Andrew Breitbart’s dead but Hitler comparisons live on

I wasn’t a fan of Andrew Breitbart’s work. Helping debunk his most infamous smear was my good deed for the year.

That said, I’m not going to celebrate anyone’s death, save for the occasional jihadist mass murderer. Nor am I going to mark someone’s passing with the kind of ridiculous hyperbole that’s become a trademark of partisan ghouls left and right.

Thursday, it was the left’s turn. According to some “progressives,” Breitbart was worse than bin Laden. And, of course, der Fuhrer.

AlmightyBob ‏ @AlmightyBoob : @AndrewBreitbart haha youre dead and in hell being a gay with hitler

Jeff Glasse ‏ @jeffglasse : Andrew Breitbart now enjoying afternoon tea with Hitler #goodriddanceyouhack

@darrenfiorello: Andrew Breitbart died? Is it wrong that I’m happier about that than when they got bin Laden and Saddam?

Dufus ‏ @dufus : Did we cry when Hitler died? No.. #Breitbart see you in hell asshole

Thou shalt not waste time w/ symbolic legislation

A copy of the Ten Commandments could be posted in all Georgia government buildings and schools under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by House lawmakers.

Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, is seeking to expand a 2006 law that already permits the passage from the Old Testament to be displayed in judicial buildings and courthouses when accompanied by other historical documents deemed to have influenced the U.S. legal system.

So what else has Georgia’s General Assembly been up to?

*Car owners could get “In God We Trust” stickers free of charge under a bill passed Tuesday by the state Senate, which adopted the measure after initial plans to make the motto mandatory on all Georgia license plates fell short in committee.

*A bill to limit mass picketing outside private residences has garnered vocal opposition from community leaders, who issued a call Thursday to organize and defeat it.

That last bill was drafted by Sen. Chamber of Commerce.

America’s (worst) sheriff

The allegedly crooked and definitely racist sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona was an honored guest at the recent GOP presidential debate in Tucson. Rick Perry sought and received his endorsement.

Now Sheriff Joe Arpaio is claiming there is “probable cause” that Obama’s birth certificate was forged. That requires an unfathomable conspiracy but, as we’ve learned, facts don’t matter to the bomb throwers.

Nor does saving tax dollars, apparently. Presidential eligibility is a bit out of your jurisdiction, eh Sheriff Connor.

The legitimatization of fringe characters like Arpaio speaks volumes about today’s Republican Party. I don’t recall Democratic presidential candidates ever courting Cynthia McKinney for her nomination, and Arpaio is every bit as fringy as the former Georgia congresswoman.

There’s a new Alabama in town, and it’s Arizona.