December 07, 2004


I'd like to meet Ben Stein. He sounds like a good guy.

Hud says:

I've talked to people on the left who live in red states, who told me they've encountered some ugliness for expressing their beliefs, but I'd be really surprised if they feel they have whisper to each other like the people in this article. Most lefties I know are pretty open about it. On the other hand, I have known many people on the right who were afriad to speak out for losing work. I've even had some people tell me I was risking never getting hired for the stuff I say on this blog. And what I tell them is, if you let people oppress you, they win. And now more people are going out and challenging the leftist orthodoxy

I know I never show my Bush support unless asked a direct question about whom I voted for, and we live on a military post, for pete's sake.

Posted by Sarah at December 7, 2004 10:45 AM


I know what you mean. I just like to see the look on people's faces when I tell them who I voted for (especially in Europe). I'm one for shock value I guess, but it's sweet to know that my vote wasn't the only one.

Posted by: Erin at December 7, 2004 12:42 PM

I wish Stein had a blog.

Posted by: John at December 7, 2004 12:45 PM


Actually, the part you quoted is what I wrote. Not what Stein wrote.

Posted by: James Hudnall at December 7, 2004 05:31 PM

Oh, sorry Hud. I didn't realize how confusing that he and he was...I meant you, since I said it after the via Hud thing. Whoops.

Posted by: Sarah at December 7, 2004 07:26 PM

I am a leftie in Texas. I have had a number of friends whose cars were vandalized because they sported left leaning bumper stickers - windshield wipers torn off, "Die Commie Faggot" scratched into the hood, etc. I don't put any bumper stickers on my car. My current job is safe, but I have had jobs where I certainly had to very circumspect about saying anything about politics for fear of losing my job, especially after one co-worker was canned the day after they had a political debate with their manager. Also, don't forget the woman who was fired for having a Kerry bumper sticker:

Posted by: Gno Wan at December 7, 2004 10:51 PM

Ben Stein is a true Renaissance, economic, politics, comedy, acting, speaking, television...

Posted by: david at December 8, 2004 06:39 AM