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 big one – The Corner: "On Tuesday, President Obama sent a letter to Senators Kennedy and Baucus outlining what kind of bill he wants and will support. And what he wants is a government takeover of American health-care, plain and simple." This will be the largest expansion of entitlements since Medicare and Obama doesn't have the slightest idea how to pay for it.
...the leftist bon mot “respect diversity” is but a twisted joke. The radical’s concept of diversity is limited to encountering someone of a different sex or hue who feels exactly the same way about politics as they do.
To the left there is no such thing as a loyal opposition. Any contact with conservatives must be avoided. We are morally unclean and they fear contamination via exposure to our speech.
Their malignant mindset poses serious obstacles for those who work alongside them. Political correctness and the sanctimoniousness of Democrats have made interactions with them a truly nauseating experience.
In Chicago, there’s no getting around all the pseudo-liberals. Despite dwelling in a city and state rendered broke and dysfunctional by a corruptDemocratic Partymachine, statists remain as ubiquitous as broken glass on the sidewalk.
65 years ago we freed Europe and became a world power. Since then we seemed to have lost our way. Unable ,or unwilling to fight our internal conflict of creeping socialism. A nasty virus that has infected almost every aspect of our lives. The less we fight it the stronger it grows. I get so damn angry when I see what has happen to us as a nation.
Anyhow, I'll be taking my Dad to see my Uncle today, who just moved into an assisted living home. I'll ask them the same question that I've been asking them for the last 20 years. What were you doing today 65 years ago.
They'll tell me the same stories. Where they were and how they traveled all over Europe.
I'll listen intently as I do every year. Then I'll get sad, then angry at my own inability to fight this new enemy who has invaded this country that I love.