Ok, conservatives can hate the Amish all they want for their exemption from the health care mandate. The rest of us love them — as the funniest DailyKos poster, Bill in Portland Maine, notes — for their ability to manage disaster, even hypothetically:

“As you English might say, it was no big deal,” said project coordinator Samuel Lapp of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lapp traveled to Louisiana with a group of volunteers from several Amish communities after he heard about the spill, which threatened to become the worst oil disaster in history. “To solve a complex problem, one must think simply, and rely on the old ways. Your complicated modern ways were not getting it done,” Lapp said. “I know this sounds a little strange coming from us, but we simply ran out of patience.”