Carol Platt Liebau: Honored in the Breach

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Honored in the Breach

Here's my piece running over at The American Spectator today. It's about the sleazy wedding photos I touched on yesterday.

12 Comments:

Blogger JillMartin said...

It would have been a good article for the Puritan settlement at Plymouth Rock. But the old knuckle-draggers here might enjoy it.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

Just when I thought it safe to return to the water, I find another broken promise. Typical of the "enlightened" left.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

You do remember you promised Amber you wouldn't visit here anymore, don't you, Jill?

8:22 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

jillmartin is just frustrated about something...maybe she had an abusive father or mother? We just need to feel the loooove...I'm certain she's just a victim of our evil imperialistic empire we call the United States of America.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Come on, guys. Let's try to stay somewhere close to the subject of Carol's post.

I realize some comment threads can legitimately go on some other tangent. But we don't need personal attacks.

We're not KosKids, afterall.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

You're right, Greg. I forgot my manners.

Welcome back, Mz Jill. Glad you could join our Puritan discussions.

8:47 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

Well, I'm just sad that my own wedding was in a church. And we partied afterward. And my wife and I weren't pure. It would have better to wait. I hope my kids will have the guts to wait.

But man, you should have seen my baptism! Now that was a blast.

9:15 AM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

1. At least they're getting married. Count your blessings.

2. Let's not over-romanticize the past. Many European culture used to hang the conjugal sheets out the window to show the world the bride had been a virgin on her wedding night. In traditional Russian culture, the father would hand a whip to the groom, symbolizing transfer of the right to beat the woman. I trust that no one is proposing that these traditions should be revived.

3. Many (if not most) women I know starved themselves prior to their weddings to look as slender as possible. Maybe the brides want a reminder of when they looked their best. (Carol does not indicate how widely these photos get disseminated.)

4. Traditions are adapting to new circumstances. The present case may evidence a lack of taste, but I don't find it someting to get worked up about.

10:05 AM  
Blogger JillMartin said...

Alan Kellogg said...

JillMartin,

At our current state of knowledge and technology it is impossible for a woman to get another woman pregnant through sexual activity. So your imaginary fetus cannot be Carol's get.

(Sometimes being vicious is worth the price. :) )
2:00 PM

10:42 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Jill,

Seriously, dude. Things go a lot better if we stay inside the lines.

Thanks.

10:53 AM  
Blogger JillMartin said...

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10:55 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Sigh.

11:06 AM  

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