For What It’s Worth

I hear lots of talk about how “values issues” trumped nearly everything else in this election, including Islamic craziness and Iraq. Perhaps so, at least for enough people to make the difference. If you’re mystified as to how the sight of same-sex couples parading through San Francisco City Hall to memorialize and celebrate their mutual union can motivate people in flyover country to get to the polls, whereas the sight of murderous crazies crashing B-757s into skyscrapers may or may not get them out, then I’m with you. Baffles the hell out of me, too. Like a lot of people, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of the democrat self-immolation in the leftie blogs and MSM. Essentially, it all boils down to the same thing: ‘we’ve got to look more like republicans and be steadfast and consistent about it.’ ‘We’ve got to be genuine.’ Well, I’ve got news for you, Democrats. As Radley Balko points out in this post, you are never going to beat the Republican on “values issues,” at least not in keeping with what makes you Democrats. So, my advice—again, for what it’s worth—let the Republicans have their same-sex marriage bans, their abortion bans, their creationism as...


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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, lifestyle...to philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More

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