Tuesday Night Quick Hits: Is Conservatism the New Counterculture?

Is Conservatism the New Counterculture? Sure hope so:

Looking back, Occupy Wall Street was probably not radical enough to be considered the “counterculture,” which is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a culture with values and mores that run counter to those of established society.” That’s where conservatism comes in, without all the defecating in public and Guy Fawkes masks, of course.

Young conservatives and libertarians are much more radical in their opposition to “the establishment” than their liberal counterparts. It’s not a flashy, in-your-face opposition—but rather a stealthy steadfastness in the rejection of their peers’ complete faith in government. In this second term of Obama, the preservation of individual freedom has become a “radical” cause for the new counterculture.

Liberalism is for sheeple

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Neuschwanstein 2Cloned by Disney:

Neuschwanstein looks so much like a fairytale castle that Walt Disney himself was directly inspired by it in creating Sleeping Beauty’s castle, which became part of one of the most recognisable logos in the world.

Be sure to check out the rest of the cloned buildings.

Obama, helping foreign business any way he can: Ammo Shortage? The Aussies Are Coming, The Aussies Are Coming!

Dennis Rodman brings basketball skills to North Korea

Would you expect anything less from Obama?

The government has not dropped the deportation cases against the immigrants, however. The detainees have been freed on supervised release while their cases continue in court, officials said.

But the move angered some Republicans, including Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who said the releases were a political gambit by the Obama administration that undermined the continuing negotiations over comprehensive immigration reform and jeopardized public safety.

“It’s abhorrent that President Obama is releasing criminals into our communities to promote his political agenda on sequestration,” said Mr. Goodlatte, who is running the House hearings on immigration reform. “By releasing criminal immigrants onto the streets, the administration is needlessly endangering American lives.”

Par for the course…

  • Mike G. February 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I’ve seen the Neuschwanstein Castle. On a trip to either Munich or Italy, we stayed the night at a friend’s Great Aunt’s house in Fusan. Looking out the bedroom window, there was a view of the castle straight up the valley.

    • steve February 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      That is so cool!

      We visited the Neuschwanstein once as well. Like you said, it is a really scenic area.