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.
I'll put Illinois up against anyone.They aren't just months and hundreds of millions behind on payments to schools, etc. they have been reneging on some promised payments for the last few years-it just doesn't get reported. The last governor is under indictment (he might actually get off because the climate in the state is so corrupt he actually has a feasible argument that what he was doing was acceptable), the one before him is in prison. Yet the no-bid contracts to supporters and sweetheart deals to cronies continue.
Two years ago the voters of WA state approved a referendum requiring 2/3 vote to increase taxes. Last week the governor/thief Gregoire decided nope that just would not do and forced a bill through the legislature to set aside the referendum vote.
Read it here. You want to know what you quiet, pacifist, conservative types are up against?