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  • Romney serves up Perry's blooper reel (BOY is Mitt thin-skinned)

    10/19/2011 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Octobe 19, 2011 | by David Eldridge
    The Mitt Romney camp, which launched an anti-Rick Perry website, careerpolitician.com, on Tuesday, unveiled a new Web ad this afternoon that is, essentially, a collection of the Texas governor's worst moments from the GOP presidential debates he's participated in since joining the race in August. The Romney campaign announced the new video, titled "Ready to Lead?" on Facebook by asking followers "Do you think Governor Perry would be able to challenge President Obama in a debate?" The video includes footage from Mr. Perry's performance in Tuesday night's Las Vegas debate, which most observers agreed was the governor's strongest.
  • CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES: THE TYRANNY OF COMPULSORY SCHOOLING

    07/09/2006 4:52:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies · 821+ views
    Spinning Globe ^ | John Gatto Taylor
    Let me speak to you about dumbness because that is what schools teach best. Old-fashioned dumbness used to be simple ignorance: you didn't know something, but there were ways to find out if you wanted to. Government-controlled schooling didn't eliminate dumbness - in fact, we now know that people read more fluently before we had forced schooling - but dumbness was transformed. Now dumb people aren't just ignorant; they're the victims of the non-thought of secondhand ideas. Dumb people are now well-informed about the opinions of Time magazine and CBS, The New York Times and the President; their job is...
  • Riding the High Country, Finding and Losing Love [NYT on 'Brokeback Mountain' - "We are all gay"]

    12/09/2005 10:14:01 AM PST · by Uncledave · 126 replies · 2,905+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/09/2005 | Stephen Holden
    This moving and majestic film would be a landmark if only because it is the first Hollywood movie to unmask the homoerotic strain in American culture that Leslie Fiedler discerned in his notorious 1948 Partisan Review essay, "Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey." Fiedler characterized the bond between Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runaway slave, as an unconscious romantic attachment shared by two males of different races as they flee the more constraining and civilizing domain of women. He went on to identify that bond as a recurrent theme in American literature. In popular culture, Fiedler's Freudianism certainly...