Thursday, January 14, 2010
Thought of the Day
E. J. Dionne, Jr.
Yeah, the evil Conservatives fooled everyone into dispising the noble liberal idea and the liberals themselves are absolutely blameless. I see. I get the picture. Nice World you live in, E. J. I hope I can visit it one day.
(h/t Jonah Goldberg at NRO)
You should visit.
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains there's a land that's fair and bright
Where the handouts grow on bushes and you sleep out every night
Where the boxcars are all empty and the sun shines every day
On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees
Where the lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.
It's a great place, as opposed to Rush Limbaugh Land where in regard to Haiti relief, Rush said:
"we've already donated to Haiti--it's called the U.S. income tax."
In 2008, Rush Limbaugh agreed to an 8 year contract w/ Clear Channel Communications that has/will pay him $400 million.
I do not begrudge him the money. I am quite certain that he gives to may worthy charities. Otherwise, I am thinking the eye of the needle test will apply.
"This will play right into Obama's hands. He's humanitarian, compassionate. They'll use this to burnish their, shall we say, "credibility" with the black community--in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It's made-to-order for them. That's why he couldn't wait to get out there, could not wait to get out there."