Since Sep 25, 1998

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Random thoughts

I don’t practice political idolatry. That includes Donald Trump. I am not loyal to any one person and quite frankly I don't care if ever runs again. I vote on the basis of ideas and policies, not out of loyalty to any particular person. The only reason I voted for him twice is because I agree with most (not all) of the positions he supports. While I don’t care for his style, he accomplished a lot of good things in his 4 years hence he got my support in 2020. That said, he was his own worst enemy. Had he stayed off of Twitter, he well may have been re-elected and we would not be saddled with the senile President we now have.

I am a proud RINO. BUT my definition of a RINO is most likely 180 degrees different than yours.

The Bill of Rights is the most important part of our constitution and I fervently support and believe in all of them (especially the first 2).

There is a difference between liberals and the the left (Thank you Dennis Prager for your writings on this) The left can never succeed within the constraints of our constitution. That’s why they must do everything to to overturn it. You can’t negotiate or reason with people like this.

Looking back at things, I think the biggest mistake conservatives such as myself ever made was putting too much trust in Corporate America.

I am not doctrinaire. There are plenty of positions I have that most on this board will disagree with. I have been called a troll, a heathen (no, I am not overly religious) as well a fa***t lover because I refuse to condemn gays. I was called an appeaser during Bush’s folly into the Middle East. That war was a mistake and I just thank God my son (who served in Iraq) came back physically and mentally unscarred. Quite frankly, I could not care less that having these beliefs pisses off some people on this board.

I favor the legalization of marijuana. And yes, I occasionally partake. I also enjoy my wine and occasional martini. I enjoy them wile listening to Jazz, Blues, the Beatles, Dylan and the good ol Grateful Dead. If you find that offensive, then don’t hang out with me

Pet Peeves:

Biggest Pet Peeve- people who comment on articles they don't read. Years ago the WaPo did a study that said over 75% of the people who comment on articles have never actually read said articles. It's no different here than it is elsewhere on the interwebs.

While I may not be the most religious guy on this site, I thank God for Christians and our Judeo-Christian traditions. At the same time, the (few) in your face Bible Thumpers around here bug the $hit out of me

Every time I hear some conservative quote the Martin Luther King bit about the "content of the character, not the color of the skin" bit I want to throw something at the TV or my computer. Talk about pandering to minorities.

My eyes just roll every time I hear the “We’re not a democracy, we are a Republic” schtick that someone most likely heard on talk radio. (Gee you sound so smart when you bark this out- I am sooo impressed) To set the record straight, democracy comes in many flavors. Our form of democracy is a Democratic Republic. We are not a direct democracy and thank God for that. The bigger point is yes, we are a democracy and our type of democracy is a republic.

Who says conservatives can’t virtue signal like liberals do? Every time there is an NFL thread some virtue signaling fool will comment “What’s an NFL?” Same thing for every left wing personality that is the subject of an article. Invariably some virtue signaling fool will say “Who is _______”(fill in the blank)

Why are we obsessed with physical characteristics? As an example, Michael Moore can say stupid, vile and out and out lies yet 2/3 of the comments will be about how fat he is. Same with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton’s looks. While this doesn’t really grate at me, I just shake my head at the shallowness of the people who engange in this type of thing.