city_of_dis: The post that inspired CargoWeasel's post. Worth the read for the "artist dragged to a football game" metaphor alone.
And on happier topics...
linguaphiles: Ode to American English, by Barbara Hambly
spikedpunch: Space Telescope Reveals Cosmic Ghoul!
Disclaimer: Yes, there's a certain amount of pot-calling-kettle-black, in that I've been an asshole about politics myself some in the past. All I can say was that I was an idiot to do so, and have undertaken not to do it again.