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Opening Arguments

Keillor's world

The dumb, mean politics of angry Republicans/rightwing Christians/the Bush administration/the Supreme Court/most white people except enlightened ones like me are destroying the kind, tolerant society that once tried to help the downtrodden and cared about trying to find the wisdom to solve our most serious problems and make the world the kind of place it should be.

That reminds me of my youth, when I visited a public library/enjoyed a simple ballgame/listened to public radio/took a quiet walk on the river/shared my insights with the priests and nuns at a weekend retreat, and we all marveled at how communitarian values and intellectucal rigor in the pursuit of honest truths would wrest society from the greedy clutches of people who think the accumulation of power is the noblest human endeavor.

I will now recede into my gloom and lament the fact that all the pretty libraries have been replaced with ugly ones, the ballplayers are on steroids produced by giant pharmaceutical companies, Rush Limbaugh is lying about public radio, the river is polluted, and the priests and nuns are almost all white.

Damn George Bush!

There you have it. You never have to read a Garrison Keillor column again, ever.


Bob G.
Mon, 07/02/2007 - 9:45am

I used to like Keillor too....damn shame. He's gotten SO vitriolic against the president as well as most of this nation.

Now I just tolerate him.

I guess he forgot that being a citizen OF this nation got him HIS paycheck, hmm?


Mon, 07/02/2007 - 8:55pm

What has happened to the folksy folks at Lake Woebegone?

I suppose that the lives of all Minnesotans has been altered forever by the violence wrought by the Coen's black comedy, "Fargo".

The Brainerd Dispatch reflects on the dismayed populace:

"The movie pokes fun at the way Minnesotans talk and to some extent the way they think. ...For the record:

No Twin Cities car dealers' wives have been kidnapped and killed in Brainerd (not that we know of - ed).

Hit men do not frequent the city (not that we know of).

No one has been axed to death, dismembered and fed into a wood chipper (again, not that we know of)."

Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

A J Bogle
Tue, 07/03/2007 - 8:14am

I too miss the folksy charm of the old Keillor. I would agree with the above sentiments except that the Bush administration is so deserving of the criticism it gets and then some.