They’re not even pretending anymore. (Hat tip to the wonderful John Cole.)

Adding that, you know, it would be nice if your average voter was getting this information through Village sources.

People wonder sometimes about my semi-cataclysmic view on the American future. But all we are as a country right now is a bunch of rich people in the media and government and big business (especially Big Defense) colluding to collect vast sums of even more wealth, while we bomb the snot out of primitive tribal people as far away in the world as there is for us, at spectacular expense in the comically misguided hope we can stop the Great War on Terror, which is fought by the other side at least a little by rage and revenge. I say, “not coincidence.”

So, I play squirrel as best I can.