1) What state do you vote in?
The state of liberal idiocy, California.
2) Are you, or were you ever a member of the armed forces?
3) Does your username have any meaning?
Conservative means that, Sangfroid means cold blooded…sort of. This is a play on the meaning of my last name in Gaelic.
4) What are 3 or more of your favorite books (not necessarily in order)?
There are zillions of books. I loved Stephen King for years until he went over the liberal gunwale. Still love the Talisman and the Dark Tower Series.
Trinity by Leon Uris was/is very important to me. All of Clemens/Twain especially the Gilded Age, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer.
A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell. A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Anything written by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The Bible-not the King James but the “catholic” version. (Catholic means universal.). The Gospel according to Thomas.
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke. Freakonomics. Asimov…all of it.
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series by Stephen R. Donaldson. Lots of Poe. How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill.
Lots of William Faulkner but especially the story A Rose for Emily. Lots of Shakespeare, especially Sonnet 18 and Hamlet.
Seamus Heaney’s various poetry, but especially Mid-Term Break. Robert Frost’s works, especially the Road Not Taken.
W. B. Yeats’, especially Easter 1916 and The Second Coming. I really like some genres like magical realism and naturalism.
OK that is a lot.
5) What is the most important topic for you in the next election?
**Gosh, so much. Stopping Obama’s agenda and all that entails. But basically all of the things that Repub/Conser/Libertar talk about: small government, less taxes, reduction of the welfare state, individual responsiblity, respect for “traditional” value.
6) How long have you been lurking around the forums before signing up?**
Not at all.
And our younger members would like to know:
**7) What is your favorite music?
All kinds but I am kind of into this sort of “Irish” punk like Flogging Molly, The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys.