Since it’s been brought up: all local left-wing bloggers have been cleared of suspicion of arson in the early-Tuesday fire that destroyed my garage.
Well, no – that’s putting it a little prejudicially. Let’s be a little more accurate; Saint Paul’s arson investigator ruled out arson, bright and early in the process. So no left-wing bloggers are currently under suspicion…
…Dammit! OK. Let me try again. There was no arson at all. Period.
A number of leftybloggers were brought up in the comment section – jokingly – as mock “suspects” in the incident. For what it’s worth, I try to abjure linking people, even public or “public” figures, with abhorrent behavior (
like, say, photoshopping them into Nazi uniforms or comparing gettogethers with Nuremburg rallies); it’s a rhetorical low blow akin, at best, to asking when one stopped beating one’s wife, at least when the humor is not clearly understood. Since politics inflames the passions like few other things, attempts at humor often fall flat across the ideological divide.
Even if they are good.
So nope. No arson here. Nothing to see here but a new garage starting on Monday. I hope.