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 fact is, this proposal will never come before the Senate. But what we do know is that the bill written behind closed doors here in the Capitol will be another 1,000-page, trillion-dollar Washington takeover. We know it will slash a half-trillion dollars from seniors’ Medicare, add new taxes and raise premiums. That’s not reform.”
It probably never occurred to the Russians that a U.S. president would come to power hoping to "reset" relations with Russian on some basis other than the hard bargain and the "trust but verify" mentality. Yet this is precisely what has fallen into the Kremlin's lap. From what I've heard, the Russian elites can neither believe their good fortune nor hide their amusement.
Blankley wrote a good article. Nothing like nuts running the asylum. We as Americans have to come to terms with the ugly truth.
Our destiny is no longer controlled by us, it's controlled by foreigner's. They will dictate to us.
We have, or the nuts in Washington have, killed our golden goose.
jappy dear ... It may be harder than the Democrats think to kill off American freedom. We will be getting back more and more of our brave, pragmatic warriors from the Middle East conflicts, which will give us an ever growing reservoir of young but sensible people who will join us in wanting to protect America at home. And they'll have the energy to do it.
I remember the end of the Second World War, when the young and the brave came home and went to our colleges on the G. I. Bill, and into business. I was in college in 1946 through 1950 and was greatly impressed by their maturity. What was good in the 20th Century came from those folks, mostly. They overwhelmed the haters, at least for awhile, and gave us some golden years in the 20th century.
I think that we should probably all take a hint from the Aussies, and begin to stockpile incandescent bulbs. I'm already doing so, even though my husband laughs at me. I figure that when we get some conservative influence back in Congress, we're going to have so many idiotic laws we have to try to walk back into sanity [such as healthcare, cap and trade, and unwarranted intrusion by the government into the free market system] that it will be awhile until we can walk back the prohibition on incandescent bulbs.
Remember what happened with Congress' interference with our very own private toilets? By mandating "low flow" toilets, they gave instant birth to a huge thriving black market in 5-gallon flush toilets, since the "low-flows" had to be flushed five times each use to get them to do their 'duty.'
Just when you think Congress can't get any dumber, they do.
Thud ... Not a sad man but a wise one, I think. I suspect that your political crew is beginning to lean more center than left. But I also suspect you will have some of the same problems we will have trying to walk back some of the crazier laws that have been passed, once the grown-ups take over at least some of the governent.