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.
It requires Tequila, Dos X, extra worms, plus lime, salt, etc. Gateway. It could be the only way to survive Bush's speech.
Why are those things necessary? Because the Pres will propose all of the wrong things. Quote from Michelle's update (quote is from Paul):
Paul Mirengoff: "...the Hagel-Martinez legislation would lead to a rapid and fundamental transformation of the social, economic, and political nature of our society. This fact needs to be brought into the open and discussed -- something the bill's supporters seem reluctant to do."
That is for certain, if the 100 million number is accurate.
A political-junkie friend who I can always count on to find the political silver lining if there is one just said to me: "Tonight could be the first fully televised political suicide in history. I don't even want to watch."