#1-the Coalition of the Whining has claimed another victim: My childhood. Or at least that little part of it associated with MST3K. From today's Strib:
Several times in the May 25 Star Tribune editorial on the filibuster you refer to those with whom you disagree as "radicals" and "fundamentalists."
Question: In your paper's view is there any such thing as a left-wing radical? Any secular fundamentalists?
Sen. Ted Kennedy, perhaps? Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg? Ward Churchill? Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall? Noam Chomsky? The Democrats who, for the first time in the history of the Senate, filibustered judicial nominees who enjoyed majority support?
Or are they all "progressive"?
Michael J. Nelson, Minneapolis.
Seriously, people, you control 99% of this country and yet you still whine about every real or imagined slight. Get a grip. Last time there was a Democrat in the White House the right wing had him impeached on trumped up charges and we still complained less than you all do. You all need to develop that British "stiff upper lip" if you're going to hold power.
And in case anyone was wondering, yes, I'm pretty sure it's that Mike Nelson. I knew there was a reason I always preferred Joel. Whatever happened to Joel, anyway? I miss him and his sleepy-eyed comedy. So Minnesotan. It's funny, but it's not that funny. Anyway...
#2-I would again like to thank T.Paw for almost doubling my morning commute. Enforcing the toll lanes 24 hours was a stroke of genius. Now the number of people stuck in traffic each day on 394 has almost doubled! That's the kind of results people expect from their government.
#3-Thank you, Mr Wilf. You've already earned a spot in my heart the first day you owned the Vikings when you said you wanted to build an open air stadium. That's the way football was meant to be played. You drink a beer and use the empty cup to dig your seat out of the snow. We're not candy-ass baseball fans who can't even tolerate a little rain.
Have I offended anyone yet? Dang, this Percocet is good stuff. Anyway, that's it for me today.