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.
Cuba and Venezuela: the best examples of why socialism and communism don't work. How can political systems be successful when egocentric megalomaniacs are in charge? They can't. See the new census and the destruction in Cuba from Wilma. And we thought New Orleans was bad.
Downtown Caracas. A crumbling district, under dirt, garbage and lack of elemental maintenance, to the vociferous complaints of Chavez himself. Not to mention that street vendors occupy now all the main streets of downtown where tourists cannot go anymore. It smells now permanently of urine, even during the rainy season. From Venezuela News And ViewsVenezuela News And Views
Next time you hear Chavez saying that Cuba evacuates everyone before a storm, show him this (11/1)