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.
Regarding football, not only do I love it, but so do my sons and their friends.
The idea that it's falling off among younger age groups is absurd. It is actually increasing, through a variety of means such as Fantasy Football.
There is a small segment of the population which is particularly vocal which make it clear they don't like the game.
But that's fine. I probably don't enjoy whatever it is they do with their time, I simply don't complain about it.
It's not a surprise that e-cigarettes are not bad for you - or anyone else. But the real problem is that it looks like a cigarette. Just like pop-tarts or a finger that looks like a gun, or a hate crime. The issue isn't the item or the crime itself, it's the thought behind it.
It's not enough to try to control one's actions. It's their thoughts and images that must be controlled.
re "The Revolution in the Netherlands Has Started Now”
It could be interesting. There was also this:
"The German PEGIDA movement held its largest meeting yet last night to protest what they call the ‘Islamisation of the Western World’, despite stiff opposition from all sections of Germany’s elite including politicians, media, and the arts.
PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West) has grown rapidly since its inception in October, a peaceful ‘strolling’ movement opposing the exceptional violence seen in street battles between Salafist Muslims and ethnic Kurds seen in many German cities this year and enormous immigration. Now on it’s tenth ‘evening stroll’, it has grown from a couple of hundred people, to 15,000 last week, to more than 17,500 last night."
You are exactly correct but that is the plan to crash the system. Probably England will be the first to crash becasue of their excessively expensive welfare system and their incredibly self destructive immigration system. When the "free stuff" spigot is shut off due to an economic collapse neither the recipients of the free stuff nor the beleaguered tax payers subsidizing the free stuff will be happy.
Football: Lost interest years (many) ago. Baseball, too. Basketball, no interest ever. I can live without them. Easily.
Xmas and Warming: Paper? Newspapers are unindicted co-conspirators!
What #4 feeb said. The locals have to fight back before they are outnumbered, and they seem to have so realized. We aren't there yet, and I suspect it's because they have more Muslims than we do, and they are closer to the source thereof. I'm sure their local papers are as PC as ours.