August 24, 2008


I had lunch today with the one friend of mine who still lives in my hometown. He's the pinko commie who reads my blog.

We talked a lot about stuff and junk, and I think I have a lot in common with his wife and liked her very much. And we talked about the blog, and how he still reads it, and what we agree on and what we don't.

And most of it we mostly agreed on.

This puzzles me, because he says, "I'm a Democrat and I like X and Y but not Z." And I say, "I also like X and Y but not Z, but I'm a Republican." How does this happen? What is the disconnect that we're experiencing that makes us agree on several things but find ourselves in opposing camps?

Oh, and I totally teased him that I think he has a lot in common with me, a hatemonger right-wing nutjob.

But Sis B and I are like this too. She calls herself tree-hugging and I call myself a crackpot, but when we get down to brass tacks, we agree on a lot of things. Just not whether there's an R or a D next to our names.

And I'm glad to have friends like this, friends whose venn diagrams overlap mine. Friends who still like me even though I run a kooky nutjob website. Friends who can laugh about our differences and shrug at our similarities.

Friends who pop into my mind when I start to hate on Democrats.

But how can we agree on so much and consider ourselves on different sides of the aisle? I find that odd. I also find it makes me think more about Whittle's Theory of Political Reduction.

My pinko commie friend, I think you're actually a Republican. Bwahahaha. Take that!

Posted by Sarah at August 24, 2008 04:34 PM | TrackBack

If only there were option beyond D or R!

As a capitolist pig I may be heading down your path of warmongering and puppy-kicking, suppose I'll have to go out and hug 2 trees to make up for it.

- trr

Posted by: Sarah's Pinko Commie Friend at August 24, 2008 10:46 PM

I just keep you around because you can casually right about Venn Diagrams, which make my heart pitter patter.

Besides, you do have a few positions that make me want to pull my hair out. :) So don't get all lovey dovey on me. You know I can't handle that.

Posted by: Sis B at August 24, 2008 11:59 PM

I imagine that most of us have points of agreement on *what* we would like to have ... in our lives and in our country. Good futures with opportunity to grow, learn and be productive, for instance. The place where I find differences in my own spheres is *how* we accomplish some of those. Like higher taxes (to 'spread the wealth') versus lower ones (which spur productivity and savings), for instance.

Posted by: Barb at August 28, 2008 12:55 AM