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.
Frank Rich: The Tea Party Will Win in the End - This is a nation that loathes government and always has. Liberals should not be deluded: The Goldwater revolution will ultimately triumph, regardless of what happens in November.
Radio caller in Fargo ND, newspaper letter writer in Munster Indiana.
I find it hard to know if either or both were attempting humor, the phone call had much more story and detail than the earlier newspaper letter.
Snopes has more detail on the newspaper letter, which leads me to think that one was a prank. There is plenty of evidence for this joke being out there long ago, even a late '70's deer crossing skit on Saturday Night Live with Steve Martin, Al Franken, and Bill Murray.
Yet "they can move the deer population to anywhere they want to" does seem to illustrate the view that problems are intractable only because of lack of will for action on the part of the government. I suspect that is half the reason for the popularity of this audio slideshow -- it is not merely mocking the person who thinks that the crossing signs are prescriptive rather than reactive, it touches something deeper.
It saddens me to see the folks over at "National Review Online" to take soooo long to understand the true use of the new media technologies. More importantly for it to take them so long to understand how so many women have taken charge of so many university departments, research projects, money granting positions in government offices, etc. BLACKLISTING is a tool that has been used without thought for personal responsibility, without concern for the victims--IT IS A HORRENDOUS "new tool" in the trick bag of the middle aged "change agents" around the country. MOST IMPORTANTLY IT IS USED AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWERS ! IT IS USED 99% of the time against straight, white, non-jewish males. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH JUSTICE,or COURAGE! It has to do with our "change agents" devotion to the Chinese control of population, and the Swedish system of "keeping each other in their place." Any civilization that can control it's population with the absolutely "free" tool called BLACKLISTING--our "change agents" will use it!
My apologies to Mr. Kessler--however, it needs also be said that the worldwide Jewish community is so well organized and has so many centuries of experience in managing it's membership, they are the best example of networking. Their power to support and elevate each other is wonderful to watch in action. Their ability to destroy without cause an outsider is instantaneous!
Mr. Kessler you asked several weeks ago for more information and I want to give you that; I am also trying to be honorable and have not yet found a way to accept your gracious offer. Any ideas?