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.
A spanking is what was administered to the Dems on Tuesday, minus (or not) the fun sado-masochistic eroticism. (Don't ever try to tell me that you've never had kinky thoughts.) Pic is from Vintage Spanking.
It's not structurally a good deal when wealthy people spend huge amounts on charity, in any case.
The benefit of wealth is that the wealthy spend only a tiny percentage of their income on consumption. The rest is capital, and capital is what makes the ditch digger with power equipment earn more than the ditch digger with a shovel.
The wealthy get to decide where to invest, based on some chance of a return, and that's what grows the economy and raises the standard of living.
If instead they have delusions of charity, that charity comes out of capital, and almost certainly hurts more than it helps. If it helps at all!
Seems to me THIS is the year that shows we're a post-racial country. This is a headline that should be trumpeted.
Alabama and N Carolina have Republican legislatures. The era of the "blue dog democrat" is gone. Conservatives no longer have to hide b/c of the Republican involvement in eliminating slavery and pushing civil rights.
That's the story of this election. Eugene Robinson, Leonard Pitts, Al Sharpton...they've all been discredited.
San Francisco plans to ban Happy Meals toys. By what right? By what authority? A Happy Meals toy is an expression of speech, as surely as burning a flag or advertising on a car. It is commercial speech, subject to a few laws about truthfulness, but it is still speech and therefore protected.
If McDonald's restaurants in SF were to shut down for three days, it might please the board but it will anger many residents. Who might then vote for reasonable humans and not this crowd. I'd make this a litmus test: if you voted for this ban, I will never vote for you.
Three days? They should make a statement, shut down, lay off all their San Fran employees, and never come back. So should every other decent business. You can not have a conscience and still do business in or with San Fran. I would sooner do business with the Taliban.
BOYCOTTT SAN FRANCISCO
Geoff, me boy, settle down.
MacDonalds ain't goin' to close and what do yall have against fruits, anyhoo?