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.
Nervy pilot: Air Force One drops to 2900 feet to view hurricane damage, here.
And from around the world (from Opie, back from Alaska):
Where is the compassion?
I have searched high and low but perhaps I haven't read enough newspapers. Can anyone tell Maggie's Farm what the world is saying about America's present tragedy? I remember France among others telling us how we did not give enough aid when the tsunami hit Asia, but where are they now? I suppose the world feels Americans can take care of themselves. And we can, but wouldn't it be nice to have a little compassion for those folks who have lost everything including their lives.
Eureka! Der Spiegel has the outlook:"When a tsunami hit South Asia in December, the world mobilized to help and aid poured in. Now that parts of America are underwater, the US is handling the relief work virtually alone. What is going on? By Jody K. Biehl in Berlin more...