November 22, 2007

I give thanks for ... liberals

Copying the meme from a post I saw this morning over at The Corner, I'd like to give thanks to some liberals in my life. Here they are, in no particular order:

Dana Garrett
He proves that, despite a history of knock-down, drag-'em-out arguments and insult matches, he can still be friends after all is said and done. In addition, he demonstrates that libs can be friggin' smart, too!

Mike Matthews
Mike shows that you can be a hell of a writer, reporter and humorist despite being a lib ... and using the F-word in every sentence!

Tom Noyes and Mike Mahaffie
These First State [liberal] bloggers demonstrate that libs can be mild-mannered, polite and intelligent all at the same time.

Jason Scott
Whenever I think I'm not making a good argument, or that my writing isn't all that persuasive, all I have to do is go read one of his posts ... and all of a sudden I feel a whole lot better!

dimwitty
Hey, there's gotta be at least ONE Diamond State blogger whose writings and opinions are akin to the those found at the Democratic Underground, right?

Liz Allen
Her utter moonbattery is always entertaining when she calls in to talk radio.

My first principal, Dr. B.
My first (and best) principal, the man who hired me way back when, Dr. B. is a lib in the tradition of JFK and Johnson. When the GOP captured the House back in '94, he had a field day ribbing me about it, and I, him. Political banter and humor has never been as much fun as it was with 'ol Doc B.!

My father
Technically an Independent, dad is really a liberal. I'll never forget our arguments (sometimes screaming matches) about the military and Reagan during my college and immediate post-college years. His favorite line was "The military only exists to kill people, admit it!" to which I always retorted "The military exists to defend people." Poor mom, whose father (that'd be my grandfather, natch) was navy pilot (he flew Corsairs off the carrier Roosevelt), never overtly intervened, but privately always told me that I was right!

Posted by Hube at November 22, 2007 09:13 AM | TrackBack

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Hube,

I confess when I read the first two or three of your thanks for liberals I had to go to the top of the page to make sure I had gone to the correct site.

I had of course, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this does sound like you after all.

I'm thankful for your friendship as well. I appreciate your intelligence and the research you put into your posts as well as the links to sites & info you have provided me. Your site has taken to me conservative & libertarian websites I didn't know existed but have come to appreciate for their astuteness.

While we might often disagree on a matter, you clearly know what you are talking about on the matters we discuss.

Thank you for your friendship.

Posted by: Dana Garrett at November 22, 2007 12:43 PM

Dude, where's the love?

Posted by: Bronwen at November 22, 2007 05:19 PM

Thanks, Hube! That's nice. And I appreciate your efforts as well. Even if I sometimes want to hate you, I can't seem to do it.

Posted by: Mike Mahaffie at November 24, 2007 12:30 PM

Mild mannered? By day perhaps...

Posted by: TommyWonk at November 26, 2007 08:38 AM