And in the end, Steve Dallas was right...  

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
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5/21/2006 6:12 am

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5/30/2006 12:17 pm

And in the end, Steve Dallas was right...

Was reading this week's Economist and came across a new term - or at least one I hadn't read before.

Paleocon.

It was used to refer to traditional, old-school conservatives as opposed to Neocons. I like the term, it lends precision to your words when discussing issues the two camps disagree on; there's no ambiguity.

Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Bill Kristol, neocons one and all; and of course the late Leo Strauss of University of Chicago - widely considered the father of neoconservatism.

What a world we've created, when paleocons the likes of Pat Buchanan, Bill Buckley, George Will, and Barry Goldwater seem warm and fuzzy compared to the new-style.

Even in the comic strip world... Paleocon Steve Dallas? Retired, possibly gay or dead. Neocon Uncle Duke? Running a small fiefdom within Iraq, in spite of the fact that his inspiration died of a self-inflicted gun shot more than a year ago.

(Wondering if "small fiefdom" is redundant.)


rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
5/21/2006 10:06 am

Steve Dallas gay... Oh say it isn't sooooo.. LMAO...



Oddone


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 3:52 am:
Maybe he was just exploring?

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
5/21/2006 11:10 am

Did you see George Will's column earlier this week when he blasted the far right over the term "value voters"? He's either turning moderate in his old age, or we've moved so far to the right that he seems moderate.

Now, don't ask me how I remember this, when I can't remember what I ate yesterday. But when "Bloom County" ended, Steve Dallas ran off with Mark Slackmeyer. Yet when he made an appearance in "Outland," he was extolling the virtues of fatherhood and a brand new baby to Opus. So he did experiment.


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 3:57 am:
I remember both of these. I also remember many of the Bloom County strips and the "punch frames."

"Death to war monkeys!" - Milo
"And I'd bloody well like to talk to you about that!" - Prince William
"In space, it's never "Miller-Time." - Opus

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
5/21/2006 4:00 pm

Ha, and I'm over there blogging about ZAZ movies...

(come to think of it, maybe there is a parallel)

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 3:58 am:
ZAZ?

iluvjbsinaz 55M

5/25/2006 3:48 pm

Ahh, Steve Dallas...from womanizing lawyer to the archetypical metrosexual before the word had ever been coined, back to defender of scum and Cathy's wanna be boyfriend....now possibly gay? Could be, could be.

But what of Opus and Limekiller and Rosebud?


rm_VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 3:58 am:
Opus has his own gig now.

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
5/30/2006 12:05 pm

VoodooGuru1 replies on 5/30/2006 1:58 am:
ZAZ?


Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker - I was watching Airplane! when I was reading/blogging.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


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