Adventures in Homeschooling in Southern Indiana

Thursday, August 28, 2008

OKOK How about this one?

McCain/ Cheney!!!!!

You Don't want to make them mad!

McCain's Veep

So... tommorrow is McCain's 72nd birthday...And he'll have a cake....

Can his veep pop out of it? PLEASE?!?!?! That would be a much cooler way to announce than a text message would!

Brownback.

I'm currently hoping it's Brownback. He's a veep I could actually get excited about.

Something McCain needs to understand: A lot of his pro-life, religious conservative base also has LIBERTARIAN leanings.

And if the Republicans turn out to be LESS pro-life than the libertarians, I'll happily punch the button (pull the lever was SO much better. Bring back the punch card!) for Barr......

I'll even send Barr money... and put a sign in my lawn......

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Dad got linked to from the corner!

Check it out!

Kudlow mentioned him.....=

Maybe THAT will help me convince him that blogs are a useful source for news and information! =)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obama, Biden, and American Exceptionalism

If God doesn't intervene in American politics, how can we explain Obama's VP pick? It's like the man is trying to lose!

Or maybe, "Pride goes before the fall...."

Friday, August 22, 2008

Jindal and Latin

Check out the schedule below:

http://www.gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&cpID=82

Clearly he's a candidate classicists can support!

Could it Be? Dare I hope?

Most of the possible McCain Veep pick domain names are empty, but...

Check out http://mccainjindal2008.com/....

Could it be? Dare I dream? A PRO-LIFE , Catholic, fiscally conservative, Young, intelligent Veep?????????

Or is it just an evil prank?

PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE let it be real!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Different Readings make Different Worlds

So over at Verla Kay's writing boards, there's a discussion about the economy-- are we heading for a new depression?

The overwhelming consesus is "Yes! It's all ending!!!"

And I'm confused... because as a National Review Reading, Larry Kudlow following, Barron's and WSJ fan, I hadn't even realized that there was a portion of the population who SERIOUSLY believe that GWB and the Iraq war are bringing about a total collapse of the economic order.

And I realized it's because, since none of us are economists, we all pick our own 'experts,' and trust them.

But since economists can disagree on the data and interpretations, and since none of us (the children's writers) are qualified to do the math ourselves, we can't really have an intelligent argument on the subject. It boils down to "My expert says your expert is wrong"

So, a question to ponder: Today, with blogs/the internet/etc, the public has access to a wider range of experts than ever before. But people tend to pick a few favorites and side with them. So is meaningful political discussion even POSSIBLE anymore? Or has it been reduced to Red Sox v. Yankee stuyle rivalry.

Actually, has meaningful political discussion between polar opposites EVER been possible? I enjoy reading Meghan McArdle and Glen Reynolds. I don't always agree with them, but we have enough common ground that I can consider their ideas and have rational arguments with them. (In my head. Just like I enjoy arguing with Locke and Rousseau. I never said I was normal...)

But I have trouble engaging with people who say "The sky is falling because Bushitler has destroyed the economy." or even "Even though the numbers say things aren't that bad, they're horrible! And they're going to get worse!"

Maybe, what America needs this election year is one GIANT common core of readings from both sides of the debate-- so we all can have a way to discuss things.