Daily Archives: 11 January 2013

Since When Is Sanity News? Since When Is News Sane?

“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” ~ Robert Heinlein

plutocratic attention

What’s all this then?

I will stipulate that the closest they come to sanity in our Modern World is Sean Hannity, and that connection is only by rhyme. But, in a week that has been astonishingly snarky, I suppose that this qualifies as “news”:

Gingrey speaks out on the issue of ‘legitimate rape’ and guns 
Jon Gillooly / mdjonline.com

 SMYRNA [GA] — U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) tackled such sensitive topics as gun reform, abortion and rape during the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce breakfast which took place Thursday at the Smyrna Community Center.

“There are some problems, and maybe these huge magazines even for someone who says, ‘look, I just use an AR-15 for target practice,’ but do you really need to be standing there shooting at a silhouette a shot a second or even quicker with that kind of weapon? For what purpose?” Gingrey asked. “I would be willing to listen to the possibility of the capacity of a magazine.” …

Now, if you will note, this is the TOP STORY IN THE BLOGOSPHERE today. Clicking the link above will take you to the Memeorandum front page and a “blue” blogswarm, all breathlessly asking questions like …

A small crack in wall of GOP opposition to gun reform? or (the majority) GOP Congressman Gingrey: Akin ‘Partly Right’ On ‘Legitimate Rape’.

Except … Continue reading

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