Garrison Keillor is feeling especially powerless these days: "As the Gulf turns dark and the polar ice cap melts, I intend to listen to Bach more and listen to the news less," he says. The Midwesterner has had it up to here with contradictory TEA Party platforms and a once-great nation being sold for a barrel of oil. "If man is pushing the planet toward extinction, then we should stop doing what we're doing, and if we cannot stop ourselves or tolerate government making us stop or slow down, then I suppose we should enjoy the ride. The condemned man ate a hearty breakfast," Keillor writes.