What if it turned out every American today is as insane as his or her neighbor, and that the only difference between Americans is that some know they're insane and some don't? If that were the case, it would be hypocritical to accuse your neighbor of being insane, wouldn't it? But would it be hypocritical to point out that your neighbor doesn't know he's insane and you do?
We're all such prisoners of the past that the ultimate insult we can hurl at our opponents--whether on the left, in the center, or on the right--is to accuse them of being Nazis wearing brown shirts carrying flags emblazoned with swastikas. Is that the best we can do? Is our imagination of evil that time-bound and impoverished? Come on, my fellow Americans, we can do better than that!
When will those who Twitter come to their senses and realize that a 140-word-limit is much too long? Fearguth is looking forward to the day when the attention span of the American people will be so short that a one-word caption to a photo of Dean Esmay being nuzzled by Z, his pet ferret, will be considered the height of verbosity.
The story out of Washington is that only 'a handful of Republicans' voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice. If you're having a hard time imagining 'a handful of Republicans', perhaps this photograph will help.
George Paz, Chairman and CEO of Express Scripts, has sent an email to all his employees, encouraging them to oppose health care reform. That's not at all surprising, given the fact that his total compensation in 2008 was $12,774,367. If you were making that kind of dough, would you want to change the status quo?
Having lost the ratings battle with Two Dudes and a Webcam, Mouthpiece Theater has been cancelled. Asked to comment on this hard- earned reversal of fortune, Dana Milbank said, "It's a brutal world out there in the blogosphere. I'm often surprised by the ferocity out there, but I probably shouldn't be."