America's recent fiscal trouble and stagnating economy shouldn't take away from the fact that we all hate each other. Here are a few quick reminders of that.

America's recent fiscal trouble and stagnating economy shouldn't take away from the fact that we all hate each other. Here are a few quick reminders of that.

Our first dispatch comes from a veteran culture warrior, Mr. Lou Dobbs, who seemed a little alarmed over a recent development in the world of comic books.

"Peter Parker, who was a white orphan from Queens, was killed off during a fight with his nemesis the Green Goblin Marvel Comics saying it's replacing the iconic character with Myles Morales, who is part Latino and part black," Dobbs said.

My God, it's Lou Dobbs' worst nightmare - a Latino who can climb walls!

Not to in any way sun on his parade, but the new multiracial Spiderman appears in the comic "Ultimate Spiderman," which is actually set in an alternate universe from the real Spiderman who still exists and is still Caucasian. And is also not real.

Of course the arts are not the only battlefield in our culture wars. This conflict is also being fought in and around our pee-holes. Birth control for women is now going to be completely free, with no co-pay or deductible.

"If you can afford a $5 Frappuccino at Starbucks, look, you can pay your $5 co-pay," said Dana Perino on Fox News.

What if you can't afford a $5 Frappuccino and, yet, still have genitals? See, Dana - and you know I like you very much - you and I as well-known television personalities are able to use our television salaries to live on, and set aside our speaking fees for Frappuchinos and contraception.

Not everyone can, and they would still like to prevent their, to use Starbucks parlance, tall families from becoming venti.

You know what, maybe the sides aren't that far apart. Let's break down the argument.

"Supporters say this marks a milestone in women's health care. Birth control opponents argue this is messing with God," reported Fox News.

So, on one side they're saying greater access to contraception could result in $19 billion of savings over a 10-year period and increased health for women. And on the other side they're saying, "You're going to hell!!"

These sanctimonious right-wing pundits always want to force their vision of the world onto everyone else. Because they're offended, we all have to give something up.

"[There] is a pair of steel beams in the form of a cross found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center. A group of atheists have recently filed a lawsuit saying that this cross should not be part of the ground zero memorial," Good Morning America reported.

Atheists! Damn you to oh well. By the way, why do you give a s---? That cross was an artifact found at ground zero and has become meaningful to people who view it as something of comfort.

If it really bothers you, why not think of it as a metal T-shaped thingy?