I read somewhere yesterday (and you'll have to forgive the lack of sitage as i am back to only having internet on my phone) that political theory is all about left and right while political reality is all about top and bottom. It was prolly Echidne who said it. And then this morning the newsbunnies reported that congress refused to extend unemployment benefits of one million people who have been out of work for six months because it would either raise taxes or the deficit or both.
top and bottom indeed. As they've been saying at Corrente 'let them eat catfood'.
(not unrelated, but despite trying to eat like a healthy person i have lost yet another 5 pounds. The cure for the obesity epidemic is apparently a good dose of Dickensian poverty. Woot fucking woot).