Wednesday, August 31, 2011

taking on the idiots

In prosperous times, a certain amount of idiocy can be assimilated with good grace. But when times are hard and good grace is strained, the ascending volume of idiocy benefits fewer and fewer and undermines with increasing effectiveness what was once called democracy.

Scientist Richard Dawkins' take on Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry probably amounts to a bit of pissing into the wind in these parlous times, but that doesn't mean that getting piss on his shoes isn't both warranted and on target.

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