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.
One of the most wonderful things which will come with a Romney presidency is that Romney will finally, once again, separate Church and State. The president, finally, will just be a man. Not a perfect man. Not a prefigurement of Jesus. Not a prophet and not a savoir.
Just a man. A good man, and a smart man. But ultimately just a man.
A few things I'm looking forward to seeing when Romney is elected. We will get to hear and see what is going on in the rest of the world. We will find out where and when our military is deployed. We will find out WHAT our government is spending money on. There will be many more informative articles because the press will go on the attack. But at least we won't exist in this bubble of no information.
That Obama imagined he won his debate with Romney is no surprise; he's in his own head and no one has bothered to call him out. Throughout his education, from his Choom gang daily bake and lazy ways, to the Ivy League, he's been given a pass. Now, as president, he insulates himself in the comforting embrace of group think and the objectivity sapping, back slapping of yes men. He's too deep in comforting abstraction to feel the corrective sting of reality slapping his face.
What I am looking forward to if Romney is elected is the exposure of the many outright crimes and frauds that the Obama administration has committed in the news blackout. Every department in our government has been converted to service and subsidize favored groups and solid Democrat voting blocks. I am looking forward to some perp walks and some clawback of money illegally given to unions and other special interest groups. I am looking forward to the reversal of a landslide of anti-capitalist regulation designed to cripple the U.S. business community. What I would really like to see is Obama himself facing criminal charges for some of the many crimes he committed while in office.
102-Year-Old Woman Still Drives Her 82-Year-Old Car
Ah yes - the venerable "little old lady only drives to church on Sunday" kind of car.
My very first car was a 1932 Ford coupe that was, literally, driven by a little old lady from her home near Fort Sewall in Marblehead to Star of the Sea church (a distance of two miles) on Sunday for church and back home. I bought it for $50 from her son who didn't care much about cars. I sold it about a week after I bought it to a guy who wanted to build a classic hot rod. Had enough money (plus a little) to buy a 1969 Chevelle SS convertible with the 396 and four speed tranny. And thus began my love affair with American muscle cars.
Where's the real Scottish vitality link? My Scottish ancestors would have done something unmentionable to Todd Akin, first for being an insensitive jerk about women, then for being arrogant enough to stay in the race. And I'm pro-life, so just imagine how more liberal people feel about him....
You know, you just gave rise to a positively hair-tingling, spine-raising realization: If the entire Maggie's group of principals and commenters were to be drafted and called in to run the government, there is no question but that the small band of Mr & Ms Smiths gone to Washington free of strings attached and pulling no patronage caboose, upon finding themselves at the top of the three branches plus the exec agencies, would instinctively fall back on common sense and old-timey ideals which, so plain and humble would they be, would propel the nation into such a quietly joyful revolution of decency in governance, that goodness and virtue would blossom like unto a desert when the righteous cloudburst awakens long dormant seeds.