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.
The president and his aides have reached a point of potential political peril, where the massive interventions they have made to deal with the recession and virtual collapse of Detroit -- to be followed soon by an attempt to overhaul the U.S. health system -- can be seen as the opening stages of a reordering of the American economy.
To deflate that impression, Mr. Obama's chief White House economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, was inNew York a few days ago to give a speech saying essentially: No, we aren't socialists.
Meta dear ... I can remember the second World War and the 'victory gardens' we all planted. We considered them patriotic and ate our veggies from them, grateful to have them, with all the other food rationing going on. I wonder what Mrs. Obama calls her garden ...
Yeah. I was kind of outraged for him when he made that comment about no women in science, etc., and everyone went wild. Now I wonder - maybe he sets himself up to be the dupe. His own worst enemy in other words.