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.
"Obama once again showed the true face of a Chicago ward boss when he dangled the threat of interrupted social security and veteran benefits checks over the heads of the American people. This is thug politics."
“Government should not be involved in the bedrooms of consenting adults. I have always been a strong advocate of liberty and freedom from unnecessary government intervention into our lives. The freedoms that our forefathers fought for in this country are sacred and must be preserved. The Republican Party cannot be sidetracked into discussing these morally judgmental issues — such a discussion is simply wrongheaded. We need to maintain our position as the party of efficient government management and the watchdogs of the “public’s pocket book”.
The U.S.'s projected long-term welfare costs, including the new health-care law, are the justification the Obama economists give for pushing spending to 25% or more of GDP. The tax increase the president is fairly shrieking for this week isn't for the August debt limit. It's for the next 25 years.
"If we're going to move to a European welfare state," says Prof. Lucas, "we're going to have to pay a European price." And that price could be a permanently lower level of GDP per person. The U.S.'s amazing 100-year ride would slow.
Someone with an "Impeach Eisenhower" placard arrested and jailed in the 50's? Nonsense. Either that entire blog was tongue in cheek or a ridiculous--failed--attempt to rehabilitate hippies and the damage they have done to this Nation.
This is one person's description of why and how he was as a hippie.He has refused to acknowledge two things that I know for certain "Free Love" in Haight Ashbury was absolutely Free Sex! This guy must never, ever have been to Berkeley during the 60's! Sheez--how can you be so blind by your own local little circle of friends--such that you cannot see the bigger picture and the actions of thousands of people around you?
Really, the defense of hippies is kind of lame. Read Joan
Didion's (no right winger ) essay "Slouching into Bethlehem" which was written in 1967 about Haight Ashbury during the apex of the Summer of love .
Re little boy. The US navy was shocked at their losses at Okinawa. They were not looking forward to the invasion of the Japanese home islands because they figured thay would get beat up worse than at Okinawa. You know what the Navy was advising Truman.
While Mrs. O. has indeed said that a heavy meal or even dessert is OK on occasion, Ms Flipse's "The government's dietary guidelines are very clear on the need to establish eating patterns that are flexible and accommodate our personal preferences" must be about the government of some country I have never heard of. Not that the other quotes are any closer to the actual propoganda experienced these days.
i haven't read any of the other comments, barely read through the links, but in defense of the level of taxation that we are all facing, i think it pertinent to mention that even us poor people pay our phone bill, electric bill, and the like, anytime we purchase anything.