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.
I particularly liked this line:
"These putative reforms have helped some individuals, and possibly brought the nature of mass warehousing of poor, black and brown bodies more into focus, but the number of incarcerated people still continues to rise."
We could say that about ANY Progressive agenda item. They are designed to help a few people, but they make the problem worse under the guise of helping.
I could not agree more, the lonely poor vegan who can't wait to end it all might try eating meat and living a bit more on the edge then she might meet here end sooner but the ride cold be a bit more fun and less bleak. Maybe smoke a good cigar and drink a bit of whiskey along with a big thick, rare steak just to clog the whole system.
As for the 41 year old expecting her child alone, I wish her the very best of luck and joy in raising her child. I hope the circumstances work out for her.
Read this from a link at Instapundit, smelled really, really cheesy.
my heating bill up here in the frozen Yorkshire Dales is £600 a month (mortgage, no pension, no equity)
Really? Here's some free advise; walk away from the mortgage and a house that evidently is missing some major walls, move into a flat in London (lose all but maybe one cat), if by the mercy of God a man asks you out to dinner then order a steak and Let Him Pay. Smile. Try not to be a twit.