2.27.2008

RIP William Buckley

Old-school conservative windbag William Buckley Jr. died today. Bankrolled by the ill-gotten wealth of his oil-speculator daddy, Bill Jr. can be remembered for his bold pro-segregation stance and his innovative ideas on public health (he stated in a New York Times OpEd that, “Everyone detected with AIDS should be tattooed in the upper forearm to prevent common needle users, and on the buttocks, to prevent the victimization of homosexuals"). Let's look back at Buckley's glory days as he gets his rhetorical butt kicked by a youthful Noam Chomsky:

4 comments:

Geoff said...

A few years ago, I saw a homemade sign in someone's car: "I'm glad Reagan's dead." I've considered making a similar one to commemorate Mr. Buckley's passing.

Bay Radical said...
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Bay Radical said...

But they're like hydras: one of them dies and two more pop up in their places

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this. What a douche bag he was.

 
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