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.
One last weekend of skiing for me, but already planning for summer. My group just leased our usual 345 Conquest for July and August, which we keep docked in Rhode Island. Thinking about beaches (that's a Theo beach gal) and fishing and clams, and hoping we get a break from this global cooling.
And the initial stab at "smart diplomacy" with Russia is equally embarassing. Hello. They are pursuing their own interests. For how long will the MSM give Obama "A"s just for showing up? Or what's the plan, bend over for Russia and smack the Brits? Jules
We had a banking crisis coming into this regime, but now every area is in crisis. Each day is worse than the previous one for this miserable economy and while Obama's champions cite the stimulus plan, it's really just a hodgepodge of old Democratic pork and will not create nearly as many manufacturing or service jobs as we hoped. China's stimulus plan is the model; ours is the parody.
Instead of The One I've been using HHC (His Hopeful Changeness) but it isn't catching on.
Freedom of speech and all, but I ask people to lose the term "Mudboy". The users may or may not mean it racially -- I'm sorry to say I think they may -- but it's too easy to turn it into a racial attack even if it isn't meant so. We don't need no stinking racism -- HHC is so vulnerable on so many other levels.
Race card is a non-starter now - too many jobs and too much $$$$ lost. With stakes that high, all of the old smokescreens and red herrings will go by the wayside as we get down to the nitty gritty. When so many have lost their jobs, and wealth, charges of racism will, if you will pardon the expression, pale by comparison. Race card was ok as long as we had the illusion of wealth and a normal economic recovery but no more. All the old rules are being re-written as we speak, all bets are off. We have truly entered a new era.
Are you kidding? The race card will live on until the end of time. If race relations improve, the Left has nothing to sell; therefore, they must never improve. A black man with his own business, the keys to a Mercedes, and a condo on each coast is the Left's worse nightmare.