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.
Thoughts about John McCain. As somebody said on the radio, "I would crawl over broken glass to vote for McCain over Hillary Clinton." McCain is not a Conservative ideologue, but he is a Conservative. When it comes to immigration law, I see no Liberal-Conservative ideology issue at the heart of it; only a Dem-Repub issue. When it comes to McCain-Feingold, McCain was way wrong on the spirit and word of the Constitution. His CPAC speech yesterday is here. You might term it pandering, but McCain isn't much of a panderer.
"Europe is facing a demographic disaster," he said. "That's the inevitable product of weakened faith in the Creator, failed families, disrespect for the sanctity of human life, and eroded morality."
He called for the United States to become energy secure, because "America must never be held hostage by the likes of Putin, (Venezuelan President Hugo) Chavez and (Iranian President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad,"
Romney said if the United States did not change course "we could become the France of the 21st century."
McCain-Palin. At first I thought it was Michael Palin. But then I thought, " Isn't he English?" Would add some humor to the campaign. I'm all for Gov. Palin. She already has more experience than the Dems by running a state.
The first time I refused to vote for a woman because she had know connections to the underworld/mafia was whenI refused to vote for Mondale and his running mate--Geraldine.
I see now that we have three choices:
1. Chicago mob (Clinton)
2. Chicago mob ( Obama)
3. Las Vegas (McCain)
Yes, I understand that two of these three have legislative connections through other states. But, I do not believe that makes a difference--doyou?
We should have cleaned up Daly City a long time ago. . . Who in the world has the strongest stream of ready cash? Why the gaming folks of course. Can you find a link between voting machines and slot machines--its out there.