Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rational Political Discourse

It's such a relief to see it back in vogue. From NBC Washington.The sign reads "Death to Obama," and below, "Death to Obama, Michelle, and 2 stupid kids." Unfortunately, the Secret Service seems to have some reservations regarding rational political discourse, and have taken the patriot above into custody.

On a related note, if you don't read Margaret and Helen, you're really missing out. Helen is the best thing since Molly Ivins. She put up a piece yesterday that was as bang on as anything she's ever done: "I remember an America where black men didn't grow up to be President"
I fear that the America they want back is the one where black men don’t become President. I remember that America. In that America people screaming at public gatherings were called out for what they were – an angry mob. Of course, they wore sheets to cover up their bad hair. Let’s be clear about something: if you show up to a town hall meeting with a gun strapped to your leg, the point you are trying to make isn’t a good one.
And what’s all this crap about killing your grandmother? Are you people honestly that stupid? This has become less an argument about healthcare reform and more a statement about our failed education system. Margaret, I don’t know what plans you’ve made up there with Howard, but down here with Harold, we have living wills to determine how we will leave this world when the time comes. Mine states that unless the feeding tube is large enough for a piece of pie, I don’t want to be hooked up to it. Harold, of course, says his can only be connected to him if the other end is connected to a bottle of single malt scotch.
Required reading.

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