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.
--You're more'n welcome, BD --but the thanks go to you and Maggie for exposing my exposure --why, i feel like a celibratry now --look out Annie Liebowitless and Richard Avedumb, the new Anvil Adams is at hand! Oh the phortune a good photographer can make once he get phamous --shutter the thought --
--well I always thought a blue moon was the second full moon in any given month. could be you're thinking of the first one beause the first has to be right at the very front end of the month or there is no chance of a blue moon. Another angle you might pursue is, a blue moon is rare but a regular moon is anything but. So the first full moon of the rare blue moon month is just an ordinary full moon. It takes one more full moon in the same month to make the blue moon. How could it be the first one? That would make no sense. What would the second one be then? No seriously, Leag, i think you could be President.
A president only has to know what all he doesn't know (which as anyone can readily see would give you an enormous competitive advantage). Then he must either ax the Vise President or else just pretend he already do know the answer. This is better usually as the vise president will put the squeeze on him if he starts to realize there miraculously can be a body dumber than his ownself.
So you could avoid that and just go ahead and take on like you already know the heck out of everything they is. Obama do this a lot --which is why you sometimes hear him called "Mr Prescient" or "The Prescient of the Untied States of America". Forks sample, when he met up with the Queen of England he ax her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give to me?" "Well," says the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people."
Obama frowns, then asks, "But how do I KNOW if the people around me are really intelligent?"
The Queen takes a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy, you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle." The Queen pushes a button on her intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?"
Tony Blair walks into the room and says, "Yes, my Queen?"
The Queen smiles and says, "Answer me this please, Tony ~ Your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister . . . Who is it?"
Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answers, "That would be me."
"Yes! Very good," says the Queen.
Obama goes back home to ask Joe Biden, his vice presidential choice the same question ~ ~ ~ "Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?"
"I'm not sure," says Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one." He goes to his advisors and asks every one, but none can give him an answer. Finally, he ends up in the men's room and recognizes Colin Powell's shoes in the next stall.
Biden asks Powell, "Colin, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?"
Colin Powell yells back, "That's easy ~ It's me!"
Biden smiles, and says, "Thanks!"
Then, he goes back to speak with Obama. "Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle. It is Colin Powell!"
Obama gets up, stomps over to Biden, and angrily yells into his face, "No!, you idiot! . . . It's Tony Blair