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.
Yes BD, I'm sure she's right. Neither would I. Now. But in the days when sanity prevailed, and the free market was still relatively free, she would have. We did. And if we can bring at least a degree of sanity back into Congress and the Government in general, in 2010, and maybe in 2012, and keep them from sliding their grimy paws into the private business of Americans, perhaps the Market will become at least freer again.
I pray every day for that.
Meanwhile, if I lived Up North, I'd be investing in Lobster futures. It'll be quite a long time before the Gulf of Mexico is clean again.