Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scenes From Our Moral Universe in 2011

Let's wrap our mind around some stories. First, Ann Althouse notes the following anecdote about a Madison-area d.j. and his wacky antics:

You can listen to the audio of the radio broadcast yesterday morning on WTDY. Sly gives out Ryan's home address, giggles about going over to the house to put candy there as a prank, and urges readers to head over there, with candy. He goes into detail about the directions to the house, the number of children who live there, and the physical attractiveness of the Congressman's wife.

The Ryan in question is Paul Ryan, the prominent Wisconsin congressman.

Meanwhile, we are urged to share our experiences in other areas:

As the 2012 presidential campaign heats up, President Obama’s campaign team has set up a new Web site,, to challenge negative statements about the president made by Republican presidential candidates and conservatives.

Obama for America national field director Jeremy Bird told ABC News that the site’s goal is to offer “resources to fight back” against attacks. Mostly, that means fact checking statements from the likes of GOP presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry and conservative commentator Glenn Beck and offering evidence to the contrary. The site is designed in bold red and black colors, and uses statements like “support the truth” and “fight the smears.”

Subscribers to this noble effort are encouraged to forward specific examples to the authorities, er, I mean, the Obama campaign, which will then take the leads and then offer a stern gaze in the general direction of the offender or something. This is good news. I've been meaning to turn myself in for a long time. And if I play my cards right, maybe the Twin Cities equivalent of Sly will give out my home address and directions to eager listeners.

I was also heartened to see that Garry Trudeau has seen fit to use his comic strip to retail stories about Sarah Palin's 1980s sex life.

So how do we describe the world in 2011? Scorched earth, I guess.


W.B. Picklesworth said...

"Desperate" is another shoe that might fit.

Night Writer said...

My understanding is that Trudeau works 2 to 4 weeks in advance on his strips. That the should have a strip running this week on this particular topic is remarkably prescient. It's almost as if he knew what was coming.

Gino said...

if Sarah's sex life was as active as they claim it was then she's even hotter than i thought. :)

oh, and i've forwarded all of your blog posts, plus the peotry of a certain midwest reverend, to the obama campaign.

Mr. D said...

It's almost as if he knew what was coming.

He did, NW. I'll have to find a link to the article, but Trudeau has been collaborating with McGinniss on this rollout.

The Glen Rice part is especially a nice touch.

Gino, thanks for doing your part for America. Especially that Midwestern reverend poet fella, who merits strict scrutiny.

Bike Bubba said...

Don't forget me, Gino!

OH, wait, my kids already turned me in...nevermind...

W.B. Picklesworth said...

My poetry is lousy on purpose. Much like our economy.

Gino said...

bubba: they've already got your number... when i started to type in your url it went to auto fill-in.

Anonymous said...

Mr D, the Ton Tons will be rolling by your house soon. If not them, perhaps IRS, FBI, Gestapo, or perhaps some local reps from the Teamsters