Larry Blanchard (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| Morris Dovey wrote:
|| Not to change the subject or anything; but whatever led you to
|| believe that the materials of war were conducive to good health?
| To get even further off topic, Morris, I note you're from Iowa. My
| wife's family is as well, and they're right wing to the max. Since
| you usually come down on the center/liberal side of the fence (as
| do I), I wonder if you're lonely in Iowa?
Lonely? Not particularly - but I'm willing to listen to anyone and be
convinced to change my mind when warranted. If labels are important,
then I think I'd prefer to be labeled "pragmatic" - I have a strong
preference for things that work really well.
I'm not (originally) from Iowa. I was born in Georgia of parents from
Illinois and Michigan, was transplanted briefly to northern Indiana,
grew up in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, went to boarding
school and college back in Indiana, did computer systems design and
development all over the place - and finally ended up in Iowa.
Somewhere in there I took a couple of years off to wear sloppy green,
learn another language, and jump out of perfectly good flying
FWIW, I particularly despise when labels like "conservative" and
"liberal" are used in a pejoritive sense to polarize, alienate, and
foster fear and distrust - and I particularly value courage, justice,
and truth. When those three are present then labels don't much matter.
Probably more information than you wanted...
DeSoto, Iowa USA