« Washed-Up Comedian Watch | Main | A Few Loonies for a Good Cause »

06/08/2004

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83452032669e200d83456a40969e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Looking Back At Reagan: What Was All The Fuss About?:

» Well Said from The Gweilo Diaries
This post is too damned good to try to excerpt any of it, I tried. So follow the link. Good insightful writing will be a nice change for you. Don't worry, the boobies and sophmoric remarks will still be here... [Read More]

» Well Said from The Gweilo Diaries
This post is too damned good to excerpt from it. I tried. So you'll just have to follow the link and read it all (Richard and Joe, that includes you). Good insightful writing will be a nice change for my... [Read More]

» Well Said from The Gweilo Diaries
This post is too damned good to excerpt from, I tried. You'll just have to follow the link and read it all (Richard and Joe, that includes you). Good, insightful, balanced writing will be a nice change for my readers... [Read More]

» Reagan, Partisanship and Perspective from The Gweilo Diaries
This post is too damned good to excerpt from, I tried. You'll just have to follow the link and read it all (Richard and Joe, that includes you). Good, insightful, balanced writing will be a nice change for my readers... [Read More]

» BLOG: Linky Linky 6/9/4 from Baseball Crank
*Jay Jaffe has the story of 10-Cent Beer Night in Cleveland in 1974, which turned out to be particularly ill-advised because the Indians were playing the (Billy Martin-managed) Rangers and had a bench-clearing brawl with them the previous game that... [Read More]

» Enemablog from Simon World
This blog will be enjoying a long weekend and taking a well-deserved Friday off to bask in family love and Hong Kong sunshine. Thus an early version of this beloved post. My audacious Charity Readership Drive is off to a great start. But do not rest on... [Read More]

» BLOG: Linky Linky 6/9/4 from Baseball Crank
*Jay Jaffe has the story of 10-Cent Beer Night in Cleveland in 1974, which turned out to be particularly ill-advised because the Indians were playing the (Billy Martin-managed) Rangers and had a bench-clearing brawl with them the previous game that... [Read More]

» BLOG: Linky Linky 6/9/4 from Baseball Crank
*Jay Jaffe has the story of 10-Cent Beer Night in Cleveland in 1974, which turned out to be particularly ill-advised because the Indians were playing the (Billy Martin-managed) Rangers and had a bench-clearing brawl with them the previous game that... [Read More]

» I'm an outsider, outside of everything from GyroBlog
President Ronald W. Reagan passed away, after leading a long and world-changing life. He oversaw the American economic and national revival of the 80s, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and restored faith and pride of nation in American citizens.... [Read More]

» I'm an outsider, outside of everything from GyroBlog
President Ronald W. Reagan passed away, after leading a long and world-changing life. He oversaw the American economic and national revival of the 80s, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and restored faith and pride of nation in American citizens.... [Read More]

» Reagan, Partisanship and Perspective from The Gweilo Diaries
This post is too damned good to excerpt from, I tried. You'll just have to follow the link and read it all (Richard and Joe, that includes you). Good, insightful, balanced writing will be a nice change for my readers... [Read More]

» I'm an outsider, outside of everything from GyroBlog
President Ronald W. Reagan passed away, after leading a long and world-changing life. He oversaw the American economic and national revival of the 80s, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and restored faith and pride of nation in American citizens.... [Read More]

» I'm an outsider, outside of everything from The AugiPundit
President Ronald W. Reagan passed away, after leading a long and world-changing life. He oversaw the American economic and national revival of the 80s, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and restored faith and pride of nation in American citizens.... [Read More]

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Learning to disagree without being disagreeable--an important skill that is all too rare in our times.

I think the war in iraq is something to huff about. I think you should question the 'bring peace to the world' motive.

"The lesson of Ronald Reagan may be that we should all believe the best about each other"

Right.

Like Sen Ted Kennedy?

Like the father of that Berg guy whose head was cut off by the Islamo-schmucks?

Like Al "GWB Betrayed America" Gore?

Like Nancy Pelosi?

And the most obnoxious character you can find out there to accuse of hyperventilation is Sean Hannity?

Look, here's a clue, and I'm not even going to charge you a quarter for it... there's a war on. The enemy are camped out amonst us. They fly jets into our buildings. They are working to get a nuke, and they are enthusiastic about blowing up one of our cities.

Got that? An entire American city.

And the DIMocRATs are demonstrably "on the other side," and the best you can come up with is Sean Hannity, and an "oh, I'm so mellow with my historic perspective" blah-blah.

Can you really not distinguish between a wreath-laying at Bittburg after 40 years and 9/11 when 343 firemen died and our fellow citizens where jumping from buildings rather than burn to death?

There is a name for those of us who do not hyperventilate against our enemies and those who abet them... That name is "pussy".

Apparently, you mean to wear it with pride.

Excellent article, the rant above however shows why you are in so many wars going no where.

Good post, even though I don't agree with all of it. I'd have to say that the visceral hatred of President Bush by many of today's liberals probably matches any conservative excesses, and the Republicans and conservatives in the Reagan years were guilty of more than their share of hyperbole. Comparing Sean Hannity to outfits like Democratic Underground is a bit of a stretch. Still, your point is summarized nicely by the phase "we'll take a vote on it and live with the results." In our system, that's the best we can do, and we'd best not forget it.

Having said that, I'd also like to point out my partial agreement with Paul above, in that we're at war. We need to face the threat against us and agree on its reality. We need to all be on the same side. I wonder how many on the left -- and not just the lunitic fringe -- really feel that way.

I'm one of the scum-sucking traitorous liberal pussies who scans your blog to spy for the Islamo-schmucks, and I just want to say this: you damn right brotha. I always wonder how many more people would be interested in politics if our politicians and news sources weren't such repugnant idealogues. No offense to Hannity, Stern, Savage, the move-on crowd, Dean, or any of them, but vein-bulging shreiks about the injustice of powers that be only appeal to the kind of people who really have nothing better to do but get angry. Outrage just ain't the way to do it.

/hippie

Nice piece. Like others, I don't agree with all of what you said, but it was thought provoking.

And while I hesitate to get into this, I would like to ask Paul, or others like him, how invading Iraq and enraging even more of the insane fundamentalists that "hate" America is making us safer? How is invading Iraq fighting the "war" against terrorism? As he mentioned "The enemy are camped out amonst us." So why go to war with Iraq?

Paul, did you read the same blog entry that the rest of us did? He's not talking about fundamentalist fanatics who want to forcibly convert the world to Islam; he's talking about the extremism of (US) domestic politics. Let's avoid name-calling and hyperbolic rhetoric, OK?

Referring to the top comment, that skill of "Disagreeing without being disagreeable" is dead and buried in San Franciso.

It doesn't exist here.

Because the powers that be here have no incentive to do so. No penalty to face if they don't play nice.

Diversity and inclusion? Bull!

Great post by the way. You are absolutely right. Too bad none of the people in San Francisco will ever admit it.

you are getting old.

The comments to this entry are closed.