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3/1/2009
IT’S BECAUSE I LOVE YOU
CATEGORY: Blogging, Politics

Not getting much love in the comments these days so I thought I’d remind all of you how much I truly love you, respect you, and care for all of you.

Well…with one or two exceptions. And to you guys reading this, I hope you know that I’m not talking about that squishy kind of man-love where we like, connect with our inner feelings and then “have the courage” to jump through fire or walk on coals and then give a full hug of fake understanding.

I am talking about a manly-man love - a chest bumping, fist pumping, double-high-fivin’-head-banging full metal jacket kind of love you might get for your friends while hunting deer in Michigan or fishing in Alaska.

That’s what I’m talking about.

I forgive all of you. I forgive you for supporting a venture - the tea parties - that gave aid and comfort to the opposition. I forgive you all for calling me an idiot for pointing out that talking big and delivering little is stupid and self defeating. And I most especially forgive everyone for not only emboldening the opposition by showing how weak and ineffective we are but also discouraging some our own side from, in the future, perhaps taking part in protests that might mean something.

I know you don’t see it my way (not unusual these days about anything). Remain courageous, and things will be set right. Who knows? Maybe Glenn Reynolds is wrong. Maybe if the tea parties become a success I won’t complain about their inauthenticity(?) but rather their lack of originality or something similiarly goofy. If you haven’t figured out by now that I am not a cheerleader or a shill, or a party hack, I pity you.

Yes..but I still love you

By: Rick Moran at 6:36 am
47 Responses to “IT’S BECAUSE I LOVE YOU”
  1. 1
    jambrowski Said:
    7:09 am 

    right back at you… can’t always agree, but we can get past it (notice i didn’t say move on, yucccckk)

  2. 2
    the Fly-Man Said:
    7:19 am 

    “If you haven’t figured out by now that I am not a cheerleader or a shill, or a party hack, I pity you.”
    You are certainly more than what you are not, so just what exactly are you?
    Do you want us to analyze your delivery or decipher your content?
    Do you expect us to smell Right Guard in the locker room or Borkum Riff when we read your posts?

  3. 3
    sara in va Said:
    8:42 am 

    Ok, apology accepted, but I have a sneaking suspicion I’m one of the exceptions.

    Anyhow, your post may really depress your favorite liberal, Michael Reynolds. And for that, I’m glad.

    PS Maybe you really are shy?

  4. 4
    sara in va Said:
    8:50 am 

    PS Let’s see how bsjones can turn his response into at least 500 words.

    Go jones

  5. 5
    busboy33 Said:
    8:58 am 

    Mr. M, what are you doing!?!

    Watching the nutjobbers froth at the mouth when you don’t say “what Rush said!!” is more than half the fun of coming here.
    I hate it when you calm them down. I even brought popcorn for the next episode of the Great TeaBagging Scadal . . . and now this. What am I supposed to do with this popcorn now?

    *sigh*

  6. 6
    aoibhneas Said:
    9:33 am 

    Some of us don’t give a rat’s asp what the duplicitous libtards think. The hypocrisy and euroweenie love on the left is appalling. It would be something else if they could ever admit their own moral failings. I’ll take Rush and Coulter every day for the truths they espouse over the moronic rants of assclowns such as Olberdouche, Mikey Moore-Goebbels or Chrissie ‘I squat-to-pee/wanna fellate Obama’ Matthews.

    As an aside I read that Jack and Renee will have some sort of romance NEXT season.

    Conservatives will also vote with their pocketbooks when they can’t afford to invest, hire people, spend so much or even donate generously to churches. Yeah, I know the host is atheist, but some churches do good social works. SOME- my experience is the Catholic church feathers its own nest and fundamentalist Christians are holier-than-thou phonies.

    The host is ok since he loves cats and has his Zasu.

  7. 7
    michael reynolds Said:
    9:35 am 

    Sara:

    We’ll get him. And his little dog, too.

  8. 8
    Frivolous Said:
    9:38 am 

    I would not be so concerned about the negative responses to your ideas, Mr Moran. Your work is not bad.

    By the way, if you are not too busy, may I respectfully ask for some technical help with your site? I can’t seem to find the form for contacting you personally. Others seem able to see it, but it is not visible to me.

  9. 9
    Buffoon Said:
    9:49 am 

    I agreed with, and quoted you regarding the Tea Party fad and I think it soiled a few diapers as well. More power to them, just, well, I hate giving the Kos crowd ammo…..

  10. 10
    Buffoon Said:
    9:50 am 

    Contact page
    I looked real quick and yes, it seems your plugin is inop

  11. 11
    Person of Choler Said:
    10:53 am 

    Let’s garner votes by adopting the maverick philosophy of John McCain and raise our middle fingers to religious folks and the rest of the tackier supporters of conservatism. Tell Limbaugh and his 20+ million weekly listeners that we are happy to swap their votes for those of 500,000 latte sippers.

    It sounds crazy, but it just might work.

    Oh, wait, it did work. For the Democrats.

  12. 12
    cdor Said:
    11:06 am 

    After having just gotten out of the hospital, I bopped in over here to see what you and your gang were up to, Mr Rick. I am sure glad I did, as your negativity was thoroughly uplifting.

    Let’s see, I’m trying to remember the last time I went to a protest. Being as it was directly on my way home from work on a sunny spring afternnon, I pulled over and checked out an anti illegal immigration protest. It was pretty goofy. Before that, I believe it was 1967 and I was chasing some cute girl in a short skirt with a reefer.

    My conclusion differs somewhat from what seems to be yours. I would say that public demonstrations aren’t generally the meandering behavior of adults, especially moderate to conservative ones…the type who are actually busy earning a living (maybe I’m being too harsh).

    I just mentioned that anti “comprehensive” immigration bill demonstration. It was very small with quite a few nut jobs in attendance. Yet wasn’t something like 75% of the country against that bill?

    Hooray for those that made the effort to show up at these demonstrations. The fact that they aren’t well attended yet doesn’t bother me because I still believe the sentiment runs deep in this country against these Obama Spendaramas.

    But keep up the good work tough guy.

  13. 13
    cdor Said:
    11:09 am 

    p.s.

    sara in va,

    I like your posts.

  14. 14
    Kalifornia Kafir Said:
    12:06 pm 

    “I still believe the sentiment runs deep in this country against these Obama Spendaramas.”

    No, the country isn’t there yet. The glow has not worn off. One of my Dem colleagues went on a red-faced, vein-popping rant against having to pay other people’s mortgages. He ended his spiel with “and Bush started all of this.” I had to point out to him that Bush is gone and it’s the Obama Administration that’s proposed bailing out bad mortgages. The man just looked at me blankly and moved on to the next topic.

    I also overheard a conversation between two students at my University. One was complaining that his parents told him that he’d have to find some new ways to pay for his tuition next semester: find some grants, get a job, etc. Both parents are managers making six-figures and have begun to ponder the financial impacts of the Obama tax plan on their family (including giving up the lease on the Lexus in order to continue paying the mortgage). The kid was frantic. He knew that his family was too well-off for him to qualify for most aid. This means he is going to have to work hard, graduate later, and take on debt (Stafford loans) to pay for his education. Eventually, his generation will see that social justice sounds good in theory, but they’re paying the price.

    What happens when reality hits home (be it more Tea Parties or some other backlash) remains to be seen.

  15. 15
    John Galt Said:
    12:26 pm 

    I tend to agree that the Tea Parties will basically be totally ineffective. After all,there is no risk to anyone involved. Without risk, no reward should be expected. The original Tea Party members snuck aboard ships and took other people’s property and dumped them overboard, at great risk to themselves. That is the type of endeavor that causes others to take notice and possibly examine the reasons for the protest.

    Personally, I’d prefer a different type of protest. One that starts off quite silently but its effects could be profound. Protesters should alter their W-4s to show several more dependents than are currently listed (this is quite legal). The gov’t would end up taking less tax money each week and would probably get quite flustered in not receiving as much cash on a regular basis. Folks would have to make sure that they keep that money put away to pay it on April 15th (just to keep things legal). However, if there was to be a true tax revolt in the nation, those that kept more of their money each week would be in an excellent position to truly contribute to the endeavor. Personally, I’d love to see the IRS attempt to go after 20-30 million people for taxes owed on April 15th because of declaring extra dependents on a W4.

  16. 16
    michael reynolds Said:
    12:34 pm 

    John Galt:

    I love this idea.

    So, let me make sure I have the details down:

    1) 8 years of Republicanism leaves the country bankrupt and the whole world on the edge of a depression.

    2) Republicans become tax cheats in order to avoid paying for the clean-up.

    Honestly, I don’t understand why GOP membership and poll numbers are in the toilet. You guys are geniuses!

  17. 17
    lionheart Said:
    12:42 pm 

    John Galt,
    Obama would use that as an excuse to quadruple the size of the (already) bloated IRS. They would get “their” money.

    Better idea- let each of us do more to get out the vote on election day. Bush screwed conservatives, McCain is barely a conservative, Obama put on a great dog and pony show during the campaign… its a wonder we didn’t lose by a larger margin. Two and four years from now, we’ll have another chance, and we had better make the most of it, or Taggart Transcontinental (and the rest of the country) is fucked.

  18. 18
    aoibhneas Said:
    12:47 pm 

    I am glad that revisionist history regarding the constitutional roles of the Executive branch and Legislative branch has been turned on its head by the dissembling libtards. Now I realize that Clinton and GW Bush were responsible for the fiscal responsibility of gummint budgets during their reigns. Gingrich’s GOP majority did not subdue lib spending plans by Bubba and the lib Congress fought W tooth and nail to hold down federal spending, albeit in vain.
    Congress isn’t in charge of spending now??? Now, if GOP doesn’t kiss O’s/Nancy’s and Harry’s dupas it means they are obstructionist? Only Spector and the two rino bimbos from Maine are patriots and doing what America needs to survive and Obama is not trying to get the govt. to institute sweeping changes to our way of life? What a man, truly a Linclonesque magic negro. As if socialism works so well throughout history? Noam Chomsky for Potus.

  19. 19
    John Galt Said:
    12:48 pm 

    Michael Reynolds:

    Hmm, where to begin. I believe i will respond to each point…
    1) First, who cares about “Republicanism”? I have no idea what that is. Conservatism is what matters. Conservatism hasn’t been around for ages. The first 2 years of Bush administration had a 50/50 Congress. The Republicans (with Cheney tiebreaker) were extremely nice to the Socialists and gave them equal power in committees. There were only 4 years of a truly Republican gov’t in which the economy flourished. The final 2 years of “Republicanism” were with a Socialist controlled Congress, hence the dramatic downfall we see today. Now, I know that the Socialists prefer a king to rule, but in our gov’t, its really Congress that has the power.

    2) Nothing in my “revolt” constitutes being a tax cheat. Perfectly legal to declare more dependents on a W4, just have to keep that money available for April 15th. Actually, I’d go ahead and file extensions and wait to pay it in September.

    Now, who is the genius?

  20. 20
    Surabaya Stew Said:
    12:54 pm 

    No need for an apology Rick; I come by here often because of who you are, which is quite different than 90% of Conservatives. Heathy debate is essential for the well-being of our political system; something that is lacking on the vast majority of Liberal and Conservative blogs. Just keep on being you and not a Conservative clone, promise?

  21. 21
    sara in va Said:
    1:13 pm 

    Surabaya

    Cross his heart and hope to die, promise.

  22. 22
    JWS Said:
    2:41 pm 

    Gotta agree, Rick. This tea party crap is pointless. What the Repuke party needs is people who are brave enough to start speaking the truth about who and what we are facing. As we stare down the barrel of the Socialism gun being pointed at our hearts, we continue to engage the enemy on their ground, using their rules, and bound hopelessly by their PC speak. We are still so afraid of terms such as “racism”, and “neocon”, etc, that any “criticism” of the idiot now ruining the country is weak as, well, tea…

  23. 23
    Neo Said:
    3:40 pm 

    A special congratulations for declaring yourself part of the vocal “Silent Majority” .. and yes that is an oxymoron.

    Once you get over your self pity .. a self pity that any liberal “victim” would be proud of .. you can get off your high horse of righteous indignation.

  24. 24
    Mark30339 Said:
    4:44 pm 

    Bravo Rick, ditto back at you.

    For Frivolous and Buffoon: the button to show some love (and get Rick’s contact info) is the PayPal Donate button. Paypal’s receipt will provide an email address.

  25. 25
    Mark J. Goluskin Said:
    4:44 pm 

    I know that you are trying to offer constructive? critizism about the whole Tea Party protest. But I ask again, if we are to try to protest, should we get our advice from ANSWER? Maybe the Communist Party USA? Again, it has to start somewhere. A lot of people on the other side mocked an “out of touch” conservative politician named Ronald Reagan. And yes, he had some defeats before the people of the United States said enough is enough. I would love that more people on our side were as organized as those on the left. But, we are just not the kind of people that protest for a living. I think that the closest we come to that kind of organiztion is the annual March For Life in Washington, D. C.. It is peaceful, hundreds of thousands turn out. Oh, and it gets little if any coverage by the Dinosaur, Drive-by, Mainstream, Obama-Worshiping Media.
    It would be better to offer some assistance to those who are doing the protests. Let’s face it. It was small in most cities. But, imagine with good planning and organization and it being in one hundred cities on a Saturday. See how many people show up. It is the Howard Beale moment and we should not reject it but embrace it.

  26. 26
    Michael S. Said:
    5:43 pm 

    Michael R.

    You know what they say … If you can’t beat them, join them. Guess we’ll have to ask our current crop of Democratic (Cabinet) members what the best tax cheat strategies are … or maybe we shouldn’t as they did finally get caught.

    Sorry, but 8 years of Republicanism didn’t cause this mess alone. It’s been a great many years of complete and total political crapulence from both sides of aisle, hand-in-hand with gross over-consumerism from every level of the population. Yet I only rarely hear anyone who is willing to really get down to the root of this whole disaster.

    How in the world in the space of just one generation did we go from a society where in most cases a family could live comfortably on one income? Yes, prices have gone up, but so have wages so it is much, much more than just that. It’s our relentless pursuit of the latest, latest everything. No longer is anyone content with simply keeping up with the Joneses, now we must one-up them in everything they do.

    I don’t often visit a mall anymore (gotta love online shopping), but did so recently and it was somewhat eye-opening. 100,000+ s.f. of our economy in a microcosm. Store after store selling stuff we really don’t need to buy, mostly produced in some other country, all sucking up ungodly amounts of resources to be put on display.

    A house is no longer a home, it’s an investment. Something to be flipped for a huge profit in just a few years. Wall St. cheats because we want them to cheat. We throw them trillions of dollars looking to live large in an early retirement and look the other way and don’t ask questions. None of it is real money … how else could it simply all disappear overnight?

    And that’s the problem in a nutshell. Years and years of spending money we didn’t have cannot be fixed by simply upping the ante and spending even more.

  27. 27
    funny man Said:
    7:20 pm 

    Surabaya Stew,
    I second you on that. The only problem with the Tea Partyers is this: what are we going to do about the economy? I honestly think that neither conservatives nor liberals know what to do and what the consequences are.

    I also think that followers of Rush, Hannity and the likes are a force to be reckoned with, however, not as much as many of them actually believe they do.

  28. 28
    Andy Said:
    7:46 pm 

    Does this mean we have a bromance?

  29. 29
    Joe Said:
    8:03 pm 

    Reagan was a helluva leader, but he wasn’t mean and nasty like the present leaders of the gop…..Rush,Hanitty, Coulter. They spout conservatism but to me they just incite partisan war. Both political parties and the American people are responsible for the mess were in. Living on credit and needing all the new toys destroyed us. I believe in Keynesian economics, so does Obama, we’ll see how well it works. If it don’t the gop can try in 2012. I also believe most people on Wall Street were crooks and should be in jail. Were in a mess and all the Dems and Republicans do is yell at each other.

  30. 30
    cedarhill Said:
    8:37 pm 

    The real issue is whether you have given up on Jack Bauer and 24?

  31. 31
    Surabaya Stew Said:
    10:04 pm 

    sara in va,

    Certainly Rick won’t let us down; somehow I think he keeps his promises!

    funny man,

    Totally second you on Liberals and Conservatives not knowing what to do about the economy. The difference is that now Liberals are in power, Conservatives are acting all upset at all the money being spent by Obama, not remembering that they just had 8 years of drunken spending and its not their turn in power anymore. (These tea parties should have had been started years ago, not last week!)

    Andy,

    A Bromance? With Rick? Now thats funny!

  32. 32
    mannning Said:
    11:19 pm 

    Not everyone is fully up to speed on the principles of conservatism and how they are applied in a wide range of circumstances. But many are set on what they do know about it, and want more–lots more.

    Not all of these people are introverts, and learn well from online or book sessions. They want to find the personal contacts that they can learn from and exchange ideas with, but without grinding arguments at every turn to take the fun out.

    They also want to feel that they belong to a tangible movement, not a chat room. These nascent conservatives want to be boosted out of the doldrums and away from the shrill, machinegun deliveries of an Allen Colmes liberal type.

    They are looking for hope, too. Hope that there is a way to regain power so as to do something right for the nation, and to stop what they know in their hearts is wrong. Perhaps also they are genetically inclined to conservatism, and see a gathering as a bonding with like souls–it gladdens the heart to find kinships.

    These would-be activists are groping for their collective identity and their causes, and they will be better for it, never mind who else thinks it is foolish and somehow hurts the grand movement. Not if it is done with dignity and integrity and clarity of purpose it won’t.

    What has gone before has indeed hurt the movement, so there must be catharsis for past sins, and answers to questions about what should change. A gathering or so is one way to address these things in a meaningful way.

    Then, the idea of building up to a major event has its attraction too, one step at a time, and growing this movement.

    All the while, absorbing and learning about the political, social, economic, scientific and military situations we are faced with, and what needs doing in each, all of which represent complex challenges.

    So I see the keywords to be: learning, association, principles, problems, answers, building, catharsis, hope, dignity, integrity, clarity of purpose.

    This is not a bad set of guidewords for Tea Party conservatives to follow at this time, especially for the new activists. The greatest need they have is for strong leadership.

  33. 33
    michael reynolds Said:
    12:50 am 

    Michael S:

    I agree with a lot of what you say.

    I’ve owned three homes — 1 in Chicago, 2 in Chapel Hill — managed to lose money on all three. But at this point I have zero debt. The funny thing is I’ve always thought of myself as spending like a drunken sailor. I never realized other people were actually more profligate than I.

    All that being said, just what did the GOP manage to contribute to solving this shitstorm in the last 8 years? The usual conservative mouthpieces were still prattling on about the magic of the marketplace and how everything was government’s fault. Up until about three seconds before it all blew up.

  34. 34
    Robert Ehrenkaufer Said:
    1:14 am 

    Well it’s always a good warm fuzzy feeling, in a manly chest thumping way, to know that your appreciated. With posts like that I believe I will visit more often

  35. 35
    golfer1 Said:
    3:51 am 

    Sounds like the 24 reviews may now be history…With a two-hour version today, we still have a couple weeks of catching up to do…Especially since Anna Rexia was taken out last episode. That “romance” ended painfully…

  36. 36
    sara in va Said:
    8:07 am 

    Manning,

    Nice, well-thought out post, but what is the emphasis on catharsis, and “dealing with past sins?”

    Did Bush spend? Yes. But who crafted the legislation? Franky, the Republicans were trying to be bi-partisan, which I thought was the highest form of man.

    Look, I personally had no part in slavery and neither did my parents or grandparents. There are some who want us to apologize anyway. Do you want new GOP leaders to apologize for things previous leaders did - how much of an apology do you want and do you REALLY, REALLY think it would be enough for those looking for “apologies”?

    I don’t.

    Sometimes people who sit in these “chat rooms” tend to enjoy analyzing things. Much more than the typical American. Especially men who are busy doing jobs, taking care of kids, going to little league practice. They have no interest in witnessing or participating in a catharsis. They will, however, get ticked off if someone comes for their wallet.

  37. 37
    The First Gentleman Said:
    9:45 am 

    I am inclined to agree with you, so far, regarding the weak-tea parties. At least you are never afraid to buck the current trend. However, where the HELL(!!!) are the ‘24′ recaps. The past two episodes were as excellent as ever. Don’t make me call you out live on your next broadcast :)

  38. 38
    mannning Said:
    11:08 am 

    Fellow Virginian Sara:

    My thought on catharsis is for individual conservatives to look into what the party did over the last administration, to identify the sins that were committed, to understand the why of them, and to resolve not to repeat them or not elect representatives that would repeat the sins.

    I did not identify any sins in particular; that is a decision for each of us. I happen to believe that all of the breast-thumping, and pouring of ashes on our collective heads is absolutely useless. Perhaps it is even worse than that, because it hands our very vocal and opportunistic opposition a full and admitted list of the party’s sins.

    Now what do you think the Democrats would do with that list? Use it as a club over our heads at every election for the next 10 years or more. So confessing our sins will get us exactly the reverse of what many here have claimed as necessary for us to regain credibility.

    No, you can only regain credibility by proposing and championing a program of forceful, accurate, and sensible legislation, showing how it does have the right provisions that would correct past flaws(sins), without making a sorry case for how it came about, and then making sure it gets wide exposure, and eventually, signing into law. We must create a groundswell of people that believe only we can fix what is wrong, right the ship, and get ahead on the economy, thus driving more people to vote for our men for Congress. We cetainly do not achieve all of that by re-airing our sins at every opportunity for the Democrats to use against us.

    This amounts, I think, to tacit admission of some “process flaws” that will be forcefully corrected by our programs, but no personal vendettas or witch hunts. We are tired of mea culpas when they are only ammunition for the opposition.

  39. 39
    Shaun Mullen Said:
    11:37 am 

    Hi Rick:

    The contrast between the way that you and Ed Morrissey (my other favorite right-of-center blogger) covered CPAC speaks volumes. More than ever, Ed seems afraid of losing his franchise — or his radio show or something — because he managed to make it all the way through the conference without once writing about or taking issue with Limbaugh, Coulter and Company or calling the phony baloney tea parties for what they were.

    While you did pull some punches, you had no such compunction to play it safe. You can be an important voice in creating the “groundswell” of which Manning speaks in the previous comment.

    Go for it.

  40. 40
    Frivolous Said:
    11:55 am 

    I assess Ed Morrissey to be extremely orthodox when it comes to conservatism and being Republican. I’ve never seen him disagree with anything Rush Limbaugh says. It guarantees him many supporters, but it also makes him a tad boring to read because he is so predictable.

    Rick Moran and Allahpundit are more entertaining and interesting because they don’t adhere so much to the party line.

  41. 41
    Michael S. Said:
    12:08 pm 

    Michael R. -

    Would you please leave us poor drunken sailors out of the equation? That metaphor so poorly describes our current economic situation and it is being completely overused by all the talking heads, both left and right. Having been one for over 10 years, I know what of I speak. The drunken sailor has been and always will be limited by the cash he or she has in their pocket. Once spent, it’s back to the ship to eagerly await the next payday to repeat the cycle yet again. The drunken sailor is about foolish spending choices (which does to apply to our current situation), but has never been about insane indebtedness and mortgaging our economic future and phantom fortunes. Although the drunken sailor may turn to their shipmates with the ever-classic request of “If you loan me $20 today, I’ll pay you back $40 on payday”, but they always make good on their debts or are held supremely accountable by their peers. And there’s the real kicker … accountability. Something so completely lacking in such a large part of our society today.

  42. 42
    Jim Digriz Said:
    12:27 pm 

    Rick sits around attacking conservatives and Republicans, yet never offers any solutions. He’s also an asshole. Because of that, and, more importantly, because he let us down in his first duty of writing about 24, I’m outta here.

  43. 43
    Gus Said:
    12:30 pm 

    There will be a withering populist backlash against conservatives, capitalism and the conservatives’ church, Wall Street. Many are beginning to see the drop in Wall Street indexes and averages as a plan by the money handlers to destroy our country and grab what they can before it collapses completely.

    It’s time republicans admitted that they were in the driver’s seat for the past eight years, not the democrats.

    Finally, about Rush Limbaugh: Aside from Rush Limbaugh, when was the last time you let a narcotics addict speak for you?

  44. 44
    michael reynolds Said:
    1:39 pm 

    Michael S:

    I regret any aspersion I may have cast upon drunken sailors.

    It may interest you to know that my father, a career Army man, was a sailor — LCM, LCU, the army yacht, an ocean-going tug. Although he was a relatively sober sailor.

  45. 45
    Michael S. Said:
    2:49 pm 

    Michael R. -

    No problems mate. My biggest point is that I don’t have a problem with ’spending’ per se as long as it is done is a somewhat reasonable and responsible manner. What constitutes reasonable and responsible? We will all forever debate, discuss and argue for what we personally favor and believe and that again is a good thing. The spending currently in favor amongst the political and consumer classes goes so beyond what could be considered reasonable and responsible that I find it truly frightful. I hope this house of cards we’ve created doesn’t come tumbling down, but it’s going to take a very steady hand to deconstruct it back to the point of manageability and sustainability. Yes the past eight years have been terrible in many ways, but so far all I see from the current administration is a blind, mad dash to break every spending record possible in the shortest time possible.

  46. 46
    Rick Moran Said:
    4:23 pm 

    Your comment was deleted for being non-germane to the post. I know on the kind of sites you visit you can say any old thing - even short stroke your way to ecstasy for all to see - but not here. On this site, your comment must have a slight relationship to the post or its gone.

    Try again.

    ed.

  47. 47
    mannning Said:
    9:47 pm 

    Such love!

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