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.
We went off the rails sometime before 06, and lost the elections. We've just gotten nuttier since. Check out the comments at Hot Air sometime, if you want to see why we're going to lose the next election no matter how much damage the Democrats manage to do before then.
Sorry for the OT. BD, I received a note from Marianne Matthews this morning requesting my assistance in helping her to connect to MF. She hasn't been able to do so since last Thursday. So it seems as if Meta's guess last week that MM was suffering the same problem as Buddy was correct. MM connects using Comcast.net if that is of any help. But then, so do I, though in a different region of the country. MM gets the error message "Connection Interrupted Try Again." Any help would be appreciated... MM says she misses us all.
And by the way, I've been having issues with the graphics loading. Both at home and work. Sometimes they're all fine, sometimes there's a few and sometimes there's none. Plus the text formatting goes a little crazy at times, likely due to the graphics not showing I guess. This started about 2 days ago.
I think feeblemind meant "Left vs. Right" in the blogosphere would have been more appropos.
From what I read, the left is nasty and the right is still flailing around looking for something to sink their teeth into. We're on a tilt-a-whirl and will probably stay on it until a leader with some guts rises up.
I just keep hearing the playing field as being laid out as such: the democratic political machine (TOTUS on down to code pink) vs. either conservative radio or conservative blogs. The thing I think each time is Where are the Republican Politicians? Answer: cricket.
I don't think average folks can even grasp the concept of what is happening. Being polite about it is pointless.
Meta ... Maybe this Universal Health Care Rationing thing that the Dems are trying to shove through Congress will bring the reluctant fighters for conservative ideals back into the battle. As someone they plan to "ration" right out of Life, I'm worried, and angry and ready to fight. And being 'polite' to thieves stealing the rest of my time on earth is the last thing on my mind.
Marianne ... whose wonderful computer guy installed a new router for me to get my Maggiesfarm back. He's in my will. You better believe it.