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.
In Thomas Arnold’s day, the object was to punish bullies, and teach their victims to stand up to them. Now a defensive and enfeebled educational establishment lets the bullies get on with it, and Dalton McGuinty’s ministry has decided everyone else should be taught how to be victims — or, at any rate, members of approved victimological identity groups. Gays? Sure. Muslims? You betcha. Gay Muslims? We’ll cross that Rainbow Bridge when we get to it. For the moment, let’s stay focused: Bullying is merely the sharp end of “heterosexism,” as the Ontario “Human Rights” Commission calls it. Chief Commissar Hall defines heterosexism as “the assumption that heterosexuality is superior and preferable,” which will come as news to anyone who’s had sex with me.
I once told a friend of mine that Michael Bloomberg had the potential to be the one man who could not only change the way our politics is played, but actively destroy the American way of life.
I was joking at the time.
Canadian Supreme Court Kills Last Hope for Free Speech
It was only a matter of time - while the HRC had it's hand slapped a while back, it was clear at the time that they were not going to give up. Ultimately they won. And Canada has been lost to political correctness.
From the article:
"Canadian Supreme Court Kills Last Hope for Free Speech"
I linked to another article about minorities and national parks? Oh my goodness, I had no idea that stupid ran so deep in our society. That is such a crazy line!
In Thomas Arnold’s day, the object was to punish bullies, and teach their victims to stand up to them.
Brigadier-general Sir Harry Paget Flashman, VC, KCB, KCIE, etc., was expelled from Thomas Arnold's Rugby School for drunkenness and bullying. clearly, both character traits convey immense evolutionary advantages.
I can't get over a couple who "live on two coasts and employ four nannies" for their one 4-year old boy. Why on earth did they have a kid? So four other people could raise their child? I understand having a nanny, more power to you, but FOUR nannies? I'll never be able to watch Project Runway again without thinking about the producer. Yikes.
Kyle MacLachlan, the husband of the woman with the kid and four nannies, is AGENT COOPER!
Really now, isn't the problem here that these wealthy women (and they are all women) are actually afraid to give directions to their employees? Their EMPLOYEES, for heavens sake! If you can't give orders to a nanny and have to hire an intermediary to help you do that, can you really expect to run a big corporation with tens of thousands of employees?
“I’ve never really managed people,” Ms. Van Der Beek said. “This is all new to me. I need to get better at this.” You're damned right you need to get better at it, VDB. The lowliest (un)paid mother raising her own kid without hired help has better life skills in managing than you do. What a worthless human being.