The essence of the Liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment. - Bertrand Russell
6:00am: OK campers, rise and shine! And don't forget your booties 'cause it's cold out there today!
I wish to thank LLC and Journal Communications for this blogging opportunity...it has been an education.
However, for me to stay would be akin to repeating Bill Murray's character's mistakes in the movie "GroundHog Day".
I do not wish to participate in, nor validate, dialogues involving consistently uninformed opinions and slanderous invective from a couple of self-righteous fools (Jim Hayett & Amy Geiger-Hemmer) over and over and over again.
Real discourse involves listening...something of which these radical, fascist morons are incapable. I validate their stupidity with my presence on this site (Have I been TOO descriptive...?).
REAL Conservatives are worthy of respect..they simply look at things differently than Liberals; yet we are ALL Americans.
Locally, despite his bewildering denial of climate change, we have our own Al Neuhauser, who presents his opinions thoughtfully and gives thoughtful responses.
At the national level we have Ted Olson who, despite winning Bush v. Gore for the Republicans, is a man of great principle and is taking his belief in individual liberty, human rights and dignity all the way to the Supreme Court in his defense of Gay Marriage.
I look forward to seeing those still interested in actual intellectual exchange, mutual listening, SOME silliness, and better citizenry through discourse, at my new blog:
Spinoza's Disciple http://spinozasdisciple.blogspot.com/
6:01am: Something is different. Anything different is good.