But while we have him...
The problem now with a sensible middle-ground compromise, like the one U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) proposes on stem cell research using flawed embryos that can’t survive in the womb, is that we do live in a slippery-slope world and in one where ironclad guarantees are never that.
What about the unneeded embryos from fertility clinics that are discarded with the rest of the waste. Oh, better not to speak of those. It's a very southern thing to act as if something doesn't exist if you don't speak of the subject.
I thank the border guards who bravely protect our borders and also arrested the violators, and I grant them the bravery medal to their commander,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said of those who took 15 British sailors and marines hostage. The Brits lost big. They looked and sounded weak. They just bought themselves more terrorism on the home-front.
New rule (apologies Bill Maher), before demagogues can start spewing about how someone "lost" or appeared "weak, he or she must explicitly describe what action would be considered winning or strong. This should include details of collateral damage both human and political.
And now your moment of zen (apologies Jon Stewart)
Writing on an American flag is offensive because it’s cheap emotionalism and not art. Painting the Mona Lisa on the American flag would be offensive, too, but it would be art.
That type of thinking is going to be pretty tough on car dealers, Fox News chyrons and the bumper sticker industry