I just did my morning perusal of Powerline to discover via Steven Hayward that Christopher Hitchens, atheist and realist, has passed. I'll have more to say about this in the days to come - a lot actually, which is an urge I have anytime an atheist assumes room temperature - but I had to share this quote (via Hayward's review of one of his essays) regarding New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Prepare to laugh out loud.
“And petty is not just Bloomberg’s middle name. It is his name…. Who knows what goes on in the tiny, constipated chambers of his mind? All we know for certain is that one of the world’s most broad-minded and open cities is now in the hands of a picknose control freak.”