The blogger known as Jon Swift has passed away. His blog was quite possibly the funniest on the entire interent. All you had to know was the tagline: "I am a reasonable conservative who likes to write about politics and culture. Since the media is biased I get all my news from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Jay Leno monologues."
The author's real name was Al Weisel, and he deserves recognition for having started in late 2005 with the vanity of adopting a conservative persona to satirize conservative politics in a deadpan voice. I'm not clear on whether Jon Swift or the Colbert Report did it first, but he pulled it off and it was consistently the funniest blog and some of the smartest commentary on the internet. Requiescat in pace, Al Weisel/Jon Swift; you will be missed.
Hat tip to Patrick.