Weekend Open Thread
by Nathan Empsall, Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 04:17:32 PM EST
So it occurred to me yesterday that Glenn Beck has a radio show, writes books, and gives frequent public speeches. Do you know who else used the radio, wrote a book, and gave frequent public speeches?
I’m not saying Glenn Beck is Hitler; they’re clearly different men. I’m just saying that both use radio and books to get their message out, and that any patriotic, thinking person should be alarmed by the parallels.
Weekend open thread. Saturday afternoon and the Nebraska snow is finally melting. I guess global warming is real after all. What about you, what's on your mind?
Update by Nathan Empsall, 03-09-10: Between comments, other blog reactions, and e-mails - it's amazing how many people don't recognize snark or style parody when they see it. Geez.
UPDATE by desmoinesdem: Here's a window onto the worst of the worst House Republicans. The Down With Tyranny blog reported that a House resolution on the National School Lunch Program passed on Thursday:
H.Res.362 [...] expresses the House's support for the goals and ideals of the National School Lunch Program and "recognizes that our pupils deserve access to high-quality, safe, and nutritious meals in school." It passed 403-13, every Democrat and 155 Republicans, including the entire GOP congressional leadership voting in favor.
The roll call reveals the shameful list of 13 Republicans who voted against this resolution: Todd Akin (MO-02), Paul Broun (GA-10), Jason Chaffetz (UT-03), Jeff Flake (AZ-06), Virginia Foxx (NC-05), Scott Garrett (NJ-05), Lamborn (CO-05), Cynthia Lummis (WY-AL), Tom McClintock (CA-04), Ron Paul (TX-14), Ted Poe (TX-02), James Sensenbrenner (WI-05), and John Shadegg (AZ-03).
Usually when a House vote is that lopsided, I can count on Representative Steve King (R, IA-05) to be on the embarrassing end of the roll call. However, I'm happy to report that even the occasionally mean-spirited, uncompassionate, clueless, dare I say cartoon-villain-like King recognizes that "our pupils deserve access to high-quality, safe, and nutritious meals in school."