Glenn Garvin Still Lives In Tuckahoe.

It’s no secret that Glenn Garvin’s entire worldview was shaped by the culture wars of the 60s as filtered through 70s era sitcoms — wars in which somehow Garvin failed to get sufficiently high or sufficiently laid.

In today’s column, Garvin fearmongers over a current fixation of the far right — Obama’s continuing plan to turn America into socialized Europe, this time by way of the VAT.

Forget that taxes have gone down, or that Obama has not ruled anything in or out, the important thing to know is that NIXON AT ONE POINT CONSIDERED IT!

Umm, ok, good way to deal with highly complex national finance policy.

Let’s see, Nixon also opened relations with China, signed the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (and the Clean Water Act), created the EPA, called Jews “cheap kikes” and tried to deport John Lennon.

So he was on a roll there until the last two, I think.Is it the least bit persuasive to talk about what Nixon once thought of doing?

The pros and cons of a VAT, and how it would possibly be structured and implemented, are a discussion for another day — like when there’s a slight possibility it might actually happen.

But why let that get in the way of a good old-fashioned Glenn Garvin fear session?

Remember how Garvin shouted to the rafters about Obama personally bringing back another 70s’ era relic, the Fairness Doctrine?

Oh yeah:

President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a spokesman told Wednesday.

The statement is the first definitive stance the administration has taken since an aide told an industry publication last summer that Obama opposes the doctrine — a long-abolished policy that would require broadcasters to provide opposing viewpoints on controversial issues.

“As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated,” White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told

So much for Garvin’s crystal ball.

Holy hail now he’s got me thinking about Adrienne Barbeau again.

And Mrs. Naugatuck.


With Glenn Garvin.


(Ok, now it’s officially getting weird.)