Stophate is former conservative newspaper assistant editor and columnist. Now a regular, happily married, family man and US Army Combat Vet that no longer takes his Republican dog biscuit. I grew up and became proud Liberal Democrat. I am a sworn enemy of racists, bigots, homphobes and liars which there seems to be no shortage of in the current conservative blogoshpere. Conservative now means conserving all the power for the rich and corporations.