Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Other Unpleasantness

Charles Kesler:
Who knows what Bill would advise regarding our current contentions. He liked to surprise, whether by endorsing marijuana decriminalization or by opposing a blind man’s sailing expedition (“a profanation,” he insisted). Still, I’m pretty sure my old friend would say to depressed conservatives today something along the lines of what Barry Goldwater said to depressed right-wingers at the 1960 GOP Convention: Grow up, conservatives! Bill lived through and surmounted Goldwater’s 1964 debacle, the ensuing Great Society, Nixon’s presidency and resignation (at the time, hard to say which was more embarrassing), American retreat in the 1970s, the assassination attempt against Reagan, the various stains of Bill Clinton’s presidency, and other unpleasantness, not including, however, Barack’s Obama’s election in 2008. He was spared that indignity.
Hi racist! Let me remind you of the other unpleasantness:

George W. Bush

17 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

Barack’s Obama’s election in 2008. He was spared that indignity

Kesler likes apostrophes so much that ONE IS NOT ENOUGH.
I am not sure precisely what it is about Obama's presence in the Presidency that imperils the dignity of that institution. Anyhoo, if there is anything we can do to ease other conservatives out of their continued suffering, just let us know.

Smut Clyde said...

He liked to surprise

This certainly sounds better than "remained steadfastly inconsistent, adjusting his principles to fit his preferences".

Substance McGravitas said...

Certainly the "no pies in the face" rule was forgotten when he was tippling.

Anonymous said...

we will retain our sense of humor. indignities abound. we must retain.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Bill Buckley, you say?
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Another Kiwi said...

Bill used to stand athwart me peeing in my mouth, what a funny guy.

mikey said...

In point of fact, we know what "Bill would advise". He would advise that we largely stick to the status quo, which is "working" by his standards, and merely cut spending on people who are poor and have funny colored skin and transfer those funds to people who are like him, white and wealthy, and while we're at it, maybe we could pass some laws that let us oppress those dusky-hued types again. That was fun...

wiley said...

A woman I knew who had the most integrity of anyone I've ever met, who spent her whole life doing good for others, died in her late eighties in 2000. She was spared that indignity. I imagine she knew what was coming and just hung it up at that point.

I'm not very jokey lately. Am feeling really tired of listening to these Pugs bitch. Fuck all of these bastards. If they were merely worthless, it would be an improvement.

Substance McGravitas said...

Kesler seems like he could be persuaded to go with that assessment if he talks about Buckley more.

M. Bouffant said...

Bill lived through and surmounted ... the assassination attempt against Reagan ...
Huh? Wha'?

fish said...

I am not sure precisely what it is about Obama's presence in the Presidency that imperils the dignity of that institution.

Simple he darkens the doorstep IYKWIMAITYD...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Buckley was a thug, albeit a thug with a thesaurus. A thugsaurus!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Buckley was a thug, albeit a thug with a thesaurus. A thugsaurus!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Buckley was a thug, albeit a thug with a thesaurus. A thugsaurus!

Substance McGravitas said...

Okay, NOW I get it.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I don't get it.

Rob Patterson said...

Kind of a giveaway when he rhapsodizes about Buckley's wit without giving a single example of it.