"Gay Thoughts" - Growler
Every day lately I seem to read a post or an article that reminds me of an old Doonesbury cartoon in which Mr. Slackmeyer, quintessential late 60s businessman, exclaims exasperatedly to his hippy son: "Life isn't to be enjoyed son, it's to be gotten on with." Scolds like Megan McArdle, Ross Douthat, and David Brooks seem to be everywhere -- urging heterosexual women to marry young and taking solace -- well Brooks and McArdle at least (Cardinal Douthat is bitter and inconsolable) -- that marriage equality means the end of sexytimes for gay people. (Mark Steyn, on the other hand, believes it is merely the end of the family.)
So Princeton women are urged to marry young. And McArdle amens. And then some other numbnuts in Slate chimes in on the glories of early marriage. And the fuckin' Washington Post has to reprise the "hook up culture" is evil meme. (Laura Sessions Stepp should sue.)
One just has to laugh really. So many of these folks claim to be apostles of freedom. But the only freedom they really believe in is for rich people to have the right to pay lower taxes while not having to pay the minimum wage. That's it. The freedom to exploit, may it be forever enshrined in America. Otherwise, keep your pants on.
It's really shocking that Republicans seem to be having a problem with young voters.
What's on your dirty minds?