We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The homelessness BS. Kaus. Those measures would have counted me as homeless last year.
It never ceases to amaze me how Dem pols always get rich. Emanuel's $ from Fannie. As I see it, Dems love money too much, both their own money and other peoples' money that they can get their hands on.
"Comrades, remember when Michelle Obama said, “Barack will never let you go back to the way you used to live…” She meant that." Sheesh. I kinda liked the way I lived, simple, honest, and free. Anchoress
Why would I choose to be a conservative? Why would I choose the persecution? I am constantly ridiculed for my beliefs. I have been compared to Nazis. Liberals call me a sexist, racist, bigoted homophobe. My intentions are mischaracterized, and then I am judged by those mischaracterized intentions. For example, because I favor policies to help get everyone off of welfare to succeed on their own, my intentions are characterized as trying to keep blacks and minorities poor. These liberals then brand me a racist because they perceive my intentions are to keep blacks poor.
You would think I would choose to be a liberal. Liberals worldwide are hailed as compassionate for merely “raising awareness” of the plight of the poor. Forget that the poor don’t see a dime from the “awareness” raised. Despite poverty winning the war we waged on it, liberals get judged by their intentions rather than the results of their policies.
Dem pols like the frustrated ballet dancer getting rich? Simple. Influence peddling. That's all they have to sell, ever have had to sell. Now I see the IRS is again in the news, said to be breathing hard down the necks of Swiss banks to release the names of secret American account holders to the IRS. Good press release stuff if nothing else.
I really wonder how aggressively IRS will pursue this when the word comes down from on high that there are simply too many big Dem contributors to avoid an embarrassing scandal should the "names" become public? We need the names to become public before they have time to be covered up.
This could be the investigative reporting coup of the young 21st C to obtain these names. Much more interesting than anything else that is going on. Perhaps the most eagerly awaited list of America's creme de la creme since Mrs Astor's "400"?
"We must teach are children to hate" Vladimir Lenin
Well, lets see. What we use teach our kids in grade school is now bring learned in Junior High.
What we use teach our kids in Junior High, is now being learned in High school.
What we use teach our kids in High School is now being learned in College.
All of it not very well.
What a great petri dish, to develop a cauldron of ignorance, apathy, mediocrity, envy, and ultimately hate.
We must as Barrett says "take back our Govt", and as Luther says" with honor, integrity and trustworthiness"
All the player's are now coming to the table now. The table is set. The time is now.
Not to fight this fight is unthinkable.
The alternative, is catastrophic.
Yeah, cap and trade might be sinking; but the administration has already flexed other muscles in a power grab to hold coal back. See this article at Forbes or do a search for EPA Coal permit application reviews. They have no legislative authority and are usurping the agencies permitting coal, including the Army Corps. Obama will destroy what he said he will destroy, one way or another, or so he will try.