Americans, Family Comments Epador Nov 06 2017 at 12:11 am Since the left hemisphere controls the right side of the body, and visa versa… Deplorable B Woodman Nov 06 2017 at 11:55 pm Lefties (such as moi) are the only people in their right minds. John T. Block Nov 06 2017 at 1:14 am And the deprogramming efforts continue…. WayneM Nov 06 2017 at 3:41 am With Skye, the deprogramming could take years… She drank deeply of the Koolade for many years. Even whimsical Jan never held a candle to the raw leftard folly that Skye embraced eagerly… I wonder how long before Mr. Predictable shows up and calls for Skye’s death like he usually does…? cmblake6 Nov 06 2017 at 4:57 am She is learning. A bit stunned, but realization of truth can be a bit if a hard pill to swallow. Interventor Nov 06 2017 at 10:34 pm Old army method of training mules — first, hit them between the eyes with a 2×4. That’s to get their attention. Training commences, afterwards. , Bill G Nov 06 2017 at 6:53 am They are the people they warn against, just as the soi-dissant antifa. GWB Nov 06 2017 at 7:41 am It looks like Sam is homeschooling her sister. (It’s the book that gives that impression, I think.) Let’s hope the results are a solid foundation in critical thinking. ExNuke Nov 06 2017 at 7:49 am Before she can work on “critical thinking” Skye has to work on thinking at all instead of “feeling”. You don’t study higher math until you can handle arithmetic. S'aaruuk Nov 06 2017 at 8:51 am HOOooooo…..Touché. 😀 Interventor Nov 06 2017 at 10:35 pm Heinlein’s monkey in a ball gown. Delilah T. Nov 06 2017 at 9:01 am The left hemisphere has to do with reasoning and judgment. The right hemisphere is oriented toward independence and creativity. See ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’ for more about that. The problem of the Leftieres is that they have been taught = no, ordered! — ORDERED to squelch the part of the brain that supports independent thinking, which is why so many dictatorships killed off their advanced thinkers (Chinese empire, USSR, Nazis, etc.) and finally sank under the weight of their own stupidity and fear of independent ideas. State-approved literature, art, dance, etc. Anything outside that got the executioner’s axes, sword or rifles, or even state-ordered suicide. Unfortunately for those very stupid rulers, many independent thinkers also escaped those fates. For example, as a Sophist, Socrates was accused of being a ‘natural’ philosopher, and impiety, not believing in the gods approved the the State and corrupting the youth of Athens by inventing other deities, among other things. Rather than give in to the State’s demands to conform, he drank the hemlock. Skye may or may not find being a free thinker comfortable. If it becomes too intensely intimidating, she may go over the hill, back to the ‘Zone of Herdthink’. Not saying she’d stay there. Freedom, while a wonderful thing, can be quite frightening to those whose thinking has been done for them. John Trauger Nov 06 2017 at 1:53 pm If being a free-thinker is too much, Sky could retreat into right-wing herdthink OR left-wing herdthink. We’re adults here. We shouldn’t pretend we don’t have out own brand. The psychological term is “pendular shift”. Skye was hardcore Left, but the realizations she’s had prevent her from returning to her old self. So she “gets religion” and shifts to hardcore Right. nonncom Nov 06 2017 at 9:52 am Since the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, only left-handed people are in their right minds…. armedandsafe Nov 06 2017 at 2:31 pm You beat me to it (says the left-hander) JTC Nov 07 2017 at 12:33 am “You beat me to it (says the left-hander).” Presumably to the middleman who doesn’t care about left or right as long as one of them beats him to “it”. And as to the mind, middleman does all the thinking for most guys. MasterDiver Nov 06 2017 at 6:36 pm But…what about those of us that are ambidextrous? Zar Belk! idahobob Nov 06 2017 at 10:01 am Did Skye have her tat’s removed? Bob GruntGI Nov 06 2017 at 10:27 am Yes, I believe she had them removed as part of her “De-programming”…along with the extreme makeover to make her look more of a copy of Sam…isn’t that an entirely awesome thought…Sam and Sam Clone. 🙂 To WayneM’s point…yes, Skye drank deeply, but imagine how much deeper her disillusionment to know that she was lied to about EVERYTHING the left professes…and doesn’t actually believe. Sometimes the most hard core conservatives or libertarians are former lefty-loons that got gobsmacked by reality. Winston Churchill, as always, said it best. “If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain.” Skye is no longer a young woman, likely her children have dragged her kicking and screaming into adulthood. Delilah T. Nov 06 2017 at 11:11 am Skye will probably have a ‘crash and burn’ episode before this is over… curled up in the corner, head buried in knees, shivering and shaking and whimpering. It’s akin to watching an addict in detox. I’m looking forward to it. Pamela Nov 06 2017 at 11:47 am Skye will forever be 29. Just like Jack. armedandsafe Nov 06 2017 at 2:33 pm Jack was 39, ’til the day he passed. (Just sayin’, by somebody who grew up listening to him.) gruundehn Nov 06 2017 at 8:00 pm But how old was Rochester? Pamela Nov 06 2017 at 10:22 pm Skye would never admit to being over 29 Spin Drift Nov 06 2017 at 9:49 pm The 10 best years of a woman’s life are the ones between 28 and 30. Spin War Damn Eagle Deplorable B Woodman Nov 07 2017 at 12:01 am GruntGI, “Sometimes the most hard core conservatives or libertarians are former lefty-loons that got gobsmacked by reality.” Mike Vanderboegh — RIP And Sipsey Street Irregulars JTC Nov 06 2017 at 11:24 am Impassioned lovers wrestle as one, Lonely man cries for love and has none. Cold hearted world that confuses the fight, Removes the reasoning from our sight. Right is left and left is right. But we decide which is “right”. And which is an illusion… pool dog Nov 06 2017 at 11:43 am Yep, I’d say Skye has some of her wildest dreams ahead of her….. JTC Nov 06 2017 at 1:11 pm That is of course a slightly edited and repurposed version of part of Moody Blues Late Lament epilogue poem on Nights in White Satin…to me one of the most beautiful and deeply introspective verses ever. I should have said “Lonely (wo)man cries for love” for that is much of what is missing from Skye’s rebirth as a person of logic and reason. She desperately needs to be loved and laid by the “right” man. John Nov 06 2017 at 3:25 pm Nature has given her everything she needs in the attraction department. What she needs now is to detox enough to keep from killing any relationship with said “right” man. It might be a long row to hoe. JTC Nov 06 2017 at 8:44 pm No better detox than the sense of self-worth and satisfaction that strong physical and emotional love can um, infuse. And the “right” man will be “up” for the challenge. 🙂 Grunt GI Nov 06 2017 at 9:01 pm Long road to hoe…or HO. Anyway, I will say that both Sam and Skye do those dresses justice….definitely tight in all the right places, and probably with minimal underwear. Rick Nov 06 2017 at 11:44 am ‘The left is everything they accuse others of’ This is a foundational tactic – accusing your opposition of that which you are guilty of. Alinsky at its best. Critical thinkers will not be surprised by this, and low-information voters will deny it. Interventor Nov 06 2017 at 10:40 pm Between the two, I see four welcoming hemispheres. NotYetInACamp Nov 06 2017 at 11:45 pm Now for a faux Yogi Bera-ism. Wit doughz foe hemisphercircles youz cuud get yerselves a really nize globe. OK already! That’s a really nice truck.