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 libs obsession with the Clintons is hilarious. It has got to be distressing for those who haven't partaken of the Clinton Koolaid, though. The more I think of it, the more it has all the hallmarks of a cult: a religious devotion to The Pantsuit, a willingess to be used by Her Highness and a need to promulgate thought reform on those of us who don't see Her as The One.
More of this, please. That way the people in the middle who are still sane will know to avoid the Democrats like the Bat$#!* crazy people they are. This is not a time for subtleties.
I was in college when Kennedy was running against Nixon. The media were obviously in the tank with the Democrats. They loved Kennedy and loathed Nixon. It wouldn't be much of an exaggeration to say the media worshiped Kennedy. Kennedy was from heaven and Nixon was from hell.
When politics becomes your religion, the state becomes god and politicians become priests and prophets. Those with whom you agree take on the mantle of sainthood, and disagreement becomes not a difference of opinion, but heresy. The State is the source of all good things, and sacrifice to it is mandatory.
Marxist Socialist theory did not eradicate religion, it replaced it.
Another guy named Dan
During prohibition my father would make a few bucks unloading Joe Kennedy's smuggled Scotch from a small boat. He and a few other guys would stand in the surf and unload the cases of Scotch hand them up the chain to the beach. Then the boat would go back to the ship get another load of cases and do it again. He said this was at Henry Cabot Lodge's house which had a tiny private beach surrounded by cliffs, in Marblehead, Ma. (I think). The Kennedy fortune was from smuggled booze during the prohibition and after prohibition he kept his contacts to create a monopoly on Scottish whiskey. It was many years later (probably the 50's) when I would hear people say that Kennedy made a buck every time someone bought a fifth of Scotch.
Today is the 75th anniversary of the famous "Doolittle Raid," mounted only 4 months after the Pearl Harbor attack.
Lt Col Richard Cole, now 101 and Doolittle's co-pilot, is the sole survivor of the raid. Eight of the 80 who made the raid were captured by the Japanese. Three were executed and one died in captivity. Although a tactical defeat, it assuredly led to the Battle of Midway, which turned the tide against the Japanese.
National Review has a good slide show (although the crew's names are not well identified in the captions). Air Force Magazine has a brief article. url http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2017/April%202017/The-Doolittle-Raid.aspx/url