Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
I suspect some of this started with the hiring of Rahm Emanuel. The guy left after only a year plus on the job after doing heaven knows what while he was there. Rahm as this street rep as one bad mother who will kill you while looking into your eyes and then cut them out and send them to your mother. Must be all hype because in the White House spot he was a pussycat.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers