During light blogging, and to show how everybody loves either Kung Fu or Monkeys, therefore Kung Fu Monkey has friends on both sides of the spectrum.
Congratulations to Ezra Klein for the big-ass Op-Ed in the LA Times about Universal Health Care. Study after study has shown that Universal Health Care is fiscally more efficient and it's better for corporations and small business. If you're one of our friends locked in 1968, scream "socialism" all you want, but the numbers say you're lying. Come, join us in the 21st Century. There's HDTV. It's cool.
Oh, and for me, small point -- it's the right thing to do. I think it's wrong for you to lose your house when your kid gets cancer. Call me nuts.
Back to Ezra -- seeing as I remember him from a frighteningly short amount of time ago as "that wonky kid up the street at University", his big-stick swinging in the public policy world is impressive. Congrats, you little bastard.
On the other hand, our friend Warren Bell has been recess-appointed a board member for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. I worked with Warren back in the day in Hollywood way. Warren writes for the various conservative spots; in fact, his essay defending the term "chickenhawk" fired me up to write "Lions Led By Donkeys", which catapulted me intothe stratosphere of C-list blog fame and is still not only the most read and linked piece here, but is sadly more relevant today than when it was written. (Warren sent me a lovely e-mail thanking me for the immense amount of hate mail he received. Classy guy.)
All this to say: although he does have this odd hobby of hanging out with the wingnuts, I've worked with him, and his priority is making good TV. He is, in point of fact, a fine television writer. Partisan witch-hunting is a Bush Administration trademark, and shouldn't become ours. When somebody pushes an agenda in their media job, like, say, the cretins at ABC, well then they deserve both barrels. Warren is a committed guy and fair guy, and he'll do a fine job in the post.
Virgil Goode, on the other hand, is a primitive scumfuck. Happy Holidays.