“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"

Monday, February 09, 2009

nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky

We hear that David H. Henry, Dave-the-wingnut, occasional Ghostly VoiceTM of the Amarillo Globe-Republican, will no longer be cutting-and-pasting text from the Limbaugh Letter to the Opinion Page. Apparently, he's been transferred back to the Sports Desk. (Rest easy, though, Globe-Republican fans. , at this writing, is still on the Old-Men-Drinking-Coffee beat.)

We know. The Ghostly VoiceTM was supposed to be the "hysterical historical voice" of the Globe-Republican and not Dave Henry's personal opinions gleaned from an overdose of Fox News and cheap vodka from a plastic bottle, but if you believe that you probably also believe that the Canadian "River" is actually a body of water and not just a ditch running through the northern Panhandle. So, we have to ask, whither the Ghostly VoiceTM? Will the mythical spectral journo be able to maintain the fa├žade of party-line wingnuttery without Mr. Henry's distinctive perspective? What, in the bigger picture, will happen to Globe-Republican conservatism in the Post-Partisan Era of Obama? (What will happen to PTS? the CTs will ask. But we'll take care of ourselves, thank you very much.) Virgil's long gone. Without Dave, the Globe-Republican Opinion page is reduced to John Kanelis' nanny-stateism, which to be perfectly honest annoys conservatives just as much as it does us. I know. I've talked to them. They shudder blame Kanelips on us.

I guess there's always Sagan. (Is there?) If you know what he believes, you should send him an email and let him know.

Are you there, our Once and Future Sportswriter? Dave? Listen to us: we're being honest. We'll miss you, man. And we're glad genuinely glad that the reprehensible neocon policies that have cost so many their jobs policies, honesty compels us to add, that you mouthed have not cost you yours. At least not completely. At least not yet.

We honestly hope you can hold on at the paper1, in some capacity. We don't want anyone causing you any grief, any hurt, or any pain.

Well, besides us, I mean.


1 Though to refer to it as a "paper" seems a bit quaint, dunnit?