Kevin and I are the most unlikely pair of conversationalists. He came my way via Tim Blair’s blog, but unlike most stayed. We have very different views on very many things, but a shared liking of toast. Except that his state was not up for elections this year (I think that’s right), I am sure he would have voted Republican. We have resolved not to call each other nasty names, and have so far kept our bargain. See how the conversation is going here. My contribution today is more a post in its own right than a comment.
Later: Remembrance Day November 11
I don’t usually suggest how to comment, but in this case I ask my readers to confine themselves to positive presentations of their political and/or social standpoint. I welcome positive, and one hopes brief, accounts of what you regard as “Australian” in this area, as I think the early contributions here really point to significant differences between at least one strand of popular American thought and what most Australians see as “normal”. And try to stay polite!