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Hippie Healers, Congress and Sweetheart Sugar Money

Actually, I credit going barefoot most of the time for the fact that I'm the only person over 30 whom I know who does not have and has never had toenail fungus. Which doesn't mean that the hippies aren't being idiots. May their lawns be infested with sand spurs, biting red ants, thistles, and prickly pear cactus.

Some things are easy to mock, such as Al Gore – Pope Gorus IV of the Holy Church of Global Warming – selling his Current TV for hundreds of millions of oil dollars. But some other things are so bizarre it’s difficult to mock them because they come across as mockery already. Such is the case with the “Capitol Wellness Expo” happening on Capitol Hill this week.

The master of ceremonies for the event is a woman named Judy Kosovich, an attorney who, among other things, has written of the need for people to reconnect with the Earth. OK, that’s...