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.
Well, we all hate Chicago Transit Authority, don't we? When did it become OK for wedding bands to get real, live, rock band careers? Who signed off on that? I know I wasn't consulted. Maybe it's not Chicago's fault. Maybe they thought they were just going to play the Bernstein wedding at another Mediterranean-themed stripmall function room; four hours, twenty minute breaks each hour; chicken and shells for dinner. Perhaps their agent bollixed it up and sent them to a recording studio instead. Back before GPS, it could happen. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Besides, Blood Sweat and Tears was much, much worse, and sooner.
astrobiologist? What could this guy do for a living besides speculate and pontificate? As far as anybody knows, there's no biological in the astro. (I know, I know, billions and billions of stars with billions and billions of planets - there's got to be a pony Gaia in here someplace....)
if you will, how much education it would require to find yourself dumb
enough to be "anti-capitalist." It's like being anti-gravity."
I was bitch slapped with an epiphany the other day: I no longer have to worry about the U.S. becoming "dumbed down"... the problem now is simply dealing with all the dumb asses. At least I can now somewhat realize what happened to the media.