Inexplicable emotions sweep across US


Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams engages in irrational exuberance

If you went anywhere this weekend, you probably found yourself in conversations about this pilot and this event. And the thing you probably talked about was his outrageous level of competence. You might have gotten chills when you heard about it. Maybe you teared up. At the very least it impressed the hell out of you. But something more fundamental happened too. This one pilot changed all of us. He reminded us what competence means and he proved in spectacular fashion that it still exists.

Worse, such giddiness appears to be spreading.

Polls show wave of optimism in United States.