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.
When Jimmy Hoffa threatens the non-unionists, one imagines that Detroit is building better, safer, more reliable cars at a better price and has for decades. When Barack Obama urges the Black Caucus to march for equality, and adopts the cadences and pose of a 1960 civil rights leader, one would think the right wing in Florida just picked Bull Connor, not Herman Cain, as their straw poll winner. When the third-generation, hip spokesman for La Raza talks about inequality, one would think she herself just crossed the border from Oaxaca, forced to flee a benevolent Mexico to work in the pits of an American Mordor.
My tired mind woke up and read: "Failed President CARTERS to 36% in New Poll", a bit of a Freudian 'read'/slip, not quite as bad as when Mr. O said "Jews" when he meant to say "janitors" a day or so ago!
As others have pointed out, we might HOPE for this horrible anti-leader, our current President to only be as bad as Carter, the Disaster from Georgia. I think, however, he's already far surpassed Carter in terms of the damage done to the United States, and that's saying a lot, because Carter did long-lasting damage that we're still living with today.
Liberals like Warren Buffett, Jeffery Immelt, and all of Obummer's Wall Street friends don't get it. If their side wins, it would be just be a matter of time before they were chewed up and spit out. As smart as they are, they are the quintessential "useful idiots".
"Feingold wants to kill the wealthy and confiscate their money to fund a "permanent classic repretory theatre".
Didn't Hitler do something similar? Round up the jews, confiscate their assets, send them to the concentration camps, kill them. The term "final solution" has already been used so this can be called the "Feingold solution".
Love the headline — says it all. I attended UU church until I found out that absolute freedom of thought was “Nothing”. I thought that UU’s were skeptics but this church has destroyed that idea. Too bad they picked something as flimsy as envirodoctrine to believe in. Blick
Within a species, probably. I am sure cows would be behind "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" for cows, but would debate whether grass - or humans - had equal rights.
This is the basic problem with PETA, for one. Founded because human ethics concerning treatment of animals were being violated by humans, the crazies took over with the idea that animal ethics/rights were being violated by humans. The founders were troubled by admittedly horrible living conditions of such as lab rats in some places, and frankly I agreed with them, but they and I did not object to the concept of lab rats as such.
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which enforces the Animal Welfare Act, issued the warning last month, after inspectors found that a newborn puppy died after getting trapped beneath a kennel floor grate and that three gerbils died apparently because of dehydration from 'unsuitable sipper tubes.'
Inspectors also found algae growing in the dirty drinking water of four horses, two dogs with paw cysts their caretakers hadn't detected and a dirty pen where 15 heifers had to stand in excrement to feed."
If animals have rights, let them band together to overthrow their oppressors to free themselves then establish limited government to secure those rights. Worked in Animal Farm. And for humans, for a while. Perhaps they'll have better luck.