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.
Of course Obama is getting a pass with Hurricane Sandy, or is it MegaStorm. He's the affirmative action president. It would be wrong to hold him to the standards of past presidents. We are to judge him by the color of his skin, not the content of his character.
It is interesting how they flipped Martin Luther King's dream. But then we've seen what happened with feminism, from "I am Woman" to you men have to take care of me, I have a vagina.
Denmark and a handful of other small Northern European countries have committed a liberal suicide. They decided that to show how liberal they can be they would allow unfettered immigration of people who do not want to become citizens but instead want to carry their own culture with them and overwhelm their host country. I suppose this would not be so bad if their culture were not so bizarre and anti-human rights. But now what Denmark is reaping from their fatal mistake is that they are being taken over from within. They are in freefall and their only choices for the future is a civil war or continued slow death and eventual being totally overrun by angry hateful muslims who will destroy them. There is a lesson in there but somehow I suspect the lesson will be lost on the U.S.
Hoping the GOP is not doomed by generation gap...I have 4 kids, and they are all conservative and awesome debaters. I think they learned this through a lot of time on the internet...
I would say most people under the age of 18 (and likely older than that) don't get their news from a newspaper or TV show. They get it from the internet, which is a lot more open.
So have hope for the true internet generation...those who were born in the last 15 years or so. Maybe even the last 10 years or so. Who have known nothing but easy access to all the information they could want. It's a different world out there.
Bummer: Gaia’s Fever Down For A Second Straight Year
It's getting darn cold here"
yet the UN Met Office (didn't even know they had one until the report was mentioned in the news here) Screamed doom and gloom because according to them AGW causes 2012 to be one of the hottest years on record "just look at the dry spring in Europe and the hot summer in the US" (I tried, couldn't find evidence of that spring at least, was rather soggy here in Europe in my memory).