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.
Nothing positive can be said at this time about the Democrats.
They are in the grasp of rabidly anti American pressure groups such as People for the American Way etc. I could easily list 25-50 far laft organizations the Democrats support and carry water for.
The Democrats are now the Anti-American Party, supporting our enemies, restricting or attempting to restrict our personal liberties.
If they gain the Executive and retain Congress, well it might well be civil war as they attempt all manner of fascist tactics to subordinate the traditions of a Christian nation and form the US into something wholly unintended by our Founding Fathers and over two centuries of tradition.
They are a danger to the United States, constantly utilizing Goebbels "Big Lie", and attempting legislation in back rooms in the dark of night.
Mark my words. There are enough people I have read on the Internet to know that they will not go peacefully into the night. I would rate the internal threat from the Democrats as great as any external threat we face today.
In 2010 it could be "Welcome to America, the MidEast of North America"
If you think this folly just remember that the KKK had at it's zenith 15% of the US male population amounting to approximately 3-4 million members. This does not count any sympathizers who would aid them. That was in a nation of approximatlely 115 million people.
There are more than enough already established "militias" to easily grow when the population sees the bastardization of the Constitution animated. We are in fact reminded in the Declaration of Independence that it is our DUTY to rebel in such circumstances.
Rebellion may be brewing.
Obama and Edwards are aiming to resuscitate on of LBJ's failed programs of the 1960's....the War on Poverty.
Of course in the best Democratic Socialist tradition this will entail greater transfers of wealth from those who have worked for it and those who for whatever reason don't have it.
Uneducated journalists like to call Adam Smith Republicans, Social Darwinists, which is incorrect on several levels. First, Darwin did not coin the phrase "survival of the fittest",it was Herbert Spencer who stands head and shoulders above Darwin in almost all philosophical and sociological fields. His works on Ethics actually begin with biology and build from the lowest forms up to man, and secondly our society has done more for those on the lower rungs of the ladder than any country ever. We continue to do so and have in the trillions of dollars since the "Great Society" was first initiated.
That Edwards and Obama would make this the centerpiece of their campaigns is rather astonishing given the breath of the international challenges the US faces right now.
Far more important that throwing billions of dollars and millions of man hours of labor into transforming that which natural selection has deemed permanent in it's nature is a folly. There will always be smart people who achieve and people whose capacity for learning and achieving is beyond their ability. We take care of those individuals but they should not be the prime moving force in a Presidential election, when we face other more dangers peril.
This is Islam. What does Islam have going for it? I can't figure it out.
Islam, on the other hand, has very strict rules about what is funny (very little) and what kind of jokes one can crack (very few). Seriousness is prized as a virtue. Hurtful jokes (such as mother-in-law jokes) are not allowed, nor, obviously, are religious or sexual jokes. Exaggerated or continuous joking is said to distract from the worship of Allah. Some Islamic scholars teach that "Everything has a beginning and hostility begins with joking." And again, "Joking shows foolishness and arrogance" and causes one to lose respect for the joker. Eddie Murphy would last about ten seconds on a Tehran stage, before the spectacle degenerated into a more satisfying public execution
Comments section on the John Doe link are worth reading. Give Hill a credit for voting with the Pubs on this one. The winning votes--all Democrats--were most likely not thinking of the security issue at all, but were just following orders fron the plaintiff's bar, which was of course merely drumming up business for itself. Pretty damn pathetic how the legal profession plays politics for the money. Most destructive, and unworthy of officers of the third branch of government.