well, lest anyone think i'm being consistently productive at work, i've just gotta say:
if you're interested in sifting the garbage, check out the comment thread at atrios's post on the roy moore spectacular. several points:
1. hey leftists! (this goes for you, too, nicholas kristoff.) not all christians are asshats.
2. hey conservatives! "acknowledgements of God" might, maybe, a little, occasionally, be considered not to violate the establishment clause. but "acknowledgements of God" and "huge state-funded monuments to specific majority ideologies" are not the same thing. just fyi.
3. hey conservatives (part II)! alan keyes is NOT a constitutional scholar.
thank you, my work here is done.