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.
Random terrorism seems to work. But why would Muslims be offended by their great historic invasions of Europe? They conquered Spain, they reached the outskirts of Paris and the gates of Vienna, but their current invasion is far more successful and likely permanent.
In re: Sebelius, do we really want government appointees deciding who gets what?
Protocols are put into place in advance for the distribution of organs. They are based on logical best outcomes. They are standardized BEFORE the little kid, the desperate parent, the newlywed, the genius, come in with a need.
So we don't end up giving organs to the prettiest, the smartest, the most valued, the one with the best connections, the ones with the highest bribe. . .
We can't distribute limited organs based on who we feel sorriest for. It is just as cruel to the one who gets bumped off the list we all agreed on in the beginning, but is not cute enough or loved enough or influential enough to hold their place.
Well said. I agree with you. The headlines have been extremely unfair to HHS Secretary Sibelius. Overriding the established rules in this highly emotional case would have been a mistake. She made the proper decision to refuse to intervene with the existing procedures, while agreeing to a comprehensive review of those rules.
It may have been the correct decision but she comes off and has always come off as a cold, hard, nasty piece of work. She reflects a common archetype of high level female government administrator. Just to look at her gives me chills.
So the GOP needs to become like the Dems offering pink unicorns for everyone to capture the youth vote. I got a better idea, how's about we just eliminate the stupid youth vote. I don't include myself in this category as I voted for Reagan in my first eligible election in 1980. Carter was an embarrassment.
Seriously, anyone supported by there parents should not be eligible to vote regardless of their age. Yes looking at you idiot college students. Also while we're at it, no one dependent on direct government subsidy or salary other than veterans and serving military should be allowed to vote...conflict of interest. Also government unions should be outlawed.
In 1913 President Woodrow Wilson introduced segregation into federal government agencies. Black employees were separated from other workers in offices, restrooms, and cafeterias. Some were also downgraded; others discharged on fictitious grounds. Oswald Garrison Villard met privately with President Wilson to recommend the appointment of a National Race Commission to counter the new discriminatory policies. When President Wilson refused, the NAACP released this open letter of protest to the press. Segregation in the federal government persisted through the next three Republican administrations.
Funny how the only party affiliation comes in that last sentence. This being a so-called library one wonders if that sentence implies the next 3 administrations were Republican or that there were Republican and Democrat administrations but the segregation only persisted during the Republican ones? And, oh, by the way, which party was Wilson affiliated with?
If only we had some institutions designed to archive information and knowledge as well as ensure those seeking knowledge found pertinent sources. We could call them libraries.
Rebellion against what? Freedom and liberty? The young people are embracing the party of "the Man". Supporting not only the freedom of speech but also the freedom of thought.
Shouting the slogan on your preprinted provided sign isn't rebellion, it is conformism.
If they want a whiff of rebellion, they'd be passionate Tea Partiers. They'd not seek to silence opponents of their favored cause but engage them in vigorous debate with hopes of intellectually destroying the opponents argument.
By the way, the rebels on campus are the students who don't embrace the hook-up culture, who don't dress down, who support the military, read the Federalist Papers, etc. Sorry, the young people you speak of are have nary a whiff of rebellion and are only outraged someone might have ideas they disagree with.
In other words, young people like free stuff but no responsibility. Yeah, the Republicans really send the wrong message to the kiddies when they talk about people taking responsibility instead of being passionate and rebellious about free beer and sex and birth control.