Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,554
33%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: camillepaglia

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Zombie time at campaign Hillary: Camille Paglia on Trump’s real strength and Clintin's *

    06/02/2016 9:02:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | 6/2/2016 | Camille Paglia
    It’s zombie time at campaign Hillary. Behold the dead men walking! It was with strangely slow, narcotized numbness that the candidate and her phalanx of minions and mouthpieces responded to last week’s punishing report by the State Department’s Inspector General about her email security lapses. Do they truly believe, in the rosy alternate universe of Hillaryland, that they can lie their way out of this? Of course, they’re relying as usual on the increasingly restive mainstream media to do their dirty work for them. If it were a Republican in the crosshairs, Hillary’s shocking refusal to meet with the Inspector...
  • Zombie Time at Campaign Hillary: Paglia on Trump’s real strength & Clinton’s fatal sleepwalking

    06/02/2016 8:15:12 AM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 27 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 2 June 2016 | Camille Paglia
    It’s zombie time at campaign Hillary. Behold the dead men walking! It was with strangely slow, narcotized numbness that the candidate and her phalanx of minions and mouthpieces responded to last week’s punishing report by the State Department’s Inspector General about her email security lapses. Do they truly believe, in the rosy alternate universe of Hillaryland, that they can lie their way out of this? Of course, they’re relying as usual on the increasingly restive mainstream media to do their dirty work for them. If it were a Republican in the crosshairs, Hillary’s shocking refusal to meet with the Inspector...
  • Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton’s Brand of Feminism ‘Defines Women as Perpetual Victims’

    04/29/2016 8:49:15 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Truncated title. Full title: Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton’s Brand of Feminism ‘Defines Women as Perpetual Victims’ Could Cost Her Election Feminist provocateur Camille Paglia says Hillary Clinton’s adoption of a “blame-men-first” brand of feminism that “defines women as perpetual victims” who need protection and salvation from the government could be costly to her campaign. Writing at Salon, Paglia – the author of Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars – asserts that Clinton adopted the “second-wave” brand of feminism – propagated by the “telegenic” Gloria Steinem, who stated, “A woman needs a man like a fish...
  • Camille Paglia: This is why Trump’s winning, and why I won’t vote for Hillary

    03/24/2016 6:46:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    salon ^ | March 24, 2016 | Camille Paglia
    Hillary Clinton’s Brussels response was basically boilerplate, calling for solidarity with Europe and playing chess with Trump to paint him as a greenhorn and hothead. Bernie Sanders (whom I support and contribute to) had little to say, beyond conveying condolences to the Belgian people, because foreign affairs have unfortunately remained a sideline for him. Neither Sanders nor Martin O’Malley ever went after Hillary’s disastrous record as Secretary of State with the tenacity that they should have—a failure of strategy that has proved costly in the long run. Trump may be raw, crude and uninformed, but he’s also smart, intuitive and...
  • "I was wrong about Trump. He's got MOXIE."

    03/10/2016 5:34:22 PM PST · by 50sDad · 46 replies
    I think Paglia on Salon may be unlinkable, so I just pulled up the Wikipedia link, for a word she used in her article, cited on Drudge, today...so here goes... I am a news and political junkie, as most know. I have watched Donald Trump’s rise and been amused by how the masses embrace him, and the Elites fear him. Today, in a web article, I bumped into a word that has fallen out of favor...and is rushing back at us, bigtime: Moxie. A footnote to history, mostly. A soft-drink that modeled itself as being the Zip, the Flash, the...
  • “Sexism has nothing to do with it”: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem

    02/11/2016 5:37:40 AM PST · by Fhios · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/11/2016 | Camille Paglia
    .... Steinem’s polished humanitarian mask had slipped, revealing the mummified fascist within. I’m sure that my delight was shared by other dissident feminists everywhere. Never before has the general public, here or abroad, more clearly seen the arrogance and amoral manipulativeness of the power elite who hijacked and stunted second-wave feminism ....
  • Taylor Swift shows real class despite cheap shots from famed feminist

    12/21/2015 5:29:52 PM PST · by presidio9 · 117 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Chelsea Samelson
    If Taylor Swift ever believed she had bad blood before, boy does she have it now. Over her birthday weekend, the young queen of pop watched a bomb with her name on it explode after the famed feminist critic Camille Paglia published a shockingly scathing attack on Swift, calling her a blond, elitist “Nazi Barbie.” Yes, such a cheap and sensationalist shot at a fellow female comes from one of America’s most well-known and respected feminist writers. Paglia is a self-proclaimed “notorious Amazon feminist” and isn’t exactly your stereotypical bra-burning, Birkenstock-wearing feminist. Her ideology is as nuanced as her interpretation...
  • Taylor Swift: Modern Woman or “Nazi Barbie”?

    12/19/2015 9:21:49 PM PST · by TBP · 130 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | Chelsea Samelson
    Over her birthday weekend, the young queen of pop watched a bomb with her name on it explode after the famed feminist critic Camille Paglia published a shockingly scathing attack on Swift, calling her a blonde, elitist “Nazi Barbie.” Swift is a feminist’s dream mostly come true. She is young, smart, self-made, mind-bogglingly successful, in charge, and fiercely independent, both in business and in her personal life; she is unmarried and runs her personal brand with an I-make-my-own-decisions attitude. Swift has power, control, and command of her life, all the things today’s young women are told to pursue.
  • Camille Paglia: John Kasich Won the Debate

    08/07/2015 12:55:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 08/07/2015 | by Camille Paglia
    The social critic pulls no punches in evaluating the 10 top Republican candidates at the Fox debate. The crowded GOP debate ended on Thursday and the analysis is coming thick and fast. The Hollywood Reporter asked noted social critic and author Camille Paglia for her thoughts on the debate and she didn't disappoint. Dear Hollywood Reporter, Ten GOP candidates turned up for the presidential audition tonight at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. They need some work. Where's Max Factor and Sydney Guilaroff when you need them? Here's my report. Best, Camille ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Donald Trump What's with the carpet-bombing Don Rickles routine?...
  • Top Feminist Issues Stunning Rebuke For Media’s ‘Total Silence’ On Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 7:24:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/29/2015 | Blake Neff
    A major feminist author and former Planned Parenthood member shredded the U.S. media Wednesday for its “shockingly unprofessional” failure to cover the release of secret videos showing alleged trafficking in fetal organs by employees of Planned Parenthood. Camille Paglia, a self-described “dissident feminist” and widely-syndicated cultural critic, made her remarks as part of a three-day interview series with the website Salon. She was discussing her overall displeasure with the modern state of the American media, and said the case of Planned Parenthood was a key recent example of its decline:
  • Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby

    07/28/2015 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | July 28, 2015 | By David Daley
    SALON: The banner on the Drudge Report this morning is that Kathleen Willey is starting a site to collect harassment claims against Bill Clinton. New York magazine, meanwhile, has the stories of 35 women who say they were raped or assaulted by Bill Cosby. I wonder if you see a connection between the two stories: Would Bill Clinton’s exploits be viewed more like Cosby’s if he was in the White House now, instead of in the 1990s? PAGLIA: Right from the start, when the Bill Cosby scandal surfaced, I knew it was not going to bode well for Hillary’s campaign,...
  • Rendell: 'Tough Cookie' Hillary Will Put Republicans 'In Short Pants'

    05/22/2015 4:40:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharpton's MSNBC show today, former DNC Chairman Ed Rendell dared congressional Republicans to recall Hillary Clinton to testify about Benghazi. Calling her a "tough cookie," Rendell vowed that "Hillary will put them in short pants." Paging Camille Paglia . . . Rendell surely thought he was paying Hillary a compliment. But is this really the Hillary persona that Dems want to project: that of a woman who makes little boys out of grown men? View the video here.
  • Video: Camille Paglia’s rant on the “mess” that is Hillary Clinton

    03/19/2015 7:58:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 19, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    I like Camille Paglia. She’s ornery and interesting, not subservient to the orthodoxies so stultifying to other public intellectual academic types of her acclaim. Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie did an hour-long interview with the woman herself, and the whole thing is worth a watch (Or listen, as I did, while cleaning my house. How’s that for maximizing the intellectual potential of my gender conformity?). But here, for your viewing pleasure is Paglia on Hillary Clinton, coattail rider and enabler of a sexual criminal, as she puts it without compunction. It’s worth it just for the Rock-style eyebrow lift and Gillespie’s...
  • Camille Paglia: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil

    09/29/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT · by jonno · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9-29-2014 | Camille Paglia
    Sorry - I'm not sure what our posting policy is regarding TimeMag, so I'm just posting the link.
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • Feminist: Colleges should spend less time on sexual PC & more time teaching about the real threat...

    09/29/2014 6:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • Put the Sex Back in Sex Ed

    03/13/2014 8:17:33 PM PDT · by thecodont · 24 replies
    TIME ^ | March 13, 2014 7:02 AM ET | Camille Paglia
    Fertility is the missing chapter in sex education. Sobering facts about women’s declining fertility after their 20s are being withheld from ambitious young women, who are propelled along a career track devised for men. The refusal by public schools’ sex-education programs to acknowledge gender differences is betraying both boys and girls. The genders should be separated for sex counseling. It is absurd to avoid the harsh reality that boys have less to lose from casual serial sex than do girls, who risk pregnancy and whose future fertility can be compromised by disease. Boys need lessons in basic ethics and moral...
  • 10 Reasons Why Camille Paglia is the Champion of the Feminist Right

    01/24/2014 12:36:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | January 23, 2014 | Susan L. M. Goldberg
    She is an unabashed liberal. In a culture increasingly governed by Marxist Nomenklatura masking itself as “liberal”, conservatives should be bold enough to reclaim that much maligned political descriptor as one of our own. We are, after all, the ideological descendants of classical liberals, making the outspoken once Liberal Democrat, now Libertarian Camille Paglia the perfect match for contemporary politically conservative feminists. Can’t possibly imagine the lady who, even when she smiles, gives you a look that says, “I know you’re full of s**t,” could possibly fit in the ranks of the right wing? Here are 10 reasons why you...
  • 'There's no room for anything manly now': Paglia speaks out AGAINST the loss of masculine virtues...

    12/30/2013 12:41:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2013 | Staff
    The self-described 'dissident feminist' believes society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age She also believes the lack of people with military experience in important positions is a recipe for disaster An avid listener of sports radio, she believes these 'are the men that would save the nation' 'Our culture doesn't allow women to know how to be womanly,' she said Paglia also recently spoke out in favor of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson and defended his right to free speech Our society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age, while the lack of...
  • There's no room for anything manly now, Controversial feminist Camille Paglia speaks out...

    12/29/2013 6:08:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/29/2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Our society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age, while the lack of people with military experience in important positions is a recipe for disaster, claims Camille Paglia, the controversial lesbian author and social critic. Self-described ‘dissident feminist’ Paglia, 66, believes that attempts to deny the biological distinctions between men and women is to blame for the much that is wrong with modern society. 'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide’ she told the Wall Street Journal. Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is well known for her critical views...
  • Duck Dynasty: I Wish Gays Would Stop Being So Gay About Speech That Offends

    12/22/2013 9:55:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Let me see if I have this right. According to the Thought Police, Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson is a bigot because he said what the majority of the planet believes namely, that men prefer a woman’s yoo-hoo instead of a man’s Chattahoochee canal? I know that’s not exactly what he said during the GQ interview where he dared to tell everyone what he or she and A&E already clearly knew he thought. I merely cleaned that sentence up for the children. And by children, I mean the rabid gay adults who freak out when they read the words “vagina”...
  • Phil Robertson fired From Duck Dynasty, Backlash Continues

    12/21/2013 9:45:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    eCanada Now ^ | December 21, 2013 | Jason Marin
    A&E’s Woes Over Phil Robertson Firing Intensify with Duck Dynasty Family By firing the star of the reality show “Duck Dynasty”, the A&E Network is walking a very fine line between fans and demands from gay rights groups such as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Interestingly, the lines aren’t drawn squarely between conservatives on one side and gay rights activists on the other. Noted writer and lesbian Camille Paglia has expressed outrage over the denunciation of Phil Robertson and affirmed his right to express his religious views on homosexuality. Paglia claims the moral right to speak on...
  • Paglia: Duck Dynasty uproar ‘utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist’

    12/20/2013 12:29:01 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/13
    The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia. “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday. “In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as...
  • It's a man's world -- And always will be.

    12/16/2013 9:14:21 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 20 replies
    Time ^ | 12/16/2013 | Camille Paglia
    "If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers."
  • It’s a Man’s World, And It Always Will Be

    12/16/2013 9:38:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 12/16/2013 | Camille Paglia
    If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers. A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism. Men’s faults, failings and foibles have been seized on and magnified into gruesome bills of indictment. Ideologue professors at our leading universities indoctrinate impressionable undergraduates with carelessly fact-free theories alleging that gender is an arbitrary, oppressive fiction with no basis in biology. Is...
  • Camille Paglia: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Hollywood Are Ruining Women

    12/06/2012 4:57:40 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 19 replies
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 12/6/2012 | Camille Paglia
    The influential female academic, writing for THR, calls out their "insipid, bleached-out personas." ... Snip ...
  • Camille Paglia, who voted for Obama in '08, delivers a fine rant about why she's not voting for...

    10/29/2012 9:19:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    althouse.blogspot.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Ann Althouse
    Camille Paglia, who voted for Obama in '08, delivers a fine rant about why she's not voting for him this time. She's interviewed on video here, by Glenn Reynolds. Most of the interview is about art in America and her new book "Glittering Images" (which I just bought, in Kindle). But in the end, she's asked why she's not voting for Obama — she's voting for Jill Stein — and out flow the words, which I started transcribing without knowing how long she'd go on. I kept transcribing, because it was all such great material, so here it is (with...
  • Lady Gaga and the death of sex

    09/11/2010 7:52:31 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 171 replies · 1+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 09/11/10 | Camille Paglia
    Lady Gaga is the first major star of the digital age. * * * [D]espite showing acres of pallid flesh in the fetish-bondage garb of urban prostitution, Gaga isn’t sexy at all – she’s like a gangly marionette or plasticised android. How could a figure so calculated and artificial, so clinical and strangely antiseptic, so stripped of genuine eroticism have become the icon of her generation? Can it be that Gaga represents the exhausted end of the sexual revolution? In Gaga’s manic miming of persona after persona, over-conceptualised and claustrophobic, we may have reached the limit of an era…
  • Pelosi's victory for women

    11/10/2009 9:24:28 PM PST · by bigbob · 14 replies · 791+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored a giant gain for feminism last weekend. In shoving her controversy-plagued healthcare reform bill to victory by a paper-thin margin, she conclusively demonstrated that a woman can be just as gritty, ruthless and arm-twisting in pursuing her agenda as anyone in the long line of fabled male speakers before her. Even a basic feminist shibboleth like abortion rights became just another card for Pelosi to deal and swap. It was a stunningly impressive recovery for someone who seemed to be coming apart at the seams last summer, when a sputtering, rattled Pelosi struggled...
  • Camille Paglia, last of the open minded liberals

    10/23/2009 11:12:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,317+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2009 | Danny Huddleston
    What would you call an acknowledged member of the intellectual elite who is skeptical of global warming, likes to listen to Rush Limbaugh, has an ongoing battle with the feminist establishment and is a fan of Sarah Palin? I would call her the last of the open minded liberals. Don't get the wrong idea, she's no dittohead. And she has some controversial and disturbing ideas that would be right at home in the far left universe. But what she doesn't do is blindly follow today's liberal orthodoxy. Today's liberals consist of two groups. One group includes the far left ideologues...
  • Feminist Camille Paglia: Birthers Have a Point

    09/17/2009 10:47:55 PM PDT · by kellynla · 46 replies · 2,548+ views
    wnd.com ^ | September 17, 2009 | staff
    (snip) Paglia responded: First of all, I reject the idea that the 'birther' campaign is motivated by racism. There may be racism among it, but there are legitimate questions about the documentation of Obama's birth certificate. I'm sorry, I've been following this closely from the start. To assume that all those signs about the birth controversy were motivated by racism, that is simply wrong. She continued, explaining she first came on the scene in the 1990s and has dealt with cries of sexism and homophobia, calling such battle cries "emotional" triggers. Paglia said the fact there was little racism in...
  • Paglia: ‘Birthers’ Aren’t Racist, and They Have a Point

    09/17/2009 4:11:30 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies · 2,487+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 9-17-09 | David Weigel
    Camille Paglia, the lone Salon.com columnist who can count on her ramblings getting regular links from The Drudge Report, appeared on NPR’s “On Point” yesterday and made a spirited defense of the “birther” movement. The exchange came about 36 minutes in, after one caller to the show recounted his experiences at the 9/12 march on Washington. Paglia snapped back at him: First of all, I reject the idea that the “birther” campaign is motivated by racism. There may be racism among it, but there are legitimate questions about the documentation of Obama’s birth certificate. I’m sorry, I’ve been following this...
  • Camille Paglia Provides Much-Needed Intellectual Cred for Birthers (Going Mainstream?)

    09/17/2009 12:18:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 166 replies · 5,171+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | September 17, 2009 | Roy Edroso
    And you thought birtherism was just for hillbillies and Republicans! David Weigel heard Camille Paglia on NPR yesterday, where the author of Sexual Personae and UArts professor told a no doubt astonished latte-drinking audience that "there are legitimate questions about the documentation of Obama's birth certificate. I'm sorry, I've been following this closely from the start." Indeed she has; we noticed her railing on the topic as far back as November ("simple questions about the certificate were never resolved to my satisfaction"). Now that they've got a genuine intellectual on board, the birthers just need a popular entertainer to carry...
  • Too late for Obama to turn it around? (Is it Kosher, to actually find Camille Paglia inspiring?)

    09/08/2009 7:27:48 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 38 replies · 1,389+ views
    Starting in paragraph 5, Ms. Paglia sounds more ... Republican, more aware of American liberties, and frankly far more ready to stand up and say so, than just about anyone the GOP has out there. Decide for yourselves: (full article at the link) I'm really not trying to be subversive here. I realize she's a liberal. A democrat. But she's written a homerun here:
  • Democrat Camille Paglia laments "the drift of my party toward a soulless collectivism"

    08/12/2009 10:01:27 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 62 replies · 1,922+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | August 12, 2009 | camille paglia
    [As much as I hate adding hits to a liberal site like Salon, this piece is worth looking at. Even "intellectuals" on the Left can see what a disaster the Obama faction is. Thanks to Steve Schulin for the heads-up on this!] From [FReeper and MD Independent Party founder] Steve Schulin: Camille Paglia is the University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has a monthly column at Salon.com. Much of her column today seems downright reasonable. Here are some highlights...
  • Obama's healthcare horror

    08/11/2009 9:58:59 PM PDT · by mr_hammer · 30 replies · 1,348+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Camille Paglia
    Having said that, I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at the amateurism of the White House apparatus for domestic policy. When will heads start to roll? I was glad to see the White House counsel booted, as well as Michelle Obama's chief of staff, and hope it's a harbinger of things to come. Except for that wily fox, David Axelrod, who could charm gold threads out of moonbeams, Obama seems to be surrounded by juvenile tinhorns, bumbling mediocrities and crass bully boys.
  • Obama's healthcare horror Heads should roll -- beginning with Nancy Pelosi's!

    08/12/2009 3:34:02 AM PDT · by The Wizard · 41 replies · 1,954+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Stardate: 0908.12 | By Camille Paglia
    .......But who would have thought that the sober, deliberative Barack Obama would have nothing to propose but vague and slippery promises -- or that he would so easily cede the leadership clout of the executive branch to a chaotic, rapacious, solipsistic Congress? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom I used to admire for her smooth aplomb under pressure, has clearly gone off the deep end with her bizarre rants about legitimate town-hall protests by American citizens. She is doing grievous damage to the party and should immediately step down........
  • Radio Rage (Seething Conservatives update)

    05/13/2009 6:41:17 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 99 replies · 2,737+ views
    Salon ^ | May 13, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    May 13, 2009 | In John Frankenheimer's taut 1964 film, "Seven Days in May," the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appalled at a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union, plot a coup d'état to remove the president whom they regard as too soft and naive about the evil of America's enemies. The screenplay by Rod Serling (based on a 1962 novel by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II) is filled with passionate lines that seem right out of today's talk radio -- "intellectual dilettantes" versus patriotism; America's loss of "greatness"; the superiority of military experience to civilian judgment and governance.
  • MUST LISTEN: Camille Paglia Trashes “Immature” Democrats for Pushing Return to ‘Fairness Doctrine’

    02/17/2009 6:29:59 AM PST · by slomark · 22 replies · 1,935+ views
    (Listen) Camille Paglia, noted democrat, dissident feminist, college professor of Humanities and Media Studies, and registered Democrat whose 2000 presidential vote was Ralph Nader, slams her fellow liberals for straying away so far from the free speech ideals of the Democratic Party with their support for the Fairness Doctrine. Forward this link to your democrat representatives.
  • Sensible Liberal: Camille Paglia

    02/16/2009 8:34:19 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 14 replies · 511+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 2/16/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Salon editorialist Camille Paglia might very well be the last remaining liberal in the true sense of the word—as opposed to the liberty-suppressing “progressive” leftists who now occupy the White House and dominate both Congress and the mainstream media.Why? Because Paglia is actually a liberal/Democrat who opposes the “Fairness” Doctrine! I know, I know, you’re shocked. I was too. The blog Freedom’s Lighthouse posts this statement by Paglia: If there’s anything that demonstrates the straying of the Democratic Party leadership from basic liberal principles, it’s this blasted Fairness Doctrine—which should be fiercely opposed by all defenders of free speech. Except...
  • The debate on the 'fairness doctrine' is heating up(audio)

    02/15/2009 10:26:37 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 19 replies · 676+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 15, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    The debate on the 'fairness doctrine' is heating up(audio) American author, teacher, social critic and dissident feminist, Pamela Paglia, blasts the democrats for wanting to re-institute the so called 'fairness doctrine'. She called them 'immature' and said they want to violate the 'essence' of free speech and the 'soul' of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton said we need something like the 'fairness doctrine' to provide 'balance'. Is he serious? We need to provide balance to the Main Stream Media, not political comment. Audio is here. 'fairness doctrine' debate(audio)
  • Camille Paglia Blisters Democrats for Pushing Return to ‘Fairness Doctrine’ (Audio)

    02/15/2009 3:02:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies · 1,784+ views
    "These guys, Rush and Sean and the others, have worked their way up from the bottom, from nothing!"
  • Lessons from Hurricane Camille

    09/16/2008 1:51:42 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 118+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 9-16-08 | A.J. DiCintio
    Let’s be honest. The down-to-earth, at times radical, and always controversial libertarian Camille Paglia — nicknamed “Hurricane Camille” because of the blasts she still aims at the liberal feminist establishment — favors Obama/Biden over McCain/Palin. However, despite her Democratic leanings, Paglia stands out as one of the nation’s most important voices in exposing the perversity, danger, and superficiality of liberalism, a fact powerfully exemplified by what she has to say about Sarah Palin in a recent “Salon” piece.
  • Fresh Blood for the Vampire (Snarky? Or is she in love? Paglia on Palin)

    09/10/2008 7:27:53 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies · 237+ views
    Salon ^ | September 10, 2008 | Camille Paglia
    Rip tide! Is the Obama campaign shooting out to sea like a paper boat? It's heavy weather for Obama fans, as momentum has suddenly shifted to John McCain -- that hoary, barnacle-encrusted tub that many Democrats like me had thought was full of holes and swirling to its doom in the inky depths of Republican incoherence and fratricide. ...Having said that, I must admit that McCain is currently eating Obama's lunch....[Saddleback Church] where a surprisingly unprepared Obama met the inevitable question about abortion with shockingly curt glibness -- began his alarming slide. [snip] Pow! Wham! The Republicans unleashed a doozy...
  • Paglia on Palin: “We May Be Seeing The First Woman President”

    09/01/2008 12:13:43 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 29 replies · 214+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 1, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    It wasn't an intentional double entendre in the title of the post (Paglia being a proud, self-proclaimed lesbian and all), but I had to tie in that Palin was the subject of the comment . . .. Anyway Camille Paglia is, by far, one of the most intelligent Democrat commentators I can think of, and even Rush Limbaugh digs her - a lot - even if she is, as Rush says, totally in the tank for Obama. I have the deepest admiration -- the most profound respect and love -- for Camille Paglia. I think Camille Paglia is absolutely brilliant...
  • Hillary without tears (Camille Paglia on why Hillary won't become President)

    01/10/2008 6:15:52 AM PST · by notbuyingit2 · 97 replies · 194+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 1/10/08 | Camille Paglia
    ...But Hillary herself, with her thin, spotty record, tangled psychological baggage, and maundering blowhard of a husband, is also a mighty big roll of the dice. She is a brittle, relentless manipulator with few stable core values who shuffles through useful personalities like a card shark ("Cue the tears!"). Forget all her little gold crosses: Hillary's real god is political expediency. Do Americans truly want this hard-bitten Machiavellian back in the White House? Day one will just be more of the same.
  • If we leave Iraq, do we lose for good?

    07/11/2007 12:05:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1,894+ views
    Salon ^ | July 11, 2007 | Camille Paglia
    Dear Camille, To those of you against the war in Iraq, here is what you do not understand: Iraq is but one battle in the 60-plus-year ideological struggle we call "the war on terror." Do you really want to leave Iraq and wait for the enemy and ideology that dropped the World Trade Center to grow into a much stronger, deadlier and efficient killing force? Did you not understand or believe President Bush in his address to the nation on Sept. 20, 2001, when he said: "Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but does not end there ......
  • Real inconvenient truths (Paglia derides Gore & defends 2nd Amendment!)

    04/10/2007 10:21:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 950+ views
    Salon ^ | April 10, 2007 | Camille Paglia
    I know you are a Democrat, but you certainly have very strong libertarian opinions. I was wondering where you stand on the Second Amendment. I'm a registered Independent who, the older I get, leans more toward libertarianism. Ideally there would never have been a Bill of Rights, and all freedoms would be understood to be the rights of every American. But since we have one, the rights listed, to me at least, are sacrosanct -- all of them, not just the first and third through the tenth! I am pro-gun ownership. I have never been arrested, and the sum total...
  • Hillary vs. Obama: It's a drawl!

    03/14/2007 12:30:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 926+ views
    Salon ^ | March 14, 2007 | Camille Paglia
    Barack Obama commands respect while Hillary Clinton overacts. Plus: John Edwards' disappearing act, Mary Shelley debunked, and Ann Coulter's gender weirdness. Nerves, nerves, nerves: The contenders in both parties for the 2008 presidential nomination have been acting like skittish race-track thoroughbreds rearing and shying as their handlers try to shove them into the gates. Each campaign is super-concerned about its candidate getting distracted, winded or making a crippling misstep. What in tarnation was the Hillary Clinton camp thinking when it threw a tantrum about Hollywood producer David Geffen making a few critical remarks about her to a fagged-out media scold?...
  • Academic, Heal Thyself

    03/06/2006 3:16:19 AM PST · by ricks_place · 14 replies · 885+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/6/2006 | CAMILLE PAGLIA
    WHAT went wrong at Harvard? Tomorrow, Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences will meet for the first time since the resignation of the university's president, Lawrence H. Summers, two weeks ago. The dean of Arts and Sciences, William Kirby, resigned in late January, reportedly after clashing with Mr. Summers. When Mr. Summers leaves on July 1, there will be a serious leadership vacuum at Harvard, which has been torn by strife during his short five-year tenure. Larry Summers, a former Treasury secretary, assumed the presidency with a high sense of mission. Determined to effect change, he took bold and confrontational...