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Thread: Another Review Of Saint Hillary's Book

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    "...[I]t says something unflattering about our era that prominent
    political figures --
    who used to write declarations of independence, preambles to
    constitutions,
    Gettysburg addresses, and such -- now use the alphabet only to make
    primitive
    artifacts, like the letter-inscribed tablet that Charlemagne is
    said to have put
    under his pillow each night, in the hope he'd wake up literate.
    Conservatives,
    including most of the Founding Fathers, have always worried that
    the price of a
    democratic system would be a mediocre nation. But George Washington
    and
    William F. Buckley Jr. put together could not have foreseen, in
    their gloomiest
    moments, the rise of Clinton-style über-mediocrity -- with its
    soaring
    commonplaces, its pumped trifling, its platinum-grade triviality.
    The Alpha-dork
    husband, the super-twerp wife, and the hyper-wonk vice president --
    together
    with all their mega-weenie water carriers, such as vicious pit
    gerbil George
    Stephanopoulos and Eastern diamondback rattleworm Sidney Blumenthal
    --
    spent eight years trying to make America nothing to brag about.
    They failed.
    And that is, ultimately, what makes 'Living History' such a good
    nonread. If
    they're going to throw the book at us, and the book is by Hillary,
    the republic will
    endure (and the Republicans will prevail)." --P.J. O'Rourke
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    I have enjoyed the writing of P.J. since the early days of Rolling Stone- the man has an undeniable way with words.

    Of course, he is totally full of shit, also.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Originally posted by clocker@8 July 2003 - 12:22
    I have enjoyed the writing of P.J. since the early days of Rolling Stone- the man has an undeniable way with words.

    Of course, he is totally full of shit, also.
    So, while I sing his praises, you might consent to join me in the refrain?

    Do you agree as to his revue of Hill's book?
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    I haven't read the book in question (BTW- have you?), so I can't judge the validity of the review.

    Can't say I'm in any particular hurry to read either.
    I have a major treatise on The Family Circus to wade through, first.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Originally posted by clocker@8 July 2003 - 13:05
    I haven't read the book in question (BTW- have you?), so I can't judge the validity of the review.

    Can't say I'm in any particular hurry to read either.
    I have a major treatise on The Family Circus to wade through, first.
    A preferred read, to be sure.

    Do you/have you read "Pogo"?

    The best of all time.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    currently reading Give War a Chance. Don't agree with a lot of his conservative views, but he is damn funny. and i'm sick of all the hippy liberal BS in western society, so I'm not nearly as hostile to his thinking as i was back in the day.

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    Originally posted by myfiles3000@8 July 2003 - 14:51
    currently reading Give War a Chance. Don't agree with a lot of his conservative views, but he is damn funny. and i'm sick of all the hippy liberal BS in western society, so I'm not nearly as hostile to his thinking as i was back in the day.
    I'm stunned.

    What day was this, myfiles?

    Anyone mind if I crack a cold one?

    This is truly momentous, and worthy of a small celebration!
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    I love to read William F. Buckley Jr's columns in the sacbee. Hes has witty intelligent style to his writings, & humorous too.

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    Originally posted by clintonesque@9 July 2003 - 09:21
    I love to read William F. Buckley Jr's columns in the sacbee. Hes has witty intelligent style to his writings, & humorous too.
    WFB Jr. is the "Leo Kottke" of intellectual conservative thought as well as being the progenitor of the conservative movement.

    He is the best, IMHO, of course.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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