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.
The gun-control activists drew the wrong lesson from Newtown as they drew the wrong lessons from WW2 and September 11. The lesson is not that weapons are bad, the lesson is that people in the grip of evil ideas are capable of unimaginable horrors regardless of the tools at their disposal. A single man can kill a classroom full of children with a gun and a few men can kill thousands with a few box cutters. It isn’t the tool that matters. It’s the man.
That example is extreme but whose city hasn't been wrecked by totalitarian urban planners? The only reason their blight isn't more widespread is people who appreciate beauty and decent habitability resist their constant barrage of "ideas".
I do Call me, maybe, an injustice by calling it puff. its really a fantastic song, and there are articles that analyze its structure and explain why it is a nearly perfect creation.
its a funny song about a love never meant to be, told through the eyes of a girl who wishes otherwise. but that helps prove my point. jepsen struck the main nerve, its the girls in the article who are out of touch. hell, I hear that song and I feel 30 years younger.