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.
I guy sounded genuinely hostile about the gnome. I mean politeless gnomes have been around fro centuries. What's his problem.
What's this world coming too. Whatever it is I hope it's soon I have to use the bathroom, so pull over at the next McDonalds.
For who can yet believe, though after loss,
that all these puissant legions,
whose exile hath emptied Heaven,
shall fail to reascend Self-raised,
and repossess their native seat?"
Book one, verses 631-634
Conservatives seem baffled by the animosity held by liberals towards Christians and Jews. Christianity requires the believer submit to authority, accept the rule of government, be charitable to his fellow; in short, be a model citizen. Ditto the Jews, who held these requirements even longer than the Christians. Why are liberals so hostile to both? For that matter, why do liberals seem so smitten with that 7th century holdover known as Islam? Why do those on the Left seem less than eager to defend our freedom and way of life from the ravages of Islamic Jihad?
From the American Thinker
I always liked Milton on Hell. The place where, everytime you are sure you're in it, the ground opens beneath you and you fall still further. The mind is its own place, said he, so that you can be on the very edge of Paradise, yet stuck still in Hell. Not exactly a light-hearted feller, that Milton.