Jon and Stephen discuss the death of President George H.W. Bush and Twitter’s moves to silence their users. The intro/outro song is “The Funeral” by Band of Horses . Stephen’s song of the week is “My Beautiful Boy” by Phosphorescent and Jon’s is “Pontiac 87” by Preoccupations. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist!

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Reagan

    It is so good of you to post this today, after GHWB’s passing.

    • #1
    • December 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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  2. Member

    Your memories are messed up.

    Rush Limbaugh was the one who endorsed George H. W. Bush and rejected Ross Perot (“the hand grenade with a bad haircut”) while the intellectual National Review and Russell Kirk urged a vote for Pat Buchanan in New Hampshire.

    People are not “overwhelmingly” for homosexual marriage.

    Defense of Marriage Act: passed by about 80% of Congress. (79% in the House; 85% in the Senate)

    In most elections “the people” did not support it. As of five years ago, “30 states had put the natural definition of marriage into their state constitution on average by a vote of 67%.”

    However, Justice Kennedy gave it to the country anyway in another 5-4 decision.

    Ballot boxes versus fear of anonymous phone surveys.

    The opinion of a Canadian feminist is much more important than the opinion of a conservative Iraq War veteran who ran for Congress — just after you complained that there weren’t enough war veterans in Congress?

    • #2
    • December 2, 2018 at 2:54 am
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  3. Member

    “One of Canada’s leading feminists” made me laugh for some reason.

    • #3
    • December 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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  4. Coolidge

    thought “Republicans are eulogized by how they treated Democrats” was a perfect line

    also Jon, Stew (and the Negro Problem) put out some new music this year (two albums) https://www.stewandthenegroproblem.com/ as you’re the only other human being I know who’s heard of them I thought I’d alert you.

    • #4
    • December 3, 2018 at 8:32 am
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  5. Member

    HW’s management of the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the USSR ranks up there with Norman Borlaug’s Green Revolution in terms of worldwide, humanity-advancing accomplishments. Also like Borlaug, HW did it so well that he’s barely noticed today. Like “not being subsistence farmer-hunter-gatherers” and “infant mortality rates well below 50%”, “communism not enslaving half the globe, and a superpower peacefully dissolving” is one of those things that was unimaginable to our forefathers, that we now take entirely for granted. 

    • #5
    • December 3, 2018 at 10:38 am
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  6. Coolidge

    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    People are not “overwhelmingly” for homosexual marriage.

    Defense of Marriage Act: passed by about 80% of Congress. (79% in the House; 85% in the Senate)

    In most elections “the people” did not support it. As of five years ago, “30 states had put the natural definition of marriage into their state constitution on average by a vote of 67%.”

    However, Justice Kennedy gave it to the country anyway in another 5-4 decision.

    Ballot boxes versus fear of anonymous phone surveys.

    Defense of Marriage Act was passed in 1996. It was a long time ago. In the secrecy of the voting booth, many people have voted against gay marriage in the past. But you are correct that many of those voters would say they are for gay marriage if asked openly. I believe that today most would also vote for gay marriage but not for “bake the darn cake!”. Trump isn’t even trying to fight for evangelicals in this. Neither is anyone else. This is a lost cause. 

    • #6
    • December 4, 2018 at 8:51 am
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