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September 16, 2010


The word conservative has lost all meaning as today's Republicans use it. For anyone who uses logic at all to vote, there really isn't a choice-- imperfect though Democrats are. One party values only the dollar with no sense of true value at all.

Same day update: this evening I was driving home, forcing myself to listen to Lars Larson, a right-wing Portland talk show host, and heard him criticize Obama's science advisor.

The advisor -- shock!-- reportedly said that this country needs to do a better job of promoting prosperity while protecting the environment.

Prosperity. Protect the environment. Sounds like a great mix to me.

But Larson hated the idea, which shows how wacko conservatives have become. Like I said in this post, the notion of conserving the Earth's resources for ourselves and future generations somehow is anathema to modern day conservatives.

Go figure. I sure can't.

The irony is that the solution, if there is one short of killing off 90% of humanity, to environmental problems will come in the "environment" of a strong economy. In a weak economy we will stagnate in a torpid status quo.

Does the host ever hear other conservatives besides Lars, Rush, Laura and Sean? There are less partisan conservative voices such as Dennis Prager and Michael Medved who often make sense. Dennis Miller is pretty smart if you can decipher his cryptic commentary cloaked in frequently obscure cultural reference innuendo.

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