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.
When considering Seattle's most recent push toward insanity,the author missed one important point and I believe it is more important than the "brown bag" item. The fact that you can no longer call someone a "citizen" in Seattle--WOW! There is the snake in the grass!!! In other words if you are an illegal Mexican it will be a painful reminder to you if someone calls you a "citizen", when in fact you are only a "resident". THEREFORE NO ONE GETS TO BE CALLED A CITIZEN--not even those of us who fight, die, pay taxes, work, volunteer, etc., etc., MOST IMPORTANTLY if you are a citizen of the US your status holds no more importance than if you are only squatting here!
[i]12 years without sex[/] Yeah, me too. Then, right after my 12th birthday, I said to myself, "Self, you're missing out on something." I then spent the next 50 years catching up. Slacked off after that.
MBW: Maybe, of known images. (YMMV) How many more beautiful women were never painted or sculpted? Wanna take a guess?
TIME: Don't have kids. Then, golly gee, who's going to buy TIME magazines down the line? Not this Jose!
Private capital should invest in something that Benghazi Barry plans to regulate any and all profit out of.
Infrastructure: Talkin' 'bout buildin' trans-continental railroads, and corruption, "Hell On Wheels" is about to start Season 3.
Economic Forecasts: "In fact, neither story is really plausible. No president or Congress will find buying up all outstanding debt more attractive than cutting taxes or spending money on something people want. And no president or Congress is going to sit idly by while the country's budget spirals out of control."
I do believe we have a president doing the latter; and as for cutting spending...
Final Question: There will be a new one (or more) tomorrow.
Given the lack of ice sheets covering the US, clearly global warming has and likely is still occurring. The Warmers just can't believe natural processes are causing it. Still, they have yet to find fossilized SUVs and industrial plants. And, not least, the Gang of Z is on hiatus.
It is a topic that has been extensively covered in the blogosphere.
I understand the drag unpaid student loans are to the economy but should that make the taxpayer responsible for picking up the tab? The taxpayers didn't pick up the tab for my college education and I resent the notion of having to do that for a young adult that likely should not have been there in the first place.
The flip side of the student loan industry recently came to my attention. Turns out there are instances where deserving students can't get the loans needed to attend college. I had been under the impression that if you wanted to go to college you could borrow the money to do so. IOW everybody qualified for loans. Such is not the case.
I haven't seen one convincing argument that the student loan glut is dragging down the economy. Like you said, a gob lot of those people should never have gone to college anyway, and if they hadn't gone to college and borrowed all that money, they would be having the same effect on the economy they're having now, i.e. little to none. It's not like all those unpaid student loans are soaking up capital; thanks to $$Ben the U.S. is awash in capital.
12 years of chastity, a slender reed against the wind of eternal adolescence we're moving to. Though the article Althouse links to should be sent to all daughters, with the note, "you don't find princes kissing toads".
The joys of childlessness, what happens when they find out new polyglot ruling class isn't interesting in the party line?
Infrastructure does too increase growth, mainly of the favored wallets and votes. Everybody wants a new four lane, sewer plant, gas line etc that someone else pays for. Every one running for office wants to promise jobs. So, lets see how this plays in the 2014/2016 elections.
Because if she was married, we'd understand why she wasn't having sex. It is no-sex by choice for a young single woman that is new. More importantly that she didn't do it for religious or other common reasons, she did it as a choice for quality over quantity.
Why would anyone care if she went 12 years or 12 seconds without sex? She could have just as easily gone without writing about it. To what end? bragging? Complaining? better then thou? Who cares and why would or should anyone care? I am at a loss. I myself have gone 52 years without voting for a Liberal. Now that is something to be proud of.