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.

…and He told me Joe-Not-Plumber’s crank actually had larger mass than his brain. Before I could get the obligatory “Wow!” out of my mouth, God added that no, Mr. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher had an average-sized crank.

See how this works?

Tip o’ the hat to John at Balloon Juice.

Wolcott, fun and funny and really smart, as usual.

John Cole, seemingly a bit pissed off today, FSM bless his converted Republican soul. At least John can be comforted that said soul is not rotting, unlike so many of his former brethren.

For a change of pace, another entry in the Who Could’ve Predicted? category, and some laughs, the latest in the Dept. of Oops from Maggie Gallagher and her genius NOMs, courtesy the wonderful and brilliant TBogg. I can’t believe Ms. California accepted welfare to make her boobies more pageant worthy, nor can I believe she’s such a family values supporter she had to skank out in some photos, which for the record, I don’t think she’s a skank for the photos, but she sure will blow someone (metaphorically, of course) for some publicity, which is sorta skanky. IMHO.

There is one overriding benefit to the digital age, underestimated, and that is our ability to expose hypocrisy when it rears its ugly head. I don’t care who you are, or what you believe, being an American and all. But I sure do expect you to be consistent about whatever it is.

Count me as cautiously optimistic, assuming The Man doesn’t regulate the intertoobz.

I believe the Dems are a bit ahead of the GOP on the curve of intellectual and moral consistency.

Except, ubiquitously, when it comes to their money.