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 got a nice AR 15 for Christmas from my wife. She couldn't think of anything else I wanted. Everybody in the family either shooting of, in the case of a number of women relatives, taking shooting lessons.
The indoor range I use has a huge poster of Obama as "gun salesman of the year."
Hillary Confused, Speaks With Her Southern Accent While Campaigning In Iowa…
Which reminds me of a verse from Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Free."
Now, the man on the stand he wants my vote
He’s a-running for office on the ballot note
He’s out there preaching in front of the steeple
Telling me he loves all kinds-a people
(He’s eating bagels
He’s eating pizza
He’s eating chitlins
He’s eating bullshit!)
Perhaps we should feel sorry for old Hill, who has been trying so hard for so long to become our President. Why don't we just put her on the throne and save her the trouble of campaigning?
Re"Hillary Confused, Speaks With Her Southern Accent While Campaigning In Iowa…"
It's still not as irritating as Obama's fake black accent.
And your picture of Santa brought back a chilling memory of my childhood. My Mom and Dad would always exchange long cartons of cigarettes for Christmas (Camels for him, Chesterfields for her), nicely wrapped up and put under the tree.
OFF TOPIC trivia about the green Lucky Strike package
The brand's signature dark green pack was changed to white in 1942. In a famous advertising campaign that used the slogan "Lucky Strike Green has gone to war", the company claimed the change was made because the copper used in the green color was needed for World War II. American Tobacco actually used chromium to produce the green ink, and copper to produce the gold-colored trim. A limited supply of each was available, and substitute materials made the package look drab.
The truth of the matter was that the white package was introduced to modernize the label and to increase the appeal of the package among female smokers; market studies showed that the green package was not found attractive to women, who had become important consumers of tobacco products. The war effort became a convenient way to make the product more marketable while appearing patriotic at the same time.