Sunday, August 19, 2012

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack, In Which We Contradict Ourselves

I said this, in the post immediately below...
It’s a personal thing for me. I will not ever, ever spend my money to directly or indirectly support views I hold to be reprehensible. And that goes for Neil Young, too.
Well... in my defense... I haven't bought any of Neil's stuff in about ten years or so.  But that doesn't mean I've trashed all his stuff I bought in the wayback.. Oh, Hell no!  Further... there was once a time when Neil and I were on the same page, politically.  And therein lies the difference: I grew up, he didn't.  So, with all that in mind... there's this, which still has a place in my heart o' hearts:


One more thang and then we'll go.  Churchill supposedly said sumthin' to this effect:
Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains. - Winston Churchill
Just a brief, brief comment in this space.  The Second Mrs. Pennington had a lot o' influence in my conversion from moonbat to sensible conservative.  That's sorta interesting, in that the girl was but 19 years of age when we met and of a sort that used to be described as a "good Catholic girl," with ALL that term implies.  She remained so for as long as we were together, which was about 23 years or so.  And then the strangest thang happened, as exemplified by this exchange:
She: I'm VERY liberal.
Me: I know.  What I don't understand is how a good conservative girl like you could go so wrong, so quickly.
She:  I used to follow directions well; I don't any longer.
Me:  What does that mean?
She: (Standing up abruptly... and departing, leaving me with my mouth hanging open)  I shared too much and I don't want or need YOU to tell ME about me.
Well, now.  What was that Winston said about "no brains?"  If the shoe fits...

16 comments:

  1. That is a great Churchill quote. My own brother fits the quote quite well.
    I don't want to know what some of these musician's views are. That way I don't have to make decisions like to buy or not to buy.

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    1. I hear ya on the "don't wanna know" thang, Lou. But it's hard NOT to know these days.

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  2. Can't remember who said it originally (and don't much care) but this fits too:

    "Just shut up and sing..."

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  3. One of my favorite Churchill quotes. He was a truly great man. I also liked Neil Young and still do, just not his politics. . .

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    1. Churchill is one of my heroes... for both what he did and what he said along the way. I like Neil a lot, too... and agree on his politics.

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  4. And then the strangest thang happened....

    I can pretty much guarantee that what happened was some "feminist" shit-disturber "empowered" TSMP by explaining why it was all your fault.

    Whatever the fuck "it" was.

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    1. Sorta. I'll use her words: "I've found my voice." Hell, I didn't know it was missing until she told me so.

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  5. Women are much more complex than fancy quotes. Winston Churchill's problems all started when his cigar became his penis.

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    1. I think you have Clinton and Churchill confused, Anon.

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  6. very impressive. Thanks for sharing this quotes of Winston Churchill with us.

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  7. Shut up and sing.

    Exactly. I don't want to know what my favorite artists' politics are; if they want us to know then they should become politicians.

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  8. Someday, entertainers will just keep to the entertaining and not lecturing the rubes. Whenever I hear a musician whining about the hungry, I imagine he's talkin' 'bout himself.
    As for Neil Young( A Southern Man don't need him around, anyhow); He cares. That's what is truly important...
    I wonder where all the homeless folks go whenever we get Democrat Presidents?

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