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.
Democracy ensures that the people get the government they deserve. Since I believe the USA should look out for #1, Obama should encourage this trend in Argentina, or at least do nothing to stop it. They'll resent it if we try to hector them on good economic behavior anyway.
Dem campaign strategy --it's pretty clear what they will do --deploy 'ridicule' to trivialize, then to ultimately delegitimize the Romneys as human beings who have any right to have any ideas, on the basis of "Richie Rich" being a deviant sub-species, a genetic maladaption which really 'shouldn't even be' --and has no future. Humor will attempted, and it will be heavy and destructive of humor itself.
This is the strategy that makes answering Romney's charges unnecessary. For, "who is he, to make charges against us? He has no idea what life is like!"
the spell-breaker will have to be, 'forget the men, look at the policy'. Not exactly a strikingly red battle flag to march under. Optics and their straight shot into the limbic brain, bypassing the intellect.
Mark Rubio is a nice, intelligent, conservative politician, but his commitment to making illegals citizens turns me off. We are in deep trouble, our own citizens our out of work, how in any rational mind is importing uneducated non-English speaking citizens a good thing for America??? What we should be doing is finding and deporting illegals so their jobs would open up for citizens. I simply do not agree with this passion some people have for importing more uneducated welfare recipients when we already have too many. Deport them require welfare recipients to work.
I come from a small town. There were 27 in my eighth grade class. From 7th grade through the end of high school, I looked with scorn upon the "hick town" I lived in.
As an adult, I came to realize that it was a rather interesting little place, which packed a lot of different kinds of people into a very small area.
There were a lot of idiosyncrasies about the town. There were some interesting stories and histories about many of the buildings in town. Not to mention growing up surrounded by meadow, swamp and forest gave one a lifelong appreciation for the great outdoors
The next Venezuela? Argentina to nationalize oil company
Yes, the previously nationalized YPF was such a great company. NOT. I recall a fellow employee, a German who had spent his life in South American and who had worked all over the continent, making a comment about a YPF geologist.
He said that this particular YPF geologist wouldn't rise in the company hierarchy, for two reasons. First he was too nice a guy. Second, he was too good a geologist.
That about says it for YPF the government owned entity.
Mill Valley, California, that was my home! Lived there almost 20 years, owned a cute home, raised my boys there, got involved in city politics. One great little town; I knew it was the place for me when I first laid eyes on it. Wonderful weather, interesting people, great trees.
Only left to move to San Luis Obispo, another great California town, only without the redwoods and more difficult access to San Francisco.
Been to a few of the other great towns mentioned - swimming at Laguna Beach, had family in Durango and in Taos.
This country is so blessed with wonderfully pleasant places to live. Be thankful.