Friday, February 15, 2013

Worth A Read

Nothing terribly new, though the author's pretty sure the Guns & Old People party is headed to extinction by 2020. But it probably won't kill you to look.

8 comments:

OBS said...

The Republican Party will vanish not because of what its says but because of what it believes, not because of how it presents itself but because of who it is when it thinks no one is looking.

Man, if only we would be so lucky.

Aunt Snow said...

I'm loving your new header photo, but we had two Black Flag riots before that - June 1981 and June 1983

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUCkTZC8kW0&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active

They kicked out the glass in the lobby in '81.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The GOP will not vanish because our corporatist whore Democrats need somebody to triangulate with.
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Brendan Keefe said...

I noted with some interest that the article you linked to was written by Steve ... Erickson. Couldn't be Erick's mirror universe twin, could it?

I hate a "both sides are just the same" attitude as much as anybody, but in this case ... holy cats, that was a page on the Internet whose level of stridency was challenged only by its cluelessness. Sure, we'd all like to imagine the (current incarnation of the) GOP going extinct, and in three years, no less, but all I can say to this Mr. Erickson is, Moonbat, please.

As long as there are really rich people, and they sure aren't going away anytime soon, there will be a party propped up by them to represent their interests, and there will be people employed by that party to advance those rich people's interests, and what such employees know better than anything else is that selling hate and fear always works.

A better bet: if the GOP doesn't win the White House in 2016, expect the GOP to double, quadruple, octuple (what are we up to now?) down on the crazy.

And the Democrats to inch further rightward.

M. Bouffant said...

So Did It Kill You? Editor:
Mang, everyone's harshing our mellow today.

We looked at because we wanted to know if it was the novelist & one time L.A. Weekly book reviewer Steve Erickson. Looks like.

So, a literary type who can't help himself/knows no better. Or, strident.

You're probably correct about the Overton effect still working.
We should know better than to place foolish expectations in young people.

AS, you had a whole damn music war there, didn't you?

Aunt Snow said...

MB - you name it, it happened there. Now the joint is closing down. Sad ending.

Brendan Keefe said...

In fairness, no, it did not kill me to read it. But I felt it deserved some fairly vehement dismissal.

Which, for all I know, took five or ten minutes off my life, on top of those I spent typing.

Brendan Keefe said...

I am indeed sorry about harshing your mellow, though.