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.
How did the word "marginal" become the term "marginalized"? SJW word. Shifts blame from the marginal individual to society, society being all the ethnic, economic and cultural strata the SJW folk loath.
Even better question: how did we get from "free speech" to "menacing the marginalized"? I'd like marginal members of society to be safe from random violence, too, but I'm not clear how abolishing free speech is going to get us there.
My take on the inheritance tax: It's my property, my money. Not the GD governments! You taxed it when I earned it, now leave it alone. Just because I have died, doesn't make it the governments, it now belongs to my family, or whoever I decide to give it to. Quit being so envious and just leave it alone. Or as Hillary would say, F&$k Off!
A million bucks just ain't what it used to be? This is news? You been under a rock?
The television series The Millionaire arrived in 1955. John Beresford Tipton, Jr. gave away $1,000,000 large tax free every week to an unsuspecting soul. That million in todays green backs is only worth $109,515.55.
Done been some inflation. $109,515.55 was big monies in '55.
I had a husky. They are beautiful animals, love everyone, and are really great dogs...except...the running!!!!!!
They are terrible dogs if you don't have a large amount of property for them to run on, and even then, they will escape at the first opportunity. Sometimes. You can create a dog run, put them in it, and for a few days they will be happy there.
Then, something changes. They either climb over the fencing or dig under it and are gone in a flash...running for hours, hopefully picked up by a nice neighbor.
They don't overeat. Eat very little, actually, and shed like the dickens. They are working breed that should BE a working breed. Not for a suburb, not even for 20 acres.
Courage and cowardice in Viet Nam....the cowardice was performed brilliantly by the democrats in Congress. The courage was displayed, until death, by the South Vietnamese soldiers who were poorly equipped compared to the armored divisions of the north that moved into the south.
Darn shame the Cowardice in Vietnam movie doesn't show John Kerry negotiating with Commies from North Vietnam in Paris. The fact that he was still on active duty and was thus guilty of treason is about as cowardly an act as I can imagine.