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A question about your definitions of what it means to be a conservative: what does "a robust, forward thinking, “America first” foreign policy" really mean? That sounds rather open ended to me! Otherwise, on a personal level I broadly agree with your beliefs, with the exception of the "Constitutional Judges".

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 28.10.2008 @ 17:37


Hey Rick, you may be interested to know that I really didn't miss the comments. Much to my surprise, I kept on coming back to your blog at the same consistency as before comments were temporarily suspended. (Trust me, it's not because I started to agree with you any more than 10-15% of the time!) Rather, it appears that you have a good thing worth coming back to that doesn't require reader feedback to prosper. Of course I still enjoy leaving comments, but you should know that I won't stop reading your blog if you suspend commentary from us in the peanut gallery again.

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 25.10.2008 @ 19:53



I'm not smearing Joe the Plumber. Wasn't that obvious? If the base wants to play the victim card in order to be "solidified", then so be it. Just don't expect any sympathy for the other side of the aisle or from the political moderates. (I recall when the "other base" used to play the victim card every week, and it sickened me.) Like I said before, this is simply not a big deal in my opinion. If that is all the base has to keep its hopes up, then I really don't know what to say.

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 17.10.2008 @ 11:58

My 2 cents on this issue:

Are the attacks on Joe the Plumber unfair? Yes.

Is this anything different than what the media would do if the situation were reversed? No.

So why is this a big deal?

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 17.10.2008 @ 11:18


Hey Rick, your 2/3 - 1/3 analogy struck a chord with me. Thats about the proportion of building managers and tenant representatives who never read the reports and minutes that my Architectural firm supplies them with. Just like the commentators on yesterdays much-maligned post, %67 of these guys that we deal with every day simply fight us with what they want to be in the reports/minutes, not the content in front of their eyes! My co-workers that I shared this with, all agreed with the 1/3 read vs 2/3 never read proportion. An astute observation you made...

PS - I'm needle-phobic, so I can't give blood without fainting. My father does give monthly, however, and I am always thankful for those citizens who do.

PPS - I also got a kick out of that Ben Smith post!

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 15.10.2008 @ 21:22


I have to agree with several of the posters here; it's not Obama's race thats being tossed around by rapid McCain/Palin supporters, it's his "different-ism". (Thank you Jennifer for that new word!) In fact, "Hussein" is THE key epithet that we all see and hear being used every day now by many unhinged right-wingers to refer to Obama. For all the left-wing shills out there, I don't hear them use "McSame" with quite the same level of HATE that "Hussein" receives. There is real anger out on right-leaning blogs that unhinged and fed-up people are expressing, and it isn't pretty. While we all appreciate Rick not using that name to refer to Obama (just as we all refrain from calling McCain, "Sidney"), the fact that he even has to belabor the point is sad.

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 14.10.2008 @ 18:12


Hey Chuck Pelto @229, three observations:

1. Alec Baldwin is a threat to America that needs to be rebuked? Really?

2. If I didn't move when Bush was elected and re-elected, why would I move now and miss all the action?

3. What oath of office did you take in 1975?

As for Mwalimu Daudi @231, why did you have to prove Goodwin's Law again? Hitler analogies as so damn lame!

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 14.10.2008 @ 18:24

For the first time in my memory, "Right Wing Nut House" has actually fulfilled its title. What a bunch of disillusioned and angry lunatics have come out of the woodwork! I feel bad for you, Mr. Moran; nobody deserves the scraps of humanity that fill this post. I find it fascinating that with the exception of Horatio at post #133, nobody has stated where they would move to if Obama wins. They can speak ill of the Democrats, Liberals and Obama until their faces turn blue, but they don't have a place to escape to if they actually come to power? "Grin and bear it" seems to be the only place that will accept these folks.

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 14.10.2008 @ 16:54

A number of posters here have stated that if Obama is elected, that he will not be their President. Right Man at #58 has even that he will disown the USA. My question is, where will you go to if McCain looses? What country would suit your needs better than this one? At least leftists in 2004 had the plausible option of running away to Canada! I'm dying to know where disillusioned rightists will emigrate.

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 14.10.2008 @ 09:07

Nice post Mr. Moran. Spoken like a true American. There's not much I agree with you on, but certainly this qualifies. I will only say that I defended Bush to my (nearly universally) liberal friends a number of times, only to get burned a number of times when our president's actions ended up being indefensible. So while I support Obama in this election, I don't intend on giving him a bit of slack if I think he messes up. Our last 2 presidents have pissed us off more often then they have impressed us; I am not that hopeful that anything will be different these next 4-8 years.

Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 13.10.2008 @ 15:30

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