you should be.