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.
A guy goes to the Dr. for a chest cold. The Dr. listens through his stethescope and prescribes something. The bill: $100. The guy says: $100 for five minutes!?! The Dr. replies: No - for twenty years of education and experience to know what's wrong in five minutes.
Or, the plumber visits the Dr.'s house for a repair, and hands over a $100 bill for a 10-minute fix. The Dr. says: I only make that for 1/2 hour. The plumber replies: That's why I stopped being a Doctor.
Ann Coulter, conservative babe exrtodinaire eschewed calling Jon Edwards a faggot because she knew she would have to write a term paper on alternate lifestyles being just as good as traditional ones.
I agree with her. Who wants to write a term paper?
I really like Ann. She is unflappable and doesn't pull punches.
You go girl.
Habu gets it. Who wants to go to rehab for saying a word?
Having said that, I think the 'right' should not let the 'left' split them up. It needs to go the other way. Build a strong platform and then let the DUmmies attack and eat their own over the war and Kyoto and gay marriage and maybe some of them will join up with the Greens or Nader and some of them will bail out of the Dems and vote Republican. Divide and conquer.