Please try to remember that Larry David’s the guy who, along with Seinfeld, actually satirized the Kennedy assassination through a hilarious “Who Spit At Who?” bit involving the Mets’ Keith Hernandez and Roger McDowell. He has consistently portrayed himself as basically negative: craven, self-centered, somewhat bigoted, and so on. Not exactly a classic navel-gazing, holier-than-thou liberal, eh?
In much the same vein as South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Larry helps us laugh at stuff no one else has the guts to touch. If the price for that is an occasional smarmy, snarky swipe at honorable military service, we should be able to handle the joke (unlike our Quebecker friends to the north.) If anything, his description of unchallenging Army and Air Force Guard duty in the early '70s comes uncomfortably close to stories told to me by friends at the time — a far cry from qualifying to fly F-102s back then, or Guard duty as a whole today.p>As a sidelight, I found it interesting how hard it was to post a comment on Mr. David’s op-ed in the New York Times , or to find a convenient Larry website to which I could share the above thoughts. Are these guys afraid of replies or something? br> — Jeff Kocur br> Milford, Delaware /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online