I'm an educated, elitist, liberal, progressive, secular Yankee. And I am damn proud of it. My heroes are other Yankees like Teddy Roosevelt, Ben Franklin, Rudy Giulani, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sam Clemens, Walt Whitman and Jon Stewart. I'm tired of GOP politicians and revisionists of southern history denigrating my rich heritage. Yankees fought to preserve the Union... Continue Reading →
Not long ago the U.S. manufactured things. Not so long Americans built things. The world's best steel, rubber, electronics (and toasters and televisions and glassware and hardware...etc...etc...etc) rolled off assembly lines all of the United States. We utilized the underemployed and unemployed to build national parks and new cities. American engineers and companies built dams, bridges, locks,... Continue Reading →
Recently I read with some curiosity an essay by Wounded Eagle entitled A Thief in The Night. Reading this article, and many like it, watching the news-tainment and listening to "experts" makes me really miss the intellectual integrity and character of William F. Buckley, Jr. Essentially, she is suggesting that those that disagree with her are sneaking into... Continue Reading →
It’s the wingnuts that will miss the point and rally around the “genius” of the Clowns. The paranoid, self-important clowns on the right will think I’m talking about them and become indignant and defensive questioning my Patriotism. The delusional clowns on the left will think I’m talking about – well – the right. This is the fact that would make me laugh if it wasn’t so sad it makes me want to cry. Where’s a good clown when you need one? Send in the clowns.
Most of what is passing as insightful punditry is really intellectually dishonest sophistry. In some respects, it is my own fault. I use to naively believe ignorance was the result of a failure of education and society. I was ignoring 6,000 years (or 60 million years depending on whom you speak with) of human society.
A black and white world would certainly be convenient - I personally think there are entirely to many brands of toothpaste...
My grandfather and his brothers fought in Europe against Hitler and the Nazis. Stop disrespecting their sacrifices for politics. So before you start demonizing the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED leader of the United States...