Well, Tucker I hate to step on your fetish for stereotypes, but you're pretty much wrong on all counts.
I am a Vet and eligible to join the VFW if I felt like hanging out with those people, but I don't, for many reasons. I was well educated in Liberal Arts at a fine institution of Communist studies and spent most of the '60's as an anti-war radical including the stint I served in the Army after being drafted. I've read all the books and studied all the propaganda on both sides. After giving up whiskey, dope and Marxism, I continued my education and ended up making a living in Earth Sciences for the past 35 years. I have traveled extensively and worked abroad. In the past 30 years, the only time I have spent in church was at weddings and funerals. These days, more funerals. 12 years of Catholic school was enough church for a lifetime.
Not that it matters, but I have been married to the same woman for 40 years and we have children who are all employed college graduates. I suspect all of them voted for Obama in spite of their old man, but I don't care. We taught them to make their own decisions to shape the world they have to live in. They bring by their liberal (and conservative) friends for a few beers and lively political debate quite often. I know more about Tupac, Gaga, Third Eye Blind, Green Day, Half Life and Grand Theft Auto than I ever wanted to.
As far as guns go, I don't own a pile, but I own enough, know how to use them and they are all loaded and handy. I know I'm safer when I have one on my person, (which is usually the case), because it was my choice to pack. I don't lose any sleep over liberals or Democrats taking them away because it will never happen. I do not hunt anymore, because after leaving Montana, I will never eat another piece of venison. I do not own any camo.
I listen to right-wing radio, Fox news and NPR, PBS and MSNBC. I am a life-long reader of newspapers from all across the spectrum. My first computer was an early Compaq with atrocious dial-up access and since, I have been to the end of the Internet. I follow 20 or 30 bloggers of all topics and political persuasions. I am well versed in software from spreadsheets to complex 3-D modelling applications. My major shortcoming in technology is that I still own a Blackberry, because all I need is a phone, email and texting capability. That makes me a dinosaur in some circles.
Finally, I prefer Clint Eastwood movies to John Wayne. John Wayne movies are all the same. I use a "nom de plume" because it's allowed and because it really doesn't make any difference who I am. I grew up in Miles City and I maintain an interest. Apparently you feel it's OK too, when you're up for a little Marxist bomb-throwing.
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