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.
A liberals lament on Obamacare costs: "Maybe from some social justice perspective it's perfectly fair and reasonable to load all the costs of health reform onto people like me."
I will no longer call this Obamacare. From now on it's KarlMarx care. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." Welfare will become Karl Marx fare. Food stamps can be relabeled Karl Marx stamps. We can keep growing the "need" part of the equation until we totally overwhelm the "ability" side and then the welfare bums will riot and purge the productive and intelligent so we can all enjoy the gloriousness that is Socialism.
The power of photoshop, would also explain why political campaigns are run the way they are.
Heroin in the hills, yep crack down on oxycodone and another drug takes its place. The blissful calm of opiates is one way of coping with a world gone wrong.
BTW, wonder when the antigun crowd will wake up and realize stop and frisk gets guns off the street. Believe the answer is that the need to make nice with other factions of the progressive movement is more important.
I have little patience for those who refuse to see that it is probably the Clintons have a big stake in the poppy traffic. The liberal/unions/femnazi/corporation quadrumvirate in Seattle surely does. Thus the demand for open borders; the confusion over policy in Afghanistan; the desire to please in Libya; the immediate personal relationships with Viet Nam (after presidency), her SofS
"success" in dealing with Putin, etc., etc.,etc. Let's not forget that bogus non-profit they've got running out of Arkansas -give cows to villagers in Africa and S. America--yeah sure you betcha!
"There were only three things standing in his way: he didn’t have a crew, he didn’t have an airplane, and oh, yeah, he still wasn’t a qualified pilot.
He solved the first problem by gravitating to every misfit and ne’er-do-well in the 43rd Air Group. As another pilot, Walt Krell, recalled, “He recruited a crew of renegades and screwoffs. They were the worst — men nobody else wanted. But they gravitated toward one another and made a hell of a team.”
The plane came later. An old, beat-up B-17, serial number 41-2666, that had seen better days was flown into their field to be scavenged for spare parts. Captain Zeamer had other ideas. He and his crew decided to rebuild the plane in their spare time since they weren’t going to get to fly any other way. Exactly how they managed to accomplish their task is the subject of some debate. Remember, there were so few spare parts available that their ‘plane’ was actually brought in originally to be a parts donor.
But rebuild it they did. Once it was in flying shape the base commander congratulated them and said he’d find a new crew to fly it. Not surprisingly, Zeamer and his crew took exception to this idea, and according Walt Krell the crew slept in their airplane, having loudly announced that the 50 caliber machine guns were kept loaded in case anyone came around to ‘borrow’ it. There was a severe shortage of planes, so the base commander ignored the mutiny and let the crew fly – but generally expected them to take on missions that no one else wanted.
The misfit crew thrived on it. They hung around the base operations center, volunteering for every mission no one else wanted. That earned them the nickname The Eager Beavers, and their patched up B-17 was called Old 666."
Ray Kelly was shouted down as part of the political carnival around getting Bill de Blasio elected. It would be interesting to know who is pulling the strings behind the scenes. Who organized the mind numbed robots? Who bought the rent a mob?