Saturday, March 05, 2005

Greenspan is a Political Hack

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Friday, March 04, 2005

What's Happened to the Press

Hunter Thompson explains.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Shotgun Golf

HST's final column.

O'Reilly: "The ACLU Is a Terrorist Group"

This guy really is insane.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Hunter Thompson on Nixon

HST's classic obituary of Richard Nixon.

Rumsfeld Sued for Torture

It's about time.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

An Obituary for Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson is dead a week and we are poorer for it. His timing, however, was exquisite to the end. He bemoaned the dumbing down of America and Americans, and not just in sports and politics. But as we enter the Second Month of the Second Term of the improbable Reign of King George the Junior one cannot help but think that the Good Doctor saw what was coming and had no wish to partake of it further.

Television has long been the Barometer of the Common Denominator, and during Hunter’s reign we have witnessed an hydraulic dumbing down of society. Witness the regression from M*A*S*H to Cheers to Friends to Married With Children and now various “reality” shows where bondage actresses, real estate moguls, corporate lawyers, and other assorted Greedheads and vermin preen for the cameras, and eat bugs and their own vomit. No wonder Howard Stern is beating a safe retreat to Satellite Radio. The Neighborhood ain’t what it used to be.

Doctor Thompson was a seer. The day after 9/11 he wrote:

“Make no mistake about it: We are At War now—with somebody—and we will stay At War with that strange and mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.

“It will be a Religious War, a sort of Christian Jihad, fueled by religious hatred and led by merciless fanatics on both sides.”

And yes, he also saw King George the Junior coming. The Good Doctor mercilessly dogged Nixon beyond the end of Dick’s miserable life, but HST warned us that Dubya was a Thousand Times Worse, and that we all will suffer for it. And so we shall.

He did not go gently into that good night. And he did not Stay Too Long At The Party. Selah, Doctor Thompson. You are and will continue to be missed.

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