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.
I always had thought that we were living in an inter-glacial. Technically, no. Ice on the poles signifies a glacial period, and we are just fortunate enough to experience a minor retreat of the fluctuating glacier over the past ten thousand years. When the next glacial advance begins is a matter of debate, but it will turn New England back into a polar environment, buried under a mile of ice, when it decides to return. With dire results for our property values.
And now it turns out that greenhouse gasses may not protect us from that fate. Carbon dioxide may cause global cooling. Oh, man - not yet another reason for the enviro-anarchists to return us to the stone age.
Nice piece on global cooling. Fuzzy wuzzy reindeer having to lie on the hard ground...awww! Look on the bright side: if we have another ice age and people have to retreat into caves, the few left may have the genes to produce more art of the calibre of Lascaux! So much better than the current modern drek we call art today! Freeze almost everybody if somebody gets a good painting out of it!
I remember Bird Dog once coming to the defence of the robber barons, saying "But we need patrons of the arts..." or some such. So evil things are not so bad if they promote art.