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.
The Beltway MSM are historically 12 to 1 for the Democratic ticket, and have said that their favorable coverage is worth perhaps 15 points in electoral results. That’s in a normal year. But this appears not to be a normal year; we sense that there’s payback on the minds of some in the press. The coverage could get pretty out-of-control before November rolls around.
Yeah, right, the Beltway MSM would like to think they add 15 points but not in their wildest dreams. Just proves their much over-hyped self-importance , or possibly a poor excuse from a Republican operative (loser) from the '06 election debacle. When Republicans get serious about organizing from the ground up, and GOTV, then and only then will Republicans become the majority party. Democrats keep shooting themselves in the foot, it's almost embarrassing Republicans can't beat that sorry lot.
Don't give up on the Republicans just yet, GMP. Historically, they are slow starters in the campaign years, but they seem to be getting underway now. One thing that occurs over and over, is that the Republicans' conservatism and slow starting approach seems to lull the excitable, rush-around Democrats into larger and larger errors as November approaches. I know that I pray for that every night. Now if McCain would just shut up about pursuing a high-minded campaign. That never works against a machine politician. He just thanks you and then knifes you.
Dr. Merc ... as far as I can determine from the postings on the Internet, there seems to be volcanic activity underneath part of the Arctic ice. At any rate, your lovely quote from the Washington Post in Nov. of 1922 seems to give the lie to all the Chicken Littles who are so frantically trying to prove "we'll all be killed."
We've been following the global warming kerfuffle for about fifteen years now in weekly newsletters, etc., getting more and more doubtful about mankind's involvement all the time. Be interesting to see how this plays out a few years from now. One thing we can be sure of ... Al Gore will never admit he was wrong.