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.
Alinsky, Cloward-Piven, the whole of the Community Organizing movement, in which flak catchers are mau-maued — these are all intellectual blue prints for bringing about the desired social upheaval that is to lead to the fall of the capitalist system as we know it, to be replaced (in theory) by the democratic socialism Obama and his left-wing academic cohert desire. Even as this very same cohort knows that liberal fascism and corporatism — a centralized command and control economy run by government in partnership with those big businesses they hold regulatory control over — is the real end point, one in which a new class system is drawn up, with the masses returned to their place as masses, and the government class taking exclusive control over wealth and power, creating a permanent relationship between citizen and government wherein the citizen is dependent exclusively upon the government for survival.
The guy can't spell his way out of a wet paper bag, but I think he is right
Frankly, as somebody who is healthy as can be reasonably expected given my age, various afflictions and could be considered "generously svelte" (a Teddy Roosevelt svelte as BD once said), I find this whole "obesity epidemic" to be another assault on freedom of choice by nameless bureaucrats who have nothing better to do than tell American citizens how they should live.
Electricians? Back when I was on the NE Amateur BASS trail, I was invited to take part in the Ranger Boats display at the Boston Boat Show in the new convention center. The Ranger rep, myself and a couple of BASS Pros all met up to set up the display and we ran extension cords from the outlet that was assigned to our booth for lights and display videos. Well, we got into trouble with the union electricians not because we ran the extension cords, but because we plugged them in to the outlet. They required two electricians to plug in three extension cords at $250/per in the morning and two electricians at $250/per to unplug them when the show closed in the evening. Show ran for seven days so do the math.