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  • I think they got the dates wrong. Anyone who voted for Bush to serve a second term needs to have their head checked.

  • Interesting remark, Phoenix. I’ll let you examine mine. I usually vote libertarian, yet except for Regan, the only Incumbrepublocrat I have ever voted for was Bush in ’04. In fact, I worked rather diligently on his campaign that year. I did so for two reasons.

    First, I thought he had earned it for his response to 9/11 and the job he had done preventing further attacks on our homeland. I didn’t buy all the hand wringing over Iraq, which I viewed as simply a second theater in WWIV. I wrote my “World War IV Analysis” during that campaign.

    More importantly, to me, was the necessity to defeat the treasonous John Kerry; who I have utterly despised since he threw those medals over the White House fence in 1973. I wouldn’t expect you to understand; but the thought of that miscreant as CinC was just more than we Vietnam era veterans could stomach.

    That said, by the end of his second term, I was ready to impeach him for dereliction of duty in refusing to defend our southern border, and his abandonment of capitalism for collectivism, with unconscionable growth of the Federal government, among other sins that I couldn’t see coming in ’04. â—„Daveâ–º

  • I don’t accept the argument that there were only two candidates and that voting for anyone else just hands it to the opposition. That is a line designed for the sheeple you always talk about, and just insures that you will have the same two lousy choices next time. I’m not going through my life with the blood on my hands for voting for the second worst candidate.

    We saw people like Ron Paul lifted by their supporters and carried towards the White House. They fell short, but they were heard and had a chance this time.

    You speak of lofty abstracts like hypothetical attacks that didn’t come and the fine lines of patriotism; take the next step and vote for who is best rather than who is second worst.

  • Intellectually, I understand that; and if you read my Incumbrepublocrat essay you will see how frustrated I am by the rigged system. I stated that I do generally vote libertarian, and I refused to vote for McCain or Obama this past election; but defeating Kerry was important to me, and you know as well as I do that had all the veterans who are nominally Democrats voted for a third party or stayed at home in ’04, it would have suited Kerry very well. It was the Swift Boat Veterans who did him in, and I am proud to have been an active part of their effort, even if Bush ultimately let us all down. â—„Daveâ–º

  • Mary says:

    Steel Phoenix, may I suggest that you are only now getting a taste of the real Dave? We were still buddies during the ’08 campaign and regardless of who you voted for or your reasons, Dave WAS going to crap on you. And probably call you a lefty, femi-Nazi sheeple moron to boot!

    I, for one, can’t wait to see how this one plays out…

  • I still love you too, Mary. 😉

    Thanks for the hour I got to spend with Ann Coulter tonight. It was enjoyable to see her have the time for thoughtful answers to a friendly interviewer, without the obligatory Lefty on the set to give “balance” to a noisy six minute segment. 🙂 â—„Daveâ–º

  • Mary says:

    You’ve found your niche in this blog format as opposed to the old chattier forum, the style I still prefer. Good on you for making a wise move. Play to your strengths.

    Ann’s been Tivo’d but not yet enjoyed. I’m curious to see why her thoughtful style this time appeals to you since you were so enamored with her ability to sling poo and whip up a good frenzy. Promises to be interesting.

  • I was enamored with her spunk, quick mind, wit, acerbic tongue, and legs – in that order. She is utterly fearless and will defend her conservative principles in any hostile venue ever offered, usually leaving her less principled opponents flayed and twitching in a puddle of moral outrage at her audacity to smile, quip, and laugh out loud, while speaking her truth completely unintimidated by PC orthodoxy. I guess I just have a thing for intelligent women with spunk and the good sense to use their femininity to their advantage. â—„Daveâ–º

  • I can’t take Coulter seriously. She is the worst sort of publicity whore, saying what she says because the shock value makes her more money; like a little kid who notices they get more attention shouting vulgarities. Those conservatives who like to poke the hornets nest of conservatism tend to just stir up hate, which isn’t generally constructive.

    Mary: I know what you mean, but I don’t come here for his faults. I find enough of his conversation to be above and beyond what I find elsewhere to be worth wading through the ranting about the latest pitchfork wielding charge to nowhere.

  • …the shock value makes her more money…

    Of course, and as a capitalist, I can appreciate her business acumen too. 😉

    I find enough of his conversation to be above and beyond what I find elsewhere to be worth wading through the ranting about the latest pitchfork wielding charge to nowhere.

    It is great to be appreciated. I take that as a supreme compliment. Thanks for indulging my curmudgeonly contumacy, SP. 🙂 â—„Daveâ–º

  • Mary says:

    Dave, you must have contributed highly to C-Span recently. This weekend on BookTV you’ll find:

    Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
    Author: John Taylor Gatto

    Ring any bells? I can still feel the bruises… LOL!

  • Ring any bells?

    LOL Does it ever. That thread wasn’t our finest hour on the comity front, was it? 🙂

    Thanks for the heads-up. I have the TIVO set, and look forward to seeing it. I am currently reading “The Literacy Hoax: The Decline of Reading, Writing, and Learning in Public Schools and What We Can Do About It” by Paul Copperman (1978). It is truly tragic that our schools have been declining since the mid ’60s and anyone with half a brain knows why; yet two generations of kids have been sacrificed for political expediency, and it just keeps getting worse each year. It makes me sick. â—„Daveâ–º

  • Mary, Why don’t you ever comment on MY blog? Is it because I don’t call you names? For sure my site lacks the propeller-head glitz but I do try advance some ideas.

  • See how you are, Troy? Stirring it. She doesn’t need any reminders of my ill bread manners. Where is the flyswatter when one needs it?

    I really enjoyed the talk by Gatto, Mary. Did you watch it? Interestingly, he was giving it in NH to a good sized gathering of FreeStaters! â—„Daveâ–º

  • Mary says:

    Troy, I don’t comment on your blog because you don’t piss me off. LOL! I hate blogs. I miss the beauty/ugly of chatty forums. I miss science, humor, economics and snippy stuff. Sorry. Just couldn’t resist posting about Coulter & Gatto.

    Have not watched it yet, Dave. We’re in OK City and doing some hard and fast travel back to NJ. I’ll get to it though. How did it compare to his book?

  • Oh oh… I don’t like the sounds of being in a hurry to get to NJ. I wish you and yours the best.

    The book was much more thorough; but even though he spoke from notes (he is 75), he is a jolly and engaging speaker. Many of the anecdotes of successful school dropouts were inspiring, and of course bolstered his thesis that public school does more harm than good. He has become active in the home schooling movement.

    I miss the varied topics and banter myself. Do take care and arrive with the rig intact this time. â—„Daveâ–º

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