Going to the Dogs
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  • Luke Lea

    Thanks foe the biographical info, especially the thumb tacks! I’d condemn him except I once offered the girl next door some mushrooms on crackers. We were both four and she wisely said no.

  • Eric from Texas

    One way to see how much nicer we’re getting as a society is watching children’s cartoons, now and then. Cartoons from the 1930s, 1940s, and even 1960s were much more mean-spirited at times than we see today.

  • cacrucil

    Did you actually write/sing a song about Bill Clinton called “The Taxman from Arkansas?” Sounds suspiciously right wing.

  • dearieme

    “… contending factions in American history managed to shape a successful foreign policy in a raucous, democratic way, without many “geniuses” on the order of Metternich or Talleyrand or Bismarck.”

    It did have the anti-genius of President Wilson, though.

  • Tom

    @Eric: That, sir, is highly debatable.

  • Soul

    Having just experienced another family reunion, the usual mentions of the cruel acts older siblings heaped upon the younger came up! My sister is pretty good at listing times, dates, and places for when we had incidences. I’m thinking she keeps a journal listing all, for if there ever should come a time where a Nuremberg type trial is held of older sibling bad actions against the younger she will be prepared. I swear I didn’t believe my sister would have a melt down after placing fake worms into her juice cup!

  • Cacrucil asks if I wrote and sang a song called, “The Taxman from Arkansas.” Guilty! Since then, Bill Clinton has grown on me. And we’ve certainly seen examples of heavy federal spending by presidents of both parties since Clinton left office.

  • WigWag

    “Since then, Bill Clinton has grown on me.” (Chris Mead)

    Bill Clinton has grown on tens of millions of Americans since he left us; not only Democrats, but Republicans and Independents as well. Clinton personifies the rational center of American politics that so many people yearn for. His presidency while far from perfect was one the most successful, if not the most successful of the later half of the 20th century.

    There’s a reason Americans stood by Clinton during the impeachment scandal; he epitomized a form of politics that they liked and still do. Clinton is the most popular politician in America today; if it were constitutionally permissible he would defeat any opponent of either political party. He’s so popular that he could announce that he had selected Monica Lewinsky as his running mate and still win. Of course this is probably due as much to the imbecility of the current crop of Democrats and Republicans as to Clinton’s political skills.

    Republicans better hope that despite Romney’s enormous blunder with Paul Ryan that the man from Bain finds a way to eek out a victory. While I dont like her as much as I like her husband, Hillary Clinton will only be 68 four years from now and she’s almost sure to run (barring unexpected health problems). If she’s running for an empty Oval Office seat about to be abandoned by a retiring Obama, she’s almost sure to win. Who could possibly defeat her? Chris Christie? Bobby Jindal? Paul Ryan? Mitch Daniels?

    If Romney loses, Republicans will remain in the presidential wilderness probably until the middle part of the next decade.

    It’s that Clinton magic that Chris Mead has come to appreciate.

  • Eric from Texas

    Tom @5,

    OK, those aimed at younger children have improved. There are plenty of cartoons aimed at teenagers that are questionable.

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