Deep Thoughts.....FROM WICKEDPINTO???

This is a couple of weeks old, mainly because it's posted on wicked & mesa's "old" blog. I'm so used to getting my daily wickedpinto fix from "The Hostages" that I don't go back to Absolute Moral Authority as much as I used to. That's my bad. I'll try to make up for it, guys.

The topic's one that I've thought about myself, but the conclusion never occured to me until I read it at AMA. Conservatives like me feel friendly towards Sarah Palin because she's a "Reagan Conservative". I don't mean "Reagan Conservative" like one of the Republicans swept into office in the early 80's by Reagan's two landslides, I'm talking about someone who developed their worldview while Ron was running the show.

Sarah's only 4 years older than I am, and I was 12 when Reagan beat Carter. That means that she was 12 when Carter beat an anemic Ford to win the Presidency. Even with the Watergate scandal and Ford's many gaffes ("Poland isn't in the Soviet sphere of influence?"), Carter still had to work hard to get the job, and when he proceeded to turn his presidency into one gigantic Mongolian Goat Rodeo, even a 9-year old punk from Iowa could tell that he was being found wanting on the national stage. Imagine how I'd have felt at the time if I had been four years older like she was. Her formitive years were during our giveaway of the Panama Canal, our total withdrawal of support for the Shah of Iran that helped cause the Iranian Revolution, the continued post-'Nam toxification of our military, and the Energy Crisis. You remember the Energy Crisis, don't you? Jimmy "Dr. Science" Carter advised everyone to turn down their thermostats and wear sweaters. Since I was so young, I don't remember if this advice came in the summer or the winter, but knowing Carter, I wouldn't be shocked if he said it during the Fourth of July weekend.

With all that happening as she went through Junior High and started High School, I can just imagine how she felt once Reagan came along and moved Jimmah's Joooo-Hating ass back to Plains, GA.

I remember the early 80's. I remember Reagan building up our military, to the chagrin of Europe, Hollywood and the Democratic Congress. I remember David Stockman being painted as Reagan's Lavrenty Beria by the media. Since Iowa was in the grips of the 80's farm crisis at the time, Reagan's budget cuts were especially villified in our area. I remember Tip O'Neill saying that Reagan's just a senile figurehead, and that Congress would take care of America in spite of him. I remember the old Genesis "Land of Confusion" music video, sort of a "Sid & Marty Krofft Enter the Political Arena" enterprise. Even with all that happening around me, it took college to turn me into a true conservative. If I'd been four years older like Sarah Palin, I'd imagine that my turn from the darkside would have been even more pronounced.

You know what memory stands out the most from the 80's? The absolute venomous attacks on Reagan by the media. He was senile, he was a babykiller, he was a Nazi, he was a B-Movie actor who let his wife run his schedule with astrology. Even back then, before "Piss Christ" and movies that are 90-minute mastubatory fantasies about killing the president, Reagan elicited a rage that even Nixon couldn't gin up among the media. The elite saw his connection with the "great unwashed" out here in flyover country, and they hated him for it. That remind you of anything we're seeing today?

Don't get me wrong: I'm not ready to guzzle the "Palin is Reagan's Political Heir" kool-aid just yet. I just think that it's fascinating that she became a registered Republican at 18. Maybe it's growing up in Alaska, where "rugged individualism" is on display daily, or maybe she just had her shit together from the get-go.

Anyway, I wanted to link this piece here so that all of you can see why we love wickedpinto. Admittedly, he ain't no spurwing plover, but if you can wade through his rants with your eyes open, you might just learn something.

At least you'll hear some "No shit, this really happened to me..." stories. And glorious tales of bitchbreaking. If I weren't a complete lazy POS, I'd come up with a "Bacon Legion of Merit" medal to give the man for this insight.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at 10:37 PM



Comments

1 Too bad WP can't comment on this thread!!

Posted by: bmac at September 19, 2008 10:46 PM (xzd+V)

2 Good points, well made.

Alas, you forgot one thing about the Carter years, that those of us in high school remember with deep, abiding pain: Disco. And with disco came Leisure Suits and all that stuff; the beginnings of the sexual revolution.

And I was the only guy in my high school class who didn't get laid.

In 1980, I used my flippers to slap the old fashioned, not-manipulateable-lever for Ronald Reagan, baby. My first vote, because I was a neocon before being a neocon was cool.

Regards.

Posted by: R. Sherman at September 19, 2008 10:49 PM (p9c9L)

3 Russ - I bow before your complete and discrete "fuck you" to the cocksuckers of the world.

Posted by: MCPO Airdale at September 19, 2008 10:54 PM (wba6w)

4 Aw shit, Shermie... the Sexual Rev was fully revved long before disco. You must've been *way* out of the loop, dude...
Maybe you'll get laid yet- gotta dream, baby!

Posted by: Kipper Snacks at September 19, 2008 10:54 PM (+Q0+O)

5 Am I banned?
Figured I would have gotten a red font, cap's warning

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 19, 2008 10:57 PM (ul7te)

6 OT: Check out this shit. Pure Dem thuggery.

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2008/09/19/thats-a-nice-tax-exempt-organization-hate-to-see-something-happen-to-it.php

Posted by: JB at September 19, 2008 10:58 PM (qxc7J)

7 I think that maybe Nom WANTED me banned, cuz nom is too big for his, her, probably her, britches.
I know ace is loopy at times, but I never thought he would ban me, in fact, I was trying to talk him down.
I'm not arrogant with that, I! often need patty, and my other 10 hostages to talk me down before I go crazy.
Ace only needs one or two.
Despite Nom's little dick wanna be crossing guard arrogance.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 19, 2008 10:59 PM (ul7te)

8 Thank you very much russ.
How's baby russ?
I really hope it took after lady russ, cuz . . .well, you're kinda ugly.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 19, 2008 11:01 PM (ul7te)

9 Wicked is one crazy F*uped Dude.
The 1st election I voted in was Reagan. I wanted to vote for tricky dick Nixon
but I was too young. I guess it is in my blood.

Posted by: Vmaximus at September 19, 2008 11:01 PM (/q7b/)

10 sorry, not baby "russ" but "baby wintersett?"

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 19, 2008 11:03 PM (ul7te)

11 Dittos. I remember writing my senior paper on the Contras.
Even then, some of the sources I came across were batshit crazy on Reagan.

Posted by: Red stain on the wall at AoSHQ at September 19, 2008 11:03 PM (wgLRl)

12 You don't look banned from here.

Posted by: XBradTC at September 19, 2008 11:04 PM (soV1p)

13 F*uped Dude
Time for another shot Vmax.

Posted by: bmac at September 19, 2008 11:04 PM (xzd+V)

14 Might have been one of someones half assed efforts again.
I'm really not a bad guy, but everyone is on eggshells waiting for me to be one.
I"M FUCKING NOT!!!
GROW UP PUSSSY's!!!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 19, 2008 11:06 PM (ul7te)

15 Linked and banned?

Looks like it's been a heck of a night around here and I missed it all.

Thanks for the link to AMA, time to spin that baby back up. The traffic at The Hostages is getting too high. Ten contributors now, sheesh.

Posted by: mesablue at September 19, 2008 11:08 PM (5yNaE)

16 well, you're kinda ugly

And you smell like the ass-end of a horse, brudda.

Moses is doing well (16.5 pounds as of yesterday), but he's dealing with the back end of a little viral infection. He's been coughing up snot for about 8 days or so, but even with his congestion, he's laughing and smiling 24/7. He puked up his WHOLE bottle all over me this morning, and I was a little worried about it until he started laughing at me.
From what we can tell from my old baby pictures, he's got my family's nose (father's side), and Janis thinks his latest pictures look a LOT like mine from the summer of '68. Except that he hasn't been photographed sitting behind the wheel of a cherry '68 Torino GT...yet.
(Ask rosetta for the picture of me in the Torino and then compare it to the pictures I posted at IB of Moses last month. I submitted it to the "proof of life" thread, but he said "send something more recent". Freakin' transsexual.)

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at September 19, 2008 11:09 PM (cdAdD)

17 MONGOLIAN GOAT RODEO! I want the t-shirt. I am stealing that phrase and will use and care for it well. I also remember the Jimmah years, I turned sixteen when he was elected and remember trying to actually defend at the time the giveaway of the Panama canal in a composition for college bound class. My instructor shot me down hard. I lived through the Nixon debacle and tried very hard to give Jimmah the benefit of the doubt. But he screwed the pooch at every turn. Ronald Reagan opened my eyes to what politics was really about and the press/dems showed me their unending pettiness and lust for power. I have been a conservative ever since. Sarah is not selling the messiahalaide, and after watching her for awhile I very much connect with the way she conducts herself. Little Chuckie Gibson had to put her interview through a food processor to try to demonize her. I watched the Hannity interview, the easy and sure way that she fielded and responded to questioning, with no um, er, ah, the sure and confident manner she conducts herself. That is what scares the pants off of Obamushmouth and his running dogs. And she has truly invigorated McCain. He has been ripping them new ones at the stump speeches that he has been giving. Guy looks ten years younger suddenly. I am continuously being amazed. Best. Election. Evah.

Posted by: Cliff M at September 19, 2008 11:11 PM (FYZH9)

18 And ace, just to be clear: I was writing this whole piece simultaneouslywith your weekend banning of WP. Don't take it as a poke in the eye, it's just weird karma or something like that.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at September 19, 2008 11:11 PM (cdAdD)

19 MSNBC's business model, got a few readers.
I personaly think that is my best yet.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 19, 2008 11:12 PM (ul7te)

20 Admit it, Russ, you want to have Sarah's baby

Posted by: kat-missouri at September 19, 2008 11:12 PM (io+Si)

21 Hey Cliff, two words:
Enter Button.

Posted by: bmac at September 19, 2008 11:13 PM (xzd+V)

22 Russ- Babies being sick is the worst. Pat little Moses on his tiny head and tell him I hope he's better soon.

Would you like to hear about English hookers?

Posted by: MCPO Airdale at September 19, 2008 11:14 PM (wba6w)

23 Do I want to hear about English hookers? Does wickedpinto shit in the woods? Hell yeah!

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at September 19, 2008 11:17 PM (cdAdD)

24 WickedPinto,

I banned you from my blog too. Just cuz I'm drunk from lack of sleep and thought it might help me get girls for some reason.

Posted by: Lincoln at September 19, 2008 11:18 PM (GYHOH)

25 If you ever comment on my blog, Pinto, I'll ban you for a couple of days. Just because I can.

Posted by: XBradTC at September 19, 2008 11:21 PM (soV1p)

26 Speaking of shit:
http://blogs.pitch.com/plog/2008/09/george_brett_shits_his_pants_t.php


Posted by: eddiebear at September 19, 2008 11:22 PM (1IuRk)

27 Those were some rosy days when Ronnie kicked Carter's ass in 1980. I was a brand new voter, and got to shake his hand at a state convention.

Remember how they called his economic policies "Reagonomics," with that usual contemptuous lefty sneer?

Once his policies kicked in and fired up the great American machine, resulting ultimately in the incredible growth of the 1990s, they stopped calling it Reagonomics.

Rosy, rosy days, and Sarah is cut of the same cloth as Reagan. She's way cuter than he was, though.

Posted by: Pavel at September 19, 2008 11:22 PM (/jsnH)

28 Lincoln,
Once again, I KNOW!!!
It happens. I never held it against you. CHILL LINCOLN!!!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 19, 2008 11:24 PM (ul7te)

29 Actually, my dad was and still is a Republican. I grew up in the 80s, watching the Iran Contra hearings on this newfangled cable news channel thingy, and my dad calling the host a "vile cocksucker."
As a result, it was in my DNA.

But, seeing just how fucking retarded the Democrats were while I was in college convinced me that I should stay Republican.

That, and the fact a real hot piece of ass who became my wife asked me to join the College Republicans. And they offered free beer, while the Democrats just wanted us to paint signs and make paper maiche heads for protests.

Posted by: eddiebear at September 19, 2008 11:25 PM (1IuRk)

30 I'd ban WickedPinto from my blog if I had one. So, I just post on his

Posted by: MCPO Airdale at September 19, 2008 11:25 PM (wba6w)

31 Maybe I should ban Wicked from AMA -- just so he can't comment on his own post.


Posted by: mesablue at September 19, 2008 11:28 PM (5yNaE)

32 In 1983, I became a republican when I was 8 years old. Why?
well, I'll leave it to NOM! who is the arbiter of what is worthy.
Nom? You REALLY pissed me off you know? I will forgive you if you are the first to say what happened in 83.
And if you reference the Marine Barracks? I will find you and hurt you. A lot.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 19, 2008 11:29 PM (ul7te)

33 Ah, doesn't matter, no one's clicking on the link anyway.

Only about a hundred so far -- small taters.

Posted by: mesablue at September 19, 2008 11:30 PM (5yNaE)

34 Not to be a dick, but. . .
Well,
Learn your lesson yet Ace?
I really had NOTHING to do with this, but I find it HIGH-FUCKING-LARIOUS!!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 19, 2008 11:31 PM (ul7te)

35 WickedPinto: No I meant I did it AGAIN. HA! =P

What can I say, I'm bored and lonely tonight so I'm doing stupid things.

Posted by: Lincoln at September 19, 2008 11:54 PM (GYHOH)

36 I'm Sarah Palins age. HS Classs of '82 thankyou. I was on the USS Saratoga when fighters from one of our squadrons forced down the Achille Laural hijackers. Sweet. Reagan called the ship and they broadcast his live thankyou over the 1MC (public address). I'll never forget it! "You can run, but you can't hide!"

Posted by: Oxrock at September 20, 2008 12:58 AM (CgVe3)

37 I think she very much reminds me of that spirit. Not another "Reaganite", but possibly cast in his image!

Posted by: Oxrock at September 20, 2008 12:59 AM (CgVe3)

38
Oxrock --

Very cool. Thanks for your service.

I was in Naples when the Achille Lauro was docked there. Two days later it was highjacked. I spent the weekend at the home of a high-ranking officer in the Carabinieri: basically, the Italian version of an FBI agent. He was very busy that weekend, and exhausted. Lots going on. Was later ashamed that his govt. let that bastard who masterminded the highjacking go.

Posted by: Steve (aka Ed Snate) at September 20, 2008 01:13 AM (qZ06Q)

39 Had shore patrol in Napoli once. Best driving experience an young man could ask for! Those dashed lines?....Just suggestions. Red Light? Might want to floor it! Was guessing at the Lauro's name. Could have looked it up, but it's Firday and I'm having some Beam.

Posted by: Oxrock at September 20, 2008 01:20 AM (CgVe3)

40 Oh, and fixed my url too.

Posted by: Oxrock at September 20, 2008 01:20 AM (CgVe3)

41 Pinto got banned? For the weekened? We do limited time bannings now?
Also why's he posting if he's banned?
I'm so confused.
Why, why WP, did you have to push the longbows? Couldn't be content with breaking bitches...had to analyze hypothetical alt history civil war scenarios...
Thus many a good man has been brought to ruin.

Posted by: Entropy at September 20, 2008 01:53 AM (HgAV0)

42 That means that she was 12 when Carter beat an anemic Ford to win the Presidency.

Gov. Palin is about 8 1/2 months older than me. ("I coulda been a contendah! I coulda been... somebody.")

I grew up in "rustbelt, OH"- dad was a USWA steelworker who had been through three strikes in 6 years during the 70's (the plant closed in 84- and it's still a hole in the ground.), and mom was actually 'on strike' as a UFCW cashier at Kroger during all of 1980. Between the actual experience of living through the 70's (gas lines, crippling inflation, the first city income tax was passed, three different school teacher strikes-including most of 7th grade), and also reading lots of Heinlein, Rand, Hayek, etc.- I was never attracted to the "liberal" POV.

But, what really sealed the deal was growing up with my neighbors from ages 3-15 (My best friend's parents who lived directly across the street).

Toni was a Mexican National who had her Masters in child psych and worked at TICOH (Training Institute of Central OH) with the 14 yr old who pimped out his 9 yr old sister and the 12 yr old who had raped/murdered his mother because killing the neighborhood cat population had lost it's thrill.

Ever spend part of your 9th birthday visiting with a 15 yr old who torched his white grandmother in her rocking chair? (Will Ace ban me if I mention the kid was a "black" whose father abandoned his white mother at age 3?)

Meanwhile, Phil had a Doctorate in Spanish Lit and taught at the local Lib Arts college, was a 2nd degree black belt in Judo, held a Grandmaster rank in chess, voted for Nader in 72 and 76, wouldn't watch any TV except MacNeil/Lehrer on PBS, and drove a Volvo-- in 1970.

By '84, when I was first eligible to vote, I was already souring on Reagan - mostly due to: No reductions in spending, Amnesty (ver. 1.1) and "saving" Socialist InSecurity- but Mondale was Mondale. My first (and only) vote for a Repub for President.

In 88, I was more than ready to vote Libertarian- but they nominated a certain racist nutjob of a Congressman from Texas, so I voted against all the taxes/issues/incumbents on the ballot- and "abstained" on that one selection.

Marrou in 92, Browne 96/00, Badnarik 04.

I simply want a Repub who will say, "My last Presidential budget will have less spending than my first"... We didn't hit $1 trillion in spending until 1980- isn't $3.3 trillion enough for 2015?


Posted by: Fletch at September 20, 2008 02:09 AM (YuRsF)

43 Steve (aka Ed Snate):

Yikes! I was doing the whole backpacking-around-Europe thing in the summer of '85. I hitchhiked from Scotland to Ireland with a Canadian girl I met in Aberdeen. She subjected me to countless miles of Canadian political whine-fest. Every time she came up with another horrible thing that the US had done to Canada, I'd do a feigned shock thing, asking how could the US get away with perpetrating such a crime against another country, which would force her to admit that said crime had occurred with the full knowledge and cooperation of the Canadian government. I'd then quietly point out that the US was doing its job by me, but that her government was the one screwing her over.

A car picked us up in the middle of an especially nasty debate. I was really pissed by then, and not speaking to her. The driver and passenger were guys in their early 20s , with middle-eastern accents, and they enthusiastically asked us if we were Canadian.

Canada-chick piped up a thickly chopper affirmation, but I was still sulking and not speaking to her, so I just let her talk. One of the guys started to yap about how much they like Canadians, who were so different from the horrible Americans. They were from Libya, a country I knew nothing about, and my pal was equally ignorant. Canada-chick saw an opening for some fun, and even I perked up as she asked them if they were able to tell Canadians and Americans apart, since so many people she'd met confused the two. (And, yeah, she had the whole giant Canadian flag sewn into a backpack thing going on, while I had only an army/navy belt ammo pouch, with US stamped in faded ink.)

These guys started going on and on about how evil Americans were, how they would know an American immediately because they were such disgusting people that they hate hate hate hate HATED, and the more they went on, the more the two of us squirmed. The next town we drove through, Canada Chick and I expressed enchantment and delight, thanked our gallant drivers for the lift, but insisted that we couldn't possibly miss the chance to do some shopping in that quaint little village.

We both held our breath as we dragged our backpacks up the curb, and didn't exhale until the car had pulled off into traffic. I remember standing there, neither one of us speaking, trying to get my head around the disaster I'd just managed to avert (with the help of my friend), and trying to process the pure malice that I'd never anticipated from complete strangers. Then Canadian chick said, very softly,

"Sorry, buddy.".

She thought she understood America Bashing, and was well versed in all of its forms, but those guys showed her something new. They held up a very dark mirror to her, and she didn't like what she saw.

That was three months before the Achille Lauro was hijacked.

Posted by: Rebecca at September 20, 2008 02:18 AM (NL+2l)

44 Feh.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at September 20, 2008 02:43 AM (nOQ1R)

45 WP and MB could you fix your link? I click on your name in the comments and get the 404. That might beef up your traffic.
You forgot to mention Carter's double digitinflation and interest rates. You can go on and onabout Carter. He was a total failure in every aspect of the presidency, except maybe for keeping the tennis court schedules in order.

Posted by: TFB at September 20, 2008 03:27 AM (mRQfu)

46
I'm a bit older than most of you - born in 1952, and grew up (and still live in) Chicago. My family are all Democrats; my mother though that FDR was a demigod.

Then, in 1978, I married a conservative woman, who's from New York City. She had been reading National Review since the days when Garry Wills wrote for it. Although I had voted for McGovern in 1972 and Carter in 1978, she managed to bring me over to the Dark Side - she, and the Iranian hostage crisis and Carter's handwringing over it. And the Carter inflation - watching my paycheck evaporate was no fun. So, with great trepidation, I pulled the lever for RR in 1980.

I made the mistake of admitting it to my family, and got all manner of grief for it. As my mother put it, voting for Ronald Reagan "was like voting for Rin-Tin-Tin". But what convinced me that I was right in 1980 was Reagan's insistence on indexing income-tax rates to inflation. I didn't make much money in those days, so inflation hurt us badly. And what rubbed salt into the wound was that when I got a raise, a lot of it vanished because I'd been pushed into a higher tax bracket. Reagan's tax cuts also included indexing the tax rates to inflation. For me, it was simply a moral issue: for the government to inflate us into higher tax rates was purely wrong, period. Teddy Kennedy and the rest of the Democrats fought indexing tooth and nail. They lost, but that issue all by itself destroyed any illusions I might have had the Democratic Party had anything to offer working people.

So, I'm not from the Reagan generation: but I am a proud Reagan Republican, and I will be until the day I die. I guess RR is my FDR: my mother would understand.


Posted by: Brown Line at September 20, 2008 04:52 AM (OMiLl)

47 Great post! Brings back lots of memories...I was 15 when Reagan won. What an exciting night that was, to watch the results come in and see the colored pictures of the states going for Reagan! I remember him getting shot at. I remember lots more, but what I remember the most, was going to work the day after Clinton got elected and that awful sick feeling I had in my stomach, just thinking of the fact that America actually voted into the office of President someone like him, who lacked the character to be a President. I also remember the even worse feeling 4 yrs later that we did it AGAIN!
As bad as that feeling was, the stakes are so much higher this time it boggles the mind. All I want for (an early Christmas) is to have an election night like when Reagan won! I want to see the Plasma TV light up RED for McCail/Palin!
The coolest thing is our youngest son is 15-the age I was when Reagan first got elected.- I love listening to him get riled up and say what he thinks. Much like you guys! He has influenced all his freinds in the neighborhood, they actually talk about the election -in such a way as to give meMUCH HOPE (and not the pretend hope of the Obama crowd) for the next generation, and also in such a way that would give The Great BO a migraine and make him just want to give up!

Posted by: freetofly at September 20, 2008 07:20 AM (DkdlQ)

48 uuggh! McCail/Palin = McCain/Palin!
Freetofly = shouldn't type before coffee!

Posted by: freetofly at September 20, 2008 07:27 AM (DkdlQ)

49 My high school years were the Carter years, I was 15 when he was elected. Even though I grew up in Las Vegas, which was considered recession proof at that time, we were told every day in HS that there were no jobs and this was a permanent state. It didn't motivate many of us to go to college (I tried court reporting school and then art school). I was out of HS and living in LA when Reagan ran. I was originally for Bush, but soon got with Reagan and even joined the campaign. I was at the Century Plaza to watch the results and join in the victory party. It was amazing to see him speak in person and to know I had done a small part in helping him get there. Shortly after that I moved to NYC and went to art school. A temporary form of insanity took over cause in 1984 I voted for Mondale. Call it peer pressure or living in the EV and hanging out in too many clubs, but it is my most shameful vote ever (and that includes Clinton in 92, btw). By 1993 and HillaryCare, I came home to my roots.

Posted by: Ann NY at September 20, 2008 08:25 AM (nG/mN)

50 Thanks for putting it clearly.

I think a lot of people agree with wicked pinto's assessment.

Even those 4 years older than Palin.

Posted by: maverick muse at September 20, 2008 09:15 AM (F1b/5)

51 oh for pity sakes wicked, Sarah is NOT only 4 years older than you. She's in her 40's not her 30's

Posted by: pajama momma at September 20, 2008 09:28 AM (f3xJa)

52 I had the same idea, but I don't have a damn blog to post it on. Maybe it's time......

One other thing about those of us of that same age; consider this, in the entire history of mankind, tens of thousands of years, you could have wild monkey sex with little fear of consequence for the roughly 20 years between the invention of the Pill and the rise of herpes and then AIDS. And we were too young to get it on all the sport-fuckin'.

Posted by: Davey at September 20, 2008 09:35 AM (HG6lD)

53 I loved this post.
We need a lot more discussion of Carter, Reagan, and the Mongolian Goat Rodeo. People have to be reminded.

Posted by: Steve O at September 20, 2008 09:44 AM (z7c3k)

54 "I remember the old Genesis "Land of Confusion" music video, sort of a
"Sid Marty Krofft Enter the Political Arena" enterprise."

Posted by: Knemon at September 20, 2008 09:54 AM (KfWko)

55 On the "Land of Confusion" tip:

http://thingruel.blogspot.com/2005/03/false-idols.html

Posted by: Knemon at September 20, 2008 09:55 AM (KfWko)

56 er, oh yeah, great post wicked/russ

Posted by: pajama momma at September 20, 2008 10:09 AM (f3xJa)

57 I just have to say that along with Ace's stuff, it's comments like these that keep me reading here.

Posted by: gultig at September 20, 2008 11:18 AM (fsPLL)

58 I am one month younger than Palin, but I remember watching Bruce Morton and Richard Threlkeld and Jeff Greenfield before Reagan was elected. They kept explaining how no one man could be President effectively.
"Just look at what Carter has had to deal with, one man can't do it all, if Carter is over-matched, imagine what a regular politician would be faced with.... what a brilliant idea for Reagan to pick Ford as his coPresident... brilliant. "

Funny how that brilliant analysis evaporated after a few years of Regan's terms.

Posted by: Potosi Joel at September 20, 2008 02:34 PM (TPRbZ)

59 Oregon Muse (#36) -- SDB (Sindrome di Derangement di Berlusconi) wasn't confined to Italy.

Posted by: FireHorse at September 20, 2008 02:57 PM (+dm+A)

60 The post is spot on and what I've been saying since Palin was selected.

I'm a year older than Sarah and I don't think the left realizes how many of us Reaganites are out here. She is the one we've been waiting for.

Posted by: mpur at September 20, 2008 03:33 PM (Awx7m)

61 If I ever start a blog, can I ban Wickedpinto too, or all you guys hogging the fun?

I mean, it's mandatory, isn't it, like linking to Day by Day or GoogleAds?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at September 20, 2008 05:25 PM (/3ev3)

62 In the future, everyone will ban Wickedpinto for at least 15 minutes.

Posted by: Andy Warhol from Winterset at September 20, 2008 07:22 PM (cdAdD)

63 I don't think Richard knows the investment necessary to create a character like Wickedpinto.
Arrogant smartass.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 21, 2008 01:15 AM (ul7te)

64 Interesting thing.
If I was banned? I don't think I was, No offense to Ace, he sometimes. . . .goes to the extreme. Not like me, but he REALLY goes to the extreme.

But if I was banned?
It was for nothing.

Nothing. He's passionate, and thoughful guy, but sometimes?
He does something for nothing.
I can't think of a single fucking thing I did, this week, that would have made him ban me for a reason.
OH! I fucked with him, but thats because I thought he was fucking around. But If he banned me, it was for nothing.
At the most, he banned me for jokes about Bows and arrows.
And shitting on Nom De Blog, who totaly had it comming.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 21, 2008 02:21 AM (ul7te)

65 Wellllll, if he DID ban you, I should be having a harder time reading the above comment, shouldn't I?

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