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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Too tiny for the sequel


19 comments:

  1. https://mobile.twitter.com/CurveMe/status/797302091651780616

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  2. The best remark I've heard in reaction to the election was Marine LePen. When she heard that Trump had won she said, "It's the end of the twentieth century."
    There's so much wrapped up in that sentence that it's really too long for a blog comment, but think of all that it implies. The end of the most violent century in human history, where the violence was driven by ideas and idealism in philosophy and politics. The apex of internationalism. And it began with hopes of achieving world peace, the irony being that the ideas and the "peace" were things to be imposed on others.
    When I was preparing to retire and began telling my patients about it they would invariably say that I was too young, and what would I do. I told them that after lengthy consideration my wife and I had decided to dedicate the remainder of our lives to working full time to achieve world peace. Puzzled looks came over their faces, and I would finish--by minding our own business. Then huge grins.

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  3. I'm sorry to drone on, but thinking about the damages done by the ideas of the twentieth century brings to mind the off repeated quote that Russell Kirk used to use, that conservatism was the negation of ideology. The problem with conservatism in the last thirty to forty years was that it was co-opted by neoconservatives who brought out of their former leftist associations a tendency to commit to ideology and the desire to impose ideas of politics onto the people and other nations, a disease that spread since the days of the French Revolution. Burke and Kirk were left in the dust. And organized conservatism is swirling in a maelstrom. If there's one lesson to be learned from Burke it is in the fact that his Reflections on the Revolution in France were written after he'd received a letter from a Frenchman asking what France should do. He declined to advise the gentleman explaining that it wasn't his place to do so and that the solutions could only be found by French people who were immersed in French culture and French mores.
    In short, he may as well have said that nationalism was the answer.

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    1. Thanks. I will. The French Revolution was in its beginnings fairly conservative. The goal was a constitutional monarchy like that of England. The faction we refer to as the Gironde or Federalists held a majority in the constituent assembly. They made the fateful decision to attempt to export their revolution and go to war against Austria. Robespierre was almost alone in opposing this. This decision led to a drop in support for what had been theretofore the conservative party and the terror was on its way. We dodged a bullet with the Bushes.

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    2. I have to admit, though. I was frothing at the mouth for war after 9/11. Tough lesson.

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  5. Speaking deplorably, you have to think that the next Democrat nominee's stump speeches will be a tad phobo-phobic.

    I mean, conservatives will be taking pages out of Trump's playbook for years to come, and they will use Clinton's many blunders this year to bracket their opponents.

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  6. Where are gadfly and anonymous?

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    1. Yeah, I was wondering that too!

      It would be nice to be able to laugh in their faces- but it's still quite enjoyable to laugh at them while they hide in their 'safe spaces.' LOL!

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    2. 'Where are gadfly and anonymous?'

      Election is over...they lost their DNC funding.

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    3. Gonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnne with the wind. They were Trumped, and are nursing their battered minds.

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  7. When the Borg Queen gets taken out, don't all the drones freeze?

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  8. let's all take a moment to celebrate those who are the most relieved that hillary lost: the secret service

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    1. Right ON, right ON, right ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

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  9. "Whatever your political views are, just take a moment to marvel at the fact that Hillary Clinton was less relatable to working class people in the rust belt than a man who lives in a golden skyscraper emblazoned with his name in the middle of Manhattan"

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  10. https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/797668553260470273
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnw8JRpXdAc

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  11. "Too tiny for the sequel"

    Bwaaa ha ha ha. Nice little poke for a pair of schmucks.

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  12. I saw Erick on a panel at CPAC 2015 - along with Mary Katherine Ham, whose husband later died tragically in a bicycling accident, and Katie Pavlich, who, yes sports fans, is just as hot in person as she is on TV. Erick was erudite and funny. I don't know what happened. It's like these people started sniffing glue or something.

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  13. Erick Erickson has never gotten a Republican elected.

    Ever.

    He likes to see them lose.

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