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.
For those of you without a TV, YouTube is doing a constant streamcast of the convention here.
It's been on for an hour or so and it appears to mostly be short speeches by various local dignitaries and the occasional live band. The real action begins tonight at 7. Two schedules to check are here and here.
I suppose the highlight of the evening will be Governor Chris Christie's speech at 10. After all the feisty videos we've seen of him at some small-town function, it'll be interesting to see him in a 'formal' setting. I imagine he'll try to keep his natural boisterousness toned down, but his charismatic personality will still shine through.
I also look forward to seeing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. He was my original choice for the VP slot when the primaries got under way.
Well, in all fairness, they all have their weak spots. Remember Bush and 'Shamnesty'? Four years ago, during the Vice-presidential debates, Sarah Palin came out believing in man-made global warming (since revised). 'Maverick' John McCain joined the Left in their anti-torture brigade during the Iraq War. And then we have Romney and RomneyCare. No such thing as a perfect candidate, just 'less bad'.
Doc. Please. Go read http://barnhardt.biz/. And by the way, I had advised you as one who has lived thru Katrina, Betsy, Camille and others to wait it out before panicking. Well, never before has a tropical storm/hurrican't confused experts so well. Now it seems that as one who lives across the lake from New Orleans, the storm surge is the biggie on this one, living far inland, we might have flooding here. NO is protected, but the water has to go somewhere!