The gossip website Gawker reports that a liberal blogger started the petition to allow GOP delegates to carry guns at their Cleveland convention. It was intended as a satire, but the petition gathered 51,000 signatures.


I am reminded of an incident in the early 1960s when a little-known group sent out a press release protesting animal nudity. The press release referred with disgust to cows that had their breasts exposed, and other animals displaying their genitalia. The group proposed that animals should be properly dressed. I don’t recall whether any news outlet took this group seriously.


But we live in such strange times that nothing is beyond belief.