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Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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8 Responses

  1. Avatar Dara says:

    What is this “proper or West Side Variety” crap? East Side keeps it real. My backyard growing up faced onto Moeller’s practice field, Dierkes, you wanna mix?

    P.S. Price Hill Chili is overrated. Yeah, I said it.Report

  2. Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

    Fantastic. I was testing a theory that if I promoted West Side-ism, some East Sider would near instantaneously jump in, come correct and wanna start somethin’. Theory validated.

    I also like how you in class Cincinnati style called me by my last name Lind.

    While my mom’s side are true blue West Siders (mostly Delhi types–for those of you not from Cincinnati like Dara or I, that is pronounced Del-HIGH not like the Indian city) I did go to Saint Xavier, so I schooled with many a (much richer) East Sider in school. Friendships were made. If The East Siders and the West Siders can get together, there is still hope for the Arabs and Jews in my mind.

    Ah yes Price Hill Chili, the Kaba of the West Side. PHC is definitely not overrated IF (big if) if you are looking for greasy food that will evacuate anything in your intestines and/or colon. On that front, it can not be beaten.

    Moeller practice field huh….does that make you a Lovelander? (aka The Delhi of the East Side?).Report

  3. Avatar Dara says:

    Um, Sycamore Township, actually.

    (In the spirit of full disclosure I should note that I didn’t feel any affinity whatsoever for Cincinnati while I was there. I’m sure I’ll post something that tells the full story at some point, so I won’t bore you in advance.)Report

  4. Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

    Cincinnati for me (other than my family still there) is more nostalgic. It’s always nicer in my memories than it is in reality when I go to visit. Visiting reminds me why I left.Report

  5. Avatar matoko_chan says:

    i wasn’t going to comment here anymore…but the answer to chris’ question about combatting movement liberalism is gobsmacking simple.
    Don’t be the party of freedom for one religion, be the party of freedom for all religions.
    Don’t be the pro-family party just for white judeo-xian man/woman marriage families, be the pro-family party for all varieties of families.
    Not sure if that is possible given the composition of your base, but it is the simple solution.Report

  6. Avatar E.D. Kain says:


    i wasn’t going to comment here anymore

    Well you are more than welcome to any time….Report

  7. Avatar Philip says:

    Dierkes puts the “ordinary” in Ordinary Gentlemen. His ideas are totally pedestrian, his posts clumsy mimicry of the truly insightful and interesting fellows on this blog. End his reign of boredom.Report

  8. Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

    Reign of Boredom huh? Well, at least I’m ruling something. And at least I’m totally pedestrian. Wouldn’t want to be semi-pedestrian.Report