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July 06, 2005

Setting some things straight

First, go over to The Jawa Report and read this. I'll tell you here and now that I didn't go over and read the Kos post that TJR references, I can't. My blood pressure goes up way too much when I read any of that Leftie stuff.

Now, I'm going to get on my soap box right now and say this: I am getting pretty sick and tired of being labeled an extremist Christian conservative, or whatever label the Left has chosen to blanket us with. Yeah, I'm a Christian, but that's nobody's business but mine. I don't necessarily want my kids to pray in school, they can do that at home. I would, however, like to be able to utilize that school voucher thing if I wanted to. My kids' education is important to me, and I'll fight tooth and nail with any school board to see that they get the best they can. And yes, if I feel that my kids are being spoon fed some Leftie agenda I'll go right to the superintendent and raise hell.

I care about the environment. I don't litter, I don't drive my SUV if I don't have to, I recycle...but that probably isn't enough, is it?

Let me throw this out at you, tell me what you think. I don't usually do this, but I meandered over to a certain Liberal's blog the other day, to read about her love of Garrison Keillor and his work. (Incidentally, my father had a bunch of "Prarie Home Companion" cassettes and what not...if I actually thought that other blogger would appreciate it, I might have offered to send them to her, but not now.) Anyway, I saw in a catalog an offer for Keillor's book "Homegrown Democrat," which obviously made me think of said blogger. Okay, so here's part of the blurb:

"...this thought provoking collection of essays puts forth Garrison Keillor's view that true liberalism is the 'politics of kindness'." (empasis added)

Huh? Wha? Whatwhatwhat???? POLITICS OF KINDNESS???? I sure as hell have NOT seen any kindness from the liberal stuff I've been reading. Quite a little paradox, don't you think?

Here's where you say "But Vic, you're no 'compassionate conservative,' are ya?" Well, maybe not by your standards, but I haven't ripped anyone a new asshole lately, have I?

I have no problem with this blogger's admiration of Keillor. I myself have authors that I really like, Diana Gabaldon in particular, so hey, I'm not bashing any of that. I encourage reading! Read read read. (And BTW, fellow blogger, I was NOT trying to be a snot when I pointed out your spelling error. I'm anal about spelling, after all, I do have a degree in English and Secondary Education, so excuse me if I "get out my red pen" from time to time.)

I suppose I'm in this mood because I did a bit of "blog surfing" last night, hitting that Next Blog button, and the majority of stuff I saw was decidedly anti-Bush, anti-Republican, stuff like that. I read stuff like that and just want to retreat even more.

With that, I shall now retreat to my coffee and more blogging.


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