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 was away last week searching for golden eggs in Las Vegas, my piece about the California Association of Scholars report on the left-leaning eggheads laid by the University of California was widely linked.
The biggest problem I encountered while engaged in public relations? The CEOs started believing our firm's PR about them without living up to the contracted steps necessary to attain and maintain that position. Eggs-in-the-face when the campaign failed because of Executive Ego.
The Devil's Excrement blog has a good article on Thugo Chavez's problems with cancer and eternal life: Chavez Ends Unofficial Visit to Venezuela. As the rumors are that he is going to Brazil for more treatment, after several days back in Venezuela, the title is spot-on.
The above article might be termed pandering from an egghead, as Miguel Octavio is a former physics professor turned bond analyst.
As Thugo has said "don't take me yet," he is not optimistic about his chances for remaining long on this earth.