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.
No, this was not our local Ducks Unlimited banquet. We posted the invitations for this little cocktail party, but (fortunately) not too many guys showed up for the little shindig Theo and I hosted on Saturday night. Right Wing Prof would never attend such a thing, and I know Sippican's wife wouldn't let him come, nor would Tigerhawk's or Gwynnie's - but I was sure Vanderleun would show. He didn't. It was good wholesome fun, but a bit exhausting due to the guy-to-gal ratio. Yes, that is me in the center front, the Yankee Doodle Dandy, reluctantly yielding to dissolute feminine charms:
You're strange, BD. The picture that you, I assume, took down of NJ's. And then you put this one up. I guess the other conflicted with Sunday? Oh wait... it was taken down another time as well, I forgot. Ah well, it was a hot picture... very, very hot, compared to this one. But still, have the strength of your convictions man, one way or the other.
Which? The above or the one that was removed? The above is mockery of true intimacy. Mindless bacchanal debauchery, pleasing in its way of course... versus the picture removed which was of single pointed soul auguring lust for a single individual other. I happen to prefer the latter.
As for 'celestial vigins'... the fanatics among that religion could care less about such... being much more interested in killing anything of beauty in this world. Giving never a thought to the adage of 'heaven on earth'. A thought neglected or dismissed by many, alas.