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.
The social justice warriors (known now as SJW) have a big problem with how you think and how you talk. Even one or two of them can express "outrage" or feign feeling traumatized, and then you become controversial in the press.
It should all be funny, but it's not funny because you could lose your job. Freedom of speech does not protect your job - even in academia. People tiptoe around the office as if in an Orwellian world, and nobody says what they really think.
So my query to readers is this: What are the thought crimes today which could get you in trouble?
Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.
1. Questioning the party line on "global warming".
The Great Global Warming Swindle: YouTube
2. Questioning the "official story" of 911. Where to start? YouTube
Building 7 fell at 5:20 in the evening at virtually free fall speed. Wasn't hit by a plane. Looks like a controlled demolition from every angle. Jane Stanley from the BBC announced it's collapse at 5 p.m. Yet you can see the building still standing behind her.
Thats where I started and the rest is easy to find.
Assistant Village Idiot
Most of my life is offensive to the SJWs.
I'm a middle/upper-middle class white male who's wife stays home to homeschool (well, technically these days we both stay home since I'm a telecommuter).
I have a safe full of guns behind me. Well, not full, but it's got 6 rifles and a BB gun in it. There's about that many pistols around the house too.
I don't CARE what folks do with their Tab A or Slot A or B. Don't *CARE*. If I can tell your preferences by anything other than you holding hands as you walk down the street you're doing it wrong.
I don't believe that "Anthropogenic CO2" is a primary climate forcer.
I don't care what the color of your skin is. You either do the job, or not. If not, well, that's where it matters. See, I can bounce a white guy out of his job no problem. But a black lesbian? Good luck.
Gender is not a social construct, Society is a construct built from the choices of it's members over 10s of generations. There might be some folks who, for a few documentable reasons have brain structures that make their identity a little more flexible than other folks, but why should 10000 people make changes in their lives because 1 person's choices are a little harder than others?
Oh, and your race/religion is NOT a reason for other people to walk on egg shells around you. Be polite, yes. Be respectful, maybe. But worry about every word that comes out of their mouth? Grow up.
Oh, and that said, I like my broads with tits and a smile. But if they don't have tits, the smile is fine.
William O. B'Livion
I toast you with a chat peg of Cutty 100. I only wish i could be so eloquent.