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.
The bomb plots are the big news. Details at Drudge. More here at the BEEB. Gee, I sure hope they didn't trace any terrorist phone calls to catch these guys, don't you? How long will it take for someone to blame the US for this? My message: Yo, Brits - You have injected yourself with cancer cells, while pretending that all kinds of cells are "just cells." Yes, they are "cells" - terrorist cells. Now you have a big problem: metastatic cancer.
Getting to know you. We will learn more about Ned Lamont over the next few months. Kesler reviews his political heritage: A red diaper baby.
Bloomberg rushes to support Lieberman. CT happens to be a state with more Independents than either Rs or Ds. (Foolish of them, for sure, because they cannot vote in the primaries. You have a larger voice by registering, picking your candidate first, and then voting for whomever you wish.)
Mike Wallace "impressed" by Ahmadinejad. Umm, what does this say about Mike Wallace? I recall that Joe Kennedy thought Hitler was a fine, earnest fellow who loved dogs (but neither of them were overly fond of Jews). Evil and danger rarely come with labels on them, but this guy has labelled himself.
Image: Fine art from Australian Nude Surfing. They know how to have a good time. I like the wholesome, focused attitude of this gal: it appeals to me very much.
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The thing about Lamont's red-diaper background is very interesting to me since it resonates with my own upbringing. My immediate feeling with the KosNutRoots is that this is a story that's generational and nearly Greek in scope.
The Kos-X'ers are being (fairly easily) manipulated by the old, grey, Left-Guard (like my folks) who were marginalized by Mainstream Democrats, and who see using the Kos-X'ers as a tool to finally finish the Job of eviscerating the Party, and pulling the sheep-skin over their Red wolf-bodies.
The Old Guard uses the X-er's hunger for attention - its their signature generational attribute - and the Kos-X'ers' jealousy for power that the controlling Boomers have.
They hate the Boomers’ own self-attention to the point of depression and lying down in the fetal position — that's why they demonstrate passive-aggressively, with chains in lay-downs, and with face-paint in die-ins.
They feel helpless and unattended, and it angers them.
The Kos-Xer's push-button is *Attention*, and acting-up gets them the attention they desperately crave. In an effort to appear intellectually superior and all-knowing they broadcast lunatic-fringe conspiracy theories. These are the "just-so" stories that explain their predicament to them.
The Gen-X'ers-Gone-Goth, the worker-bees have run amok, out of their cubicle-hives and down the hall of the Boomer's-business.
They want to depose The Man -- management's been running things and keeping ‘em down on the Political Plantation - and in the most dramatic way possible. They have sprouted fangs and will devour their host Party, and the old Red Wolves will see their work finally done.