Tag Archives: Republicans – Party of the South

Strange Times Indeed

Every generation probably has this sense that they live in strange times indeed – what is happening around them is nothing like whatever happened before – everything is unprecedented. That was said a lot in the sixties, perhaps for good … Continue reading

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Fighting Bigotry with Porn

Some days stand out, like January 21, 1908 – that was the day that New York City passed the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public. That was vetoed by the mayor, the long-forgotten George McClellan … Continue reading

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Always Sailing Again Into That Imaginary Past

It was one of the biggest hits of 1979 – What a Fool Believes – and went on to win the Grammy for Song of the Year – one of the very few non-disco hits that year. Yes, disco was … Continue reading

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Old Movies Always Playing

Out here in Hollywood you get used to it. The social conservatives – the evangelicals and End Times folks anticipating the Rapture, the values-voters and whatnot – have no use for Hollywood. All the movies and television shows are filled … Continue reading

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When Common Sense Meets Mythology

Sure it was a cultural shock – imagine growing up in Pittsburgh then attending a small liberal arts college in Ohio in the last four years of the sixties, then heading off to graduate school in the South, or close … Continue reading

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Hurtling Toward Civil War

Of course there will be another American Civil War – or Round Two of the first one. It is inevitable. Sooner or later, given that we’re a nation of immigrants and do have a policy of accepting new citizens from … Continue reading

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