Yesterday I saw the following quote attributed to someone called Greg Eliot:"We live in awkward times...too late to vote and too early to start shooting."
Not to pick nits, but there is a Christian in the picture. Raphael painted himself at the far right, looking out to the viewer.
"Pacific" for "specific" and "supposably" for "supposedly."
I've never started a thread and I don't often comment. I am not "intimidated" (I would be surprised if this was a common reason for lurking in others like me). For the most part I don't "speak up" because I want neither validation nor argument. I am content to use the site to satisfy my curiosity about the state of opinion on the right.
It's not about the nail.
Here in NYC, the sidewalks around police precinct houses are impassable because the police park their personal vehicles on them. Who's going to ticket them?
Actually, I am a furriner. My motivation for opposing this bill isn't because I don't like other furriners it's because I see it solving no problems and creating many others.
Bluntly, it does nothing to secure the US border. Absolutely nothing.
Long experience should have taught the GOP that amnesty now, border security later means amnesty now, and another amnesty later. And the country cannot afford tens of millions of people who are poor enough to immediately upon arrival climb aboard the welfare state gravy train.
This is so blindingly obvious that I can only conclude that the party establishment in actual fact simply does not want a secure US border.
And when people like Marco Rubio campaign against amnesty they are simply lying.
So no, I'm not giving him credit for attempting to solve the problem.
I will however consider him a shameless liar. I'm done with him. · 0 minutes ago
If I could "like" this more than once I would.
I don't think that Hispanics as a group are a natural Republican constituency. But that's really beside the point. All this talk about family and traditional values is smoke. What people besides the Western underclasses doesn't value these things? The problem is that we have millions of people from a foreign culture (it may not be monolithic, but that doesn't matter in the decisive respect) who are either unwilling or unable to assimilate to the broader culture.
We on the center-right are very good at policing the boundary with the fever swamps to our right and that is a very good thing. Sometimes--like in the immigration debates--we are so desirous of maintaining respectability that we disarm ourselves because we fear being too close to the nativists and racists. Few of us are prepared to say (how many believe it I don't know) that we already have far too many people from an alien culture and we don't need more unless and until we can assimilate the ones we have.
Not me. We're past remediation. If things are going to get better, they're going to get worse first. If this guy's the nominee, I'm voting Democrat. Let's hasten the end.
Irritating conservatives makes him appear independent minded.
He won't do a darn thing the rest of the way... except campaign. · June 17, 2013 at 11:07pm
And that worked out well for "maverick" John McCain.
What did the mulatto say as he left the room?
I'll be white black.
The picture is of my 150-pound Kangal/Anatolian Shepherd. The background is terrible but I like the picture and I haven't gotten around to taking another one. His name is Titus.
Owl of Minerva
When Aristotle wrote his Categories and De Interpretatione the coat went by the Latin nameMediolanum Tunica Stricta Lana Fun Ludo, of which the English given above is a more or less precise translation.
I understand a joke is being made, but I thought I would point out that Aristotle didn't write in Latin or title his workDe Interpretatione.
· 44 minutes ago
Edited 44 minutes ago
9 hours ago
I resemble that remark (but not Donald Gibb).
I understand a joke is being made, but I thought I would point out that Aristotle didn't write in Latin or title his work De Interpretatione.
Robert Lux: One has to understand liberals in three ways:
--how they understand the state.
--how they try to think about morality.
--what is driving them temperamentally.
Edited 5 hours ago
This list (I deleted for word limit) is fine as long as we're talking about intellectuals but I don't think it's that complicated when it comes to your garden-variety liberal. I think in the latter case it's simply a matter of self-image. Smart, compassionate and fashionable people are liberals. Mean people and squares are conservatives. The "thinking" really is this simple.
Achieving Our Country by Richard Rorty.
Become a Member to enjoy the full benefits of Ricochet:
Ricochet: The Right People, The Right Tone, The Right Place. Join today!
Already a Member? Sign In