What do Republicans believe? How can a Republican support Democrat issues? And, most importantly, why doesn't Republican leadership fall in line with what average Republicans believe or vice-versa?
It's an interesting topic given the current division between the two major parties.
Let's take a stab at defining Republican basics. My personal perspective as a Republican may not align with yours, and I tend to swing to the left on some issues, ergo it's natural that we all won't agree.
To begin with, just because a conclusion appears true, it does not mean the argument is valid. Association fallacy runs rampant online and in real life. Premise: A is a BPremise: A is also a CConclusion: Therefore, all Bs are Cs
Typical logic fallacy: Trump is Republican. Trump is also an asshole. Therefore, all Republicans are assholes. You've likely heard this fallacy argued down as "not all X are Y".
Let's do away with association fallacy for a while. All Repu…
Saying goodbye is never easy. After nineteen years, it seems nearly impossible. Yet we said farewell to our beloved Zephyr today. The Rainbow Bridge is a bittersweet place.
This Italian Greyhound was the last of the "Colorado Dogs". We rescued him from a pet shop in the Citadel Mall when he was only a few weeks old. Nobody wanted him. Iggy's look frail. They lack that fat, roly-poly essence. He was in a small cage, frightened yet excited. We had just lost our retired racer, Barron, and seeing this little guy brought back a flood of fond memories. We had to take him home.
There are many words to describe him. Silly, sweet, capricious, prissy. As a puppy, he loved grabbing onto Better Half's slipper as he walked. He was the lone male of the Bitch Brigade (we had three large breed females already) but, in his mind, he was the crown prince.
He went by many pet names. Wiggy, Iggy, Buddy, Turd, the Turdous. My favorite was "L…
Facebook and Twitter folks have asked about the "hovering dog" picture. No, Hershey can't fly. He does love to break into zoomies when outside.
His original name was Hershey. (We briefly changed it to Fritz but, after a day, it didn't feel right.) I spotted him last week while on a dog quest (finding a friend for Angus).
The Pet Adoption League had several pups, but it was a picture that stole my heart. His backstory broke it.
"Meet Hershey. This little nugget is about 4-5 months old and he’s a
Dachshund mix. He was originally adopted out through us as a young pup
but he became too much for the previous owners so now he’s looking for
his new forever home. He’s the happiest little guy and so friendly. He
is very active. He has tons of puppy energy and we are requiring he go
to someone with a decent sized yard so he can burn some energy. He would
make a wonderful running partner. He is still a pup so he can learn to
get along with just abou…