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.
Dreher annoys me sometimes about these things, though. He moved back to Louisiana amidst much fanfare about returning to the smaller natural networks of earlier times, as a support to his spiritual development. Then he got tired of living with those people and moved back out.
Assistant Village Idiot
Appelbaum, those of us in flyover country don't demand that you embrace our values. But we are offended that you virtue signal when disagreeing with ours.
If only I could remember what pride goeth before....
I think the Elitosphere was pretty shocked that our "disgraced impeached" president got a huge standing ovation and prolonged cheering when he walked out on to the field with Melania. Ought to be a big clue that the Narrative is not playing well in America. But one of my colleagues sniffed, "well it's Louisiana, what do you expect?"
I think that you may have stumbled on the actual reason tweet was written. It was a sucker punch intended for Trump and anyone who is stupid enough to support him. The elites got the joke; Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
Dreher has to fill column inches but this topic is beating a dead horse.
Just assume the NYT is wrong about everything, all the time. So is WaPo. And CNN and MSNBC. AP too. Yada yada yada, you can put them all in a hat and draw randomly, and not be able to tell the difference. Who cares any more?
Nobody trusts these foolish liars now — except the true believers who need to validate their world view and therefore prop up their pathetic emotional state. They’re all crazy (and that’s not hyperbole). Treat them accordingly.