May 15, 2012

Journal-Sentinel: Consider the discussion elevated

Commenter Jim Spice notes Marquette University professor of law Rick Esenberg's use of the term 'having the vapors' to describe Milwaukee mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Tom Barrett. 'The vapors' is an archaic expression for an equally archaic Victorian-era condition known then as "female hysteria." Once again, Esenberg's addlepated prose* is part of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's latest project of enlisting local bloggers, purportedly to "elevate the level of discussion."

How's that workin' out for ya, MJS?

Predictably, it was the right-wingers who poisoned the well.

* At least somebody's checking his brutal spelling and grammar.

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