Friday, February 25, 2011
In Any Event
It started quite a while ago, but I love all the people who claim that any event is a "distraction" from all other events. In the case of the Wisconsin Thing, it is a matter of the rights of labor "distracting" from the sale of public assets (presumably to the Kochs), and then of course, there's the matter of the sale of public assets "distracting" from the BadgerCare cuts. All this -- and more -- contained in the so-called Budget Repair Bill now stalled in the legislature due to Democratic State Senate defection, which, naturally is also a "distraction" from the important matters of good governance.
I wonder what the North Africa flare-ups and the protests in Yemen are to people who see everything as a matter of "distraction" from what's really important, you know.
As for the New Zealand Earthquake, I can't imagine they can even begin to comprehend it.
And there are just so many other things going on...
Were they never taught to walk and chew gum at the same time?
This tendency to claim all things "distract" from all others appears to be one of the core blogospheric quirks, and since that's one of my periodic topics, I mention it here.
"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?"