Lean Left » Conservatives At CPAC Say Liberty Is Under Attack – They Just Don’t Admit They Are The Attackers
Meph lays down a few thoughts on John McCain's view of patriotism:
The nation-state destroys those things which a patriot would defend with his life. The nation-state steals the land, smashes communities and enslaves the people, demanding the devotion that he would have formerly given to his home and family, and kills or banishes him if he refuses. The nation-state is the greatest enemy of the patriot and the greatest threat to freedom. So there are only two conclusions we can come to about Mr. McCain. Either he doesn’t understand any of this, and is a fool, or he does understand this, and is evil. Neither is worthy of leadership.
Jul 8, 2008 12:48 PM
From the Mr. Fenley:
According to a report on Rasmussen Reports, the percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in Rasmussen Reports tracking history. This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Most voters (52%) say Congress is doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category.SEE ALSO: Say Uncle
Jul 8, 2008 12:29 PM
Michael Cass reports that 52nd District State House candidate Mike Stewart has released the name of one very special donor:
Mayor Karl Dean contributed $1,000 to Mike Stewart's campaign for the state House District 52 seat, Stewart campaign aide Elizabeth M-K Sullivan said today. Stewart was a Dean supporter last summer, so the mayor is returning the favor for the Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis attorney, who is competing for the Democratic nomination to succeed Rep. Rob Briley.SEE ALSO: Stewart outspends Stansell -- by alot.
Jul 8, 2008 12:14 PM
Jeff Woods, in a post exploring the revelation of possible open meetings violations by the school board, calls the school rezoning plan set to be voted on today a "public-policy disaster." Public policy or public relations? Because no one has really been discussing whether the plan is better for Metro Schools in the aggregate or the students who compromise them. Few people are discussing whether the concept of neighborhoods school enriches a community. Few people are discussing whether busing children of color across town as a human sacrifice to the gods of diversity helps any child learn. All that is being discussed here the superficialities. Who said what when? Have there been enough meetings, enough discussion? Were the right players approached and appeased the right way? This has not been a debate about policy. This has been a battle between folks trying to push through a plan before the knee-jerk activists could react and organize and the knee-jerk activists who are talking about how the plan's cosmetic results will look and feel without asking themselves what is better for the students. All the focus is on the politics, the payoffs and the fact that we may be defacto segregating the schools. Forget the politics and the public relations and talk about the policy. Then we can decide whether it is "a disaster." Forget how it looks, is diversity an end in and of itself? Does it help children learn? What is the benefit of reacting hysterically against "resegregation" other than to make us feel enlightened? SEE ALSO: The Pedro Memo
Jul 8, 2008 12:03 PM
Barack Obama's choice of venue for his Democratic nomination acceptance speech gives Bridgett the fear:
Obama’s Bronco stadium acceptance speech both delights and worries me. I can see Howard’s hand all over this (he’s a pragmatic populist). Broaden, broaden, broaden the involvement of grassroots, let the sun shine in and all that — but (and this is always my concern) I worry about the security risk. My mother just despises him (thinks he’ll say anything to anyone to get elected) and offhandedly suggests that maybe if his VP is a good choice, she might vote for him on the off-chance that he’ll be shot. How many people are walking around convinced that he’ll be assassinated or worse, willing to do the deed?SEE ALSO: Terry Heaton
Jul 8, 2008 11:33 AM
The Germans are being uncharacteristically indecisive:
A meeting Tuesday of Volkswagen AG's management board yielded no decision on where to build a possible U.S. plant, a facility for which three states are in contention. The company said its management board met for a few hours but did not choose between Alabama, Tennessee or Michigan.
Jul 8, 2008 11:15 AM