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February 14, 2014 - 10:26 am

From Reason:

The other reason I’m moving, if the creek don’t rise, is that when I moved to California in 1976, Jerry Brown was governor. It was barefoot hippie girls, Hell’s Angels on the Sunset Strip, East L.A. lowriders, the ocean and nature. It was this fabulous incredible place about freedom. Now when I think about California, I think of a liberal oppressive police state and regulations and taxes and fees. I’d rather go someplace and have my own little place out on the edge of town. I’m a country girl at heart. It makes me happy when I see people in Texas open-carrying. It makes me feel safe. I’m not even a gun owner, but I’d like to see a gun rack in every pickup truck, like my boyfriend had when I was fifteen years old in Florida. An armed society is a polite society.

Cervenka’s old X guitarist Billy Zoom has been vocal about his conservatism for some time now (I once did an episode of Red Eye with him); maybe he has been rubbing off on her.

She quite simply and eloquently makes the point about how progressive policy is antithetical to the freedom-loving spirit that most creatives purport to be the ideal.

Hyper-regulated and hyper-taxed people aren’t really free. It is a rather succinct message that is easy to back up.

We should get on that soon.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Hell, say what you want about Beelzebub, but he's not Obama.
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I don't think it's really new. There have been rumors for some time now. And those aren't the words of someone who's just had an epiphany, it's obvious she's put some thought into this. Seems that way to me, anyway.
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What exactly did you mean by "old X guitarist Billy Zoom"?
30 weeks ago
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Idiot...open carry is not legal in Texas. She's just another empty headed rainbows and unicorn liberal.
31 weeks ago
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Calm down tiger!
Citizens cannot carry a pistol in the open, but the law allows carrying of long guns.


31 weeks ago
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I was about to say the same thing... She's been watching too many old cowboy movies. Open carry of pistols is almost always illegal here, while with long guns, there is more leeway. Know your local laws if you don't want to be a felon.
31 weeks ago
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Citizens cannot carry a pistol in the open, but the law allows carrying of long guns.
31 weeks ago
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X owned LA's new-music scene from 1980 to 1984. Very edgy, but with weirdly beautiful vocal harmonies. Politics were mainly anti-military. But they were uberpatriotic about music: very pro-Americana. Anti-Britwave-synth, which was invading at same time (e.g. Depeche Mode, Thomas Dolby, Howard Jones).
Btw, they were produced by the late Ray Manzarek of the Doors. Even did a great cover of the Doors' "Soul Kitchen," all sped-up.
31 weeks ago
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Forget Portland, Oregon. Now "itching to get out of San Francisco..."
31 weeks ago
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Mr. Dunning is pretty on point. I would say that punk rockers and affectionados, particularly in the rust belt, were a big component of the Reagan coalition in places like Cleveland and suburban Detroit. I dont think there's a lot of "conversion" per se, but more a recognition that things have gone even lower than the late 1970s.
31 weeks ago
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Libertarianism SHOULD be the natural ideological inclination of entertainers. That it is not is a testament to these folks following their conditioning rather than their instincts.
31 weeks ago
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For anyone wondering who this is, if you're in your forties Exene's band X were the gods of the LA - and arguably the US - punk scene in the eighties. Almost as influential in rock history as the Sex Pistols.

Punk, though not to everyone's taste, had supremely libertarian roots and formed in opposition to the hippie takeover of the seventies, and hedonistic Disco era.

Differing opinions welcomed of course.
31 weeks ago
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Um...who?
31 weeks ago
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That was my first thought. I was wondering if it was a he or she - or maybe a shim - being this is happening in Cali you just don't know.

Good to know the tide is turning - the pendulum swings. I remember when Phil Mickelson was flamed by the Cali culture for suggesting that paying 50% of his income in taxes might be a little bit too much. Slowly they come out of the dark to express their opposition.

I just wish the tide would change faster.

Rosie O'Donnell's son is going military! Who'd a thunk of it?

Yep - the tide is turning.

31 weeks ago
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If I were Rosie's son, I'd try to get away too.
31 weeks ago
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Interesting. Wonder how her uber-liberal ex, Viggo Mortensen, feels about her newfound neo-conservatism?
31 weeks ago
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I'm with Stephen in terms of how "new found" her Constitutionalism might be. She doesn't sound like a recent convert.

To your statement about Mortensen, you're right. He's a git. Did you see the Charlie Rose interview where Mortensen wore a home-made T-shirt emblazoned with "No Blood For Oil"?

In that interview, he told Charlie that the United States was guilty of terrorism. His reasoning? The bombing of the Dresden munitions factory during WWII where the missiles were produced that Hitler fired indiscriminately into London neighborhoods. Why? Because in WWII we didn't have laser-guided smart bombs to avoid hitting civilian targets that sit right across the street from the weapons factory.

Moral relativism at its finest.
31 weeks ago
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And it hurts me that Mortensen is a very good actor who's played some great roles in LOTR, A History of Violence, Alatriste, Hidalgo. Just more proof that excellent acting ability and rationality are often inversely correlated.
31 weeks ago
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Agree with your critical appraisal of Mortensen's acting talent. He was also great in "Eastern Promises."

Also agree with your General Law of Inverse Relationships. It's an unfortunate phenomenon.
31 weeks ago
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I don't think it's really new. There have been rumors for some time now. And those aren't the words of someone who's just had an epiphany, it's obvious she's put some thought into this. Seems that way to me, anyway.
31 weeks ago
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Either way, she's probably better off not married to a guy who campaigned for Dennis Kucinich.
31 weeks ago
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Say what you want about Kucinich but he's not Obama.
31 weeks ago
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Not Obama is setting the bar pretty low.
31 weeks ago
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If you think about it there is also Hillary, Bill, Gore, Kerry, Edwards.

Kucinich is about the creme de la creme of the Ds. He's nuts but he's not a sociopath.
31 weeks ago
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One might as well say; "Say what you want, but he's not Beelzebub."
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LOL, Yeah.

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Hell, say what you want about Beelzebub, but he's not Obama.
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