Friday, March 12, 2010

The Jig Is Up

Yes, the jig is up for me and Nergal. Glenn Beck is onto us. You will know what I mean if you take a look at the video link showing on my Facebook profile

On another note, I had a few extra minutes this morning to watch my favorite conservative on "Morning Joe" today. Yes, some of Joe Scarborough's ideas are misguided, but there are a couple of things you can say in his favor: First, he is not Rush Limbaugh, and second, he does not support the absolutely looney ideas that are prevalent among right-wingers these days(e.g., Obama is a Kenyan-born socialist Muslim and friend of terrorists). Also, let's add to these "nuttier than a Georgia fruitcake" allegations a few more conservative delusions: for instance, that Bush and Cheney were behind the 9/11 attacks and that FEMA has constructed concentration camps where right-thinking Americans will eventually be rounded up and confined. Yes, I'm not kidding, there are people out there who believe these things.

Anyway, Joe is wrong-headed in my opinion, but at least his head seems to contain an adequately functioning brain - which is why he is different from Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Bachmann, or Glenn Beck (and I don't say this just because Beck blew the cover off our 3,000-year plan to enslave humanity - see note above).

I actually enjoy watching Joe, who does have a sense of humor. Plus, there is his sidekick, Mika Brzrzszvzezinski (note to self: check spelling before posting) who is Zbigniew's daughter and, besides being smart and easier on the eyes than Joe, adds a needed dimension to the program by playing the disapproving schoolmarm to Joe and the guys who are inclined to indulge in bawdy adolescent humor. This humor is funnier when a responsible adult is there to show how mature people should react to their bad behavior, and Mika fulfills this role nicely.

Today's Morning Joe was particularly good because it featured Elizabeth Warren, who has become the face of public interest in our fight against the Wall Street greedheads who got us into our current economic mess. Elizabeth Warren -- Harvard Professor, the Boston Globe's Bostonian of the Year and, according to Time Magazine, one of America's most influential people -- heads one of the few government institutions that stand between us and the voracious creeps who run Wall Street and who apparently won't be satisfied as long as any of us ordinary citizens still has a dollar or two in our wallet.

Good on ya, Professor Warren.

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