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.
Unlike we libertarianish people, you people actually hold and have been holding significant political power in the US over the past 50 years. What have you done with this power? You’ve greased the corporatist machine every chance you’ve gotten. You’ve made things worse, not better. Our current problems are your fault. You need to stop.
The guy is a hopeless, spineless putz and an embarassment to Anglicans everywhere. I repeat: How many times did Christ say that he was not there for political purposes, despite the Jews' hoping that he would be a secular messiah?
Episcopals have been getting weirder and weirder. They have certainly changed A LOT since I was an Episcopal as a boy. I go to a Methodist church now (I don't consider myself a Methodist per se, though) and at some levels, they aren't a whole lot better but our church is not very political (though we did pledge allegiance to the US and Methodist flag - or something like that one Sunday) and some people in our church were not happy about the US flag part of it... Sheesh...).
I think the Anglicans in Africa are more like the Anglicans (or Episcopals) that we remember. I don't think they're happy about some of the shenanigans the lefty Anglicans are up to.
Feebles ... the EPA is in the hands of that ignorant flaming liberal Lisa Jackson. She's going to do as much damage as she can to the energy sector so that Mr. Obama can nationalize the oil and gas industry, as he has nationalized health care. Then maybe he'll love her more than he does some of his other sycophants.
American Thinker has an excellent editorial this morning about shale gas and oil, and it's beneficent effect on the former energy crisis. Obama has already tried to throw a spanner in the works by putting off the Keystone pipeline construction down to the Gulf of Mexico refineries until after the election. Let's try to make it impossible for him to get his slimy fingers into the post election arrangements for Keystone, although he is vengeful enough to make legislation to block this one of his last acts as President.
Guess we'll just have to revoke the mandate, like I hope and pray Congress will revoke Pelosi's Devil's Bargain with GE to outlaw incandescent bulbs.
Lordy, we're going to have lots and lots of poor legislation to clean up after the 2012 election. Luckily, we have an energetic freshman class of legislators who will be burning the midnight oil.
Feebles ... Just checked out the Lisa Jackson story on Redstate. Sounds like a lovers' spat to me. She's a natural-born radical agitator with far more anger than brains. And Obama is a 'hide in the bushes' radical agitator who doesn't want to be tagged in the public eye with the bad stuff he does and plans on doing.
Bird Dog: Five Big Lies In Obama's Fairness Speech ... Tax cuts and deregulation have "never worked" to grow the economy.
This one's been bouncing around the right-wing blogosphere. It's so popular, in fact, that you can't easily find the original text because no one ever seems to quote more than the two words "never worked."
"Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt’s time, there’s been a certain crowd in Washington for the last few decades who respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. “The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If only we cut more regulations and cut more taxes – especially for the wealthy – our economy will grow stronger. Sure, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everyone else. And even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, they argue, that’s the price of liberty.
"It’s a simple theory – one that speaks to our rugged individualism and healthy skepticism of too much government. It fits well on a bumper sticker. Here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It’s never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible post-war boom of the 50s and 60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade."
The phrase "never worked" refers to the laissez-faire, “the market will take care of everything," trickle-down theory. He's right. It's a simple theory that doesn't work in reality.
Bird Dog: From A Letter to the Moderate Left:
Without addressing the specifics, here, a libertarian writes to what he claims is the Moderate Left, but as the financial crisis was born in a conservative Republican administration, it would seem that the letter should be directed to all non-libertarians.