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.
Too big to manage does this imply its the role of government to bail out the financial sector as needed? If it does can expect continued bailouts much like the drunken brother you continually send to detox.
Hidden science at the EPA? Everyone knows in a democracy some things must be hidden lest the pig ignorant voters decide their betters work for them.
And the D's wonder why the their once bedrock, the white working class won't return their phone calls.
I am of course please to read Ed Driscoll's piece about feminism/bullying. However, I MUST point out that feminist/bullying on campus in enabled by self serving, cowering, weak, white males--Castratos. What shall we do about them?
TX is colder than average. We are getting December/January weather in November. It went from 91 degrees to daytime temperatures in the high 30s in two weeks. Which still makes it pleasant compared to what my siblings experience back in NE. And as the summer hardly ever hit 100, I will not complain.
Have you ever heard the theory that the VCR contributed to the demise of the USSR because of movie scenes set in American grocery stores?
Grocery stores have come along way since I was a kid when they were 6-8000 sq feet. Today there is more variety down one aisle then there used to be in a whole store. Full credit to George Laurer for the bar code and barcode scanner.
Apropos of Roadblock on Main Street, the late Jane Jacobs was talking about this over half a century ago. "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" is an excellent read ... and after all these years, as valid as it ever was. Both the Left and the Right have, at various times, tried to co-opt or discredit her work. Neither have come to terms with it, and my [former] profession is only now beginning to deal with it, if (for the most part) reluctantly.
BTW, a couple of weekends back, CSPAN had a film made in '39 by one of the alphabet soup agencies about the pestilential nature of cities. The Federal attitude is not new, tracing most of its roots back to the late-19th Century Garden city, City Beautiful and City Radiant movements (at least that's how they styled themselves). Federal planning doctrine is still mostly based on an old misperception of a long-ago reality.