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.
"I was in my own little world,"' the young corporal said. '"I wasn't even aware of a lot of the rounds impacting near my position, because I was concentrating so hard on making sure my rounds were on target."'
Mama Government treats citizens like small children. Hawkins
The anointed, entitled, privileged, socialite, princess doesn't vote. She cares deeply about public service, don't cha know. As Glenn Beck would say I'm going to duct tape my head. Better yet I think I'll stick my hand in a live receptacle.
Had a couple come to visit in the high country once summer. She was an emergency room nurse--very calm, very stable. Big fast car from CA came careening up behind us on a narrow mountain road. It was warm,dry, and clear out. Car overtook and screamed on its way. A few minutes later we came around a bend and a vehicle had just gone over into the ditch. A little old lady was returning home from the VA meeting, when the same CA yahoo passed her and she swerved. Our first and immediate thoughts were to get her out of the vehicle, but my friend the nurse kept insisting that we not move her. The car was on it's side (not a complete flop over), but she was in pain--not screaming in pain. My friend gave her a couple of tylenol and made everybody leave her untouched. We put blankets on her and waited, and waited, and waited. Someone had to drive into town to make the phone call to the ERS, and then the ERS had to get out to the site: all in all about 2 hrs 30 minutes before the ambulance got to the site. Good thing my friend was there--her medical instincts were acute--the gal had a fractured spine and broken hip. Never would've known it from the fact that she stayed calm and lucid, and "tried not to complain". Always remembered that lesson: if you can't see the blood--you don't know what's going on--don't move em! If you are afraid of fire start throwing dirt, or spraying with a fire canister--you do carry one in your vehicle don't you?