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.
While I can agree with lots of MF views on the infantilization problem and the nanny state and creeping statism, I have a hard time with its recent recurring theme of diapers. Maybe works as a symbol for some, unless you happen to be among the folks who actually work in some of these neighborhoods where parents cannot afford diapers. or a washing machine. The most common requests we get are for diapers, food and cribs. Not for gvt support from birth to death, just stuff to keep their kids intact. Just sayin.
And I'm not saying it needs to be government that provides diapers, after all I work for a private charity, I'm just saying put yourself in the place of a family with none before you harp on the theme, as if it explains all and is not condescending in itself.
That's Rep. Rosa DeLauro --who can thank her lucky stars her party owns the MSM. Else her crony socialism re a Monsanto-paycheck husband whilst she sponsors S510, would be a bigger story than that DOE loan maker guy, the aptly-named Spinner, with the Solyndra corporate-officer wife.