RMR: Prorogation Backlash?

From last night’s show: “Yes, we are apathetic, but the minute anyone tries to use our apathy against us… suddenly we start to care big time.”

I’m not sure if I can agree with that, although it would be nice to be proven wrong. I suspect that Harper won’t pay much of a penalty for having closed down parliament, especially if, as has been suggested, his pending legislation is fast-tracked when it resumes in March.

Obama: One Year On

Media Matters samples various “conservative” tropes from the past year.

“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” — Edmund Burke.

Werner Herzog Reads “Curious George”

A brilliant parody of the classic children’s book as imagined to be read by the New Wave German film director.

I don’t know why exactly, but this is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. It also has the potential for a lot of similar efforts; e.g., Green Eggs and Ham read by Naomi Klein or Jonah Goldberg’s version of The Three Little Pigs, etc.