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.
I surely do not blame Obama for Islamic terrorism and jihad, but I also suspect that he and his admin imagine that love and appeasement are effective strategies for dealing with hateful killers. Shiver agrees.
The Democrats and their lapdog media love having it both ways. In the span of 24 hours they went from hinting it was evil right-wingers that left the bomb in Times Square to warning about the right being racist toward Muslims.
Graduating from Yale is like leaving Paradise? Well, graduating from any college (or high school) is like leaving the womb - unless you are somebody who is eager to take on the world and to test yourself against tough reality.
Volvo town bans plastic water bottles. Talk about meaningless gestures. If they really cared, they would ban all use of plastics, heating oil and auto fuel.
Statistically, do Liberal men tend to be girly men? Perhaps in San Francisco and in academia, but, in general, I am not convinced.
There is no such thing as a financial package or instrument that is inherently "good" or "bad," "better" or "worse" than any other. These packages simply offer different profiles of risk and return. They can be "better" or "worse" only for a particular client, based on what the rest of the client's portfolio looks like and thus what kind of additional exposure to risk and return is optimal for that portfolio. The exact same financial instrument could be a very good investment for one party and a very bad investment for another. It all depends on the desired risk exposure.
The GOP must stand for the founding principles of the nation regardless of who that attracts. I really don't give a damn what color a candidate is, provided they adhere to those principles. I support, and have contributed to, Allen West for this very reason, not because he is black, but because he believes in the founding and is right on the major issues facing this country. Conservatives must stand as a rock, and when the failings of liberalism become apparent, blacks and hispanics will come to us.
I look forward to Medved's next column, "No Political Future for an All-Non-White Democrat Party".
I think many of these polls are conducted by the media as a means of assessing whether or not their narrative is impacting public opinion. If the poll shows that a significant number of people have bought the party line, then they trumpet it as evidence of the narrative's legitimacy. If not, then they ignore and bury the polls findings and redouble their efforts. Fortunately, people are starting to catch on as Kirsanow says, "The accusation of racism, once a substantive charge of moral corruption, is increasingly a facile tool of political cynicism."