Every once in awhile I get up the nerve to buy a copy of Rolling Stone. I am disgusted by its intellectual flippancy, scatology, and general bad taste. One benighted bloke writes that because he is sick of election politics, the state should limit campaigns to six weeks and ban polls. Has he ever heard of the First Amendment: freedom of speech? One wonders. Moreover, the electioneering does not bother me since I do not watch TV and make my decisions based on the candidate's political philosophy and track record. But that is, well, old fashioned. Better to have the state take over the whole blasted thing, so as to not upset the entertainment addictions of addled journalists.