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.
“Georgia voters deserve to know the same anti-freedom Michael Bloomberg who tells us what to drink, what to eat and how to protect ourselves is spending millions of dollars to elect candidates across the country that will enact the Obama Bloomberg extreme gun control agenda and Michelle Nunn is one of them,” the NRA’s Jennifer Baker said at the time.
Funny, I thought a more severe frost was called a freeze.
Don't tell them one of the ways to combat a frost is to put out smudge pots to drop a little global warming over the crops.
Last year, I got nailed as an early frost was deeper than I planned and killed off things early. This year we missed one flirtation with patchy frost and I've gotten to enjoy another month of blooms, more time for gourds to dry on the vine and the pumpkin plant is making a valiant, yet futile effort to set more fruit. I fear winter is coming and it won't make it. Same with the volunteer cucumber. Heroic but in the end in vain.
Did you notice that the racial aspect of the incident was not mentioned?
This should not be a surprise. Thomas Sowell studied the effects of affirmative action and this sort of racial violence and racism is common in every instance.
Racism is when somebody harms/helps another because of his race. Institutional racism is when the law does it 'legally''. Affirmative action is nothing more than institutional racism of both both kinds because it is designed to help those in the desirable race but by doing that, it hurts others of the undesirable race(s).
Resentment of rich people -
That author's description of rich people looks like a caricature to me. Admittedly my exposure to phenomenally rich people is from helping with logistical aspects of making meeting run smoothly for the board-of-governors of a cultural non-profit. Perhaps because these boards seek to replace themselves with new people who are willing to give as much time, talent, and treasure as they have done, the rich people I've met were all delightful people who did not get to their exalted positions from being ruthless and scheming, but from being great at making people want to give their best work.
This is what the 2nd amendment was intended for. Certainly not a perfect answer to the problem but it would tend to make people more inclined to mind their own business instead of choosing "wilding" as a hobby.