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 thought Sarah did an excellent job in presenting herself to America. She is a tough, warm, and cheerful person, and not stupid by any means. She's neither an arrogant member of the DC Mandarin class nor an intellectual: she's a smart, practical American with plenty of life experience who doesn't come across as particularly ideological. A "Grand Slam," says John at Powerline. The liveblog from Jules is entertaining.
I would like to see someone point out that things have been going well for the previous 7 1/2 years, but now that the Democrats are in charge of Congress, things have gone to a handbasket....
It may not be technically accurate that having the Dems in control has caused this 'crisis', but this is politics.
Nobody's blaming McCain for the mess, just the mess to clean up the mess. It's hard to be a maverick with an extra $150 billion tacked on in pork and your endorsement. He's not walking his talk.
History lessons don't matter. Obama gets a pass every time the press plays his new mantra "John McCain stood in the way of regulations..." Never mind Obama sued to open the flood gates. See- history doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter...
Blame? Yes I blame him for not walking his own talk.
Cut yourself some slack Phil. I like reading your comments, and so do most of the others. Computers are only as smart as the dumbest person who has control over them, and Maggies's spam filters take over after the kind and courteous members of Maggiesfarm have finished. Maggiesfarm folks are smart. Spam filters are occasionally not.