Well, one of our badass summer thunderstorms knocked out the power in our neighborhood yesterday afternoon. It still hadn't come back on when I got up this morning, so I'm unshaven for work and facing a fridge full of spoiled food when I get home. Grrr. Stupid TECO!
Anyway, about my late-night outburst (see previous post): Apologies for the self-indulgent hand wringing. It's difficult to be called "right wing" when you're a nonreligious social liberal ... being lumped in with the likes of Pat Buchanan and Ann Coulter is demoralizing. But I've made my political decisions carefully and informedly, and I believe they are the right ones. Other's misconceptions - no matter how close and important those others might be to you - do not change what is right.
The good folks involved have been e-mailed links to some of the posts I've made here that clearly delineate the difference between conservative and libertarian. Reading them and understanding them is another matter; one hopes that self-described liberals are open enough to carefully consider differing viewpoints. I guess we'll see.
More to come on this, probably.