Global Warming National Park

My wife got very angry with me last night. We were watching a Real Time viewers' choice repeat and round table guest Eric Dyson made this comment about "I have to give it to the Republicans... they're like this prize fighter, who, when he sees that gash on your forehead, says... Hey, I gotta rip that open to win..."

And, to me, this is the completely wrong way to live your life. I mean, HELLO, but barbarism is how we got here, folks: war, greed, corruption, George Bush... So I got very angry and started shouting at the TV (again) about how sick the life is a sport metaphor really is and how it's better to lose for the right reasons than win for the wrong ones... and the next thing you know, she stormed out of the house...

But the very thing I admire about (the best) Democrats is that they don't get it when it comes to winning at all costs. Winning at all costs means people like Jon get euthenized. Winning at all costs means Africa starves forever. Winnning at all costs means you fill up your gas tank for under $50 when it should (if the true impact were remotely considered) cost well over $100.

Winning at all costs means Hillary Clinton (Iraq, Patriot Act) gets elected President when this planet desperately needs Russ Feingold or perhaps even Al Gore, who seems finally to have learned to deliver a competent speech.

Let's face it, once Glacier National Park has no glaciers, when the sewage is mountainous, and the sky is on fire, then winning won't be the only thing; it will only be the stupid thing!