This Sunday Morning’s TV talk shows today: I predict so you won’t have to watch.

Since he was shut out last week, I would assume that all the Sunday AM shows will be required by contract to have John McCain as the honored guest lest he crash a plane into their studios (if he does,  you can be sure that the explanation will be some form of “Both Sides Do It!”). They will surely ask him about the Palin family drunken brawl in Alaska this week and whether or not his choice of the grifter/half-term governor was a wise one, right? I mean, to not do so would…um, be pretty much standard practice.

Chuck Todd will definitely raise that question on NBC because Meet the Press is all new, all different, am I right? And if he can’t quite bring himself to the task, they will let Luke, Son of Tim, do the hard-hitting interview (I give it six months before NBC makes him the next host in any case because why not?).

George Stephanopoulus will take Sunday off on ABC but that’s no big deal ’cause that’s what he usually does. Maybe they can pour enough coffee into Peggy Noonan and she can explain Ronald Regan, just because that (and perhaps some gin) is the answer to everything.

Nobody watches CBS so maybe they will throw a bone to Lindsey Graham and let him have another on-air Panic Attack (you always get the feeling Lindsey is looking for somebody to throw him a bone, right?).

Fox will devote the entire morning to Benghazi.

Koch-blocking Labor Day?

This just in from a source I know very well…

“At a recent GOP Clown Show “Be Here Or Else” performance before the wonderful Koch Brothers, all the putative presidential candidates were informed that one of the first moves to be made on assuming office would be to eliminate Labor Day. “Labor hurts the bottom line,” said the Kochs, “and we do not celebrate anything that behaves in such an un-American fashion.”

“After a lengthy discussion of whether there should even be a holiday at all since holidays also have an impact on the bottom line, it was decided the new president would propose a different name and focus and all employees would be required to work overtime. “Minimum Wage Monday” was the leading suggestion but there was strong support for “Tax Inversion Day” and a huge round of applause for Burger King.

“No decision was made and the discussion moved on to destroying the environment for fun and profit.”

I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this account, of course, but you have to admit it’s no wilder than most of the screeching coming from Wingnut World these days.

It’s not a problem, it’s a feature.

Turns out that those beloved few who have followed me for years, from website to website, through all the good and the bad, dealing over and over again with  the innumerable typographical errors to which I am prone, have been basking in the glory of a fine mind at work. Rather than just being sloppy and inattentive, the fact is that I have been operating at a very high level :

Typos suck. They are saboteurs, undermining your intent, causing your resume to land in the “pass” pile, or providing sustenance for an army of pedantic critics. Frustratingly, they are usually words you know how to spell, but somehow skimmed over in your rounds of editing. If we are our own harshest critics, why do we miss those annoying little details?

The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually very smart, explains psychologist Tom Stafford, who studies typos of the University of Sheffield in the UK. “When you’re writing, you’re trying to convey meaning. It’s a very high level task,” he said.

Offered without comment except, “what he said.”

Booman Tribune:

Now, if you ask these people why they think the president should be impeached, you will probably hear them repeat some hash of Benghazi and Fast & Furious and Solyndra and ObamaCare and IRS and tyranny. Maybe you’ll hear something about the NSA, but that’s more likely from independents and Democrats. Overall, most of these folks will mention something that is either entirely made up or is completely overblown. It will be something they heard on hate radio or watched on hate television. This is what makes them think the president deserves to be impeached, but they’d want pretty much any Democrat removed from office because they don’t like Democrats.

Then there’s the rare honest voter who will say they think he should be impeached because he’s black.

The Bold emphasis is mine.