We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Well cause Governement is run by jerks who couldn't get a job in the real world so they get elected to mess things up in the real world so real people can fix them until the next elected official gets in to mess them up. Am I making any sense? I hope not because i am practicing to be an elected official. lol
Just a "climate change" note here ... Houston had snow, real snow two days ago, just as New Orleans did. Our average first freeze date is Dec. 15, and I can't remember the last time it snowed here -- certainly not this early. If it's going to happen, it happens in January usually. Al Gore found out about this and is having a hissy, a real hissy, down in his basement, where he went to sulk after he lost his Presidential bid.
So don't worry folks. The sea isn't rising, the crops aren't burning up, the globe is cooling, not warming, and James Hansen should find another job and stop trying to fool the public.
AS my Mom used to say, "no matter how you slice it, it's still baloney."
Marianne, I know it snowed on Jan 12, 1982, because that's the day my contacts scratched my eyes so badly I had to go to the ER. (Which, in retrospect, was not a good use of medical resources, since it was just pain.)
Anyhow, I missed the first physics lab because I had pads over my eyes for two days. I had to be partners with Alan M, who had sprained his ankle the same day, which was fine, because through Alan, I met Bobby, his roommate, and dated him for several years and almost married him.
Class-factotum ... from bad things, good things can come. I comfort myself with the fact that the manmade global warmingists are looking sillier all the time, and more and more folks are beginning to notice. My butcher said yesterday, "there ain't no manmade global warming. That's a bunch of bull." And he ought to know about bulls and cows and little piggies.
I had 8 inches of snow on tax day, followed by record setting scorching temps one month later, in a part of the country where it’s supposed to be consistently drizzly and moderately cool the whole time. I took it as a cue to trim my leggy shrubs and get a few loads of compost.