> Doug forgot that not everybody who reads English is acculturated to
>a U.S. sense of humor. Doug was clearly being sarcastic about the
>importance of the trivial item he was reporting. He probably felt a bit
>embarrassed about sending it to the list at all, and thus made a joke
>of it. That way, he gets to have his cake and eat it too, as we say.
You're right. It doesn't really matter what the liberal bourgeoisie is told to think.