I have long been aware of the rather unpleasant attitude toward Christians and Jews - as a Catholic I have observed it for nearly my entire 65 years. People feel perfectly free to say and suggest and impugn the most astounding attitudes and actions to us and feel no shame or embarrassment while doing so. Heaven forfend that anyone express even remotely similar sentiments about Muslims!
On a daily basis I see more and more people who have aligned themselves with an increasingly secular point of view, eschewing religious belief and placing THEMSELVES in the position of some sort of tinpot diety. The more we remove God from our schools, and our public dialogue, and our lives, the less our lives have any kind of meaning.
I don't blame the guns for the violence, I blame the secular atmosphere and the people who buy into it so fully.
Never forget that it was a woman with a gun and the ability and will to use it that prevented greater bloodshed.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 12.12.2007 @ 14:15
We're getting it this weekend. I have several good books waiting patiently and will stock up on necessities (cat food) tonight. I don't mind a bit holing up for a couple of days!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 12.12.2007 @ 14:18
Clearly Buchanan has been wearing his Dennis Kucinich underpants again!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 28.11.2007 @ 15:55
Testify brother! I have been smoking since the age of 14 (and was a competitive athlete when I took up the habit - how's that for intelligence) and I damned well enjoy it. I have cut my consumption back to about 3-4 packs maximum per week and as far as I'm concerned, as long as I don't force my secondhand smoke on anyone - it's my damned choice! Taxing me into the ground isn't going to change my mind or my consumption. In fact, right around the time the cost of a pack of cigarettes passed $5 in Ohio, I moved to Virginia where I pay $3.82 per the same pack!
What excessive and discriminatory taxation WILL do is endanger your re-election! The government is sticking its nose into our lives far too often and too deeply. I believe that less government is required, not more! I don't need a nanny. I'm 65 years old and will actively campaign for the removal of office of all you nosey parkers!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 24.08.2007 @ 10:28
Newt should NOT run. He would contribute nothing but defeat to the Republican Party - and solely in the service of his own ambition. I do not believe that this brilliant but ethically challenged man is qualified for the job.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 15.05.2007 @ 08:56
I care who Robert Taft, Sr. was - he was my grandfather's best friend and the last one worth a spit in that family! Me I'm inclining toward Fred Thompson. It would at least be an interesting contest with him eviscerating HRC at every turn in THAT VOICE!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 4.05.2007 @ 14:23
Of course, never mind that EVEN the MSM is admitting that the surge is working! Never mind that Senator Reid is speaking from his vast store of ignorance about things military, never having served. Never mind that Senator Reid is a coward, anti-American and a stone liar, as well as ethically challenged beyond belief. Of course we're supposed to listen to this lying p.o.s. while he sells our nation and the Iraquis down the proverbial river.
I predict that this will be coming back to bite the Dems on the butt big time - and sooner rather than later.
Dear merciful heavens, the politics in this country is horribly skewed.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 20.04.2007 @ 09:35
My baby Tim says that Snowball should take an immediate stand against the child abuse being visited upon her by Ebony and Aramas. If necessary she should call Cat Protective Services. Tim is a liberal, obviously.
On the other hand, big brother Sam (who knows a thing or six about being mercilessly annoyed by a younger sibling - and a Siamese at that) says that his breed (Maine Coon) rarely needs to engage in violence due to their superior size. When discipline is required, one only needs to plant ones substantial fundament on the offending party to ensure proper behavior. I suspect Sam of being a conservative, although he remains evasive on the subject. When you weigh 25 pounds, you can pretty much do what you want! And he does.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 18.04.2007 @ 09:57
I don't know who made you feel unwelcome in the Republican Party - but you are not. And I'm speaking as someone who is a GENETIC Republican who then chose to be a CONSERVATIVE Republican. Both my parents were Republicans; my father's entire family are Republicans. My great uncle was a Republican Senator from Ohio, my grandfather was very integral to Ohio Republican politics and as a young woman, I helped build the largest young Republican Party in the state of Ohio. So I choose to call myself a genetic Republican for a reason.
There may be points of disagreement between the various philosophies within the Republican Party - that is to be expected. However, I do not think (at least I hope I'm right about this) that Republicans are not as prone to shouting down opinions with which they disagree as are Democrats. I could be wrong; I hope I'm not.
I think what you and a lot of other people are experiencing is the increasing lack of civility within the political landscape and, even more troubling, the inability to LISTEN being seen on all sides of the political spectrum.
Perhaps all we can do is resolve to start LISTENING to each other and attempting to really HEAR what the other is saying. And you're right - another political party is not the answer.
(My mischievous side really does hope that Ralph Nader runs though!)Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 2.03.2007 @ 12:39
So what you're saying is that they still want to "cut and run" but they don't anyone to SEE them doing it?
Sounds like Dems to me!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 23.02.2007 @ 11:10