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Sunday? August 8?Eh? It's still Saturday. August 7.
Who the hell is that?
@HT I was going to save this for tomorrow, accidentally put it up in real time, and you got into it before I saw and put it where I wanted it. Since you 3 characters broke into "the future," I put it up now.
I don't know who it is now. Some guy on TV.
Society doesn't have values, people do.
My first thought, Althouse, was that was Robert Bork. But Bork wouldn't ays that, would he?
I would have made Bork look much, much uglier.Bork would be fun to draw. Ugly is interesting. Whoever this man is/was, I regarded him as a generic dork.
I thought it was Bork, too. Bork would say that. His hostility to free speech is notorious.I miss Hugo Black.
That guy on TV was very sophisticated. He is talking around free speech like that freedom is something we have a choice to stop or to allow when he finishes his convoluted argument. That makes him an arrogant SOB. Free speech is the virtue of a social group that is tough enough to defend its values against all comers. The society only loses its values the day someone in authority pretends to be protecting men and women from speech, like they do in Canada and England, and also like American colleges now do in PC speech codes.
its probably one of Nixon's WH plumbers.. he used to have a radio talk show.. haven't heard from him in a while.the mustache..
No, St Croix. I think an originalist unlike, say, Stephen Breyer, would pump meaning into the words "Congress shall make no law..."I'm thinking nobody said what Althouse's cartoon guy said.My mom drew James Carville's mug in 1992. All straight lines.
You've got a good hand.
Living freely through writing......in advance? ; ) : )
No.. I was wrong, the white house plumber i'm thinking of had no hair on his scalp.
Big free speech cases in the '90's? Flag-burning was '89. I'm betting maybe nude dancing. Glen v. Barnes Theatre was '91. It's got to be sex or obscenity, right? What other speech "corrupts" society's values?
No doubt he was talking about some obscenity issue or flag burning. Today it would be hate speech or offensive speech of other sorts and rather than an obnoxious person from the "right" going on about it (or Tipper Gore, whatev...) it would be an obnoxious progressive or Muslim.(Disclaimer: I do think that a reasonably strict public standard of decency is appropriate because small children and pubescent children are a legitimate part of the community and saying that it is proper to deny them the freedom to simply *be* is the equivalent banning the handicapped or mentally infirm from inconveniencing our lives in public places. Banning a child from an R rated movie is not at all the same as banning a child from a public street.)
Professor: I don't know who it is now. Some guy on TV.If you'd put glasses on him, I would have guessed the Rev. Donald Wildmon.But the mustache and beard (?) make me think it's Brent Bozell III.Word verification: foomen.
It's a mystery. What news/public affairs shows were you most likely to watch? Were you more likely to draw, at least draw this sort of thing, at a particular time of day? During specific shows among the universe of those you watched? What qualities do you most associate with "generic," "dork" and the confluence of both?By the way, one of my favorite, if not my favorite, parts of that sketch is the fact that you actually used the ellipses in the dialogue bubble. Good on you, Althouse!
When I first looked at the sketch itself, that is, the face itself, Charlton Heston jumped to mind.
Sign this afternoon.
Lem, you refer to G. Gordon Liddy....Read Will his biography...steal it if you must.
Solzhenitsyn might have said something like that!
Hey, that's a good drawing.
He looks a little like John Kenneth Galbraith.Maybe even Meade.Hey, maybe they really are star-crossed.
You might like this Crossfire episode with Frank Zappa from 1986, on free speech. Pretty interesting - Robert Novak, John Lofton, [who is a real dink to Zappa here] , and Tom Braden. Hah.
Kirby Olson said... Society doesn't have values, people do. 8/7/10 5:37 PMYou reminded me of the Animal House sensual vs. sensuous scene. But here is an interesting flip on it.
Fred4Pres, well, I watched it.Didn't get your point, but I enjoyed watching the juxtaposition.
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