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.
re blog stats: I am wondering if one reason for the 360 second stay at Maggie's is because when a reader hits a link here, it opens a new page? ie If I hit a link from Maggie's and read it, I am still 'visiting' MF because the page has not closed.
BD, at most sites I visit, the site page closes out when you hit a link. You have to navigate back to the site originating the link via the back button or the history link. There are a couple others that I visit that work like MF but they are in the minority. Disclaimer: This is not a criticism of MF, it is just an observation.
Oh, come on, Leag ... I really don't like Obama either, but as far as swimming is concerned, he was raised, for part of his youth, in Hawaii, where pretty much all the locals know how to swim and do so. There are lots more reasonable and legitimate reasons to criticize him. Let's not complain about his swimming prowess. I'd rather criticize his ability to think on his feet. Without a teleprompter.
Well, he may have been joking. Or not. We need clear thinking just now and not propagandizing from the other extreme. We'll find a middle, as distasteful as it may be to some, or die, when some will hold their cross high as they sink into the fire.
You see Ms. M, when we think Major Leag here is speaking literally, he's really speaking figuratively and when we think he's being figurative, he means literal. All a big misunderstanding on our part. Kind of like the other day when he called me "sweetheart"...isn't that right, sugar cakes?
Off topic? Why the topic is you, big boy. Now don't go acting all bashful like, like you aren't looking for attention (hence the "salute" Freudian reference). As for your terms of endearment, you don't have to call me darlin, darlin...you never even call me by my name ("Buddy"?...pshaw...)