This week, I'm proud to welcome Peter Porcupine.
Peter offers the following definition of Supply-Side.
Supply Side, adj. Following an economic scheme to benefit the unfortunate by depending upon the squandering of the well-to-do.
Supply Side, n. A pejorative term applied to all tax cuts by liberals which may threaten their ability to spend such monies as they know better and best. See also, ‘wealthiest one percent’
Supply Sides, v. The action of inexpensive steam table and fast food restaurants consisting of an inexhaustible variety of slaws, potatoes, salads, and pudding.
“I defy you to Agitate any fellow with a full stomach.” – William Cobbett, Writing as Peter Porcupine, 1806.
About Peter Porcupine: Peter Porcupine was the pseudonym of William Cobbet, a late 18th/early 19th century pamphleteer and double-exile with a knack for entangling himself in candor. Peter Porcupine is also the nom de geurre of a cumudgeonly commentator of the early 21st century blogosphere. The first Peter was an agrarian populist who criticized the democracy and politics of his adopted home, earning himself repatriation at haste. His Specter now serves a new form of retro-conservatism, which is to say, conservatism. The ghost reviews political developments at the national and very local levels, all with a gloriously jaundiced eye.
I enjoy the ghost Peter Porcupine and appreciate his politics. When libertarian, populist, small government conservatives still roamed the Earth, I numbered myself among them. The site makes me sentimental for the coldly rational conservatives of yore. The ghostblogger Peter writes elegantly in slightly archaic English that hearkens to the pamphlets of his predecessor. Obviously he does that much better than I do here. Peter's site is thoughtful and makes a good counterpoint to the considered leftish writing in Bread and Circuses by Andrew Donaldson, the guest here two weeks back.
How to be a future Wednesday Guest on Waking Ambrose: Please send me an email at dpascover at mac dot com and let me know that you're willing to write a definition for a future Wednesday guest post. The only rules are no profanity and a request that you return your definition by the following Saturday.
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