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.
Meyer, on the new book Reagan the Crusader, at RCP. A quote:
Reagan was elected president of SAG seven times - which makes him among the most successful union bosses in American history, by the way - and as a result he probably engaged in more negotiating sessions with hard-headed corporate CEOs and egomaniacal prima donnas within the union itself than anyone ever elected to the White House. No wonder that, years later, Reagan ran circles around the Kremlin - and around a Democratic-controlled Congress. (Someone once asked the President if it was tough negotiating with the Russians. Reagan replied, "No, it was tough negotiating with Jack Warner.")
Ronald Wilson Reagan is one of a select group of former Presidents that can truly be called great.
The academic left will certainly never acknowledge this, but then they will tell you what great men Lenin,Stalin , and Mao were.
And we send our children in their most formative years of maturity to be propagandized by the 98% of faculty members who are leftests.
Then we ask why things are so screwed up...well you don't have to be a weatherman to see which way the wind blows.
I remember on my wedding day, very hot sultry day in St. Petersburg, as our wedding party was leaving the central ballroom there he was, Ronald Wilson Reagan ..the President of the United States.
With no phalanx of Secret Service surrounding him, which I thought quite curious, I approached a nearby phtographer who was snapping pictures.
"Oh ,you can get your picture taken with the president for $5.00."
Great I said and i took my place beside the great six foot two inch cardboard cutout of RWR. To this day it still brings a smile.