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.
You know Bird Dog, when I stumbled in to this very cool place a couple of months back, I actually thought that you folks meant "politically centrist" to describe yourselves. It appears rather, that you actually lean quite evidently to the way right. Where's a link calling out Rush or Beck on some of their crazy talk?
I consider myself to actually be a centrist politically but I'm not feeling it around the farm.
Maggie's has made it pretty clear that you can go off topic in a thread, so if something Beck or Rush has said has put a burr under your saddle, please share it with us and provide a link for the quote.
Re: Obama and his lame comment about 8 mpg cars and gas prices and telling that questioner it was time to tradein...
The comment from Obama about how the questioner should trade in his car was the least of it. I watched the video and his treatment of that questioner was just rude and inappropriate. He belittled the guy about how many children he had, acted as if he didn't believe him, and was nothing short of a jerk. This guy isn't even close to presidential timber. What a self-centered loser!
Leag ... Tut-tut. Accusing Glenn Beck of "being a girl," as if being a girl is tantamount to being a criminal, is more than usually stupid. In one sentence from your computer [I assume that you have one and know how to operate it] you manage to offend half of the globe's population. Are you sure that you want to do that?
Marianne, who is no longer a girl, but is proud of being a woman....