An oldie but a goody by request.
Lance, any chance of reposting your beautiful description of goverment/car/republicans? I thought I'd bookmarked it, and now that I'd like to quote you (accurately) I can't find it. Thanks!
Glad to oblige. Here it is, from an old post called Remember good old President Mondale?
If the Goverment is a car setting out to give every one a ride to work, then for 40 years the Republicans have been puncturing the tires, pouring sand in the gas tank, stealing the distributer cap, and, whenever they can get their hands on the wheel, driving it straight into the nearest ditch and then, pointing to the wreckage as the tow truck backs up to it, saying, See, this proves that people were meant to walk.
And they do this so that they don't have to chip in on gas.