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'm not shopping for anything this weekend. I do not shop - crass materialism is against my religion although I confess enjoying getting stuff from other people. Are you shopping? If you are, here's The Techno-Holiday Shopping Guide (Pic above of American Shopping Eagle via Vanderleun from Kaching.)
"It's time for all students to experience excellence," said Naomi Daugherty, co-president of the Student Council this year. She said she once heard a substitute teacher say he could tell he was in an honors course because there were so few minorities in the room.
So, excellence is something you passively experience rather than something you attain through work and practice. Who knew?
"Front Page: Will ObamaCare Collapse?
From the number of waivers, it already has.
On the contrary, it's working. Obamacare has (as intended) become the stick and the carrot to force people into labour unions and government jobs.
After all, if you have a choice of Obamacare (meaning death panels, quotas on medication and procedures across the board, etc.) and full care but you have to be a union member to get it, for many the choice is union or death.
For many with that choice, they'll choice to sell their soul to the union.