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.
...busy beavers in various corners of the federal bureaucracy are laying plans for new fiefdoms. Thousands of new employees are planned for various offices in HHS, including the new office to regulate private health insurance nationwide. The IRS is gearing up both to enforce with tax penalties the requirement that everyone carry government-approved insurance, and to help administer the massive new entitlement program that will require income verification on tens of millions of applicants. States will also be forced to build new bureaucracies to carry out the scores of tasks the federal government will be ordering them to perform.
Massive bureaucracy. Disinformation campaigns. Blatant power plays.
The funny thing is that conservatives are all aware of the power and presence of the old media, where beltway journalists wield influence and pretend objectivity when we all know they are 12-to-1 in the bag for the Democrats. But these same journalists, their fans, and their political allies all seem really perplexed at what’s happened to make a majority of freakin’ moron-Americans so very angry. It’s ironic that the people who believe they possess superior education, knowledge and wisdom seem quite a bit less informed than their adversaries about one of the great societal events of our time.
Congressman Calls For Schools To ‘Promote The Agenda’ Of Climate Change, Population Limitation. Maybe they can fool the kids.
That’s the ideal sentiment; the truth is that I enjoy the art of killing too much, and playing modern warfare games would reawaken how much I nostalgically miss the wargames, real and virtual, of my youth in Vietnam, as well as how much I envy, truth be told, the warfighting options available to youth today all over the planet…
Men were built to kill, rape, and to create general mayhem. Civilization is a challenge for us. Our only redemption is being touched by God.
Mike from New Hampshire's 'history of the local area' blog --it's good, very very good. Such a loss, so young, and a history buff to boot --study of history as we all begin to understand, is one of the --if not 'the' the --core national/cultural salvation discipline.
Ok--if you ask what life is like in WA state under the tyranny of the liberal/socialist regime that has been in power for more than 20 years---here is a very good comparison: