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.
there lies the foundation on why they are pushing the cow flatulence tax so hard -AGAIN - because meat is the best source of protein, iron and cholesterol necessary for brain function; how better to enslave a populace than if they are weak and fighting each other for food? (ask North Korea)
an "crisis" is cause for a giant governmental money pit hole to throw wads of cash at for study on, as well as agents for controlling the peasants.
"Uh oh: 60% of Intel employees who donated in Prop 8 debate supported banning gay marriage"
Jeepers, what is marriage nowadays? Methinks it has devolved into another word that can and does mean anything. Like religion, empowerment, racism, atheism, faith and so many others.
I just can't begin discussing things if the terminology has no agreed upon meaning. I can however claim to be both for and against it. Whoever commenced it.
A better question and a brilliant idea for a master's thesis would be to find out what gay marriage meant to each of those Intel employees. I would like to know what they thought they were objecting to. I would wager a months pay their opinions were based on many different interpretations. Any takers?
Eich: The left are McCarthyites. We should call them that--you KNOW that'll burn their butts.
Poor Joe. Thanks to The Venona Secrets, we now know that communists permeated every sector of our government, making decisions that still threaten our Republic. The term should apply to those that serve as whistleblowers on a government out of control.
"Workaholic Americans aren’t taking all their vacation time"
you mean "people are too scared to be seen as slacking to dare to ask for a day off in case they get fired".
That's how it works in Europe at least. You might get 25 days paid leave on paper, but you get so stuffed with work you can't use more than a few of them, and then at the end of the year you lose the rest without compensation because that's how it's set in the governing laws.
And those that do take 2-3 weeks vacation, unless they have children who need to brag about where they went to their friends of course, you'd get a negative performance review over that period for "not meeting production targets".
"My unpleasant evening with ‘Breaking the Silence’"
Propaganda for sure. And only the tiny tip of the iceberg.
Anyone know what all them female soldiers were really doing in Iraq? Anyone care? Maybe about 2% of them got outside the wire to go on missions or drive in convoys with the real soldiers. Because only that many insisted on it and did not take no for an answer. But, a real fine class of soldier they were. That 2%. The rest stayed inside the wire. In the rear with the gear. Put that in your pipe and smoke it equality fetishists. Frag it, we don't really need to win any stinking wars do we?
Justice Breyer has done this before. He was on Fox news Sunday a few years ago talking about freedom of the press and said the government should maintain a level playing field or something like that. In other word,s the government was supposed to interfere.
Costas can't be trusted with free speech. His rants are a threat to my 2nd Amendment rights. By his own logic, his Freedom of Speech should be taken away, just in case. I don't mind athletes having Freedom of Speech. Just liberals like Costas.