~ NRO's new slogan? (Settle down Derbyshire, it doesn't mean what you think it does) ~
Yglesias is having some fun with a particularly witless NRO column in which the author, one Michael Knox Beran, seems to be making the argument that anyone who mentions the fact that a few of the Founding Fathers owned slaves hates America.
All I can add is this wonderful line from a review of one of Mr. Beran's books (the thesis of which is that Bobby Kennedy was about to become a Reagan conservative when he was killed): "Beran attempts to view Bobby Kennedy through the lens of recent history. Perhaps he is looking through the wrong end of the telescope."
On a more serious note, I am seriously beginnning to worry that these idiot Reaganites are going to go seriously apeshit when the man dies and start naming everything they see after him, one thing after another- Bam! Bam! Bam!
Which means that I am going to be extra careful to cover up my genitalia that day, because I'll be damned if I ever look down in a crowded men's room and shout "Dammit, Ronnie, nobody's looking, just fucking go already! It ain't trickling down fast enough, motherfucker!"