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.
Say, Bird Dog, remember what I said in my 'hippies' article about "smelling bad"? From the comments of the Legal Insurrection post:
Just because they’re poorly dressed, smell bad, and eat really gross stuff, that doesn’t mean they’re homeless. They might just be hippies. - Cowboy Curtis
GREAT comment, Cowboy, great comment! - herm2416
And the right-wing propaganda machine rolls on.
That "eat gross stuff" was a new one, though. Apparently, we were also responsible for the tofu-loving, quiche-eating health craze that followed. That's right, folks! If you've got a problem in your life, just blame George Bush the hippies!
Well, now that you and the Prof have had your shadenfreudesque moment for the day, try this one on for size.
That's also from the comments, and, if I may say so, makes S.F. look pretty damn good in comparison.
Re: UAW partying
I don't for a minute believe the UAW guy who said he didn't know about any union members blowing dope in their parking log during their lunch break.
The same thing happened when I worked on the Space Shuttle Tank in New Orleans. Union members would go out to the parking lot (which is Federal land since it was being leased by the govt.) and smoke dope. Some would get caught and be fired. The union (same UAW) would get their job back by the next Monday.Keep in mind that at the time, possession of pot was a felony at the time. As a salaried employee, if I had been caught with a hot unopened beer in my trunk, I would be walked out of there never to return.
Granted, it was a long time ago, but I don't think this is anything new or unusual.
Arrest Obama for war crimes?? Sure! Why not? He certainly deserves to be arrested. Currently, however, he is the US President and he is allowed to travel the world unmolested. When his presidency ends, it will be a different story. Both George W. Bush and Henry Kissinger dare not enter the air spaces of numerous countries lest they find themselves incarcerated in a brig below. This President, the last one, and many of their toadies are all worthy of being indicted for war crimes.
Re: Turtle Soup Ingredients - Chicken Farts? Are those hard to find? What can you use as a substitute ingredient?
Also, the linked video showing a method for picking up a snapping turtle...my snapper loves it. He stays relaxed longer when I'm holding him. I was impressed by how calm the wild snappers were in the vid, so it should be no surprise that Fin is cool with it as he gets handled a lot. I sure hope I never have to eat him.
--wonder how the chicken farts would taste with some o that Grandad's Crap Boil that tom francis was talking about awhile back? i bet, pretty stout, if hungry enough, and matched with a nice room-temperature http://lil-abner.com/kickapoo.html Kickapoo Joy Juice