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.
Any party that cannot successfully sell freedom and personal liberty doesn’t deserve power. The trick will be to explain — by word and deed — that the Democrats’ Manichean choice (Big Brother or the orphanage) is a false one, that less can be more, and that the restoration of a Republic of self-reliant citizens will benefit all Americans — not simply the government class and its clients.
Science, strictly speaking, explains everything but creativity. Not only that, but in its reductionist mania, it generally attempts to explain the creative via the uncreative, the intelligent via the mindless, freedom via necessity, and the living via the lifeless. It just waves a magic wand over the ontological discontinuities and pretends this is an explanation.
I noticed this yesterday while thumbing through a recent Scientific American in the orthopedist's office. No matter what subject they touched -- the Big Bang, the origin of life, the intersection of ideology and science -- every author had the same adolescent tone of smug superiority to go along with their dull absence of style and their one-dimensional shallowness of thought.
"The Facebook event page, also indicates that the six-day program will include a clothed event called “Stripping Privilege: Undressing the Isms” on Wednesday which will include discussion on “power, privilege, race, class, gender, ability, and other isms how they intersect with nudity, body image, nudity in relation to (de)sexuality, etc.”"
Nudity week - what old perverted professor doesn't like it when 18-21 yr olds are running around naked.
But it is a metaphor, to put some education back into the event, that students can expose their bodies and their sexualities all the want but should they expose deviant thoughts they will be beaten down and driven from the campus.
What a change from the past where students "officially" were to maintain a modest physical appearance while encouraged to throw off the cloaks covering their minds and provided a safe place to expose their thinking and rub their thoughts up against the ideas and thoughts of all those on campus now and over the ages.
RE: Virginia Beach Schools - the only answer for this travesty is scorn and mockery. Signs, billboards, newspaper ads, and even placards (ala the old 'sandwich board' style) should be displayed for EVERY school board member to bring outright shame, disgrace, and ridicule to this over-reach.
I believe Henninger is wrong. I think once it is fully implemented, no matter how badly it staggers, stumbles, blunders and fails, it will be here forever.
When government creates inflation by printing money. pols are quick to blames eeevil, greedy corporations for price increases, and that is pretty much all the further the public can see and they agree with the demagoguery. The same thing will happen with an implemented 0bamacare. Hospitals, insurance companies, doctors, will all take the blame, but not the law, or the people that passed it.
And. Once created, bureaucracies never go away.
IMO, if it is not stopped soon, it will never happen.
Besides, if it 'collapses' who would repeal it? The dems? Really? The repubs? What? And face the wrath of the legacy media and to no longer be invited to the right cocktail parties? And would big GOP donors that will be skimming money off this scheme going to support ending it?
It was designed to fail from the start! It was to give the illusion of 'health care', but not 'frighten off' those whom already have good coverage, and raise an alarm.
So, now, when BO-Care surfaces, and all the designed issues lava to the top of the volcano, and the huddled masses cry for this to be fixed further, they can say "We hear you! We'll, we'll fix it for you!", and further erode healthcare further.
Sheila Jackson, Barb Boxer, and the other whole-host of Socialists-in-Democratic clothing all have eluded to this, saying its been the plan all along. I'm not surprised...
I just wish we had an opposition party (in power) that would hear the voices of its member-citizens, and not cower like a kitten from a brutish dog in a thunderstorm.
Nice collection of read this morning! I was thinking about the new computerized cars this morning and remembered this video and the investigator who was driving the car:
There are several other videos out there that have caught the amazing speed at which the car was accelerating on a narrow street lined with parked cars. You can look them up by typing in Michael Hastings +video. Try to find the one that shows the car accelerating from left to right across the screen.
My concern here is not only the political implications, but to ask what new car can I purchase without the computers?
"To pay the costs of the war, Congress passed an excise tax on long-distance phone service. At the time, it affected only wealthy Americans who owned telephones. However, the Congress neglected to repeal the tax after the war ended four months later, and the tax remained in place for over 100 years until, on August 1, 2006, it was announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS would no longer collect the tax."