I’m still not here

Sorry about the impromptu vacay. Got caught up in finals, then scarpered off to the Cape for another weekend. I have a bit more schoolwork to do and then I’m daytripping to New York Tuesday, so real posting will probably resume Wednesday.

In the meantime I will merely say, what the fucking fuck, New Yorker? I know it’s supposed to be satire, but the right has been impossible to satirize for at least the last five years, and the magazine carrying the standard for the hoitiest, toitiest intelligentsia this side of a Parisian salon cannot claim ignorance of that fact. This is not a joke. This is not a caricature. This is what the Bush base really thinks of the Obamas. Seeing this picture on the newsstands adds to the constant drumbeat of “The Obamas are America-hating, power-mad terrorists” that voters have been hearing for months, but this time the message comes with the cachet of the New Yorker.

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