Our father, who art in Washington

Regular readers know that I have a relationship with popular culture that could best be described as problematic. I never watch television, and I would rather watch the Marx Brothers or old Cary Grant movies than most of what Hollywood is churning out these days. When I’m stuck in the checkout line at the grocery store with nothing to do but read tabloid headlines, I could not tell you what the claim to fame is of half of the celebrities mentioned in them. So when one of my Facebook friends posted an imbecilic statement by Chris Rock urging everyone to rally behind President Obama’s gun control initiatives, my first impulse was to ignore it. I didn’t know who Chris Rock was, and googling celebrities to find out who they are takes up valuable time that could be better spent playing Scrabble. And let’s face it, it’s hard to give a rat’s hindquarters about a dipstick who’s stupid enough to say something like this:

“The President of the United States is, you know, our boss. But he is also, you know, the president and the first lady are kinda like the Mom and Dad of the country. And when your Dad says something, you listen. And when you don’t, it will usually bite you in the ass later on. So, I’m here to support the president.”

In fact, the only reason I bring it up is so I can share David Burge’s response to Rock’s statement:

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