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.
Between the behavior of the senators at the "Alito-McCarthy" hearings, and this report of the NYT's encouraging and approving attitude towards Clinton's wiretapping program, it is finally time to announce that we are officially in election season.
Of course it began with Bush's Katrina, ran through the NYT's sudden change of heart about wiretapping, and very recently Bush's mine safety failure.
From now on, ANYTHING bad that happens is a Bush-Repub failure. The most wacked fantasies of Blame Bush will be realized. Anything good that happens will be ignored (eg the booming economy, the successes in Afghanistan and Iraq, the absence of terror attacks in the US, the spread of freedom around the world).
The MSM, especially the NYT and LAT, and the Globe are all obviously on board for "regime change."
With the MSM providing the dark bass line and the ominous background beat, the Dem politicans and pundits will pound the tune incessantly: Repubs are scary because ____. Repubs don't care about people or children because ____. Repubs are evil because ______. The whole purpose of the Alito hearings was to repeat these themes on TV.
"Silly season" has begun. Take it all with a grain of salt, or your blood pressure and migraine problems will rapidly worsen. For your health, here's a good place to start: Cancel your NYT, LAT, Boston Globe - and give up on TV "news." Trust the blogs.