State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

Retroactive Table of Contents: March 2 to March 9
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Country Music and the Culture War
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Cocktailblogging: James Bond Edition
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Man’s Best Friend
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ALL YOUR FACEBOOK ARE BELONG TO US.
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Against Traditional Morality
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Friday Night (Morning?) Jukebox: Chris Knight & Others
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Iran, Israel, And Wannabe Masters Of War
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Jurisprudence Blogging 1: Austin
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A vendetta against BioWare?
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The People Problem
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The comments...

Will H.
+ How's about a monthly feature of retroactive table of bannings? I've missed a lot of the action. It's like sitting through an hour-and-a-half of a Chuck Connors [. . .]
Will H.
+ Quite. These people are so utter poverty-stricken they can only afford three chords. Surely there is some type of government program that could help these poor souls. Ooops! I [. . .]
Will H.

I think I'm seeing a tendency to resist the popular forces of society here.

+ So KD Lang is conservative? Fiddlers and pickets like women's music promoter Robin Flowers? Folkies? Celtic artists from the UK and Ireland? I think [. . .]
Will H.
+ I've done quite a bit of MIDI sequencing. I did Ravel's score for Pictures at an Exhibition working from the score. That one took me [. . .]
Will H.
+ I was thinking a lot the same thing; that the music is more of a mirror of society, while different people bring differing views to [. . .]
Will H.
+ Steve Earle's "Guitar Town" was outstanding in the respect that I like every song from the album. There are very few albums I can say that [. . .]
Will H.

In general, I don't think songs of teenage rebellion play well with a nationalist bent.
That one could keep Tim Rice busy for awhile.

Will H.
+ I've had several conversations with various DJs & record company people about why radio sucks. It seems to boil down to two cultural factors: the increased [. . .]
Will H.

And don't forget Rednex.
A celebration of American life.

Will H.
+ I really don't think there's much to look at here. It's more of a standard of reckoning. Johnny Cash: Delia's gone One more round Delia's gone Judas Priest: I pushed [. . .]
Will H.
+ One of the things that Gurdjieff wrote that stuck with me was: One must first learn to love animals. Then one may begin to learn [. . .]
Alan Scott

Really, I imagine it's always "To what extent can you afford to antagonize your desired workforce by asking them to pee in a cup?"

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+ You may be right, Will. Then again, maybe the Top 25 isn't the best way to look at this. I'd have to go look at [. . .]
+ Burt - it looks like the image you're using is from your sub-blog. To make it work as a thumbnail on the front page, it [. . .]
+ Will, for the post image to work properly as a thumbnail, it has to be hosted at the ordinary-gentlemen.com URL. I see you've hotlinked from [. . .]
+ Mike - friendly reminder re: formatting images. Please follow the steps outlined here. Remember, don't insert the image. Use the uploaded image's link in the [. . .]
+ I think the issue that at least some of us have is that he hasn't (to my satisfaction) made his case about the political element. [. . .]
Gruntled
+ Blaming the Jews for "failing to come to terms" with a group who never, ever showed the slightest interest in coming to terms from the [. . .]
John Thacker
+ My response would be that you and Erik sound like one of those all too familiar people insisting that those Southerners and rural folks have [. . .]
John Thacker
+ But "Okie from Muskogee" is at least half-ironic.  Haggard was both trying to sing from the perspective of the Okie and understand him while at [. . .]
John Thacker
+ Well, speaking of Mojo Nixon, you can subscribe to SiriusXM and get a whole Outlaw Country station (with Mojo as one of the DJs), along [. . .]
John Thacker
+ "Cocaine Blues" is quite a famous Western swing song, performed notably by Johnny Cash but also quite a few others (including those who don't fit [. . .]
rmtodd
+ The thing that comes to my mind is this: 1. Lots of Web sites have Terms of Service that forbid you from handing out your password [. . .]
+ I have a lot less of a conceptual problem with a divided sovereign than you do; and indeed, you've not even exposed the full extent [. . .]
+ I don't know yet who's doing it, but I just went with everything after the last one until this morning, so I assume it will [. . .]
Jake
+ THIS IS MY OPINION, SO DON'T THROW THOSE STONES TOO HARD If I were asked to rate this game between 1 and 10, I would give [. . .]
+ Interesting stuff, Murali.  In the US, since the people can vote out the executive &/or legislature, they retain sovereignty I dont think that follows. Since the [. . .]
James Hanley
+ We set our GPS device to the English lady's voice because it was just the most pleasant.  There's something about the accent that's just kind [. . .]
+ My lim'ricks have all the same fault without which, you'd surely exalt the first four lines are good (like good limericks *SHOULD*) But the last line and subject/verb agreement [. . .]
BlaiseP
+ I never put up with fussy toddlers.   If they didn't want to eat something they didn't have to eat it.  They'd get hungry and I'd [. . .]
Jaybird

Er, drug-free workplace expectation on the part of the culture.

Jaybird
+ Depends on whether there was a drug-free workplace. If the boss didn't think that it was important to have a drug-free workplace, why should I? I'm [. . .]
+ Just a note about the organ thing, sorry it's a pet peeve of mine, it should be noted that as a general rule we condem [. . .]
Jaybird
+ The friends whom I hoped would find a voice online are, sadly, drowned out by the folks who have nary an unexpressed thought in the [. . .]
+ Speaking of automated voices a question: What the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks is this fetish that Americans have with automated and recorded voices having a British accent? Every [. . .]
BlaiseP

I dunno.   It would make a dandy case for appellate court.

I got it as well and favored the screen with a smirk.

James Hanley
+ Whack jobs who make stupid statements like ... “oh, you want Somalia” should both be laughed out of the public discourse. Says the guy who claimed [. . .]

No, that was great.  Have you by chance murdered with this limerick before?

+ Same experience here. Infants can be easily contained. If they're upset 95% of the time you can solve it with milk, a diaper change or attention. [. . .]
Stillwater
+ And rather than government being a benevolent neutral force, it’s just another arena in which those rational actors seek power advantages, price setting advantages and [. . .]
Liberty60
+ Actually, I have as much skepticism towards liberal theorists as I ever did. Remember i used to be a Reagan Republican in my youth. I still [. . .]
Jaybird
+ There was a man from Pyongyang Who did some wet work for a gang He whacked a young troll Then he went for a stroll Thinking "you never hear [. . .]
 
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