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.
Fine, clear, honest, AMERICAN voice in this foreign-policy speech yesterday by Dick Cheney, a guy who as VP was for eight years so comprehensively and mendaciously trashed libeled and slandered by the Democrat/Media combine, that it almost beggars belief.
Obama's fight against Fox News is a no win situation for him. It is impossible to silence the truth. The fact that he is spending his time and effort trying to manipulate the media in his favor by fighting Fox News, only confirms my suspicion that he is a dangerous foe.
"Where have you gone Joe McCarthy, a nation turns it's lonely eyes to you, oooo, oooo, ooo....what's that ya' say Mrs Robinson, Joltin' Joe has left and gone away, hey ,hey, hey, hey, hey , hey"
"I have here in my hand a list of ___ Communists in the U S Government". This time , however, there is a list, thanks to American Thinker and a few others living up to their journalistic responsibilities by pointing out just exactly who is in charge of USA Inc these days.
If this doesn't galvanize the Opposition, I don't know what will. Yes, this current crop of America-haters will set off a strong right-wing reaction, it has already begun. Funny, though, haven't heard any knee jerk charges of McCarthyism yet. Maybe they are saving that red heering for their last stand?
That famous iconic live TV moment, where some gray immenence asked him 'at long last, have you no decency, sir?' could've, should've, been anticipated, and trumped very easily, say, with a two-minute three-hankie peroration on the meaning of 'decency' in the context of his duty to serve and protect. At that point he could've climbed the mountain by asking for someone to explain to him why his duty was something other than to speak out against communist subversion.
re shrinkwrapped's piece on urbanism, TIME magazine i noted on some or another aggregator (IOW i haven't redd it --TIME prose makes me long for fingernails on blackboards --just linking as a 'note on the culture') has a related article "Whitopia".