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 finally read this idiotic piece which has been going around, Why Women Hate Hillary. I read it to make sure I wasn't missing something meaningful.
The author's point seems to be that Hillary isn't female, so she is an extension of the patriarchy. But what got me was this quote:
We want a break with the past, optimism, and a recommitment to the government caring about and serving the needs of everyday people. We want what feminism began to fight for 40 years ago—humanizing deeply patriarchal institutions. And, ironically, we see candidates like John Edwards or Barack Obama—men—offering just that.
"Humanizing institutions"? What? Institutions are always out for themselves. So just tell me this - Which do you really want? A Mommy, or a Daddy, or a husband? And, whichever you want, why the heck would you look to government to fill that role? This is one of the most immature things I have read in a while.
What a poorly constructed sentence. The first time I read it, I thought the author wanted to break with optimism and “recommitment to the government caring.” I found myself agreeing with her so I knew something was wrong.
My wife despises Hillary because she doesn’t want a bossy bitch taking our money and telling us how to live.