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December 10, 2004

Some On the Right Just Don't Get the Funny, Either

Newmax is the offender here (emphasis added):

The New York Times' David Brooks frets: "They are having three, four or more kids. Their personal identity is defined by parenthood. They are more spiritually, emotionally and physically invested in their homes than in any other sphere of life, having concluded that parenthood is the most enriching and elevating thing they can do. Very often they have sacrificed pleasures like sophisticated movies, restaurant dining and foreign travel, let alone competitive careers and disposable income, for the sake of their parental calling."


Oh, the agony of missing Hollywood's "sophisticated movies." Heavens, could there be people who'd rather raise their children than catch a double bill of "Kinsey" and "Saw"?

"People on the Great Plains and in the Southwest are much more fertile than people in New England or on the Pacific coast," Brooks worries.

...

Brooks offers his latte-sipping readers a bit of reassurance: "Natalists are associated with red America, but they're not launching a jihad."

Wow. Someone at the New York Times admits that heartland America is not identical with Islamic terrorists. How progressive.

Guys, David Brooks is conservative-leaning. He's not a particularly enthusiastic conservative, but he does lean Republican.

All that stuff about "sacrificing" sophisticated movies and all? It's called "irony." As a comic noted helpfully, it was invented in New York in the 1950's and apparently it hasn't caught on everywhere yet.

Come on.


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