Category Archives: Conservatives and Sex

Everything in Kansas City

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” That’s the last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925 novel about that Gatsby fellow – and of course it is full of deep meaning. Or maybe … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Cool

For those of us who grew up in the Ozzie and Harriet fifties and came of age in the long-hair stop-the-war counterculture late sixties, there was always the matter of cool. James Dean was cool, and then Peter Gunn was … Continue reading

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The Battle to Return to the Thirteenth Century Begins

Yes, there’s William F. Buckley’s famous definition of a conservative, as that one man standing athwart history and shouting NO! And of course Buckley considered that noble and right, if not heroic. But things change all the time, for better … Continue reading

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Suffering the Insufferable

For the last two years of the nineties the job was managing the systems shop at the locomotive factory up in London, Ontario. And that meant that late every other Friday afternoon it was catching the puddle-jumper down to Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

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Understanding the Underlying Thinking

Oh, it was a minor issue: Representative Michele Bachmann seems to have found the issue she believes will allow her to distinguish herself from Gov. Rick Perry in their fight for the Republican presidential nomination – the vaccination of young girls against a sexually … Continue reading

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Dude, You’ve Got a Problem

Sometimes it seems that one of the most American of all American traits is feeling threatened, existentially. Something is going to change everything, and things will never be the same, or as they as should be, or should have been. … Continue reading

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