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.
There are house-style differences between the New Yorker, which still features its trademark cartoons, and Vanity Fair and Esquire, and Time and Newsweek, but they are all basically the same. The same essays repeating the same views for the same audience; all of them fighting for that small slice of urban yuppie audience which DVR's Mad Men, has Michael Chabon novels on the shelf that it hasn't read yet and is forty percent gay.
The real 1 percent is right there. That small elitist fragment of America which writes books for itself, makes TV shows for itself and writes outraged articles for itself about a tiny 1 percent elite that runs everything. It has its own books, its own TV shows, its own music, its own stores, its own stations, its own brands and now it has most of the magazines to itself. It's a claustrophobic village raising its own inner child with inane repetitions of its narrow-minded views.
While a heart attack with a mistress being more likely then a heart attack with the wife seems intuitive it may still be wrong. Probably if you have a heart attack at home in bed telling the doctors and firemen you were having sex may not be your highest priority and therefore is under-reported. However if you have a heart attack in a motel and the person calling 911 is your mistress it is kind of self reporting. So this might be nothing more then a popular myth.
It is worth noting that the single most dangerous thing you can do concerning heart attacks is sleep. Most heart attacks occur while you are in bed sound asleep.
That photo of Bristol Palin and her beautiful baby is gorgeous. I'm so grateful that she went ahead and had that child. It is proof that mixing races can produce wonderful, beautiful results. The child may look like an "Aryan" but it has 'Yupik Eskimo' blood through its grandfather, Todd Palin, and Caucasian heritage through its gorgeous grandmother Sarah Palin. Being an orchid hybridizer myself, I learned over twenty years of growing that you should never turn down an orchid cross that has at least one beautiful vigorous parent. You can get spectacular results, if you're patient.
I'm looking forward to seeing that lovely child in ten years or so.
Hmmm, at first I thought the reference was to the kid in the picture, Sarah Palin's grandchild, but then I read the comment posted at the linked site by reader Curtis, which was supposedly an "essay by a student," at which point I really did know who the Nazi was that you were referring to.