Didn't I say the "liberal" media would eat up Paul Ryan's crap? FAIR provides a run-down. It's not going to make you happy. But this might: no less a "liberal" media stooge than Howard Kurtz thinks Mr. Ryan's "paper trail" is a "ticking time bomb."
In a related note, Daily Kos diarist Billionaires for Wealthcare notes that Florida newspapers scorched the Ryan pick on Sunday. Mr. Ryan's Coupons-for-Codgers plan is (and nobody could have predicted this!) apparently unpopular in a state where a lot of seniors live. Which makes me wonder how it affects Mr. Romney's chances in Arizona, since Arizona has become Florida West over the last few years.
David Barton's book, The Jefferson Lies, which apparently aims to prove that Thomas Jefferson was a closet right-winger, gets dropped by its publisher for "factual errors." In other news, today is a day ending in "y." But why didn't Thomas Nelson catch these errors before publication? One hopes they're not publicly dropping the book now to get maximum publicity both for themselves and for Mr. Barton, because that would be sick, immoral, and decadent of them.
From the "I love the future" file, researchers appear to have "cracked the code" the retina uses to communicate with the brain in mice, and thus can restore their eyesight. The technology hasn't been tried in humans yet, but researchers don't foresee problems -- they only need to "come up with adequate cash to fund clinical trials." They should talk to some of the banksters sitting on trillions of dollars. I hear they need some good PR.
Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher, Republican House candidate in OH-9, tells an Arizona fundraising event that the solution to our immigration "problem" is to "put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting." Adds petulantly that "it's how I feel," like that should mean a damn thing to anyone but drama queens. He really gives Everyman a bad name.