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.
Carol Platt Liebau (Harvard Law Review), February 2009 - "[Tom Pirelli] did most of the day to day work. Barack Obama was nowhere to be seen. Occasionally he would drop in he would talk to people, and then he'd leave again as though his very arrival had been a benediction in and of itself, but not very much got done."
Byron York (National Examiner), January 2010 - Many observers have remarked that, even when dealing with the most momentous issues facing the country, Obama has seemed oddly removed from the hands-on work of making policy.
Homosexuality is a different expression of sexuality but I don't believe it has anything to do with an uncontrolled desire for dominance. Once I understood what the word meant and I had some experience of people, I lost any idea that homosexuality is filthy or cruel.
I'm thinking that the Taliban suppressed homosexuality because of their devotion to Sharia and that they cared very little about who kidnapped whom. I'm opposed to any form of sexual predation. I don't think the Taliban care about sexual predation, as long as it's a young girl being preyed on.
I still marvel at homosexuality migrating from "deviant behavior" to "acceptable lifestyle". I'm just waiting for all those Uncle dad's in Appalachia to band together and move incest to the acceptable category, or for NAMBLA to become acceptable mainstream.......... Hey, all the over 21's could pass the "old enough to bleed, old enough to breed" law! What could be more natural than that?
Going this way we are truly screwed as a nation, no longer able to differentiate between the wierd/fantasy and losing the ability to isolate deviant from the mainstream. I already fear we have degenerated into hedonistic "me first" and screw you!
having lived in cities and worked in industries that have been dominated by the homosexual community for a long time--I witnessed many times that being homosexual was a job requirement. The money and power of Hollywood has paved the way for the current thrust (pun) to bring homosexuality into a status of "normal". The fact is there is no gene for walking bare assed down the street dragging some guy along with chains hooked to his nipples! Nope that ain't genetic!