Friday, January 25, 2008


Peggy Noonan on the O'Reilly Factor talking about the great watershed moments in the 70s/80s (paraphrased because I was barely paying attention):

"Suddenly you had people standing up to government, taking back their country, protesting X in California, Y, in New York, busing in Boston."

Wait a minute. Did you just praise people protesting busing in Boston? As in, busing in black children to desegregate the school system? And the tactics? My father was living in Boston back then, and people were throwing bricks at these buses and threatening to blow up tunnels to stop them. Threatening children? Stuff as vile and racist as anything in the South in the 60s.

And these are Noonan's heroes? Wow.

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