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.
He speaks as though the problem—our unsustainable entitlement state—were the solution, and as though the solution—a budget that restrains the growth of spending, modernizes and reforms our collapsing entitlement and welfare programs to avert their collapse, and charts a path toward economic growth—were the problem. In this upside-down, inside-out world, Barack Obama accuses Paul Ryan of putting the future of America’s younger generation in danger and inviting American decline.
I think this is part of the big game. The Dems will let this happen when GOP gets some control, and blame those nasty, evil republicans for kicking people out of their homes. The news media will eat up the story and broadcast it often, and the political drama will continue.
Obama's forces are gearing up to overwhelm Governor Scott Walker's team fighting his recall. For more info on how Team Obama works watch "We Will Not Be Silenced" covering the voter fraud in the 2008 election.
This documentary (2 part intro) interviews Hillary supporters watching votes being stolen in front of their eyes.
John Hawkins: 5 reasons liberals are difficult to talk to
John Hawkins: I've interviewed more than one big name conservative who has told me that they moved over to the right in large part because the other liberals they were around were such insufferable human beings.
So they choose their political views based on their personal interactions. This is not as uncommon as one might think.
John Hawkins: 1) They're unhappy: Study after study shows that conservatives are happier people than liberals.
Actually, the Pew study compared Democrats and Republicans. However, as the study shows, Republicans tend to be richer and whiter, and richer and whiter people tend to be happier, so the citation doesn't demonstrate what the author thinks it does.
In the rest of his points, Hawkins argues against a strawman by equating liberalism with its most extreme expression.
John Hawkins: 2) Liberals don't care as much about tradition
Most liberals do care about tradition. Tradition is often an important component of liberalism. "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.' "
John Hawkins: Although it goes without saying that people who worship change for change's sake don't care very much about customs, you might wonder why that would make such a big difference
It's not change for change's sake, much less worship, but change to bring about a more liberal world, that is, one that emphasizes equality of opportunity and individual liberty. These two qualities are often at odds, and people have different views on their relationship.
John Hawkins: 3) Liberals see people who disagree as evil
Again, a strawman which equates liberalism with its most extreme expression.
Liberal v. Conservative
NYS has been in stealth mode, as in treading lightly on the Earth, since shutting down the print version, but they've been sending out irregularly spaced editorials ever since. C. Black has been writing up a storm lately (good).