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.
We're entering a slow time on the intertunnel between pre-Christmas and the New Year. Normal people don't want to have to think too much right now, and don't want to get bummed out with the daily depressing news.We will press on, however, but readers might anticipate a fair number of recycled posts next week. Many of our staff will be merrily skiing and wassailing in the frozen north, but we have "content" in the pipeline.
Tell me dear Santa--please tell me just one little thing. Tell me why,neither the Republicans (Conservatives) , nor the Democrats (Liberals)--why doesn't either side ADMIT that both sides participated in sending manufacturing jobs overseas. Why can't they both just stand up and tell the truth--they collaborated in the past in huge cock up. The Republicans wanted the increased profit margins acquired when sending jobs to third world countries. The Democrats wanted to feel good about "leveling the playing field for those poor unfortunate people still living in poverty around the world. Assuming of course and agreeing amongst themselves that the unions would get vast new populations of obedient workers--which the corporate owners would be allowed to share in the management of said masses. YUP both sides were eager to abandon the group of people known only as "middle class Americans". Both sides designed this horrible mess and they did it because both sides had a great deal of money and power to gain. The moment I hear someone address this collaboration directly and the moment I hear a party with a strategy that guarantees a return of stolen jobs to the grounds of the USA, that person and only that person will I consider coming close to being an honest person ready for leadership. THE TERRIBLE ASSUMPTION held by the people sending jobs overseas--the HORRIBLE UNREALITY was this: the middle class can no longer build a new country. They are handicapped beyond the natural ability to innovate. They have not been educated and when they go out to their garages to tinker and perhaps build something new--they are not working with anything resembles good minds. Thanks to the American public school system of the past 30 years.