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.
Our thoughts are now actions. There literally is nothing the federal government cannot regulate provided there is even a hypothetical connection to the economy, even if the connection at most is in the future.
Our thoughts are now actions. Whoops, I already said that. I just can't get over it. The following sentence has now become a justification for regulating decision-making even where the decision is just to do nothing:
The Congress shall have power.... To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;
I think I'm going to be ill. Which of course, is now subject to regulations to be promulgated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Any serious conversation about American decline must start with the fact that too many of our countrymen have lost the plot about how the United States became the beacon of the free world, the world's largest economy, and the lone superpower.
Personally, I think it's wonderful that Obama's son (from his first marriage) has gotten into music. Lookswise, I think the young lad really takes after his old man.
Music-wise, though, I'm afraid I have to be a little critical. I managed to make it through at least a full minute, and never once heard the words "fuck" or "nigger", which obviously disqualifies it as a 'rap' song. It's simply another example of the way kids today have no respect for tradition.
Otherwise, Bird Dog, I think you're on the right path to regaining the centrism this site once had. Four articles by neocons, one pro-Obama rap song. That's the ticket.