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.
Nice to meet you, Ms Kohn. It is a shame that anyone has to be told that we aren't baby-devouring monsters. But I guess some of "the enlightened" really aren't as enlightened as they claimed to be.
Has any conservative who works with Bill Maher, Alec Baldwin or Keith Olbemann said that about them? All I hear about them from any angle says that they are both raging jerks to the people around them, who are mostly liberals, I assume.
I know there are jerks and scumbags in any group. I would bet my next paycheck on the fact that conservatives are nicer, more caring and tolerant people than liberals when looking at both as groups.
Ice this morning. Nothing to worry about walking or driving on but thick on the car - a real pain to scrape away.
Re: people thinking the government is giving them something when they get a tax return... Half the population is below mean intelligence and no amount of splainin' nor edumacating is gonna change that.
But a good portion of those thinking they are getting something free from the government with their tax refund matriculated at our most famous universities.
Even the construct that we pay taxes on April 15 demonstrates this. As anyone who doesn't earn their income by wage knows, you pay at the most quarterly. Wage earners pay each pay period. April 15 is the deadline to file your paperwork for the preceding year after which you either make up the deficit or receive a refund on overpayments.
The latter was amply demonstrated by the kerfuffle when Matt Drudge announce his first Obamacare "tax" payment a few weeks ago.
Actually, there are people getting back free money from the government. It is called the Earned Income Tax Credit. You can get oodles of cash from the government if you fit a certain category of low income...and it most definitely is NOT money you already paid into the system.
Way back in the early 1990s, this kid (25 or so) who worked for me made a profound observation, "The Baby Boomers grew up to make everything they did illegal for their kids to do." The hypocritical bastards. Or I guess the new term is Progressive Puritans.
We should end tenure. It makes no logical sense and is contrary to the public good. Just about everything is wrong with the way we manage the public schools. Make one simple change and it would change everything for the better. That change: All decisions would be made with the chidren and their education in mind. Not the teachers, not the unions, not the politicians, not the race pimps, not the illegal alien adovcates, not the LGBT community, but the children's education, period.