Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Clusterfuck Nation

Shimmons sent me this link to Jim Kunstler's blog, Clusterfuck Nation.

Here is also a link to Kunstler's website.

I was familiar with William Kunstler, who died in 1995. I don't know if there is any relation...I checked out Jim's bio and he makes no mention of William. Therefore, there is either no relation or he's trying to downplay his parentage in order to make his way on hiw own name.

In any event, Jim's latest blog entry is pretty solid. He writes some compelling stuff.

Busy today....gotta run.



Ralph said...

That guy can write. He may be missing something about Andrew Jackson in his historical timeline, however.

DrD said...

The Kitchen Cabinet?

Major Jack Downing?

What about Andrew Jackson?

Ralph said...

I checked it out in the Wikipedia, and it turns out my memory was right and Jackson had something to do with the Whigs. The Whigs that Kunstler is referring to were founded in the 1830s by John Quincy Adams (of all people) and others in direct opposition to Jackson. They felt Jackson was an acting like an autocrat and identified with John Adams' Whigs because they had opposed the king in the previous century.