On Salon.com, Garrison Keillor has written an amusing satire on the Tea Party movement. Well worth a read.
Elsewhere on Salon.com, Glenn Greenwald contrasts the willingness of other countries to deal openly with terror suspects with the cowardice displayed by US authorities.
On Red Alert, Trevor Mallard blogs gleefully about the wonderfully awful performance of Anne Tolley in the House today. His post includes a transcript of the entire train wreck. You wonder how long the PM will put up with this hopelessly underperforming minister.
Is Terminator Tolley about to be terminated herself?
******David Farrar is a favourite target of the Left. And I've also been known to have the odd crack. This post on the Standard raises questions about whether Farrar has a conflict of interest between his allegiances to National and his polling company activities.
Farrar is so open about those allegiances it's hard to see that this story has any legs.
The Standard comments thread runs to over 150 comments, though if you take out the contributions of the four or five main protagonists, there aren't many comments left. I don't generally mind the Standard - it's not as nasty as Kiwiblog, but sometimes it can seem a bit like an echo chamber. I can't generally write anything on Kiwiblog without being subject to vitriolic personal abuse. And I'm relatively moderate.
And this is an example of why Kiwiblog can be so awful. Farrar pretends to be disapproving, but knows the issue of lesbians adopting children will be like raw meat to the barking mad Kiwiblog commentariat.
And because I could not help myself: