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.
Obama's elitism. Pajamas. Photo: Our effete†Editor Bird Dog, who is not an Obama guy and who does not care for Chardonnay with†the Big Macs on which he feeds. More on the topic via Insty here, and also here:
TOM MAGUIRE: A TYPICAL SORT OF FLARE-UP: "Hmm, how typical is it for a candidate to characterize a huge swath of his target voters as bigoted, gun waving religious fanatics?" And a big roundup from James Joyner, who observes: "Class bias works both ways. Urban elites tend to view rural America, especially Southerners, as a bunch of yahoos. Rural Americans, meanwhile, think big city types are elitist snobs who donít love America. There are similar resentments between rich and poor, educated and not, and even Ivy League -State College. In private gatherings, where people think they are among the like-minded, one hears shocking bigotry along those lines."
And sometimes it's recorded and circulated on the Internet.
Everybody at Maggie's is a gun-totin' Bible-thumpin' redneck hick who needs more from the government. More Coors Lite would be a good place to start. Later, we'll be needing the Chateau Margaux to accompany our government brie. All Opie wants is Grey Goose.
ē In the short-term, psychological denial can help a person maintain their sanity--which would be threatened by awareness of a painful truth or reality ē In the short-term, denial can help a person function day to day ē In the short-term, denial can prevent a person from having to acknowledge painful thoughts, feelings or behavior and help them maintain a world view threatened by an unacceptable reality or truth
(it's) actually the place for people who arenít interested in news. And itís pathetic in a time of war, and a time of great turbulence and great change, to switch on, and thereíll be the light item about the new fat pill, or whatever. I mean, itís formulaic, itís tired, itís shallow, and itís unwatchable.
OHH MY GOSH! Y'a shoulda been in Montana last week! First time ever two (count em 2) of the top "Democratic Party" delegates showed up on the scene, at the same time, in the same place (Butte) at the same dinner! WOW--now tell me why that was? D'ya suppose it had something to do with the many hundreds of multi-millionaires that have moved into "hicksville". You know the folks that have been buy up thousands of acres trying to save them from development: Ted Turner, Tom Brokaw are the well known names. But, we also have the guy that is the biggest dealer of Souther pork, we have very powerful industrialists living just a little west, and just a little east of Butte. What better place (oasis, well, pot) to show up and ask for money? The joke in MT these days is that the billionaires are pushing out the millionaires. Surely, that annual Democratic Party fundraiser/dinner generated some nice--very nice--contributions to either Hill/Bill, or Bam Bam. Given that there is still snow on the ground it is hard for me to believe that either one of them came for the scenery or the very small number of "super delegates".
Of course, the point being that these two were willing to shuffle on out to hicksville when the price is right. However, what they, or their followers do not want to believe, or hear is this:
It was those folks trying to live according to Jesus' teachings, raise goodkids, and live off of the land, including the ability to use a gun--these are the folks that actually preserved the place. They are the ones we can all thank for maintaining clean and tidy ranches. They were the ones that understood when to stop hunting and when to cull the herds. I hate to say anything to HIll/Bill or Bam/Bam but they were for the vast majority "white folks".