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(National Review Online)   "Babyboomer liberals seem incapable of grasping that just because music, drugs, whatever were major themes of their own comfy rebellious phases that these props are not universal constants for 'progressive' movements"   (nationalreview.com ) divider line
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2004-03-04 02:49:05 PM  
Huh?
 
2004-03-04 02:49:13 PM  
WHHHAT??

OOO-K!
 
2004-03-04 02:49:24 PM  
That was less than informative.
 
2004-03-04 02:49:25 PM  
Oh boy, here we go. . .
 
2004-03-04 02:50:50 PM  
"Babyboomer liberals seem incapable of grasping that just because music, drugs, whatever were major themes of their own comfy rebellious phases that these props are not universal constants for "progressive" movements."


*says you-
 
2004-03-04 02:51:53 PM  
To many quotation marks . . . . head exploding
 
2004-03-04 02:52:47 PM  
Fark Conservatives.
 
2004-03-04 02:52:49 PM  
Look. Just leave cultural issues to Liberals, and economic issues to conservatives, and no one will embarass themselves.
 
2004-03-04 02:53:00 PM  
As much as I tire of boomer politics, I think in this case that the writer is just trying to push buttons, as opposed to offering useful, well-thought-out opinions.
 
2004-03-04 02:53:04 PM  
It can be summed up like this:

As soon as you get older and have kids, your guilty conscience may make you end up railing against everything you used to love to do as a teenager and college student and think that if you push your agenda hard enough, you will vindicate all of your past wrongdoings (or something like that)
 
2004-03-04 02:53:17 PM  
Everything I ever learned, I learned from a baby boomer....so what does that mean for me?
 
2004-03-04 02:53:30 PM  
Whaaaa?

/off to get a quick piercing...
 
2004-03-04 02:54:12 PM  
How about all the conservatives who assume if you go to church you must be on your knees for George Dubya Bush, God bless his soul.
 
2004-03-04 02:54:35 PM  
I'm sure many rational political thoughts will be expressed in this thread.
 
2004-03-04 02:54:40 PM  
Well, it *is* a trend often seen.
Still a crass generalization, tho.

Oh yeah, and fark baby-boomers.

/Joneser, and proud of it. www.generationjones.com
 
2004-03-04 02:54:52 PM  
"004-03-04 02:52:49 PM downstairs
Look. Just leave cultural issues to Liberals, and economic issues to conservatives, and no one will embarass themselves."

Uhm, GWB?? COuld he have screwed us any worse?
 
2004-03-04 02:55:14 PM  
This is why no conservative or Republican has ever done or ever will do drugs.
 
2004-03-04 02:55:32 PM  
I guess babyboomer conservatives weren't listening to any music or doing any drugs back then.
 
2004-03-04 02:56:13 PM  
I happen to like music and drugs!!

/pops an ibuprofin
 
2004-03-04 02:56:20 PM  
Anyway, here's the book being referenced:

Dispatches from the Culture Wars: How the Left Lost Teen Spirit (new window)

When did American government become the enemy of American pop culture? Music insider and progressive activist Danny Goldberg has spent decades tuning in to the rhythms and voices that speak straight to the hearts and desires of America's youth. In that time, one fact has become increasingly clear: our venerable political leaders are tone deaf. In this startling, provocative book, Goldberg shows how today's professional public servants have managed to achieve nothing less than the indefensible, wholesale alienation of an entire generation.
 
2004-03-04 02:56:38 PM  
So someone wrote a paragraph about a criticism of a book they never read, and we're expected to start a flame-war based upon the fact that it seemed to slam liberals? No thank you.
 
2004-03-04 02:56:44 PM  
"Babyboomer liberals seem incapable of grasping that just because music, drugs, whatever were major themes of their own comfy rebellious phases that these props are not universal constants for "progressive" movements."

*********************************

D+
Bad sentence structure. Awkward. RunOn. Missing Punctuation. Questionable Word Choices.

Excedrin #445

Who reads this stuff? I mean, I'm pretty conservative, but I wouldn't pore over minutiae like this.
 
2004-03-04 02:56:54 PM  
There's nothing more dreary than aging hippie types.
 
2004-03-04 02:57:02 PM  
Here I am waiting
for a post about the new
Bush advert to flame
 
2004-03-04 02:57:15 PM  
Your amazing ability to percieve the obvious is highly surpassed by your dubious capacity to superceed the impervious.

/got nuttin'
 
2004-03-04 02:57:54 PM  
Hahaha..

"Reason's David Weigel has a good
review of Daniel Goldberg's book Dispatches From the Culture Wars: How the Left Lost Teen Spirit. I haven't read the book and unless I get paid to (or need to for my book), it's a metaphysical certainty I never will"

Thus begins 4 paragraphs of a guy talking about a book he hasn't read and never will. Nicely done, NRO.
 
2004-03-04 02:58:10 PM  
BobC
There's nothing more dreary than aging hippie types.

What do you have against "Uptown Girl?"
 
2004-03-04 02:58:27 PM  
Right...if it "seems" that way it must be true. It couldn't just be the NRO painting with an overly broad brush in yet another attempt to discredit the ideological opposition, (not that the opposition isn't doing a fine job of it by themselves).
 
2004-03-04 02:58:38 PM  
swahnhennessy

Yeah, no shiat. Since when did we need to contrive something like that for a good old-fashioned Fark flamewar? ;)
 
2004-03-04 02:58:39 PM  
Nobody will understand the hard-core political left who does not understand that their politics are not about other people's well-being but about their own egos.

Thomas Sowell
 
2004-03-04 02:58:47 PM  
2004-03-04 02:52:49 PM downstairs

Look. Just leave cultural issues to Liberals, and economic issues to conservatives, and no one will embarass themselves.

******************************

OK, but not Mapplethorpe.
 
2004-03-04 02:58:51 PM  
In other news, just because WFB enjoys walking around with a broomstick up his ass, doen't mean everybody does.
 
2004-03-04 02:59:07 PM  
"Just leave cultural issues to Liberals, and economic issues to conservatives, and no one will embarass themselves."

That sums up my political/social philosophy right there. Add national defense and law enforcement to the conservative side, and environment and civil rights to the liberal side, and everyone will know their roles.
 
2004-03-04 02:59:24 PM  
Both sides are wrong. Liberals are wrong about economic issues, and conservatives are wrong about social/personal issues.

/flame on.
 
2004-03-04 02:59:36 PM  
I've love to chime in on a political flamewar, if someone could explain to me just what the fark the author is yapping about.
 
2004-03-04 03:00:01 PM  
"Babyboomer conservatives seem incapable of grasping that just because fascism, imperialism, whatever were major themes of their own comfy "spoiled-rotten by the family fortune" phases that these props are not universal constants for "progressive" movements."
 
2004-03-04 03:00:19 PM  
Obviously, the NRO has run out of stupid anti-liberal stories to run; and has gone to nonsensical anti-liberal stories instead.
 
2004-03-04 03:00:29 PM  
What do you have against "Uptown Girl?"

GAH!
 
2004-03-04 03:00:41 PM  
"Look. Just leave cultural issues to Liberals, and economic issues to conservatives, and no one will embarass themselves."

ever heard of reagan? bush senior? bush junior?
 
2004-03-04 03:00:58 PM  
Was the photoshopped 'Far Side' cartoon link below SFW?
 
2004-03-04 03:01:27 PM  
I have to admit to one cultural/political law: it should be against the law for rightwingers to be Parrotheads.

I had a boss who believed in incarceration for drug users, legislated sexuality, and invading Iraq was right. How the hell does he get off going to a Buffett concert every year and posing like he's all mellowed out and cool w/ it?
 
2004-03-04 03:02:49 PM  
"How the hell does he get off going to a Buffett concert every year and posing like he's all mellowed out and cool w/ it?"

COME ON NOW! Everybody knows Alcohol is not a drug.
 
2004-03-04 03:03:01 PM  
"Both sides are wrong. Liberals are wrong about economic issues, and conservatives are wrong about social/personal issues."

I'm not exactly saying 'PICK A SIDE', but please. Conservatives have on occasion been right about social issues and Liberals have been right about economic ones.

I.E.: Campus PC movement of the 80s/early 90s
Horrible Deficit Spending by Republicans at the same time

See? Unfortunately, you just have to decide on each issue individually.
 
2004-03-04 03:03:08 PM  


Bush is only truly a social conservative. The only way he could be considered financially conservative is for his tax cuts, but a true conservative would cut taxes AND cut spending as well.
 
2004-03-04 03:03:13 PM  
I'm going to defend Jonah here. His columns are usually quite well-thought-out. He has an irreverend approach to conservatism that would do the country club types well to emulate. The snippet that was posted was from "the corner" which is a running thread of commentary (much like this thread) and isn't meant to be taken in the same light as a published article would be.
 
2004-03-04 03:03:55 PM  
Bizarre article. Not even sure it was an article.

However, I agree that liberal babyboomers are a bunch of crybaby hypocrites. Fark that whole generation. Never worked a day in their sorry lives.

Yes, I'm bitter, because I'll be supporting their sorry freeloading asses while they whine away about the quality of their free medical care and social security and me me me me blah. The quicker they die off, the better.

/I'll take my meal to go... got to catch a train to hell

//only partly tongue in cheek
 
2004-03-04 03:03:55 PM  
If there's one thing actors know...
 
2004-03-04 03:04:02 PM  
"but a true conservative would cut taxes AND cut spending as well."


What are they conserving exactly?
 
2004-03-04 03:04:32 PM  
Same Old Crap
 
2004-03-04 03:04:56 PM  
Nobody will understand the hard-core political left who does not understand that their politics are not about other people's well-being but about their own egos.

Thomas Sowell


Just because uncle Tom doesn't get understand it he's gotta go gettin all ad hominem. What a clown - he's been writing the same three columns for years. Snore.
 
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