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.
... it bears repeating that a large reason trans fats used to be so prevalent in our diets was due to the activism of the food nannies at Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The left-wing food scolds, most famous for its reports on “calorie bomb” food entrees, pushed restaurants and food companies to switch to trans fats in the 1980s and 1990s.
Ok. I read the link BD dared me to read. Well most of it anyway. It made my head hurt. I can't keep track of who is racist to whom and what constitutes evidence of that racism. Non-black people of color? Racist multicultural fraternity? White men controlling hip-hop music?
Is that what these kids are taught or is it that they don't have enough to do? Probably both.
If you click the link at the top of the Dinocrat article - the word "Michigan" in the line "What's happening in Michigan" you get the original which is formatted. Apparently, the formatting was lost when it was copied to Dinocrat.
It only makes the racial babble a little easier to read. But it didn't make it much easier to understand...
A Barbie with stretchmarks, moles, bruises, and scars?
I guess instead of role playing with Barbie having different careers, or wearing different fashions, they can pretend they've been beat up by Ken or that they've lost their figure because they had a baby.
It should have read, "I double dog dare you to read the whole thing." After 10 lines or so, I rolled my eyes, and stopped reading. Bad. Bad. White Man. Blah.Blah. Blah. As Joseph Bottum points out, the religious impulse has not left those who have left the churches their ancestors attended. Those non-churchgoers are just as obsessed as John Calvin with Original Sin - if not more- and with belonging to the elect.
For these latter day Calvinists, Original Sin is associated with white skin and with racism. They can belong to the elect by adopting the correct views on racism, on global warming, on diversity, on the epidemic of rape on college campuses, on multiculturalism- better expressed as any culture but Western culture- and so forth.
Speaking of multiculturalism, I recently started reading the Spanish language version of Isabel Allende's Ripper, set in the San Francisco Bay Area. I couldn't get past 5 pages. All the politically correct characters. Whereas in Paula, Isabel Allende shows the mixed nature of things in looking at her grandfather, whom she loved dearly but who also supported the coup against Allende- who was Isabel Allende's first cousin first removed. Or in Chile, My Invented Country where she admits that while from her point of view Pinochet was an SOB, she gave Pinochet some grudging respect for what he accomplished in governing Chile.