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.
It was supposed to be all about the end of politics as usual. But while
President Barack Obama has been happy to bring about change while abroad by
doing all he can to diminish the superpower status of the United States, at home
it's been the same old, writes Toby Harnden
"2009 is also the first year of global governance, with the
establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The
climate conference in Copenhagen is another step towards the global
management of our planet."