I have a girl friend that is going through a divorce. She will really be struggling to keep her townhouse on her own, so she has decided to get a roommate so she has extra money every month. She was reading some ads on Craig's List just to get an idea of what other people were saying. She came across an ad from progressive activists that need a roommate. She and I decided to take this chance to see what was up, as they made a real big deal about the "progressive activists" part of the ad.
So we go to the house that they are renting. It was a riot. Now, I have no problem with them being activists as they are Americans and have constitutional rights just like I do. They are young, early to mid twenties I would say and they all met in college and became politically active. They went to Columbia; at hot bed of liberal thinking. They decided to move here after college so they could be more politically active, one actually works on the hill; but he wouldn't say for whom.
The house is in a nice area. We turn onto the street and immediately see signs showing support of the President. This is not unusual in this part of Virginia as it is a very liberal area; except for the fact the election was over 18 months ago. I would think that most people have removed their signs by now. I have long since taken down my McDonnell for Governor sign that I had up and he has only been in office for two months.
We get into the house and there are pictures of progressive heroes EVERYWHERE! They have a huge poster of Che in the living room. But, what was even scarier than the poster itself was the fact that under the poster is a side table that had candles on it. Now, it may very well not be related, but it was odd to say the least. It took every ounce of self control I had not to ask if they prayed in front of the poster every night before going to bed. I did ask if they had read his diaries, and they said no, they have seen the movie though. Another Shocker, having hero worship of someone that they don't fully understand was a murderer.
We got to talking; it seemed to me that they were trying to get the political slant of the person who would move in. One of them works in the direct mail fundraising field; a field that I worked in for a long time so I am very familiar. I am aware of where she works, and they do work for progressive non profits. Most of which are environmental organizations, but they also do work for Planned Parenthood. I asked her if she was a fan of Sanger and she said of course. I have to wonder if they know that she used to speak at KKK rallies, and her real purpose was to get rid of "undesirables" as one of the people who lived there is a minority.
I also tried to read the all the literature that they had laying around, but I couldn't really do it without drawing too much attention. They had a great deal about health care; they are fans of a single payer system. I also noticed that they are planning on showing up at the rally at the Capitol on Tuesday morning. They also must have attended the Coffee Party events that happened here in Virginia yesterday. The signs were not nearly as inventive as what I have seen at the Tea Parties.
It probably wasn't nice wasting their time in this way, but I couldn't resist the temptation. I had to go and take a look. My friend is much more liberal than I, but they went too far even for her. It was a funny experience that I thought I would share. I am going to look for them on Tuesday and say hello. I wish I could have taken pictures, but I didn't want to be forcibly removed if they found out that I am a conservative blogger. I am going to print out some information on Sanger and Che for them, I think they should know who these people really are. If they still choose to burn candles in front of them, then so be it. That is their choice.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek