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.
Like Cap'n Tom, himself, I found this very confusing. He's promoting BPA-free bottles, so he's obviously a Greenie, yet he's injecting the evil carbon dioxide into both the glass and thus his body?? Tom is drinking poison??
And here's another confusing 'Tom Moment', as we call them here on the Farm. You know that animal rights group whose acronym starts with 'P'? A while back he was railing against them, but he spelled it "PITA". So, he's criticizing some outside group while referring to himself??
This could also have been titled "The 12 Basic SciFi novel/movie plots".
I do have an answer to the question though - we haven't found any because we haven't looked in the right place yet.
Homeland Security Advisor Accused of Leaking Docs
Ok, somebody got to put me some knowledge here. Why would you put a guy who praises Ayatollah Khomeini and Muslim Brotherhood leader Sayyid Qutb plus opposing the prosecution of Hamas fund raisers to be an advisor to President Obama on counter terrorism? Another case of Nadir Hasan perhaps? Don't piss off the Islamic guy?
Birmingham's bankrupcy has been coming for a while. It is mostly a function of building a massive new waste water and sewage system that was way more than needed and then to add fuel to that fire they got mixed up with Wall Street with 'sophisticated' debt schemes that ended up blowing up.
Yup... Gingrich is smart as a whip, greatly experienced, and not very likeable. Don't tell me we are going through the "my candidate must be perfect" thing again in 2012. I should hope we had learned our lesson with the present White House egotist-in-chief. When he is in a suckup mood, Obama can convince some moderately foolish people that he cares about them. Put him in a high stress situation, and his inner ugly comes out. Then he does stuff like waving in front of the face of the leader of another country [grade school popularity stunt] , making pejorative remarks about the prime minister of Israel when he is in reach of an open microphone, picking up tar balls with a bemused expression while squatting on the sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico ... and many other childish, amateurish actions, like taking credit for the SEAL raid which did in Osama bin Laden. As Chuck Pfarrer, a fellow SEAL, now retired, who is writing about the raid, said, "If the SEALs only meant to kill him, a box of hand grenades would have done the job." What Obama did, in actuality, was say to the SEAL team, in the words of an old joke, "let's you and him fight." That takes no skill at all on the President's part, yet Obama's Mainstream Media boosters are giving him all sorts of kudos, and he is striding around with his chest stuck out.
In so many ways, he shows that he's an amateur on the world stage, and as long as he is so poisonously self absorbed, he'll never learn anything new.