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 must think you have some fancy intellectual blog for the elite and deep thinkers, etc., but let me tell you that you are just dreaming. The oppressed, victimized masses of America don't care about E.H. Gombrich or fly fishing or Iraq or chain saws or birds or the Constitution. They just want some free health care and some financial security and some retirement and gay marriage and free organic government food supplies and free gas and electric and cable, while you go on and on about freedom and the wonders of life and creation, in your biased and undemocratic and wacko Christian way. People like you are the problem with this country and the reason America is such a mess while your "evil Cuba" continues to be a wonderful place to live in from what I hear, and it's what we are trying to re-create here in Vermont. When we Dems take over from you Nazis we will tax your types into the stone age, and that will put an end to your enjoyment of "God's creation." You Maggie's Farmers are just a bunch of self-satisfied oil-intoxicated Jesus-loving war-mongering fast-living capitalist pigs.
Anonymous, in Burlington, VT
Ouch. You got me where it hurts. Give me a few minutes to re-think all of my beliefs and opinions. But, while I am doing so, why don't you get a job? You emailed me at 10:23 this morning...did you just wake up?
I knew there was a reason I read this blog. I am still laughing at the dialogue between bird dog and "who the hell cares what you think in Vermont". Why should he/she get a job when he/she lives in the great welfare state of Vermont., the state that gave us Howie 'can you hear me now' Dean. By the way, you can move to Cuba whenever you want because they let you in they just don't let you out.