good rain, eh?
IMer YEs, and cooler! Hooray!
Rain is good
Stevescarb: do anything fun this weekend
IMer I couldn't believe how dry it was when I planted the rain lilies
Went hiking in N.C.
Up near Hot Springs
Stevescarb: I ate Thai food twice
must run today
: pants too tight
IMer At least it has veggies
Where the Thai?
Stevescarb: Creenville Sc
IMer got it
That place must really have changed since I interviewed for a job there in, oh, 1988
Was a nasty little mill town
Maybe not nasty
Stevescarb: It's really nice now
IMer I know. People speak of it in glopwing terms
Stevescarb: downtown has come a long way
Stevescarb: glopwing seems good too
IMer Must get down there
Stevescarb: Annie got to see Joseph
Stevescarb: Happy wife
IMer Very good!
IMer The newspaper at the time was fukk of protectionist-type people
Stevescarb: I understand fukk
IMer No caffeine yet
Stevescarb: Textiles went away and now they are just rabidly right wing
Stevescarb: much better?
Stevescarb: got a good counter insurgency going from the left
IMer My friend who has turned right wingy on me was in town, but we made excuses not to have Sunday brunch
Stevescarb: hard aintit?
IMer I can't understand how people with a brain can be that way. And she's in social services
Teaches them, head of her department at college
I attribute it to greed and fear
They can make you stupid
Stevescarb: Ok, here is why that is....The same human mechanism that fuels racism is at work. It is complex and simple at the same time.
IMer I'm listening
Stevescarb: Those driving the right know that these people are simply first order thinkers and that it requires second order to realize they are lying
Stevescarb: Intelligence is not just "smart"...it is meditation and the "On further review" part of thinking
Stevescarb: This is what is being killed by the Jody McClouds of this world
IMer Yeah, any time we do talk about something, instead of addressing my point, she diverts... such a classic right-wing thing
Stevescarb: That's why you can say horrible things about someone and get them to stick even when they aren't true
IMer Limbaughesque even
Stevescarb: of course
Stevescarb: that's wher the Ditto head term comes from...repeat without thinking
Stevescarb: It takes a personal courage to overcome and the majority of people are simply chickenshits
IMer yes. I hear her quoting Fox ... but damn -- I just thought she was smarter than that
Stevescarb: Smart and intelligent aren't the same
Stevescarb: it is like short term and long term planning
Stevescarb: one gets you through the night...one gets you through life...one gets you a good wife/partner/etc....one gets you an STD
Stevescarb: America has the mental equivalent of an STD in its right wing
IMer Yup. It's just that this side of her has just emerged in the last four-five years and has gotten much worse. I guess it was always there
IMer She and I have been friends since college. I just never saw that in her before -- except maybe once
Stevescarb: It all changed when they destroyed the fairness doctrine in the media...When it went from one person, one vote...to one dollar, one vote...That screwed us
IMer Those have happened
IMer Money is back to being power
Stevescarb: Freedom of speech was never intended to be on the basis of how much air time you could buy
Stevescarb: If that doesn't get changed...we won't survive as a nation
IMer I agree.
So folks...Do you agree?
What cha gonna do about it?