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.
Up to one billion songbirds may be killed during each migration - hitting glass.
Worst archbishop in history? Times Online. Commenter Tony G says:
If anyone wishes to understand why the Church of England has lost all relevance to society in the 21st century they need only examine the biased, sanctimonious, naive utterings of Williams. He should restrict himself from lecturing others on their behaviour until he has set an example of how to constructively face and overcome the many problems facing society in his diocese.
We're killing the entire universe? Wow. Bad enough we're snuffing out all the birds by being friendly to the universe, but now we're taking over God's job. Who do we think we are?
Yes. Do ask Dr. Bob. He can make up some words to make us feel better about ourselves and our predilection to kill just every damn thing. Hey.... Can you imagine sitting at your environmentally friendly desk in your environmentally friendly building and a big Canada goose exfenestrates itself at your window while you're having lunch? splat.... oh yum.....dinner!
I learned ''defenestrate'' in reading about the KGB's favorite ways of making political enemies appear to've committed suicide.
On the Alinsky link--it's pretty dry, but a quick scroll down into the body of the paper, to the two numbered lists of radical political tactics, is a must read.
Especially in that Hillary wrote her senior thesis on the guy--and that until the very recent pressure-caused release, the paper (or something purported to be the paper) was under some vague ad-hoc sort of Wellesley seal.
If you want to know more, just search [ hillary alinsky ] or somesuch combo and, read away.
Also, even thru the gauzy-left Wiki filter, Alinsky comes through loud and clear:
Hil & Saul had quite an intellectual, and even face-to-face, relationship. Odd that such an elderly red would have noted and boosted some obscure college kid.
At any rate, the relationship apparently taught her an appreciation of the "personality cult" aspect of radical leadership--which speaks to where she exists in the ancient 'small r' royals vs republicans dichotomy.
Anyway, reading Alinsky's advocacy of the use of the ''social justice'' slogan in order to destroy the profitability of capitalist enterprise, is the dead-sure ''tell'' that what these people are about is power, rather than the lifting up of living conditions for the masses.
In fact ''the poor'' (as used by these slo-mo, inside-the -system, coup-d'etat-minded people) seem to be the means to an end--and that end is the control of state power.
Otherwise they'd be 'for' rather than 'against' the system that best delivers the goods--and the liberty that property creates--to the most folks at the lowest prices over the longest time.
Nice of the old boy to radicalize the inner-cities, to give street crime the intellectual fig leaf of ''political speech'' --and then check out to the Great Beyond back in '72, leaving America's wonderful pre-radicalized cities in, well, their current condition. Thanks a lot, Saul.
"Upward mobility" being the garlic, the silver bullet, the cross, the stake-thru-the-heart, the morning sunshine, to the lefty vampire, these people will always do whatever they can, in every way including taxation, regulation, and general statist ennui, to squelch that upward mobility.
And the best place to work is at the attitude level among the lower rungs of the ladder--*naturally* --and ideally temporarily--occupied by the young and inexperienced.
Even as these lower rungs rise against steadily improving objective measures, they'll still always be the lower rungs.
A ladder HAS to have lower rungs or else theres no way to climb onto it.
Maybe that's the idea. No ladder. Stay inside their Walls.
Can you say, ''the battle between good and evil'' ?
The Archbishop of the Episcopal church is a profound coward. However, I have to believe that this interview coming out in a Moslem Life magazine the week before the peace talks, may have been closely choreographed with the governmental agencies. Not the first time for TEC, but certainly the first time that the British government, and their church leader have come out against America defending itself. Geezus!