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.
Warren Buffett has said, "you should get greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy." If he is right, then this is the time to get greedy. There is no doubt that most everyone else is fearful.
...the left has jumped all over her with their tried and true personal attack, calling Palin ignorant” and “stupid.” If I had a dollar every time a liberal called a Republican candidate “stupid” I would be wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice. Eisenhower (dumb, incoherent), Goldwater (crazy and stupid), Ford (dumb jock and a stumblebum), Reagan (dumb actor), Quayle (can’t spell potato), Jack Kemp (dumb jock), George Bush (dumb playboy). The harsh truth is, the personal attack works when you have the press and other media (think Saturday Night Live riffing off liberal talking points for Ford, Reagan, Quayle, Kemp, and Bush 43), buttressing and playing to that exact same argument. It is a potent combination and only the basic good sense of the American voter has saved the GOP from being shut out entirely over the last 50 years.
Never mind the greedy shit. Fearful most definitely. The Fed this week alone, without the 700 billion bailout package,has injected 1.2 trillion dollars into the banking system. Why do we still need the 700 billion?
Thanks so much for the Steyn link. My father was briefly part of the Crosby-Sinatra-Hope-Burke (and several others) circle which led to me being lucky enough to date Johnny Burke's handsome and witty son, Kevin, way way way too many years ago. But thank you so much for the link - and I'll put it up, too.
All Repubs are brain-damaged. Everybody know that. And all Conservatives are modern-day Neanderthals. Everybody knows that, too. Just call me "Ooga-ooga," Editor of the Maggie's Farm circus of primitive primates.