The Progressives are characterized by solemnity and pomposity. They take themselves very, very seriously. Barbara Boxer personified this obsession with self-worth when she chastised a general for respectfully addressing her as “Ma’am” instead of “Senator.” I really wonder if she thought people were impressed by her thin skin and self-aggrandizement. As the Anchoress says, though, we need to laugh at them, constantly. Start here for a good laugh and, once you’re done, press “more” and laugh harder.