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.
2005 was a very bad year for democracy in Latin America. Hugo Chavez has managed to inspire and influence more than one nation to follow in his footsteps and I believe a lot of it has to do with bribes. He has a great deal of money and oil at his disposal and he is buying as many governments as he can. In Bolivia, Peru and Nicaragua, he has had success and he his Castro alliance is being felt in Argentina as well. Read more on the Latin American Annus Horrendus here:FrontPage magazine.com :: A Latin Crisis by Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu