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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Conservative Idiocy. You're Soaking In It!

Erick Erickson, of RedState.com, is ready to riot. He's cleaning his metaphorical shotgun and ready to scream "git off my prop-ur-tee ya'll hethuns" over a regulation that is designed to help reduce polution of water.

This isn't regulation of companies that pump untold amounts of waste-water into local rivers and streams. This is about dishwasher detergent

At what point do the people tell the politicians to go to hell? At what point do they get off the couch, march down to their state legislator’s house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp for being an idiot?

At some point soon, it will happen. It’ll be over an innocuous issue. But the rage is building. It’s not a partisan issue. […] Were I in Washington State, I’d be cleaning my gun right about now waiting to protect my property from the coming riots or the government apparatchiks coming to enforce nonsensical legislation.


Yep, people are ready to join hands and take to the streets, weapons at the ready, in order to defend their precious Cascade.

Matt Yglesias @ Think Progress sees a very different outcome.

One is that people moan and get over it. Another is that America’s entrepreneurial business sector develops a detergent that does a better job of cleaning dishes while complying with this regulation, and then this kind of rule spreads rapidly. A third is that there’s a backlash and the rule is repealed. Riots seem unlikely.


They'll get Erickson's Palmolive when they pry it from his cold, dead, and utterly smooth hands!

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