Thursday, October 28, 2010
Quote of the Day
"Though. . .conservatives are allergic to facts, they do love anecdotes. Nothing disproves years of global warming research like a cold day in July, and food stamps are a waste of money because some guy somewhere traded them for a flat-screen TV. As soon as a conservative pundit has found one counterexample, he’s done all the research he’ll ever need." -- blogger "mistermix" at Balloon Juice. Rethug icon St. Ronnie of Hollywood was, of course, the master of the misleading anecdote, and his latter-day followers have honed the misleading anecdote-as-universal truth to perfection.