I sort of defended Dan here last week. On Saturday, Craig Medred wrote another twice-as-long-as-necessary essay defending Dan for The Alaska Dispatch.
Dan has as much right to free speech, after all, as does Fred Phelps.
II. Funniest article so far, tying Joe the Teabagger's storm trooper fetish, his obsessions with kiddie porn, the bondage thing with the handcuffs, and the cabin in Willow all together into a nice package, by my friend TBogg. An excerpt:
Back before semi-hirsute Joe Miller quit before he was fired from his government job, he started complaining that everyone was out to get him and that sea monkeys were stealing his lunch money and other such nonsense which, in Alaska, passes for “sane enough for government work”. He may well have felt threatened by, say, the Russian mob who operated right across the street in Russia or possibly by Barack Obama’s ACORN Time Traveling Swat Team attempting to thwart the takeover of America in 2012 by Grifter-Americans, but more likely he is just a paranoid schizophrenic which is probably why the military put him on waivers with two years left on his contract.....III. Alan Boraas has once again showed that he's a keen observer of the interplay in Alaska between members of the militia movement, the Tea Party, and millenialist Christo-Fascism: