Are You Conservative Enough…

It seems that the GOP presidential wannabes are constantly arguing that their opponents just aren’t conservative enough to be president. Of course, they wrap their radical ideology in the American flag and somehow that gives it legitimacy.¬† If any of them were to even hint of compromising on any issue they are quickly and firmly put down as not being conservative enough.¬† Are they winning … Continue reading Are You Conservative Enough…

With Teeth & Compassion….

“Can we make legislation with enough teeth in them for conservatives and compassion for liberals?” I heard the above phrase, or at least something close to it, from a news commentator recently. I wish I could cite the source but I really don’t remember who it was. ¬†But the phrase struck me as maybe a primary difference between these two groups. Conservatives seem to be … Continue reading With Teeth & Compassion….

The Slippery Slope…..

 


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I am totally sick of the “slippery slope” that my conservative friends so often cling to!!

If I hear another person give me a slippery slope story I just might punch them. The idea of the slippery slope consumes so much of their lives. It is the center point for their current stands against gun regulation. It is the center point for their current stands of excluding anyone from their religious circles who don’t totally align with them. ¬†It is the center point of their current stands on taxes.

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Being Broad Minded….

Nothing makes a man broad-minded like adversity ¬†– ¬†Will Rogers I can certainly understand this quote from Will. The adversity in my life, although coming more frequently than I would like, has certainly made me more broad-minded. Coming from humble beginning has made me sensitive to the daily plight of the homeless and financially challenged around me. Going deaf in mid-life has made me more … Continue reading Being Broad Minded….

My Conservative Friend….

I just visited the blog of one of my Conservative friends. Like so many others he claims he is an independent but everything on his blog ¬†has a VERY right leaning slant. My friend is currently ranting about the Wall Street protests. He claims they are a vast conspiracy with a collective mentality. That is someone other than them is telling them everything to do … Continue reading My Conservative Friend….

About Fox News….

sen¬∑sa¬∑tion¬∑al¬∑ism¬†[sen-sey-shuh-nl-iz-uhm] ‚Äďnoun 1.¬†subject¬†matter,¬†language,¬†or¬†style¬†producing¬†or¬†designed¬†to produce¬†startling¬†or¬†thrilling¬†impressions¬†or¬†to¬†excite¬†and please¬†vulgar¬†taste. 2.¬†the¬†use¬†of¬†or¬†interest¬†in¬†this¬†subject¬†matter,¬†language,¬†or style:¬†The¬†cheap¬†tabloids¬†relied¬†on¬†sensationalism¬†to increase¬†their¬†circulation. When I ran across this definition the absolutely first thing I thought of was Fox News. ¬†I also admit that after thinking of it a bit MSNBC also came to mind. The reason this thought came up is because of discussions with my conservative friend about the Fox News article referenced in the last post. ¬†Fox News … Continue reading About Fox News….

Paying Taxes….

This post is going to start a new category for me entitled “My Conservative Friend”. It will be about some conversations I have had with some of my conservative friends. It will also be about some of the conversation I have yet to have with them. Yes, even though they deem me a liberal I still have some conservative friends; in fact some of them … Continue reading Paying Taxes….