“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 20, 2007

ghosts of opinions past

We've long taken issue with the Amarillo Globe-Republican's Ghostly VoiceTM and the only justification we've ever heard for its presence on the editorial page is that it provides the "historical position" of the newspaper. So it's always appropriate to compare the Ghost with its own ectoplasmic history.

Today we learned that, although the Ghost thinks that Gubmint should "butt out" of the rights of private business regarding public health issues, the Ghost also believes that-- when such butting out contributes to public health catastrophes-- Gubmint should also pony up some cash.