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.
...And check Kimberly Morin, "Violent rhetoric from AFL-CIO union rally in Boston": "’And to the Republican party of Massachusetts, if you think this is gonna happen here, it is going to be over thousands of dead people’s bodies. If you think Wisconsin was anything, we need to stop these guys in their tracks now and kill their bills at the State house.”
Another fine example of civility brought to you by a union boss (who is also a Democrat). Death threats from a teacher in Wisconsin ; AFSCME threatening businesses; and a male Wisconsin Democrat State Legislator telling his Republican colleague ‘You’re f*cking dead’ because she voted YEA on Governor Walker’s budget bill . Is this the new tone of the Democrat Party? Or is this just the typical behavior that the Left and unions have been using for decades?
Why isn't this violent tone being reported by the main stream media?
A lot of this impotent anger comes from being on the wrong side of history. For years being a union leader meant a constant stream of fist pumping moments and pseudo-heroism. And now, well, it's all over now and all the rhetoric in the world won't change a thing. Even their democrat friends will soon be forced to deny them and will probably be the source of the greatest betrayal.
The next five years are critical. We will either begin to come out of this madness or be consumed by it. The Tea Party and (some of) the pubbies in the house are a good sign, bit it is very early and the risks are monumental.
Boy, I sure didn't hear all these private sector comparisons for all those years that private sector profits rose through the roof. How about we curtail rising education costs by asking insurance companies to take a year's freeze on increasing premiums? Those selfish bastards.
Oh, that's unamerican isn't it? Private sector is all about profits until they run themselves into the ground, then it's all about envy and breaking contracts.
Where was the conservative outcry about violent rhetoric when Heston called for guns to be taken from his cold dead hands? How about Palin's crosshairs? None of you seemed too upset by that.