October 12th, 2011


Places to Go

Here's the original porta-potty. This box was placed in the cell of the jail so that prisoners did not need to be let out to use the outhouse. So the miscreants of Williamsburg got indoor plumbing (of a sort), which beat the arrangements in most private homes.

The Throne The Throne Jailhouse privy, Colonial Williamsburg; the height of the seat is the source of the common euphemism.

mad hatter

Hmmm . . .

The left got what it wanted in 2008: a liberal president with a sweeping agenda and big Democratic majorities capable of enacting it. The result has been a great and failed experiment in progressive politics and governance. In due course, one hopes, the left will absorb some lessons--but for now, they seem to be suffering a nervous breakdown.

That is one way to understand why so much of the liberal establishment is rallying behind Krugman's Army, as the "Occupy Wall Street" protests are known. Everything they believe in has failed, so they are turning nihilistic.

-- James Taranto, WSJ