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.
Will amateurs threaten the porn industry? Crittenden. I have always found it amusing that hookers refer to non-working girls as "amateurs" in the same way that cops and soldiers refer to others as "civilians."
I told you this was only round two of a heavyweight fight last week. I received this today. Please do your thing and sread the word it ain't over
Bush-Kennedy Amnesty Bill Update
Bush and the Amnesty Senators are now preparing to bring
the Bush-Kennedy Amnesty bill back for a vote immediately.
Yesterday, Commerce Secretary Gutierrez said the administration
is "more determined than ever" to pass amnesty and Tony Snow
added that the Senate "could wrap this up in two days." Now,
Bush has scheduled a meeting with Senate Republicans on
Tuesday to plan strategy and Majority Leader Reid is saying
he is ready to move the bill to a vote.
Habu, I am outraged and you should be as well.
Just last week, the American people soundly rejected Bush-Kennedy
Amnesty. The New York Times even featured Grassfire.org and
three of our team members in a Page One lead story yesterday
entitled "Grass Roots Roared". Now, they are bringing amnesty back!
Kirchick's article in the Standard is good. It is truly a shame that Carter is still able to continue the damage he has caused the world that began with his presidency. What a vain and pompous dimwit he is.
Don't know much about Rorty really. But I can say I don't agree with this quote as excerpted by Byrne in the Chronicle:
"“we may be able to keep the moral gains — the increases in political freedom and in social justice — made by the West in the past two centuries even if 9/11 is repeated year after year. But we shall only do so if the voters of the democracies stop their governments from putting their countries on a permanent war footing — from creating a situation in which neither the judges nor the newspapers can restrain organizations like the FBI from doing whatever they please, and in which the military absorbs most of the nation’s resources.”"
That seems a little nonsensical and fantastical at the same time. That we as a country could survive a 9/11 every year and would be better off for it, if we just keep the FBI out of our houses, does not motivate me to learn much about the man.
The Kristallnacht story is worrisome, but expected I suppose, considering the current political climate up north. Harper has his work cut out for him.
Kathy Shaidle of relapsedcatholic.com is now on my daily list, well reasoned writing.
Thanks gumshoe. That's an entirely adequate summation and appears to support my not caring to know much about the man.
Philosophy has always been 'fuzzy' for me anyway. Attempted, years ago, to gain some knowledge of it, and did somewhat I suppose. But I could never find a writer that could make it 'really' understandable. Just too esoteric a discipline for my simple mind I guess.
Well on your recommendation P. I shall read up on S. Hicks. I must admit I will be surprised if it is relevant. Philosopher's always seem to be behind the times. More interested in their Philosophy than the real world.
And, from Scruton's comment's at openDemocracy.net a link to an interesting exchange between:
"Can the “American dream” belong also to the world? In the sixth of our Letters to Americans series, the Iranian scholar Ramin Jahanbegloo, who teaches at the Cultural Research Bureau in Tehran, and the philosopher Richard Rorty of Stanford University discuss the future of America’s national story.
Wherein Rorty makes some astounding projections. A philosopher maybe, but not a very deep political thinker. Rorty's comments also tie in neatly with Habu's warnings on other threads about the coming 'internationalist's' world order.