Martyr Hero of the day:
“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was just sentenced for fighting for freedom. (More about it here.)
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. — Henry David Thoreau
New crime: Poverty. Is this a great country or what? (And it explains maybe why the Big Media think multimillionaires suffer from poverty or whatever.)
Big Media assholes: The argument against Obamacare: In a system like the UK’s, Stephen Hawking probably wouldn’t have lived to grow up to be a genius. Clearly, the writer is no genius because then maybe he could have figured out that Hawking has lived essentially his entire life in the UK. Another paper we could afford to lose….
Professor Krugman explains for the slow how big government actually prevented the Great Depression 2 that Presidents McCain and Palin wouldn’t have or wouldn’t have been able to prevent.
Great Americans. More:
Sarah, you’re scared of death panels? The insurers have theirs already. Whatcha you and the other crazies gonna do about that?
The Rudy-Bernie connection (yes, there’s one).
If you have some money to spare, there’s a library in need.
God bless Schuey: Incredibly talented and almost always full of shit. Now he realized he was hurt a couple of months ago?
Kept on a plane grounded because of storms, without food, but with overflowing toilets, because all the TSA agents had left for the night. Is this a great country or what?
See the mugshot of the day here.
What our kids are exposed to (and if there were any doubts to Miley’s paternity):