Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My trip in billboards

I went down south to visit the family over Christmas. Here's the summary of my trip as told by billboards I saw on the way:

Number of billboards...

  • calling President Obama a socialist: 1
  • asking if President Bush was missed (no, seriously): 1
  • against abortion: 2
  • advertising a feral hog hotline: 1

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Stay classy, Tea Party. Oh, too late.

I really wanted to avoid commenting on today's shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for a day or so. It's too easy to quickly politicize these things, which are often perpetrated by lone nutjobs. Then, I saw that Illinois Review saw fit in their only post on the subject so far to quote this:

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips condemned the attack on Giffords, but warned supporters that the Tea Party movement would be blamed by political opponents.

"While we need to take a moment to extend our sympathies to the families of those who died, we cannot allow the hard left to do what it tried to do in 1995 after the Oklahoma City bombing," he said.

Yeah, because clearly, the "hard left" really enjoys it when someone tries to assassinate one of their own.