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February 27, 2008

Passing of a Lion of Patriotism

RIP, William F. Buckley.

William F. Buckley Jr., the erudite Ivy Leaguer and conservative herald who showered huge and scornful words on liberalism as he observed, abetted and cheered on the right’s post-World War II rise from the fringes to the White House, died Wednesday. He was 82.

If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. I’m too upset to write very much about it.

38 Comments »

  1. Patriotism is for people that think America is better than everyone else. Still, he is human, so his death still matters.

    Comment by The Nobody — February 27, 2008 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

  2. Rest in peace.

    He fought for what he believed, and didn’t act like a GOP lapdog. I can respect a man like that.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 27, 2008 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

  3. Never heard of him, really. Where can I find objective info about him?

    Comment by dandus — February 27, 2008 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

  4. A sad day for America. He was one of the great defenders of our democracy from the liberal menace. May me find the peace he deserves in the arms of Jesus.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — February 27, 2008 @ 5:23 pm | Reply

  5. The man had logic and reasoning behind his views. Contrary to this site.

    But Buckley was also willing to criticize his own and made no secret of his distaste for at least some of Bush’s policies. In a 2006 interview with CBS, he called the Iraq war a failure.

    He wasn’t blind, either. He was willing to admit that not all conservatives were perfect, nor were liberals exempt from flaws.

    Comment by Dio Brando — February 27, 2008 @ 6:55 pm | Reply

  6. I can hardly believe you never heard of him, Dandus. He has been in the public eye for a long time. I will not make any comments on the man other than he has my respect and I know of nothing wrong that he has done.
    For your own information on him, I suggest you do a web search and look for genuine articles on him or perhaps an official biography. Don’t go to any blogs on him, there are democrats out there doing the same thing that these republicans are doing on this site, telling lies and ranting nonsense about members of the other party. That’s the way of humankind when it comes to politics. After living with Arn these past years I have come to agree with his reasoning that politics is a six thousand year old mistake.
    I can also see his point in not coming to this site anymore. You can’t get anything into a closed mind. I doubt that I will be back here very often either. Some of their posts and comments are good for a short laugh but most of them are no more than senseless rants that mean nothing at all and have lost all of their comedic value.

    Comment by FadedRose — February 27, 2008 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

  7. OMG!!! I just saw the blogroll on the right here, I’ve never read those before. One of them is called “Silflay Hraka”. That’s too funny. I have to go read a little of that. For anyone that has never read the book “Watership Down” by Richard Adams, silflay hraka in the lepine language means “eat shit outside”.

    Comment by FadedRose — February 27, 2008 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

  8. Eh, I’ll be staying, since this site makes for a constant stream of humor.

    Comment by Dio Brando — February 27, 2008 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  9. “Eh, I’ll be staying, since this site makes for a constant stream of humor.”
    I know, this site makes for an abundance of lulz, especially from bob and sisy.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 28, 2008 @ 12:20 am | Reply

  10. Marty McChildRapist, too.

    Comment by Dio Brando — February 28, 2008 @ 1:31 am | Reply

  11. “Eh, I’ll be staying, since this site makes for a constant stream of humor.”
    “I know, this site makes for an abundance of lulz, especially from bob and sisy.”

    Yeah, I agree. I cant help but frequent it when Im bored

    Comment by Hissho — February 28, 2008 @ 8:19 am | Reply

  12. “Eh, I’ll be staying, since this site makes for a constant stream of humor.”

    Tabor’s law in action. Read and weep moonbats.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tabor%27s+law

    Comment by BJ Tabor — February 28, 2008 @ 10:19 am | Reply

  13. The Buckley family will remain in the thoughts and prayers of my own. We can take comfort in knowing that he is with God now and being rewarded for his strong faith and values.

    May the Lord bless us and keep William Buckley close and dear in our hearts forever.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — February 28, 2008 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  14. “Tabor’s Law”
    Way to add your own entry. I Heart Huckabee? And it’s your only entry. Have you seen the entry for Tabor?
    Huge fucking assmonger.

    “What did Tabor do? Hes Such an assmonger…”
    The tags for your entry include joke and satire.

    PROTIP: You can’t just make up your own entry and suddenly declare it a law of the Internet

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 28, 2008 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

  15. And as long as you find the Urban Dictionary a reliable source, let’s look at some other entries, shall we?
    Huckabee:
    1)Someone who knows they can’t win a race even if only 2 people are in it but stays in the race so the other person can be a winner and have some competition. Not to be confused with a Romney who could win but basically takes a dive early in the hopes of being rewarded for getting out of the way without much of a fight.

    (2)A fake place holder used to gain some recognition or advantage. Can be used as a verb too.

    (3)Not a pace setter but a pace follower. Someone who acts like a dog and heels. Could be used like boy was in the days of slavery. Or just a friendly use like bro or brother is too.

    (4)A sexual act primarily defined as a group of 5 or more men encircled around a traditionally younger kneeling Baptist man (known as the “Mike”) who proceeds to pleasure every member of the group. Is primarily finished off by every participating member ejaculating into a martini glass whereupon the “Mike” proceeds to consume by drinking the ejaculate. Also known as “Miking”, “Hucking”, or “Huckabeezling”

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 28, 2008 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  16. Conservatism:
    1) A psychological condition in which an individual’s inability to deal with the existential anxiety of knowing life can be lived more freely and fully manifests as a set of political beliefs.

    2) A conscious effort to prevent progress.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 28, 2008 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

  17. Patriot Act:
    A kneejerk response to 9/11 that has the Founding Fathers spinning in their graves. The single greatest advancement of fascism in United States history, and it’s only the beginning…

    The latest attempt by the US Government to curtail the rights of its citizens.

    The 342-page document, created as a response to 9/11, that takes away all Americans’ rights.

    Basically, if a person walks down the street incorrectly, or simply speaks out against government policies, they are considered to be a threat, and they will be punished swiftly and severely — even if they are INNOCENT.

    Basically, the entire constitution has been repealed by the passage of this act, and it lays the groundwork for a fascist “police state.”

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 28, 2008 @ 12:34 pm | Reply

  18. President Bush
    1. one who uses patriotism and immense propaghanda to gain support for illegal unjustified brutal acts upon oppressed people for own gains. whether it be oil or money.
    2. one who puts self gains in front of human life
    3. immense dumbass

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 28, 2008 @ 12:36 pm | Reply

  19. That’s just propaganda from the Internet Liberal Elite Elephant Balls. Jesus will elevate Mike to the Presidency next November, just you watch.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — February 28, 2008 @ 1:04 pm | Reply

  20. “That’s just propaganda from the Internet Liberal Elite Elephant Balls.”
    It’s from a site YOU cited first, BJ. Don’t try to cover your tracks.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 28, 2008 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  21. Who wrote those entries, EB? Consider the source. Many sites are overrun by moonbats these days. Case in point…

    Comment by Sisyphus — February 28, 2008 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

  22. Tabor made up his own law, and tried to pass it off as something established, why aren’t you chastising him?

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 28, 2008 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  23. He was one of the great defenders of our democracy from the liberal menace.

    His death doesn’t give you a right to talk down to liberals. It would be hard to talk down to someone that you are beneath, by the way.

    May me find the peace he deserves in the arms of Jesus.

    By the gods, have you ever heard of the term “grammar”?

    The man had logic and reasoning behind his views. Contrary to this site.

    Ain’t that the truth.

    Silflay hraka in the lepine language means “eat shit outside”.

    I lol’d.

    I know, this site makes for an abundance of lulz, especially from bob and sisy.

    Considering that this site is nothing but butthurt, it is lulzy in a way.

    Tabor’s law in action. Read and weep moonbats.

    An Atheist can’t lose an argument with a Christian because the Atheists mind isn’t being clouded with idiocy. You fail it. Also, learn to embed your links, christfag.

    That’s just propaganda from the Internet Liberal Elite Elephant Balls.

    I don’t think you’re one to talk about propaganda, Blow Job Tabor. After all, you read the bible.

    Jesus will elevate Mike to the Presidency next November, just you watch.

    Jesus is too busy kicking the crap out of Gabe in Street Fighter II to care about some failure of a governor.

    Many sites are overrun by moonbats these days.

    Just like how many sites are overrun with trolling christian morons (this site being one of them).

    Comment by The Nobody — February 28, 2008 @ 3:09 pm | Reply

  24. Elephant Bones-
    Hello. I just discovered that this site is still up and running. When I first discovered this site I was certain that it was brilliantly elaborate satire or whatever. Of course, a lot of the postings seemed designed to provoke outrage, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this site was designed to bait progressives into wasting their time yelling at a wall. You should hold in mind that Sisyphus was condemned to endlessly attempt to roll a boulder out of a valley-I doubt someone who actually believes that ‘heliocentrism is an athiest doctrine’ would be self-reflective enough to refer to themselves as ‘Sisyphus’. I would guess that ‘Sisyphus’ is laughing up his sleeve at the liberals who get all worked up by his antics and are engaging in the sisyphean task of trying to talk him out of his positions. Of course, it takes all kinds to make a world, and I will not completely rule out the possibility that every word posted by Sisyphus is sincere, but that would mean that somebody is off of their meds…
    My unlimited love to y’all,
    WD

    Comment by furious buddha — February 28, 2008 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

  25. Tabor’s law in action. Read and weep moonbats.

    No, you see, to be honored with a law, it actually needs humor and intelligence. Your self-made term is nothing more than “you not like me, you are faggot”. Oh, and it cannot be set by you. You can suggest it, and spread all over the net(and I do mean everywhere, not just 7 conservative closet homosexual blogs).

    Oh, but I have a better way to describe you.

    Jesus will elevate Mike to the Presidency next November, just you watch.

    Ahahaha, good luck. See, there’s this thing where Huckabee has literally ZERO chance of being nominated. He could quadruple his number and STILL come up short.

    Who wrote those entries, EB? Consider the source. Many sites are overrun by moonbats these days. Case in point…

    Like how these entries are written by idiots? Moonbats themselves? Drooling, retarded, misogynist racists?

    Comment by Dio Brando — February 28, 2008 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

  26. Mr. Buckley was a godsend. The depths of depravity his ideological enemies have been driven to on his death–and the comments here are very mild compared to those at other sites, like Huffington Post and Democratic Underground–show how influential he was.

    Here’s my tribute to a great man (also posted at http://newsprism.wordpress.com, it you want to see the links):

    WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY–THE GREATEST OF A GENERATION
    American conservatism has lost its most brilliant and stalwart public intellectual. William F. Buckley died this morning at his home, following his wife, who died last year, and his dear friend Van Galbraith, who died last month.

    Mr. Buckley’s National Review had this to say this morning about the legacy of its founder and editor:

    If ever an institution were the lengthened shadow of one man, this publication is his. So we hope it will not be thought immodest for us to say that Buckley has had more of an impact on the political life of this country — and a better one — than some of our presidents. He created modern conservatism as an intellectual and then a political movement.

    Celebrating Mr. Buckley’s unwavering opposition to an ascendent liberalism, NR notes:

    When Buckley started National Review — in 1955, at the age of 29 — it was not at all obvious that anti-Communists, traditionalists, constitutionalists, and enthusiasts for free markets would all be able to take shelter under the same tent. Nor was it obvious that all of these groups, even gathered together, would be able to prevail over what seemed at the time to be an inexorable collectivist tide.

    Though ruthless and relentless in his advocacy of conservative principles, Mr. Buckley was by temperament a true gentleman. I can think of no better tribute to this man than to point you to the gracious eulogies he published for two of his most bitter ideological (though not personal) enemies, Arthur Schlesinger and Norman Mailer, both of whom passed away last year.

    Bon voyage, Bill. Happy sailing up there.

    Comment by prestoncoleman — February 28, 2008 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

  27. EB @”It’s from a site YOU cited first, BJ. Don’t try to cover your tracks.”

    I didn’t cheery pick my definitions like you did EB.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — February 28, 2008 @ 6:21 pm | Reply

  28. I didn’t get an Urban Dictionary account just to try and bolster my credibility.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 28, 2008 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

  29. I didn’t cheery pick my definitions

    Few people would be cheery when picking definitions.

    Comment by Dio Brando — February 28, 2008 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

  30. He was a great American. All the good ones from that generation are passing and what a sad thing it is to see.

    Comment by TexasMom — February 29, 2008 @ 10:02 am | Reply

  31. You Moonbats are snipping at me because to draw attention away from the late Mr Buckley. You just can’t stand it that he was such a great American.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — February 29, 2008 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  32. “You just can’t stand it that he was such a great American.”
    Double check my first post before you spout drivel.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 29, 2008 @ 12:18 pm | Reply

  33. Whatever, BJ Tabor, whatever.

    “I can hardly believe you never heard of him, Dandus.”

    I’m not American😉

    Comment by dandus — February 29, 2008 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

  34. “I’m not American”
    in b4 shitstorm

    Comment by Elephant Bones — February 29, 2008 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

  35. William F. Buckley Jr. is burning in Hell right now. Good riddence.

    Comment by spacebrother — February 29, 2008 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  36. Another level headed fellow is off to the great beyond. May he find peace.

    Comment by Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu — March 1, 2008 @ 11:40 pm | Reply

  37. “William F. Buckley Jr. is burning in Hell right now. Good riddence.”
    Shut up, Spacebro. As conservatives go, Buckley was one of the good ones.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — March 2, 2008 @ 12:22 am | Reply

  38. Maybe he was thinking of Tobias Bruckner?

    Comment by Dio Brando — March 2, 2008 @ 8:41 pm | Reply


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