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.
As if academia were a misogynistic, Muslim-style environment. These policy-makers are morons, panderers, idiots.
On some days, I feel that the world has gone mad and that we should put Thorazine into the drinking water along with fluoride. One such days, I think the government should require that the NY Rangers be 45% female, 5% mixed vegetable sexual orientation, and 11% black. Same for the Knicks. That would make for a circus, for sure.
So just where will Obama's team find the extra money ? Here is a new strategy--move into an independent state with a huge surplus of cash and start taking over the university town's police, and attorney's offices, not to mention putting your favorite women in the jobs abandoned by good men, i.e. Athletic Director, coach, etc. There are so many cars in Missoula with Seattle license plates on them it makes one wonder, but not for long--these cars are full of middle aged and younger plain Jane single women. One yells rape the other confronts the local government and files the paperwork. All paid for by the WA state democrats (unionistas). You can read more by searching Missoula +Team+Sexual etc. etc. Or you can start here:
I taught environmental engineering and science at the university/college level for 37 years. The field has become so politicized and so polically correct (i.e., corrupt) that I would advise new students to avoid it. Today, there are many environmental issues that I cannot evaluate because I can't winnow the lies from the truth. I despair for my younger former colleagues, some of whom don't realize they are swimming in a cesspool. I remember when we did science. They only know the present hell and do not know it for what it is.