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.
I just got back from moderating the first hour and a half at the polls. Lots of enthusiasm from the right - people I haven't seen in years at town committee meetings. We're a Republican enclave up here in the Quiet Corner anyway, but still - this was unusual this early in the morning.
I have to go back for the 11 am to 3 shift so I'll report back - see if voting stays this strong.
He faults The Won properly, but then there are all those references to
"Obama’s enemies denounce him as not white, not Christian, not American.
The zealots and bigots of the Right-wing Tea Party hate him as no President has been hated by the Right since Franklin Roosevelt. Even many Democrats avow disappointment.
Hostility to Obama’s perceived Left-wing beliefs has, of course, boosted the Tea Party whose patron saint is Sarah Palin. She has built a career by making a virtue of her own awesome ignorance.
Today, there remains no doubt that Obama is a remarkable human being.
Yet unless he can win back the support of tens of millions of his own countrymen, he may retain office but he will have lost power.
This will be a tragedy not only for Americans, but for us all."
These perps obviously need mosques raided, arms confiscated, muhammadans eradicated and children converted to true religion but that won't happen in Obama's Iraq.
Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan was in Canada when the blasts occurred. In an e-mail to Catholic News Service Nov. 1 while he was en route to Baghdad, he criticized the lack of security for Christian places of worship and called on "Iraqi parties to overcome their personal and confessional interests and look for the good of the Iraqi people who have elected them."
"There are a few churches and Christian institutions left in Baghdad, not so great a number that it is not unreasonable for them to be protected, security-wise," he said, noting that the security being provided by the government is "far less than what we have hoped for and requested."
"Christians are slaughtered in Iraq, in their homes and churches, and the so-called 'free' world is watching in complete indifference, interested only in responding in a way that is politically correct and economically opportune, but in reality is hypocritical," said the patriarch, who served as bishop of the New Jersey-based Syrian-rite diocese in the United States and Canada from 1995 until his election as patriarch in 2009.
The patriarch demanded "that the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, the International Commission for Civil Rights and the League of Arabic States" condemn the actions at the church and "take the appropriate action to defend innocent Christians brutally singled out because of their religion, in Iraq and some other Middle Eastern countries." http://ncronline.org/news/global/pope-end-savage-violence-iraq