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.
Treating college as the new high school hasn’t benefited students who waste four years of their lives and pick up staggering debts which make it harder for them to buy homes and start families, but it has benefited the liberal arts infrastructure, which, despite the liberal spin, is just as good at handing out useless degrees with no career path as any for-profit college. And it has benefited the Democratic Party, which rightly sees college campuses as recruitment grounds and liberal-voter-training seminars. ...
If Bookworm's speculation about Obama's "Kenyan identity" is correct, it might explain the highly manipulated, layered PDF long form birth certificate. It could have been produced to give ammunition to his supporters in the media against the "birther's" accusations, while protecting him from being exposed for forging an identity to gain entrance into school. The provided birth certificate was a joke. It opened in Illustrator to something like 9 layers. It wasn't simply a matter of OCR of a straight scan, so something weird was going on.
Why he thinks Obama will lose: Because he's "no longer" the President he said he'd be. Ah, Liberals. So self-deceiving. He has never been that, and for two years did not have to be,as the Dems owned Congress.
In addition to faking the bio he penned for his literary agent, did Obama also crib a few recipes and pass them off as family favs in a friend's cookbook? What is with so many Dems that they think nothing of faking their biographies and credentials? Obama, the first (self-confessed, at least) white Kenyan ever to become US president, and his VP, Joe Biden the plagiarist---what a pair we have leading this country! It's enough to make a true intellectual like Thomas Jefferson turn over in his grave.
In the initial fuss over Obama's candidacy back before 2008, I read somewhere on the 'Net that Obama registered for that California college as Barry Soetoro, a foreign student, so he could apply for a scholarship which was designed for foreign students only. I noted at the time, that if he was indeed foreign born, he would be ineligible to run for American president. The story rapidly disappeared from the online media, but it was complete enough to mention that when his father took him to Kenya when he was six, he voided his son's American citizenship, because Kenya doesn't accept dual citizenship in its citizens. You're either Kenyan or not. Ever since i found the story, I've been waiting for some reporter or reporters to follow up on this rather startling line of investigation. Naturally, our mainstream media has ignored this line of inquiry entirely. They are, after all, working for the fan magazines which the mainstream newspapers have become, and their main job is to dress up Mr. O, not analyze him.
America and the diversity trap...I recently visited the DMV in Charleston, SC...Of the seven clerks, there were five blacks, an Asian, and a white male. Not exactly representative of the mostly white suburb of Charleston where that particular DMV resides. How many white applicants were passed over for black applicants to get such a skewed racial mix? In another diversity conundrum, we have a President who appears to have claimed foreign student status when it helped him to gain entry into college. That is true only if you believe he was born in Hawaii and not Kenya as his agent claimed. If he was born in Kenya, then he would be eligible for foreign student status but not eligible to be President. Who knows the truth and why are we in this predicament of not knowing whether our President is constitutionally qualified for office. My DMV example and the Obama problem are both representative of why diversity quotas distort the truth and ulitmately harm the public. I believe Justice Roberts once said that the way to get rid of discrimination is to stop discriminating based on race. Wow, could it be that simple?
"My son look like a girl" is just another article in which the New York Times takes the opportunity---no matter how much of a stretch it is---to slime Mitt Romney, all the while ignoring the serious controversies that continue to surround the stranger now occupying the White House. The NYT gets it skirt up over its head over a long-ago prank by Romney, but can't manage a bit of curiosity to know the truth about the birth and life of the man it has supported for president?