06/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Scritti Politti: May 1, 2009

Hey everybody, did you know that today, there was a mighty Teabagging set for Michigan? Professional poli-sci hobo Joe The Plumber was supposed to be there and everything! Organizers were expecting over 1,000 protesters! Didn't hear anything about it? I only have the TVEyes search engine to work with, and it's not perfect, but from what I've been able to determine, Fox News -- who told everyone that they'd show up to protest anything important, because YEAH, AMERICA -- hasn't mentioned it at all today! Glenn Beck seems to have been talking about the Tea Parties in general, but nothing about this star-studded gathering in Michigan! I guess the message to the Teabaggers is: you'd better do what your corporate overlords tell you! GRASSROOTS, y'all!

Blogger Gone Nutlog: Whoops! Looks like RedState's Erik "The Incest Speculator" Erickson went off his meds again today, and referred to Justice David Souter as a "goat fucking child molester," in a meticulously crafted tweet. Discourse!

Making Sense: On the other hand, NRO's Matthew Franck has some good advice: "Don't go near the filibuster. It's not only hypocritical after so many GOP senators professed their opposition to it while George W. Bush was president. It's also just plain wrong. Supreme Court nominations deserve an up-or-down vote. But in order to reach a unanimous consent agreement on the norms governing floor debate on the nomination, Republicans should push for as much time as is reasonably possible. Again the development of the argument is the thing, and that takes time."

This Day In Michael Steele: Apparently, Michael Steele seems to think that he needs to explain that the term rebranding does not literally mean burning people with hot iron. Naturally, I remind you that each instance of Steele appearing to be dotty and off-putting is all just a small part of his long-term masterplan, as he has previously indicated.

This Day In Superfluous Blogs: For some reason, The Washington Post has decided to launch a swine flu blog. Because that's what was missing. A swine flu blog. Update your blogrolls, I guess?

Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Blog: What do Burma, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Tunisia, China, Turkmenistan, and Egypt have in common? They are the world's "Worst Countries to Be a Blogger." To a certain extent, those are some bad places to be an ANYTHING.

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