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February 10, 2006

Yep, there's dissent in the ranks of "conservative" leaders these days.

While still genuflecting at the shrine of Bushism and sighing in rapture at the memory of the Reagan glory days, they're not quite dancing in step at a lot of the actual things that a Republican White House and a Republican-controlled Congress are accomplishing.

There's the whle Nixon-stench around illegally spying on USofA citizens. That's a bad thing.

And there's the whole explosion in government spending and the mushrooming deficit, those are bad things. Ten years the Party of "fiscal responsibility" has been in charge of the country's finances and the federal government continues to get larger and more expensive every year. That's naughty.

And then, of course, there's the whole "getting soft on brown people" thing, where the Bush Administratin is cautiously admitting that, yeah, maybe we do actually need those people working all of those jobs all over the USofA. That kind of talk won't do. Didn't they tell us that those brown people were all potential terrorists?

They also seem a bit concerned about that whole "corruption" thing. That's giving a few folks some problems, yeah. But they can't blame that one on the Bush Administration. Lots of them took dirty money (although the article doesn't actually go so far as to say that.)

No word on whether or not any of these good citizens are concerned about illegal detentions, prisoner torture, using classified information to discredit Administration critics, privatizing Social Security (Old people! Republican voters!), decimating Medicare (Old people! Rebublican voters!), or failing to educate the generation that's supposed to save us and push us back to the top of the global economic heap.

I guess things like this are all weird Lefty problems.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:57 AM


Actually, health and activism aside, that's a potential disaster for the geneaological and historical communities. There has to be a way of providing some kind of personal information security without completely isolating ourselves from each other's gaze...

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at February 10, 2006 02:12 PM

By the way, I sent it on to HNN, where I'm hoping it will generate much more discussion.

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at February 11, 2006 12:56 PM