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.
From a commenter on Holman Jenkins's column today:
Liberals (and greens) are constantly invoking the precautionary principle to demand spending trillions on global warming, a problem that, if it exists, will not begin to cause harm for at least decades, and yet when it comes to an epidemic that could easily and immediately spread via the porous borders of the United States and infect thousands of people, the precautionary principle becomes excessive, burdensome and to some even "racist."
I am surprised no one has cited government regulations as the reason for the stabilizing of 'climate change' before this. I can only speculate they have not because that would imply further regulation is not necessary, and ever more regulation is what 'climate change' is all about.
The link only shows the last five. Here is the correct link: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2014/10/ten-things-that-are-killing-the-family.html
Father Longenecker makes some interesting points, but I have some disagreements at least about the amount of damage that is done. I think increased mobility, enhanced education, and suburban living are overstated.
At the risk of being called a prude, I agree with him that the sexual morals that died in the sixties were superior to those of today and that feminism is hugely damaging but more because it sought to lower the morals of women (because men got away with 'it') than raising the morals of men (they shouldn't have gotten away with 'it' in the first place).
From another prude who agrees--we could now stop men from getting away with "it" through DNA testing. I commented once on the intertubes about women stopping a lot of problems by abstinence and got thoroughly chastised--I commented anon. and they assumed I was male.
Bill Maher's objection to Islam is principled and reasoned (as is Pat Condell's - both atheists) so it doesn't surprise me that he might have a problem at Berkley where they have a park named for free speech yet they don't actually believe in it (any more at least). This is just an example of how the left will eat itself because it has no coherent philosophy but a hodge podge of angry, unhappy people.
"A more elaborate scheme could be found in Atlanta's opera house. Dug up by Hannah Keyser of Metal Floss earlier this year, an April 1866 article in the Atlanta Constitution tells of "actual running of the bases by uniformed boys, who obeyed the telegraph instrument in their moves around the diamond.""
Ronald Reagan, of course, calling the play by play.
Taking the low road here. Don't care. Even if I were a fan of amateur football, I wouldn't care. I'd rather see the best possible minor league football than worry about "afro-american studies" majors. These student athletes can make their own bad decisions, they're adults.