Read and enjoy: Rex Huppke’s Facts, 360 B.C. – A.D. 2012 – an obituary.
To the shock of most sentient beings, Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet. Though few expected Facts to pull out of its years-long downward spiral, the official cause of death was from injuries suffered last week when Florida Republican Rep. Allen West steadfastly declared that as many as 81 of his fellow members of theU.S. House of Representatives are communists.
Facts held on for several days after that assault — brought on without a scrap of evidence or reason — before expiring peacefully at its home in a high school physics book. Facts was 2,372.
I read the Allen West comment about communists in the House, snorted at its ludicrousness, and thought no more about it. (Andrew Breitbart’s defense of Tea Party animal West [video here] was an indicator, if we needed one, of West’s … ‘reliability’ re truthfulness).
Rex Huppke’s response was so much better.