Here’s another “blogthing.com” especially for this campaign climate. My results for the incredibly simplified quiz are listed here but I’ll bet you have already figured out my conservative/liberal leanings. For newcomers, however, now you can see straightaway whether reading anything here will satisfy your ideological desires. Since it seems more and more to be the case that people only read what they agree with, blogs for example, maybe every magazine, newspaper or blog should have “Liberal” or “Conservative” as part of their title just to save us time — the “Screaming Liberal New York Times,” for example, or the “Coldly Conservative Wall Street Journal.”
Anyway, all sarcasm aside, take the little 2-minute quiz, just click on the link (How Liberal or Conservative are You?) at the bottom of the box — and be HONEST for heaven’s sake!
Laelyn’s Political Profile:
Overall: 30% Conservative, 70% Liberal
Social Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Have you heard the latest on the delisting of the gray wolves? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency responsible for the well-being of fish and wildlife had removed the wolf from the Endangered Species List (ESL) in March. That action resulted in the immediate killing of wolves in Wyoming and Montana, a subsequent response of outrage from environmentalists and wildlife advocates, and a temporary court order against the decision. Now the same agency that removed wolves from the ESL is asking the court to vacate their decision so they can study the issue more deeply. One may ask why they didn’t think of that sooner???
Jim Robbins of the New York Times wrote in his article, “The reconsideration of the listing was not related to a recently announced decline in the wolf population in the Rockies. Wildlife officials counted 1,455 animals this summer, down from 1,545 a year ago. It was the first drop in more than 10 years, and officials said they were not sure why.”
by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore
Previous posts & other gray wolf links:
Not So Fast
Endangered No Longer–Oh Wait!
The Wolf Den
National Wildlife Federation
Defenders of Wildlife
The Couric interview with Palin and McCain has provided some great insights into these two people, one of which could possibly be the leader of the free world and the other just a “heartbeat” away.
Here is Howard Kurtz (WaPo) talking about one interesting interchange between Couric and John McCain.
Sarah Palin isn’t the only one scrambling for answers. What is the difference between “talking with a voter” and “in a conversation with a group of people and talking back and forth”? Did anyone see the exchange being argued here? I’m sure there was a camera somewhere that caught the moment when Palin was either “talking with a voter” or “talking back and forth.” Send me the link, please!
A personal note to John McCain: I think you’d better talk to Sarah about her watching Obama. It is obvious to us that she is, after making some of the most unbelievably dumb campaign statements we’ve ever heard, watching Obama to get his take on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border issue. Why else would she have agreed with what he has said and contradicted you? Two last points: 1) Do you realize that people don’t particularly care for your jokes about about your age? We know how old you are. 2) Your condescentious manner is not working; not toward Obama during the debate and not with Katie Couric during your Monday interview. Lastly, John, it was NOT “gotcha journalism”, unless that is what you call it when she says something that contradicts something you have said and someone notices.