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.
Study: Female Academics Especially Fuel Charge To Turn Higher Ed Into Therapy: Man haters!
Georgetown Professor Likens Defunding The Police To Abolishing Slavery… Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. You'll get whats coming, good and HARD.
8 Reasons Straight Men Don’t Want To Get Married: It's the PuffHo. I'm straight. I got married. Still am.
CNN daily nightmare is unfolding courtesy of
James O’Keefe and Project Veritas: Heh, heh, HEH!!
Biden wants more refugees, but it could take years to rebuild the resettlement system: It's from the WaPoo, which I despise, detest, and totally distrust.
Trump Tells Crowd “See You In 4 Years” If Biden Wins… YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
With both Friedman and Williams gone, there's only Sowell left to cut through the crap and tell it like it is, using clear language and common sense. He will be missed.
#1 Jerryskids on 2020-12-03 09:32 (Reply) Don't forget Victor Davis Hanson.
Sam, I'm betting you're an in an older demographic, like I am, with 47 years of marriage!
Dr Helen Smith is solid and not "of" HuffPo, though she contributes to that hinky site.
Reading her "eight reasons"' I think they can be distilled into one reason: Feminists broke the social and economic foundations of the contract of marriage!
Used to be : regular safe and "easy" (no expensive, repeated wooing necessary) sex, with an attractive faithful partner who loved & respected you; with the side benefit that you had kids you knew were yours...in exchange for: lifetime protection and economic and moral support, as well as assistance in dealing with all things in the world, as partners, with the man as leader of the partnership!
Feminism destroyed both sides of that deal!
Don't have enough time or space to state why and how, but you can figure it out....
Partially true, from another codger, if not so old, at least I hope so.
Recently, the path to business or government success was for a man to be married with children (Ed ONeil not withstanding); with the wife's support the competition was blown away. And both benefited. Now it just doesn't help.
The last man to benefit from being (or appearing to be) married was Obama.
Just understand that "defunding police" has nothing to do with police, social justice or discrimination. It is a blatant attempt to get control of the funds that would go to the police to be funneled off to support left wing groups and line the pockets of the activists. Follow the money.
Even more. I'm reminded of something one of our community policing officers said at an HOA presentation: "Often, a police response to a domestic disturbance call is the only interaction these people have with social services." He went on to explain that when the police visit homeless encampments, they're limited to offering access to services, unless, of course, an actual crime has been reported.
My city--San Antonio--is working hard to add the social service option to police responses. But swapping one for the other is just going to put a lot of social workers in the hospital or the morgue.