Drilling Into the Bottom of the Barrel

John Gruber takes a break from the usual “Mac Nerdery” to bestow the Jackass of the Week award upon Rush Limbaugh, for picking on a man whose nervous system is basically falling apart.

Gruber is constrained by both decorum and tradition — Jackass of the Week is a running series, after all — from calling Limbaugh something harsher. I, however, am not. “Asshole” comes to mind, of course, but the term’s been bleached a bit by overuse. “Scum” seems short, sharp, and to-the-point.

This, to use Lois McMaster Bujold’s expression, “is not news“, but it bears periodic repeating anyway.

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