16 September 2006

Danger, Danger Josh Marshall:

When you're reading (or more likely, watching/hearing,) about "common article three" over the next few days, keep this in mind:

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall September 14, 2006 03:12 PM

Of course, you'll also have to keep in mind that Josh's point here, while excellent, is nuanced, which means a) dems will pay the price if they try to make it, and b) the current commander in chief will 'pretend' not to understand such subtle logic if confronted with it, and many people will believe his 'pretending.'

This is the country after all where Fox just dropped a major movie (if you call Mike Judge writing and Luke Wilson starring 'major,' which I do,) about a future-America full of stupid people, because a few test audiences were too stupid to get the joke. (See "Idiocracy" on google or wikipedia for more info.) God, I want to see that so bad.

And, to all you stupid people, don't start writing in complaining to me. As if you could. The First Amendment guarantees nothing so much as our freedom to be ignorant. I, for example, am as free to be ignorant of O'Reilly, Hannity and Limbaugh as you are free to be ignorant of grammar, logic and the 90% of the planet that isn't America. And we're both 'free to be you and me.' Within reason.

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