“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Camp Under Attack

After a long drought comes the flood, or at least what passes for the flood, of criticism in the Amarillo Globe-News against Virgil Van Camp. We now have one column and –two, count them, TWO – letters critical of another of Camp’s fallacious essays.

My God people, where will this stop? What is the editorial staff thinking? Did someone forget to raise the drawbridge against the hail of arrows letting these few slender reeds pass inside the battlements? Or is it that instead of the usual route to the shredder these remarkable dispatches are offered as proof against the heinous charge Van Camp is shielded from criticism? Let all citizens witness this testimony, if even for a flickering moment, that Virgil Van Camp may indeed be countered and disputed within the pages of the AGN!

But oh how our courageous aeronaut must suffer these slings and, er, arrows of outrageous fortune. His indignant fans shall come to his defense, touting how godly and moral a man is he, expert and respected. How dare cruel and vindictive authors think to trouble his saintly brow.

The high priests of prejudice will sing his hymns however thick the arrows fly. Let the feeble sticks lie spent and o’er top the crenellated walls. None shall unsettle the golden halo round Virgil’s vacant crown.