Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hippies still trying to ruin the country:

They certainly are, right?

That is the title of an essay by Jenean Mcbrearty in the Kentucky Lexington Herald-Leader. It's wrtings like this that give full meaning to the word "ridiculous". Straw-men galore, a 1960's John Birch Society outlook, along with high school level wit.

There is a good reaction post over at The Spencerian. Well worth a read.

ALSO: Reaction letters sent to the LH-L. Not everyone in Kentucky is nuts.


That column is the conservative id puking up 40 years of hateful craziness.

I love that, in an article denouncing hippies -- HIPPIES! -- the writer decries people for whom "... it's easier to keep blaming old enemies than to confront new ones..."

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/22/2006 10:05 PM  

I read the piece on a site that I have kept up with for a year or more. The receptive audience for this is certainly limited there.

This is the worst kind of denial and projection. It is not just the writer who is amiss here but also the editor and the board of directors LHL.

I grew up in Kentucky. My family's paper of choice was the Louisville Courier Journal. We could have certainly chosen otherwise but we had a good fit.

In Kentucky, the LHL is the paper of choice to line your nite-crawler boxes. It is a purer manure.

Go Cards and whoever is playing UK.

By Blogger Lantern Bearer, at 11/25/2006 6:09 PM  

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