“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"

Friday, March 23, 2007

gettin' hot in herre? asks Van Camp. Just take off all your clothes.

I'm going to beat calamus venemum to the weekly criticism of Virgil Van Camp. In a poisonous screed about global warming Van Camp included his usual brew of half-truths, no-truths and defeatism of the "can't change nothin, might as well not bother to try . . . 'sides, motherfrakkers, I'm 115 years old and nearly outta here anyways" variety. But perhaps Van Camp's most telling comment was this one, in which he ironically tries to accuse leading Democrats of being out of touch:

Gore and other leading Democrats want you, the peasants, to make the sacrifices in living standards. At one time Gore advocated a $1-per-gallon tax increase for gasoline to discourage driving. He thinks you should give up your two SUVs . . .
Van Camp is the one who is out of touch. He thinks even "peasants" own two SUVs.