The warning signs are all around us.
Sullying the Good Name of Frederick Douglass: First Self-Parodying Hate Mail, Then an Automatically-Deleted Anti-Semitic Comment
NRB got some hate mail last week from a coward calling himself “Fredrick Douglass.” (Apparently his admiration for the great anti-slavery orator is so overwhelming he’s unable to spell the name correctly.) The email was pathetic in its illiteracy and reliance on anti-American cliches:
I have to laugh when I read the phoney baloney outrage [...]
John Guardiano Is Forgetting Commandment #1 of Responsible Political Punditry: Thou Shalt Not Talk Through Thy Hat
Guess I need to figure out the other 9 commandments so I can carve them into stone tablets.
Two blog entries that David Horowitz wrote in the fall of 2008 on the economic meltdown have stuck with me:
Beware of Talking Through Your Hat, Particularly About Economics
Many people are still talking through their hats (yeah, including me).
Nancy Morgan’s latest article from RightBias.com
Inquiring minds want to know: Is Obama trying to bankrupt America? One short year ago, asking this this question would have guaranteed my inclusion among the ranks of right-wing nuts and/or conspiracy theorists. Today, it is a serious question being asked by Neal Boortz, Rush Limbaugh and many other leadng [...]
I’m trying to come up with a yardstick to measure the incompetence of the Obama administration — and failing.
And it’s political incompetence I’m talking about. You come into office in the midst of the biggest financial crisis in decades and facing what you at least are telling the public the threat of a general economic [...]