Yes, I do "get out into the world" quite often, and Bush's theocratic regime has already had an enormously tragic impact on persons whom I value. I've limited myself, in my article, to similar events that have been openly reported on the Web, in order to respect the privacy of those close to me. Please follow the links.
Leonard Peikoff has a better record of accuracy, than some participants in this website whom you have endorsed. In the light of what happened to Plan B - a product that is known to be, with objective certainty, completely safe and effective, banned from the open market by Bush's FDA on theocratic whim - I find Peikoff's report 100% credible.
I am aware of Kerry's campaign statements, which are identical to those Clinton made in the analogous context. I also remember what happened to "Hilarycare" and so on after the election. Reality, James.
As for your allegation that Bush "cut taxes three times" - that is, to re-use what Searle said about Derrida, "the kind of bullshit that gives bullshit a bad name." Financing pork with deficits robs the taxpayer thrice: first by removing capital from productive investment, second by debasing the currency, and third by eventually repaying, or more likely defaulting on, the "National Debt." To call it "tax cuts" is an exercise in post-modernism.
And, when it comes from a purveyor of such post-modern bullshit, to be called "screwed-up" and "insane" is a positive compliment.
(Edited by Adam Reed on 10/18, 11:19am)