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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

David Brooks Is Not Having a Good Day

David Brooks just gets stupider as time goes on.

Today the PAPER OF RECORD, which evidently has no actual editor for its Op Ed page, allowed this piece of idiocy to escape from the deep, dark, empty recesses of Brooks' cavernous cranium.

People who have actual gray matter between their ears are not amused.

You can check it out:


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