Professor Camille Paglia was a guest on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday, and she had a lot to say about free speech, as well as those who try to squelch it; for example, by suspending Phil Robertson from “Duck Dynasty.”

To be fair, the outspoken Paglia has been responsible for climate change in hell quite a few times.

Paglia does indeed get it. Check out the other views she shared with Ingraham.

  • Gart Arfunkel

    Wow.

  • Winter

    The only feminist who I can respect.

    • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Indeed, I truly found myself actually wanting to go to Slate and Salon.com to read her articles, even on issues I may have disagreed on, she made her arguments intelligently and with respect to the “other side.” She even loved Sarah Palin as McCain’s choice of VP. She was an enjoyable read because she was honest and wasn’t afraid to go against the Democrat/Liberal mindset.

      Edit: After rereading what I posted, I found willing to go to Slate and Salon just didn’t sound right. Wanting however does. I’m always willing to give an author an even break and if I like their work, I want to read more of it.

    • Stone Bryson

      ‘Respect’ is the key word here Winter – I agree wholeheartedly. I’m a recent reader of Ms. Paglia, and while I disagree with her from time to time I enjoy her work. I see her as a classical liberal (which I can respect) rather than a progressive (which I have no tolerance for in any capacity).

      I like her more each time I read something from her.

      • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I think you nailed it Stone. A classic liberal. And it’s her ability to respectfully disagree with someone that I like; it’s actual civility, not the Progressive “civility” which really plays out as sit down and shut up while we insult you and everything you believe in and will ruin your life and livelihood should you disagree with us.

      • Winter

        Exactly. I also find myself agreeing with her more than I disagree. She doesn’t march in lockstep which is something that I personally appreciate.

        • TexasMom2012

          Only other one I can think of is Kirsten Powers. I rarely agree with her but she makes reasoned arguments and will concede points. And she is never Rabid.

      • jukin

        Progressive=fascist

        • kikorikid

          Pretty much so. Today they want to punish by taking
          your liveleyhood(sp) , tomorrow they WILL fall
          into their historical rut and when you do not
          agree with their ideology,up against a wall-BANG!

  • Patsy Hicks Chrysson

    Camille Paglia is a very interesting writer. I don’t agree with a lot of her opinions but she’s never been afraid to call out hypocrisy when she sees it, regardless of politics.

    • Acethepug

      Agreed. She is a rare breed since Obama was nominated back in 2007.

    • Heather_A

      Dr. Pagilia has always been a liberal against the grain. She was one of the first to call out the left on their treatment of Sarah Palin and their betrayal of Hilary Clinton. I wouldn’t expect anything less of her. That’s how she rolls and many people on both sides or no sides like her for it.

      ~H

      • genann59

        Honesty does beget respect, regardless of political affiliation. Missing from many on both sides of the aisle.

        • IBXNJ

          I may disagree with her, but I can respect her

    • Brutus974

      She does make interesting points, when I’ve read her columns.
      I generally don’t agree with her, but at least she’s reasonably intelligent and not a shill. Maybe I should read her more frequently.

  • porgiefirefighter

    Camille Paglia has been my favorite lesbian, left-wing, quasi-libertarian, brutally honest hell-raiser for a long time now.

    To be fair: she is the only lesbian, left-wing, quasi-libertarian, brutally honest hell-raiser I am aware of.

    • Suzyqpie

      I respect Ms Paglia simply because she never hurls the race card.

  • Maxx

    There is HUGE backlash on this firing and I suspect right now, the suits at A&E are scrambling for answers…

    …too late. I’d love for the show to move to another network who supports this family 100 PERCENT and not when it’s fiscally convenient.

    • MissDiane47

      The Blaze is on it … just in case the entire family bails on A&E.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      I honestly don’t care for ‘reality’ shows in general, and I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty. Nevertheless, I find myself in agreement with most of the world view espoused there. I hope they find a new home, somewhere less disinclined to allow them to say what they really mean.

  • pajamakat

    It would appear to me that this woman loves the country.

  • R.C.

    “Ppl have right to free speech, to be homophobic or to support homosexuality”
    Because one does not support homosexuals does not make one homophobic.

    • Dee

      Right, but benefit of the doubt, she isn’t saying that’s what she meant (that Phil was). She is generally speaking, I believe.

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Her point was more along the lines of folks have the right to espouse their opinions, whether they are popular opinions or unpopular opinions.

    • IBXNJ

      My position: I don’t believe in pandering for ANYONE!

    • Calcat36

      Homophobic is often confused with pro-heterosexual by the liberal elite that assign these PC terms. It is up to us to stop the doublespeak.

      • kikorikid

        Our language is rife with PC terms given/imposed on
        us by Cultural Marxist as a MEANS towards intimidation
        and control. They,Progressives, will never, on volition,
        relinquish the tools of control. Time to ruck-up.

  • http://macsen573.wix.com/overdrive Macsen Overdrive ✓re-rolled

    When gay people are saying they are going overboard on this kind of thing…

    • Ryan Schneider.

      ….we are left speechless as to how bad the madness has gotten.

  • Im_Rick_James

    Welcome to the Tea Party, Ms. Paglia.

    • Heather_A

      She’s not tea party, but she’s just a liberal who gets sick of the left sometimes. And that’s okay.

      ~H

      • Im_Rick_James

        Remember who the Tea Party is. Most are socially liberal – all are small government and sound money. We don’t care what you do or who you sleep with, just don’t use our money to pay for it.

        • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

          Honestly, that’s the one thing that keeps me out of the TEA party.
          For the most part, at least in my opinion, 65% of them are reformed Democrats.
          Let’s face it, Conservative Democrats were purged from their party after Gore lost. And they have been in a limbo since.
          Me, I am a Fiscal Conservative, with Socialist tendencies.
          I left the Dems in 77.

          • ForTheRepublicOfDave

            I’m just going to sit here with a pencil and notepad while you try to explain to me how you can be fiscally Conservative AND Socialist at the same time?

          • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

            Socialist tendencies.
            I believe that we need to take care of others.
            I don’t like Welfare, but I won’t toss it out, I’d rather reform it. I’ve been to foreign countries, and have seen starving people.
            We have really fat rats in this country.
            Don’t mix socialist, with Socialism.

          • http://macsen573.wix.com/overdrive Macsen Overdrive ✓re-rolled

            Yeah. “Fiscal conservative” and “socialist” just don’t splice.

        • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

          “We don’t care what you do or who you sleep with, just don’t use our money to pay for it.”

          That’s also the view of many social conservatives.

  • Zane Henry

    I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of voices
    suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear
    something terrible has happened.- Said Wendy Davis, spontaneously, at a fundraiser earlier today.

  • $84598387

    Paglia is right. I have followed her for a few years and she is someone I have agreed with on many things.

  • Morneau_for_4

    Note how she phrases it: Homophobic or support homosexuality. These are the two options. So Camille is really saying that people who follow Scripture are still just homophobic.

    • Dee

      Don’t jump to conclusions…also, only 140 characters on twitter.

    • Richard Jefferies

      She may well be saying that, but she probably wouldn’t use as trite a word as homophobic, but that doesn’t mean she advocates for special dispensation for being gay, or that mob should grab their pitchforks and torches and chase homosexual dissenters. In other words, she hasn’t shown me in the times I’ve read her, any hypocrisy.

      • Ryan Schneider.

        “Homophobic” isn’t just a trite word, it is a stupid word. There are more intelligent ways to be pithy, but the bastardization of pithiness is yet another side effect of the “PC” rape of our language. We need a word that means “against samness”, rather then “fear of men”, which wouldn’t apply to her anyway. The original Lesbians kept men as sex slaves, so that is a stupid word as well.

        • Calcat36

          Homophobic is a word devised to be a weapon that assaults the character of the one engaged with a liberal who supports homosexuality. They could very well use the word pro-heterosexual instead, as they call abortion pro-choice!

          Orwellian doublespeak. Reject it and the insinuation behind the PC police language.

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Camille Paglia is an interesting lady, bright, articulate and direct. She says what she means and means what she says.

    Shes gone against the prog agenda on a few occasions. And when she does, she does it with the same passion and directness that she uses with the causes she supports.

    Totally respect that, even when I disagree.

  • SunnyJS

    Paglia was there calling out the nazifeminists that hijacked the movement in the 70’s demanding women exchange paternal dominance for lesbiofacist dominance. She has never participated in the “march in line” collectivism of the extreme left or the ivory tower “hate men” women’s movement. I am not at all surprised to see her come front and center to speak out against behavior that is harmful to this country. When you are on the other side of the debate with her, you are the loyal opposition…not the enemy. It is really terrific to see her and Laura creating a forum. Wish Laura would bring her on the OReilly show when she hosts.

    • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

      That’s what turned my Mom off of the mainstream Feminist movement.
      Mom was a Feminist back in the 60’s, single Mom raising three, after she ran Dad off for his ways.
      Love them both, but can only live with my Dad, now that he is in an urn.

      • SunnyJS

        I can definitely relate to your parents…sorry for the loss of your father. When my Dad died, everyone wondered what would happen to the war that was our home….war over…the other side died! The music played and they BOTH danced. Merry Christmas to the survivors. xo

  • MNWoman

    I never understood why the dems have a monopoly on GLBT voters. One single issue should not be the only reason to vote for a party.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      They don’t -there is Hill buzz and Gay Patriot two conservative gay websites but you won’t here the media promote them or their conservative gay constituency because they don’t fit the narrative.

      • stuckinIL4now

        And Hillbuzz seems to know an awful lot about the Chicago scene in oh so many ways.

    • trixiewoobeans

      I have a female friend who is in a long-term, committed relationship with another woman. She is one of the most ardent, articulate conservative Republicans I know. She has said she’s disgusted with single-issue voters…that they’re ruining the country. They hang their hat on their one issue, then ignore their Party’s continuous abuses of others.

      • Ryan Schneider.

        I call it platform slavery.

    • Jay Stevens

      You all (and I am just as bad) decry single issue voters, but how many of you would support a candidate that checked most of your boxes on everything except Second Amendment rights?

      I wouldn’t.

    • Robert Ellsworth

      Can you say “abortion”?

  • MLCross

    oooh, Camille. Be carefull. You want to find how just how fascist and Stalinist your liberal friends are? Keep stepping out of the party line like this.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    That was a great interview. She also said her generation of the 60’s and 70’s were truth seekers. Investigating all types of religion – Buddhism etc. But now they’re just ignorant and uneducated.

    • Ryan Schneider.

      “When you stop believing in God, you do not believe in nothing, you will believe in ANYTHING.”
      G.K.Chesterton

    • trixiewoobeans

      That’s something that just blows my mind. That generation has become everything they hated then, times 10! It makes me wonder if it was just envy all along?

      • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

        Nope, this is my generation you’re talking about.
        They fought to throw out the old power, seized the reins of Big Government, found out that they liked being in control, and you’ll have to remove them from power at the tip of an bayonet.
        No envy, no self-deception, they are the worst of the Totalitarians.
        They have the best of intentions for others.

        • trixiewoobeans

          Agreed.

        • trixiewoobeans

          The Clinton’s come to mind, esp. Hillary.

        • Calcat36

          Like Bill Ayers? He would be the militant pig on Animal Farm, hating the establishment until it becomes HIS establishment!

          Fight the power has become submit to OUR power!
          The peaceniks have become quite eager to fight their wars!

          • Jay Stevens

            The talkers of truth to power have now become the power. What now?

            Well, we know, “What now?”

            “We won. You lost. Get in the back seat and shut up. Oh, and fill up the gas tank.”

  • PlowBoy

    Camille is an intellectual agree with her or not she tells it like it is.

  • Not The Penguin

    Common sense from the left…how refreshing.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Short Camille Paglia — you can’t have a serious discussion about feminism/pop culture/what-have-you, when the people who control the argument refuse to be serious and actually to deal with the issues, instead of just speechifying with the usual horse$#!t.

    And she’s always been that way. She’s what Italian-Americans like herself refer to as a “capatosta,” a “hardhead,” i.e., someone who’s deadset on something and isn’t gonna budge– which is a good thing when it’s about studying and uncovering truth.. Her resoluteness in not being swept along with all the prevailing “wisdom,” but in conducting her own study into things and letting the cultural chips fall, has marginalized her in her field.

    She may not see things our way on many things, but it isn’t based on the usual intellectual arrogance of the Left. You actually figure you could discuss things over a beer with her, and not have it turned into a shouting match. (As opposed to Rachel Mad Cow, who, if you tried discussing something with over a beer, it would just result in Mad Cow saying “F***it– let’s just get $#!tfaced!”)

    • Ryan Schneider.

      She has not lost the art of controversy, which is well thought constructive disagreement WITHOUT quarreling. Getting controversialism and quarreling mixed up in this country was the greatest political/educational mistake in the republic’s history.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Although, if you do it like the SCOTUS and say, “I respectfully dissent,” everybody expects you to really lay into the other person– which is what the Justices do. But if it is never personal, i.e., “Only a [disapprobatory noun] could believe something like what you’re saying,” you get the kind of discussions you’re talking about.

  • $43392325

    In Levitcus, God called for death to homosexuals. But Jesus changed all that. God hates sin but loves the sinner. And that means all of us and whatever sin we’ve committed. I am a true offended of God rules. I’ve broken every Commandment except Thou Shall Not Kill. Not planning on breaking it either. But even if you did God would still love you. I don’t get the gay thing. I don’t think most hetero’s really do. We accept as we should, but we really don’t understand why someone is gay and someone is straight. I have gay family members and I love them unconditionally. When it comes to their lifestyle, no I don’t understand it. I love them and that’s the way it will always be. I don’t need to understand homosexuality. I just need to accept, understand and love the homosexual. Do I condemn them? Be like condemning myself.

    • Ryan Schneider.

      Ever a tricky thing to teach the whole of God’s truth without coming across biased, eh? Sinners in denial often only hear what they want to hear, further complicating the matter. The different reactions to this Duck Dynasty fellow and the Pope from the Gay community. The only real difference between the two of them is that his Holiness (seems to) put a little more emphasis on Love, in loving the sinner, where the other fellow (seems to) put more emphasis on hating the sin. So even if you haven’t a biased or prejudiced bone in your body, the moment you share Good News that is a hard truth, YOU end up becoming the one who is judged, suffering bias, good or bad, and prejudice.

  • Walter Sobchak

    Paglia is a very interesting woman. I disagree with her on a lot of things but I’d love to have a few drinks with her.

    • rdbrewer

      F’n a.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I’d discuss life, politics, or whatever, with her over a round or two of Coronas… “God is Great, Beer is Good, and People are Crazy” #MyPhilosophy(ies) #BillyCurrington #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

  • rdbrewer

    She reminds me of Hitchens. Both left, but both too smart and intellectually honest to put up with b*llshit for more than about half a second.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Camille Paglia is one of the few leftists who is rational.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      There is a difference between a liberal and leftist. Camile is a Libertarian Democrat that’s the polar opposite of a Statist Democrat.

  • PhilipJames

    Camille Paglia is a very smart woman… had opinions on some things I disagree with and some I support… kind of like most people if they are not lying to either get rich or elected.

  • ’46 one time hippy

    If one followed ones heart from the 60’s, one could well think like Ms Paglia, or one could be what is now called a conservative. The GOP may be the new avant garde.

    • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

      I went so far Left in the late 70’s, I came out on the Right side.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        I have always been a Conservative, even through my “Rebellious Atheist Teen” years… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • bo1921

    It’s good that Camille has finally figured that out. Better late than never, right Camille?

  • genann59

    She is at least open-minded and intellectually honest, as well and honest in her opinions even when differing with her party of choice. I can deal with democrats like that.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Only in America

    Oct. 21, 2013—From our neighbors north of the border. Those who observe us seem to understand us better than we understand ourselves. Sad, isn’t it?

    From gregoryaharrison@***********.com.

    • 10 • Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fundraising event.
    • 09 • Only in America could people claim that people discriminate against black Americans when they have a black president, black Attorney General and roughly 35% of the federal workforce is black (while only 14% of the population is is black. And, 40%+ of all federal entitlements go to black Americans—three times the rate that goes to Whites and five times the rate that goes to Hispanics.
    • 08 • Only in America could they have the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Dept.) and Charlie Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee) both turn out to be tax cheats who favor higher taxes.
    • 07 • Only in America can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
    • 06 • Only in America would they make people who want to legally come American citizens wait for years in their home countries, and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just “magically” become citizens.
    • 05 • Only in America could people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”
    • 04 • Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
    • 03 • Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major US oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of that in a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
    • 02 • Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it takes in per year—for total spending of $7,000,000 per minute (with absolutely nothing to show for the spending) and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.
    • 01 • Only in America could the rich (who make up less than 2% of the population)—who pay 86% of all income taxes—be accused of not paying their “fair share” by the people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/2013/12/subject-line-canadas-top-ten-stupidity.html

  • Enzo Giacomo

    And being utterly run into the ground with eyes wide open.

  • Enzo Giacomo

    I want to hear all voices, ALL means just that . PERIOD.

  • BAW

    Ms. Paglia is probably an actual liberal as opposed to most of the radicals on the left that just call themselves “liberals.”

  • Richard Jefferies

    She and I would disagree on many things, but at least I can say she is intellectually honest, and we could probably part with mutual respect. I’ve read many of her articles, most recently, “It’s a man’s world and it always will be” where she excoriates women’s studies programs and the second and third wave of feminism for their anti-men attitudes, even giving them a good history lesson on the division of labor. It is a very smart, very witty piece.

  • Michael Rice

    So, will GLAAD issue a statement claiming she isn’t a “real lesbian” now?
    There are some intellectually smart libs. They are still morally bankrupt in most cases, but they can do the math.
    They see the hypocrisy and know it’s only a matter of time before it really bites them hard.

  • Conservative First

    Dem Party is not pro woman. Dem Party is pro vote. Anything “group” they can isolate, that when isolated will keep them in power, they will promise gifts and power to.

  • lcky9

    She makes sense IF she represented the left I still might be a DEMOCRAT but the party was taken over by progressives and I am to the right of center NOT all the way around the corner LEFT of center..she is what the party USE to be..

  • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

    I’ll be honest, I read quite a bit of what Ms. Paglia writes, because she does it well.
    The nicest thing about her getting a few miles on the odometer is; Maturity.
    It’s also nice to see toning down the Man Hate. Give her twenty more years, and she’ll be just like my Mom.

  • blueniner

    Camille Paglia is one of the few intellectually honest Liberals left!

  • Zohydro

    Pretentious windbag…

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “Pretentious windbag”

      Wait, did I wonder into an Obama thread by mistake?

    • therantinggeek

      Who, Camille or Laura?

  • Thomas

    I have read Ms. Paglia’s columns, articles, essays and books since about 1993. Though she at times has angered me, frustrated me, bemused me, even amused me, she has always enlightened me and always gives it to her readers straight. I have no choice but to appreciate and respect Camille Paglia.
    What can I say, I guess I am just one of those redneck right-wing nutjob homophobes I keep reading and hearing about.

  • TheKingJAK

    The ONLY thing I take exception to is the notion that being anti-homosexual makes you “Homophobic”. Iran is homophobic, Phil Robertson is not.

    • Ruth

      That line struck me too. I’m not homophobic but I don’t “support” homosexuality. Those aren’t the only options.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Heh, GLADD is more likely to condemn Paglia for criticizing them than they are to criticize Baldwin for using gay slurs.

  • NCRelite

    Paglia is one of the few liberals that actually makes sense.

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    it just goes to show the Democrats have lost their minds as a party but the altruistic foot soldiers have good hearts and want the same things we do. They just believe in a different way

  • Ironside

    I don’t always agree with Camille and having read her for years I find myself disagreeing with her less but always enjoying her writing one way or the other.

  • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

    Paglia is one interesting woman. There are time she just makes my blood boil and there are times I love the heck out of her. Always keep it real, Camille!

  • ozconservative

    She sounds as though she might be of the same school of thought as Kirsten Powers. Kirsten has been the only lefty I can listen to without wanting to take an axe to my TV.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    I agree with her on so many levels. Both “establishment” political parties could learn from Paglia.

  • GirlRaisedInTheSouth

    Why are people who disagree with the homosexual culture, lifestyle and beliefs labeled as homo”phobic”? Fear is not involved. Just a difference of belief and opinion.

  • ThomasD

    I tend to agree with Paglia, other than the ‘phobia’ part.

    It is not an irrational, pathological fear of homosexuality. It is a long standing, traditional, social and religious moral belief. One with a strong basis in biology as well.

    To characterize the position as a phobia is denigrating, and insulting. Paglia, of all people, should know better.

  • Jake Bradford

    Paglia also said “What has Hillary ever done? Except lied for the men in her life” & “She has more baggage than a freight train”. Pretty much every dogmatic feminist HATES her even more than they hate straight Christian white males with jobs.

  • Roadster73

    A free society is tolerant to ALL points of view, not only those that are so popular among our “betters”.

    If a free society = tolerance of opposing points of view, then in what kind of society do our “tolerant” liberal friends want to live in?

  • jabberwocky

    I second that WOW

  • closedpress.com

    Holy smokes.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I’ve heard her say dumb liberal things from time to time, but she’s usually right-leaning (for a Democrat)… And this here, what she said on Laura Ingram blows the ROOF off of the Democrat Party’s “Safe House,” so everyone can see what’s going on in there. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • RememberSekhmet

    Paglia is awesome. Freedom of speech means ALL speech. Whether you agree with it or not. Some of this is the usual mindless aping of Europe by American elites, completely unaware what mistakes the Europeans are making. “Tolerant intolerance” is a big mistake. Using intolerance against “intolerance” never stops at actual intolerance. It bleeds into intolerance of dissent, and morphs its user into the same totalitarians they purport to be fighting. Not only that, but by conflating dangerous ideas with worthwhile dissent, it gives the whole thing the flavor of the forbidden.

    For example: In Germany and much of Europe, they ban mention of anything Nazi. And they end up giving Naziism the cachet of the forbidden—so now Europe (Greece especially right now) has a big problem with neo-Nazis. In America, where we do not censor their speech, the neo-Nazi movement remains at the margins.

    • nickshaw

      Oh, they are aware, RS, they just don’t care because they are right, you see.
      And when you’re right, you can’t make mistakes.
      If you do, it is acceptable because you are in the finest of pursuits, making things better for the majority who really can’t think for themselves.

  • NickGranite

    I read her pieces pretty regularly to get a sane viewpoint from the left. She touches on the contradictory evolution of her party i.e. the fascist marxist wing of feminists and the party at large.. I am old enough to remember the anti-government, anti-establishment and yes, even the “Jesus Freaks” wing in the democrat party. They’ve come a long way baby and it ain’t good.

    • nickshaw

      That “hope and change” slogan didn’t necessarily mean for the better, Nick.
      As seems obvious now.

  • jjcassidy

    “Elites have reduced all reality to politics” because that is the main thing to libs. That’s why you have to turn an endless string family holidays into platforms for diatribes against everyone’s patriotism for not supporting their leader. Those holidays were getting nothing accomplished before…what was the purpose, again?

  • spaceycakes

    “to be homophobic or to support homosexuality”

    wait now…isn’t there some middle ground missing from that statement…that middle ground that 99.9% of us fall into?

  • rm1evo

    She totally gets it.

  • PJ

    Gosh, is there a podcast of this? I love CP and Laura.

  • irishgirl91

    The most controversial view I hold was voiced by Ms. Paglia years ago. People that are pro-choice but are against capital punishment are either hypocritical or blind. Both are taking a human life, now defend. I make no bones about where I stand on the issue (not to be shared here), but to deny that both things end a human life is wrong.

  • irishgirl91

    I would love to listen/read or watch a classical liberal and classical conservative debate issues. Leave the progressives and firebrands to their shouting.

  • jetch

    so why is it we only hear about the tea party being the one doing the damage to the country? the only radical nutjobs in this country are left wing.

  • The Jackal

    GLAAD are nothing more than a bunch of Nazi Brownshirted Thugs who need to be smashed into a million pieces and tossed to the wind. Fascist Assholes 👆

  • http://Www.DCLibertarians2014.blogspot.com/ Bruce P. Majors

    I wonder if Phil knows that a disproportionate share of the people preparing, selling, and consuming pate and duck confit are gay, and that he is on the receiving end of a big pink dollar?

    • Ironside

      They don’t sell ducks they sell duck calls and the like for hunters. I presume most ducks consumed as you mentioned are farm raised, not hunted in the wild

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Since civilization advances most quickly when optimal results are delivered with least pain and sacrifice, and therefore least merit, merit is a useless guide by which to plan one’s actions.

  • TonyMitch

    Paglia had a nice article in Newsweek years ago about the war on boys in our schools and the feminization of them. An open-minded liberal is as rare as Big Foot or the Lochness Monster. We heard they exist but no one could prove it, untill now

  • John Germain

    A radical, dyed in the wool leftist and even SHE gets it….can’t be good if your are a bit lib who tows the “free speech” line. It seems if libs like and accept free speech if it is LIBERAL speech. Conservs need not apply, in the mind of a deranged lib.