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  • The privileged status of a writer in the critical elite amounts to little more than a right to be obstreporous and opinionated in and of itself.

    The Latest Teacup Tempest

  • Funny enough, this tends to come out when members of the critical elite are obstreporous and opinionated about the works of members of the commercial elite particularly favoured by the opponents of elitism.

    The Latest Teacup Tempest

  • Funny enough, this tends to come out when members of the critical elite are obstreporous and opinionated about the works of members of the commercial elite particularly favoured by the opponents of elitism.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The privileged status of a writer in the critical elite amounts to little more than a right to be obstreporous and opinionated in and of itself.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • But what Obama has been missing has been an independent, obstreporous citizens 'movement demanding fundamental reform.

    Robert L. Borosage: Obama's Grade at 100? What About Our Grade?

  • Everyone is INSISTENT on this weird idea that children just COMPLY, and that the problem lies with me (or whatever other parent is charged with the care of an obstreporous child) when the reality is that parenting is REALLY FUCKING HARD.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: October 2005 Archives

  • Everyone is INSISTENT on this weird idea that children just COMPLY, and that the problem lies with me (or whatever other parent is charged with the care of an obstreporous child) when the reality is that parenting is REALLY FUCKING HARD.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: I just got a comment from "An Actual Mother"...

  • Often this involves blaming Taiwan for being "provocative," thus inviting the reader to subconsciously adopt the point of view that Taiwan is an obstreporous child in need of discipline, and deserves its fate.

    Taiwan: the Tail that Wags Dogs

  • Often this involves blaming Taiwan for being "provocative," thus inviting the reader to subconsciously adopt the point of view that Taiwan is an obstreporous child in need of discipline, and deserves its fate.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Fisk was “large, florid, gross, talkative and obstreporous . . . a young butcher in appearance and mind.”

    America's First Dynasty

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