Here is your money quote:

“America changed for me this weekend. I don’t see it anymore as this television set used to show me.

Uh, Glenn? TV is fake. It’s an elaborate illusion. You’re quite literally watching your furniture and trying to create a reality out of it. You may not get this, oddly, I’m almost sure you don’t, but the people you see on TV know you’re watching, in fact, their entire raison d’ĂȘtre is to make you watch. It’s not a two way medium. It’s entertainment. I’m sorry your Ozzie and Harriet view of America has been destroyed by the fascist idea of not allowing Jesus’ children to be victimized by getting sick, but really, dude, get a an economy sized Clue.

I look forward to Glenn’s denial that the inevitable violence he hints at, via the TV, ironically, had anything to do with his own personal responsibility.

And God told me that Joe the not-Plumber is a dick.

Update: You know what, JTP? FU. You don’t represent “real America,” I do. Mostly because I’m not a complete fucking drop case, since I borrowed my way into at least leaving some light visible via my asshole in terms of understanding that everyone’s God seems to agree with them, and it is fantastically doltish not because you’re there; that’s all unfixable as Ron White says, but in your ability not to be able to SEE that people’s Invisible Sky Wizards for some strange reason tend to agree with the individual giving their ISW take on things like, say, when they’re flying commercial planes into buildings. You ARE real America, I take it back. The beautifully correlated lines of lack of education and intelligence, plus not caring about actually knowing anything, putting you at an unfortunate (but proud!) place in the upper-right hand corner of the national Bell Curve of the ignorant and proud, plus suddenly 15 minutes famous kind. Equals JTP.

And I would be remiss if I forgot to give a big ‘ol FU to the great state of Arizona’s Sr. Senator, for introducing to us the MILFY and Mean Girl SP, plus JTP.

I’ll even give Joe a lot of sincere credit for actually recognizing that McCain used him, “duh” that this epiphany is.

History is not going to judge you kindly, Senator McCain.

own abortions! That’s gotta cost him on Judgement Day.

We are in one weird place in history. I suppose any serious crackpot can succeed, Beck is hardly the first, but I’m 50 and I just don’t recall stranger times.

And I was sentient in the ’70’s!

It wasn’t hard for me to agree with the Dixie Chicks, even if a degree or three separated (not famous, not from TX, not being interviewed by Diane Sawyer on national TV and such), because I’m more or less a free-speech absolutist–I would repeal the “fire in the theater” exemption on grounds of increased technological and media-savviness* in the larger world–but mostly because Bush embarrassed me, too, so they were speaking for me.

This should not be a problem for any American.

So the difference between what the DChicks endured and what Rush and Sean have endured is rather striking, and not very encouraging. Poor Glenn is suffering, though. (Stipulating that Glenn is sane, here, which I admit is a stretch.)

Update: Just a ginormous stretch.

*Update 2: Long, unexplained, unfinished thought. Suffice it to say I’m sorry for the confusion caused by my own lack of skill.

Very brilliant, universally recognized as a “brilliant mind.”

On some other planet, if you ask me.

For the legal take, on which Scalia has grounds for being an asshole, go here. Or here.


That last part is particularly special.

Hat tips all over the place.

Pretty much the entire GOP club of puppeteers.