Clever Wife and I have been sick for the last week and i haven't felt much like blogging. Most days I skip around a few of my favorite sites, groan, and go back to bed. There has been plenty to groan about. But then, there is always plenty to groan about. Today, I'm feeling a little more human. I had an employment nibble and our Tai Chi class is tonight, so things are looking up. Let's take a look at a few of the groanable things that I might have written about had I better resembled a human this last week.
The most offensive act in the political sphere has been the effort of the right blogosphere to slime a twelve year-old boy, Graeme Frost (here, here, here, http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/7460.html,and here among others). Having stalked and slandered his family, Michelle Malkin ran away in fear from an honest debate with an adult blogger on the issue. That's no surprise; she has a history of running from debate. Meanwhile, the staff of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tried to get the mainstream press to jump aboard the slime train.
The usual annoying talking heads were annoying all week in their usual annoying ways. Ann Coulter justified her anti-Semitism. John Gibson had no apologies for his racism. Chris Matthews' creepy misogyny and man-crushes continue unabated. Religious bigot, Glen Beck revealed that he thinks Law & Order is a documentary. Bill O'Reilly remains... well, himself.
The 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik came and went. Naturally, the science bloggers had a lot to say about one of the most important science events of the last century (collected here). Hillary Clinton used the occasion to give an important speech on science policy. Of course, some conservative bloggers could only be offended that anyone would dare celebrate a Commie accomplishment.
Everyone had a good laugh at the expense of a conservative minister in Alabama done in by his love of latex and illegal sex toys.
Department of Justice lawyers discovered the terrible burden that middle class white people suffer by outliving the poor and non-white.
The entire Alaskan congressional delegation remain a bunch of corrupt fools.
And so on.