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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tyranny of the absolutists

    Hard to focus on local issues today with what we have been seeing in DC the past month. With the Tea Party congressman we see the danger of people who see the world in black and white terms, victory or defeat. Compromise is surrender or worse yet treason. Simple minds need simple solutions. Complex issues need to be reduced to slogans.  You are either a patriot or a socialist. Their belief system brings back the Barry Goldwater's 1964 campaign slogan, "Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice....moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."  The way many of us feel today reminds me of a 1970's song.  Thats all for today, maybe sanity will return tomorrow.

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   A PBS Nature alert tonight.  As a huge fan of the PBS Nature show I hope everyone can catch tonight's show on an otter rescue.  It will move you.

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