There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
You're right. It was pretty impressive the way the Conservs forced Larry Craig out of the senate after his "wide stance" non-sense; then insisted on the immediate resignation of values guy Mark Stanford once he returned from his nudist walk along the Appalachian trail; how they blocked Vetters from running again after Mr. family man had his daliance with the hooker; and of course, it was incredible how they championed the resignation and full prosecution of John Ensign after the revelations that he may have paid off a staffer in the cover-up of his sexual romp with that staffer's wife. Yes, all these impressive things happened in the alternative universe you live in. In this universe quite the opposite is true.
Conservs may not "embrace their bad apples', but they sure look the other way. I would love to have an example where they "threw one out with the trash" (in this century please)
Last edited by upsideguy; 02-06-11 at 09:36 PM.
I have yet to meet either a defense attorney or a criminal prosecutor who believes the state could have convicted Craig of anything if he had gone to trial. the cop jumped way too soon and in the absence of physical contact or spoken words, the state didn't have sufficient evidence of any crime
some republicans are deserving of the hypocrisy charge when they spew their family values crap and then bag some extra familial beaver
however, that is nothing compared to those rich fat cats like John Kerry whining about the rich when he married two rich heiresses and registered his yacht in a different state to avoid punitive property taxes or the Kennedys [who engaged in all sorts of tax scams (like putting assets in a trust in Fiji)] to avoid taxes they want to impose on other often much less wealthy citizens.