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.
Photo: A silver salesman, Lincoln, VT, 1940 (h/t, Dr X). I imagine that she's 54, with two kids in the army and one home helping with the farm, and that she wants this shiny junk because her life doesn't have much that shines except for Yankee persistence and love, and the effort that goes with it, but she knows she cannot afford this pretty stuff. She is going to look at it but plants her hands on her hips so she doesn't touch it, because touching is a step towards owning.
Obama assumes that Islamic terrorism is driven by despair, poverty, inflammatory US policy and the American presence on Muslim soil in the Persian Gulf. Thus he adopts the agenda of the Islamists themselves. This is not surprising since many of his connections suggest that that the man who may be elected President of a country upon which the Islamists have declared war is himself firmly in the Islamists’ camp. Daniel Pipes lists Obama’s extensive connections to Islamists in general and the Nation of Islam in particular, and concludes with this astounding observation:
Obama's multiple links to anti-Americans and subversives mean he would fail the standard security clearance process for Federal employees. Islamic aggression represents America’s strategic enemy; Obama’s many insalubrious connections raise grave doubts about his fitness to serve as America's commander-in-chief.
I have given only a portion here and I would especially encourage you to link to the Daniel Pipes list of rogur terrorist friends Obama has.
Knowledge is power. And if knowledge doesn't work then you musy fight for you freedom or live in state bondage.
Johnathan Alter of NEWSWEEK (which Io do not read except on Real Politics wrote the following;
"The conventional wisdom, which I share, is that Barack Obama will win this election, perhaps by a healthy margin. But Democrats are nervous wrecks; they're having nightmares that defeat will be snatched from the jaws of victory. To add to their misery (and guard against complacency), here's how that horror film could play out:
In the end, the problem was the LIVs. That's short for "low-information voters,"
the three fifths of the electorate that shows up once every four years to vote for president but mostly hates politics. These are the 75 million folks who didn't vote in the primaries. They don't read newsmagazines or newspapers, don't watch any cable news and don't cast their ballots early. Their allegiance to a candidate is as easily shed as a T shirt. Several million moved to Obama through September and October; they'd heard he handled himself well in the debates. Then, in the last week, the LIVs swung back to the default choice: John McCain. Some had good reasons other than the color of Obama's skin to desert him; many more did not. In October, a study by the Associated Press estimated that Obama's race would cost him 6 percent. The percentage was smaller, but still enough to give the presidency to McCain."
We must TURN OUT AND VOTE and get every person you know who is a LIV to vote MCCain. You know what's at stake.
I saw this, Habu. Let's hope those racists-turned-rednecks in western PA get out and vote. I agree it may be the LIVs behind the curtain that make the nomination go to McCain. I've felt it all along but get caught up listening to the polls on TV and get discouraged - just as I'm supposed to get. What a filthy game politics is.