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Liberals Only Watch and Read What Affirms Their Prejudices

Liberals are a few mouse clicks away from more accurate depictions of news events, but they never make the effort

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Awhile back, I wrote an article about liberals living behind a self-imposed all-encompassing “information iron curtain.” The major contention was that although they are a few mouse clicks away from encountering alternative and, potentially, more accurate depictions of news events, they never make the effort.

Anything that the New York Times, or the rest of the Leftist media machine espouses, is okay with liberals and they never think of questioning their hallowed information sources. Those on the right, of course, are exposed to Leftist views week in and week out because the Left dominates public discourse. So, naturally we seek alternative information sources to to gain a fuller picture of news and information.

My article drew several comments, but one of them was among the most notable I’ve ever received. Printed below, nearly verbatim, with a few typos and grammaticals fixed up, and some headings added for compartmentalization, is a most illuminating set of observations.

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Liberals are Humorless

I adored your “self imposed information iron curtain” phrase. I will be stealing that and using it whenever I can. I will give you credit for it.

If I try to use wit and humor or irony with liberals, forget it. They have no humor when it comes to politics. They also KNOW NOTHING. They are good with insults – he is stupid, he is a liar, you are wrong, you are stubborn – you know the drill.

Ask them a factual question and all you get is, “I never heard that. Where did you hear that?” It never occurs to them that they are behind a self-imposed information iron curtain. They think they have won the argument when they say, “oh, you must watch Fox News.” They don’t realize they are exhibiting their personal information iron curtain and that they only watch and read what affirms their prejudices.

A Multitude of Sources

I get my information from many sources, albeit most are conservative and thoughtful. Whenever I try to watch those awful networks, all I hear is lies and distortions so why should I willingly subject myself to them?

The thing is they can never trap me. If they have the nerve they will ask me, well what about this? They think they have got me and there’s no way out. However, I always know the answer or I can look it up. When I shame anybody who thought they could trap me they invariably say, “I don’t want to talk about it,” not realizing it was they who brought it up.

If someone shows me I am incorrect, I immediately say, “Thank you; I didn’t know that.” They know that I am willing to self correct; something they never do.

A Way to Vent

At this moment, I despise most lefties intensely. I have been in such a rage for two and a half years and the only way I can ‘vent’ it is to write. I have been writing and posting essays on blogs. My essays describe, from my personal vantage point, the changes that have taken place in my beloved country over the last three years. I cover not only personal experiences, but public ones. I described in detail both political conventions, and all of the debates, as well as my specific gripes.

Still, most of my friends are liberals. Ouch. One of the essays I wrote is about conservatives are nicer than liberals. It hits the spot for me because I deal with both, all the time, so I know where of I speak.

Thank you for your column and that great succinct phrase.

Philadelphia, PA

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The Four Horsemen of Aging Baby Boomers

The prospect of being cold, broke, and alone can haunt some baby boomers in their senior years

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To be old, cold, broke, and alone are the four horsemen of aging baby boomers. Aging has been a fact of life since life itself appeared on the planet, and no one has ever doubted that they would age as time passed. It’s the combination of aging with the prospect of being cold, broke, and alone that’s terrifying for some boomers as they head into their senior years.

Out in the Cold

Miracle breakthroughs in energy production, foreseen in the 1970s and 80s, are clearly not here yet. Despite current price fluctuations, the long-term trend in heating, lighting, and relying upon energy to run one’s home can only point upward for the near future. Prices will be only climb as boomers face the ends of their careers, retirement, and years of living on a fixed income.

Going for Broke

With falling housing prices, fears of a retracted recession, and government debt rising to astronomical heights, the long-term savings of many a boomer has taken a big hit. Boomers close to retiring don’t have sufficient time to recover, and even those who are five, 10, and 15 years from retirement will face rocky roads. The prospects of going broke, or at least having to live out one’s days on far less than anticipated, are real and alarming.

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Home Alone

For several decades, one in two marriages in the U.S. has ended in divorce. This doesn’t mean that one out of two people get divorced, because first-time divorcees are unfortunately prone to being divorced again and perhaps again. In any case, the number of single adults above age 45 is at an all-time high and growing. More people heading into their “golden years” are alone than at any other time in U.S. history.

Finishing one’s life cold, broke, and alone is not a pretty picture. Yet, significant numbers of boomers face this prospect. While individually little can be done about macro-economics, the rising cost of energy, or declines in property and investment values, for aging boomers there are more potential partners today than ever before. Online dating services and a variety of local social groups all but ensure that those who don’t want to face their senior years alone, don’t have to.

Old, cold, broke and alone need not be your fate.

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