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.
Canada's elections: We will know late tonight. It should be interesting to see whether Harper can eke out a majority govt. Strange that there is so little interest in the US MSM. Michelle has a summary, and of course Captain Ed is master of the ship. We ignore Canada, but should not. It seems that lots of Americans view Canadians as the stereotypic nice, irrelevant, harmless Lefty wackos, lacking in testosterone and cultural confidence, and oppressed by a corrupt Nanny State that won't leave them alone to work and achieve (very different from our view of the Aussies). And they do not seem to like us Americans too much, but they should. We do not match any unflattering stereotype they hold of us, either. We are all warm and cuddly, when we aren't busy hunting ducks and deer and fascists and terrorists, and rescuing civilization from barbarians.
US Govt borrowing: It is huge, claims Dem watchdog group. Regardless of their partisanship, there should have been a temporary war tax - on ice cream or something. Or imported beer. Or tea? But Bush Jr. didn't want to mess with taxes. It destroyed his Dad: remember "Read my hips"?