Chamblee54

William F. Buckley

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on February 28, 2008

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When I first heard about liberals and conservatives, it was about civil rights. The short version is that liberals wanted black people to have the basic rights of Americans, and conservatives did not. I suspect that nothing has really changed. All the happy talk about smaller government is just that…nonsense. If someone really wants a small government, then they don’t want to send a six digit army to battle eight time zones away.

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 The truth is, I never saw “The Firing Line” or read more than a few paragraphs of Mr. Buckley’s writing. Not that it mattered…he was famous for being famous. If he didn’t exist someone would have created him…the erudite blueblood with the vocabulary on steroids. Comedians should be grateful for such an easily figure of parody.
I met Mr. Buckley, briefly. I was walking home after taking an accounting test. Mr. Buckley was speaking at the UGA coliseum, and I found a poster advertising the event. Mr. Buckley was standing backstage, and I got him to autograph the poster. His signature was very neat, and about an inch and a half long. Of the celebrity autographs I have gotten, his was the smallest.
The lecture started soon. Mr. Buckley started with a story about a lady, who after much verbal contorting, was found to have gonorrhea. He said it in a very academically amusing way.
Meanwhile, I had just taken an accounting test. I went home and got drunk.

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  1. zeroKnots said, on January 27, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    ” When I first heard about liberals and conservatives, it was about civil rights. The short version is that liberals wanted black people to have the basic rights of Americans, and conservatives did not. I suspect that nothing has really changed. ”

    *siiigh*

    “good shall be called evil, and evil shall be called good”

    Here’s something that’s changed:
    Lincoln joined the Republican Party. Why? Because they always have and always WILL be the party of… “principles”. The greatest of which was inalienable rights.. ie: “Liberty”.
    THEY were and are the party that was and is.. ie: anti-slavery and pro-Liberty.

    How do we descern between “principles”? Simple. We read more than a few lines of Bill Buckley before we blow him off as an idiot..

    Then.. one fine day, you won’t be stuck with nothing but idiotic wannabe hippie slogans like “he was famous for being famous”, when he was one of America’s most beloved men of principle. A true statesman, gentleman and philosopher.

    orrr. just slurp up the coolaid, yell “goBama!” with the rest of the libiots, leech onto that big-gummint nipple in the sky and die knowing that you’d never lived anyway.

    Why have 99% of blacks voted AGAINST liberty recently? Tell me what’s changed since Lincoln.
    THEIR black ancestors fought for liberty in THIS time zone.

    You did the right thing… going home and getting drunk. That’s obviously all you “got” since. No change.


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