Stop Shouting: My Rebuttal to a Progressive who Admonished Me to Play Nice ….

November 22, 2010 § 2 Comments

The following rebuttal is mine alone. I do not speak for my husband, for my friends, for my children, but solely for myself.

I am tired of being told to sit down and shut up.

I am tired of being told what I can and can not say.

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Fred Reed: 396 – Sex and Head Space

November 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

Gonads and Gadgets

A Freddical View

Published by Fred On Everything

June 22, 2008

I have concluded that both sexes are grave mistakes, and constitute a sort of festering biological schizophrenia (if schizophrenia can fester), but they seem to be errors of different sorts. I wonder whether men and women live in quite the same mental world.

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Fred Reed: 412 – Conservatives

November 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

Conservatives, Barely. Maybe. But I Doubt It.

A Question of Semantics

Published by Fred On Everything

December 13, 2008

I am trying to understand conservatives. The word has got to mean something, unless of course it doesn’t. For years I thought it meant someone like my grandfather, a professor of mathematics at a small college in the South. He embodied courtesy, respect for learning, personal responsibility, compassion for those in the town who found themselves in distress, dignity, a love of the language, a morality opposed to promiscuity and bastardy, and a quiet Christianity having nothing in common with the cruelty and hostility of today’s unlettered evangelicals. I thought it a pretty decent package, though I had problems with the part about avoiding promiscuity.

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Fred Reed: 422 – Joan Baez

November 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

Baez, Coyne, and Reed

All the Answers You’ll Ever Need

Published by Fred On Everything

July 9, 2009

Last night Vi and I watched for the first time a documentary, (Carry It On) shot by my friend Jim Coyne, on Joan Baez and the movement against a war no one any longer remembers, far away, on another planet. It was lovely filmwork. Jim is a genius. I may have to stop having friends. I feel inferior to all of them. It gets depressing.

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Fred Reed: 457 – Attack Iran

November 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

Let’s Attack Iran!

Children with Matches

Published by Fred On Everything

November 8, 2010

Oh good. I see that Senator Lindsey Graham wants to attack Iran. The US, he says, should “sink their navy, destroy their air force and deliver a decisive blow to the Revolutionary Guard.”

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Fred Reed: 150 – To Marry

November 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

To Marry, Or Not?

That’s Easy

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Were a young man to ask me, “To marry perchance, or remain forever single?” I would, given the hostile circumstances today of law and love, urge caution. “Marriage is a commitment of several years of your life, plus child support,” I would say. “Do not make it rashly.”

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Fred Reed: 423-Hagvacas

November 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

Calvin, Lola Beltran, and Mahalia Jackson

We Didn’t Really Need Calvin

Published by Fred On Everything

July 25, 2009

I have concocted a theory that does wonders to explain American politics: We are ruled by history’s most boring people. This is a seminal political idea, up there with Plato’s invention of Stalinism in The Republic.

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