Friday, October 17, 2008

This week, a Tip of the Black Hat goes out to Joe Wurzelbacher of Holland, Ohio.

Joe is a man who, in asking a perfectly fair question of a man running for President of the United States, has become the victim of a media circus, the obsession of a bunch of professional posers who couldn't report on a house fire without showing up at the wrong address. This private citizen (the operative word being "private") has never so much as run for Dog Catcher of Lucas County, Ohio. Yet every little detail of his personal life is among the burning issues of our time (which is more than we can say about certain candidates for President, right, fellas?). In the face of it all, he has been nothing but courteous to every media jerk-off who has shown up at his door at night waking the neighbors -- which is already more than they would have gotten from me.

Tell you what. It's time to have buttons made. And when that's done, yours truly will not be talking to the press. That's right, bozos; "no comment" is the default press release from this news desk. You can find out what you wanna know here. And when you do, you will be told (in fact, you're being told right now) that all of us, every American, has a perfect right to ask Senator Obama whatever the hell we want, including questions about his plans to "redistribute" our hard-earned wealth, without you getting in our faces about matters which are completely irrelevant in this political campaign (as in "none of your @#$%&@$ business!").

Of course, you'd need an attention span to have read this far, so it's a toss-up whether you'll ever get it, really. Fortunately, it's also this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.

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