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.
If nothing else, watching the Democrats sacrifice so much on behalf of
this monstrosity is fascinating, appalling—and dramatic. Common sense
suggests that they shouldn’t do it. The basic laws of political physics
say they can’t do it. And yet on they march.
If we know one thing it is that the dems are self-serving politicians. With that in mind, I need to know what benefit they will derive from making obamacare law? Besides the power that will accrue to the dem party, there has to be something worth a lot of money and power, personally, for them to do this. Do they get a powerful, well paid job when they are voted out of office? Are they assured there is no way they will be voted out? What is it.
for the War on Humanity file (copied section off google news just now):
France to ban 'psychological violence' in marriage
AFP - ?35 minutes ago?
PARIS - France is to pass a law banning "psychological violence within the couple" and study the idea of tagging violent partners to prevent them stalking their victims, the government said Wednesday.
Video: Schools to tackle domestic violence ITN NEWS
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Who will ever get married, if both the couple are now empowered to place his or her personality as legal, and any other as not so if he or she sez.
Amid our important issues, I raise this: please skip the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movie.
Sherlock Holmes is an iconic fictional character. I have been reading his stories for over 40 years and I return to them happily now and then. I have a ceremonial copy, given to my father 70 years ago, and a day-to-day copy.
The Holmes presented in the movie is an interesting character. But he is not Sherlock Holmes of Conan Doyle's Baker Street. Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes was a man of controlled appetites (even his drug addiction) and used violence only when necessary to protect himself or others. He would not have been found naked, chained to a bed. He was a boxer, single-stick fighter and swordsman, but only in sport.
This film might have gotten my interest using a different character. The violence it does to Conan Doyle's canon is brutal.