It's too bad that right wing wackos don't have a sense of humor, because they are missing out on a lot.
This week Mark Belling, the high priest of right wingers in Milwaukee, was in full fury over "Avenue Q," the outstanding production of the Broadway play which is being staged at Skylight Music Theatre.
Belling had gotten a call from some humorless listener who said he cancelled his subscription to the Skylight because of a reference to Scott Walker during the performance.
In the Broadway production there is a line in a song that mentions George W. Bush, and suggests that he will soon be gone. It's funny.
In the Skylight production they changed the Bush reference to Scott Walker. They wanted to use the best-known politician in the state and that' s Walker, hands down. It was funny.
But Belling took off about the liberal arts community and how they always make fun of conservatives; how the poor conservatives just keep getting beat down and don't have a place in the artistic world.
Then he said that "Avenue Q" was a "gay play" and that if people wanted to protest they just shouldn't go.
Geez, Mark, and your listeners, you are so out of your league on this one it's not even funny. It's clear you have no idea what this play is about.
It's like the old joke: What do you get when you combine a lack of knowledge with no sense of humor?