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.
If Americans would only stop driving cars and begin riding bikes instead, we'd have less snow and less cold in the winter. I think I got that science right, didn't I? But wait a minute - we love snow. It is peaceful, quiet, and beautiful.
“Even Rome of Suetonius never known such orgies as the pervert balls of Berlin,” observed [Stefan] Zweig, “where hundreds of men costumed as women and hundreds of women dressed as men danced under the benevolent eyes of the police.”
In The Closing of the American Mind, Bloom compared America to the Weimar Republic.
We all know what followed.
Then there’s After the First World War Shandor decided that society was too sick to survive And he wasn't alone. he had close to a thousand followers when he died
Unfortunately, the GOP is being run by an entrenched group of compromisers. What these leaders don't understand is that Obama is playing hardball while they are playing dodgeball. I don't know how to change that.
RE: Nor'Easter warning. Provision well with the triad (TP, Bread, milk, or, unless you're a college student - Beer, Pizza, Nacho chips), and make sure the candles and blankets are handy. Even tho they are shunned these days, some 'personal protection' (plus its ammo) to have handy may not be a bad idea.
The Democrats are playing hardball but it is more then that; they are organized, they have numerous organizations that support them and work to put them in power and push out the opposition. No one even denies anymore that there was massive voter fraud in the election. The unions and ACORN did far more then "get out the vote". The Republicans are not organized. They are made up of career politicians and citizn legislators who felt compelled to run for office as a constitutional responsibility. They two groups don't see eye to eye and may never be able to function as one unit. Tell me how a conservative Republican could ever sit down with a John McCain and come to agreement on amnesty???
So the Republicans WON'T "win" the next election or the one after that or the one after that one, etc. What will happen is eventually a majority of voters, including Democrats will become so disenchanted with the Democrats that they will vote for Republicans out of desperation. Republicans may get elected and take over congress in 2014 but they won't "win" it.
It is ironic when someone cites the example of the Indians and the immigrants that followed Columbus as proof that somehow all immigration is A)acceptable or B)illegal/inappropriate. Can you understand that the Indians would indeed have ejected all immigrants if they had the ability. It was the lack of ability to stop the immigration that caused their demise. So as an arguement in favor if continued illegal immigration this one falls terribly short.
It is important to note that all of the Indians or "native" Americans (if you prefer) were themselves immigrants but more then that they were the third major wave of immigrants from Asia and each wave of "native" Americans displaced/enslaved the previous "native" Americans. It is romantic to think of these noble savages as "native" Americans but in fact they were merely immigrants just like everyone in the world is merely immigrants to the lands they live in today.