I may think you are all illogical and worse, but I do realize that at least MOST of you (all but the Koch Brothers, Murdoch and the like) actually want the same thing all we fuzzy thinking Liberals want - a better world.
I am a bit cynical about party politics really. I don't think that these days, there is anything to choose between the mainstream political parties/politicians in Britain - they all hover in the same quadrant of the political compass.
Another thing that is never acknowledged by the media (or by voters themselves) is that a lot of the "stuff" that goes on with the economy and so forth is beyond the control of politicians. As Alessio Rastani* said, "Governments don't rule the world. Goldman Sachs rules the world."
Your absolutely right, Goldman Sachs does rule the world. For the time being that is. Strangely, although a left winger, I believe that John Major was twice the man that TBlair was. I wish I had had that insight at the time and not been so caught up in the left and right mentality. JM never allowed the likes of Murdoch and GS, JP Morgan etc. to have unbridled control the way they've had over the last couple of decades.
If I had to pick a right winger, it would be good old Ken, don't laugh!
OK, hold the rotten tomatoes for my big (and brave) confession:
Registered, just-over-the-line, Republican (but with several toes on the other side of that line - if that helps). Classic "right-winger"? No, but left-winger? Really no. (I always like to point all that out because I don't like getting lumped in with "right wing nuts" when there's so much about what some "real" right-wingers believe that I don't (but nobody ever seems to realize that no all right-leaners are at the same point on the "how-far-right" scale.
I never said anything about what was expected of you, as I just think the generalization is naive. That's all. However, good luck with your thread. By the way, I don't think liberals are lunatics anymore than I do about conservatives, as I think both parties have their good points and bad. Besides, I have followers myself that are on both sides of the fence, so it would be foolish of me have any preconceived notions about a person's choice of political party. In my mind all political parties lie to people. Some politicians just lie more than others. However, that's another topic to discuss at another time.
Knowing you don't like people saying anything religious towards you, I'll just say Happy New Year to you. Yes, I know new year hasn't happened yet, but it's close though. Plus, I don't know when I'll see you again, as I don't visit forums as often as I used to, so I hope you have a happy new year.
Oh hell. Waaayyyy worse than naive. Deliberately slow on the uptake. Unwilling to listen to reason or see the truth. Frustratingly and fatally obtuse! They don't call us LibTARDS for nothing, now do they?
Oops. Sorry. I momentarily lapsed out of the seasonal politically correct mood.
Merry Christmas, pcunix? And not Happy Holidays? You've got yourself some right leaning manners tonight! I expected a nice lib Happy Insert_Your_Holiday_or_non-holiday_Here. After all, I was raised Baptist/Catholic/Methodist/Jewish (for real!) Where's my Happy Hanukkah? I'm feeling left out in this thread. :'(
Joking aside, it's the first night of Hanukkah. Time to get blasted on manischewitz wine and eat some latkes. I'd get snazzy with some jordan almonds, but I'm allergic. Found that out on T-giving.
I was going to write a hub on getting menorah candles to fit, but bloody hell, I couldn't get them to fit for my demo. I guess I didn't perfect it as I'd originally thought. Next year, I'm heading to the hardware store for a soldering iron. Hopefully I won't be joyous on manischewitz, that would be scary.
I am sick to death of so called Christians whining about Happy Holidays.
Even on Facebook where a game I play posted Happy Hanukkah wishes all these Christians came in yelling that it should be Merry Christmas. One even went as far as to posts "I thought this was America, we celebrate Christmas." These people are out of control I tell you.
Let me finish by saying that I know this is not the majority of Christians who act like total jackasses.
It is not hypocritical for non-Christians to celebrate Christmas, the holiday has become so much more than just a religious holiday. It has been since I was a kid and it always will be. Just try and ignore Christmas.
Sorry, don't want to turn this into a religious argument
HAPPY HOLIDAYS PQ, from a fellow liberal! A reminder folks, it is the holiday season and not just CHRISTMAS is going on right now! It is ignorant of those who claim only "Merry Christmas" is appropriate during this season! So I say to all my hubber friends: Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Blessed Yule, A Peaceful Bodhi Day, and an enlightening Day of Ashura!
As much as we'd all like to, you can't make people see through your eyes. We have to accept each other, however hard, for our own sanity. I'm saying this as what you Americans would define as a liberal. Keep talking, keep reasoning and don't give up. A little understanding?
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. May everyone be safe and with their loved ones. Please remember those who cannot be with their loved ones like those brave men and women in the armed forces, all the first responders who will also be out protecting us all. I worked many holidays while I was with the FDNY. I know what it is like to miss time with the family. And to not forget the politics here, I am an independent.
By the way, sure lot of people who are not on the right that answered a post titled for the right LOL
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