That being said, Heather Armstrong at dooce wrote a post that pretty much sums up my opinions perfectly right now, including why my blood pressure flies through the roof every time I think about Sarah Palin's book-banning ways.
"Any time I engage with one of my conservative friends or family members, or sometimes the conservative commenters on this website, it usually devolves into them screaming about WELFARE! and TAXES! and THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKING MY MONEY AND GIVING IT TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T WORK! And what they don't understand is that this is not the issue at all. What I and many of my more liberal friends want is to HELP people, not give them a free ride, but also not to ignore those who would benefit from us tossing them a life jacket."I'm still linking to the political news and such that I am reading in the sidebar, but I am trying to refrain from actual posts. That may or may not be successful.