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.
What rescue? The ship is not in distress. All that money and carbon was spent because the passengers were bored and didn't want to abide by the timetable of a low-carbon emissions world.
I once found myself stranded in merge point median on the way to LAX when the cab broke down. There was physical danger as declared by the CHP. And I was at risk of missing my flight. But when another cab was called to pick us and our luggage up to continue on our scheduled journey, we did not consider ourselves "rescued". The "crew", i.e., driver, remained with the stricken car.
So you are saying we can't trust any of the low-life scum in Washington? We already knew that. The solution isn't Republican or Democrat but returning the federal government to its very limited powers and holding it there.
I believe a strict reading of the constitution would show most of what the federal government does to be unconstitutional. I think that they could ban light bulbs for all federal agencies and properties and nothing else. Banning of individual use of light bulbs remains a right granted to the states and the people.
"Setting cars on fire to celebrate the New Year is a tradition among the Muslims imported for their votes and bred in suburban ghettos..." Well no burning cars in the U.S. that I know of but illegal immigrants do kill about 3000 people here every year and the other crimes they commit are to numerous to list.
Men are not women, and women who are women want them to be men. Feminists don't; they seem to want us to go away. That's why I won't.
Never heard of Bob Grant. Never lived near NYC.
NYC mayor: Another reason not to live in or near NYC.
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Prof: The cognitive dissonance is strong in this one.
Climate Change: There is nothing it can't do! Or undo! Or do over! Or overdo!
Paris: Burning cars is the traditional way Muslims celebrate Christmas.
Bad luck: You Only Die Twice, unless there's a photo to reuse.
The snow was snow light and the wind so vigorous early this morning that when the TV weather person said the storm pretty much over and out to sea (well, for us here in NJ, perhaps not for you MA types) I figured all that snow blowing through the air must be from trees and roofs.
So I bundled up and went out and fired up the snow thrower. An hour later the snow was still bombing down and I had a sheared shear pin. Back inside I went. Same TV weather person was telling me that I was in the "last compressing band of heavy snow" that would be over in another hour or so. Thanks.
Shear pin replaced, drive and walkway cleared. Thrower back in the shed. Me, I'm nearly frozen. It is pretty thought.
De Blasio could be as every other politician: long on talk, short on action. In 2019, should I live so long, I will look back at de Blasio’s term to judge how closely his rhetoric matched his actions.
What we learn from history is that people learn very well from history, but not the lessons we’d like them to learn.
From the history of Germany, we’d like politicians to learn the folly of the ideological state without limits. Yet the Big Lie and other propaganda techniques served Goebbels and Hitler well, for a while. Modern politicians like the means, think they can avoid the ends.
From Stalin, Castro, Mao, Chavez, et. al., we’d like people to learn the limits of ideological economics and the power of the state. Instead politicians learn that Stalin died an old man in his dacha, not hung from a meat hook like Mussolini and that Mao is the well-regarded founder of a rich and prosperous China. Che is the beloved icon of millions of well-educated Americans.
I’m sure de Blasio has learned his lessons and believes he can surpass those whom he admires. And he was freely chosen by our nation’s best and brightest and richest.
I, for one, wish him success. I hope he and his supporters get everything they want ten times over. Good luck to him. And to them.