Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A Tale of Two Cities

I will not even begin to address Lois Blackburn's bombastic, over-the-top display of left-wing extremist moonbattery in her Town Crier column in today's Moscow-Pullman Daily News. I'll leave that in the able hands of Dale Courtney.

I absolutely LOVE unhinged rants like that, because it lets normal, mainstream residents of the Palouse see exactly what kind of people are opposing Wal-Mart.

Since Blackburn is a Dickens fan, she is no doubt familiar with another of his works; one which is much more applicable than "A Christmas Carol". The story begins thusly:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...
Pullman's leadership and citizens have been wise and soon a spring of hope will lead to the best of times for the city.

If the newly-elected government of Moscow acts foolishly (as they probably will, as many of them share Blackburn's ideology) in this winter of despair, then I guarantee it will be the worst of times ahead for them.

1 comment:

April E. Coggins said...

It's especially ironic because it is the leftists who support the idea of a class based society. They do not support free enterprise, freedom of employment or the freedom to shop where one chooses. The liberals want to dictate who works, shops, and lives in a town. Charles Dickens would roll over in his grave if he could see how his writings have been miscontrued and twisted.