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.
That principle even applies to progressive types too. Some examples:
- People demand that their own kids go to school every day and learn things. - People demand that their kids work and become independent - People force themselves to conserve assets and not to be reckless - People do not welcome strangers into their homes - People demand that their families be law-abiding and respectful - People demand perfect behavior, appropriate dress, and positive achievements of their kids
I guess I could go on and on, but it's interesting how our conservative, bourgeois expectations can dissipate the further people are from us.
People demand perfect behavior, appropriate dress, and positive achievements of their kids.
Don't get out much, do you? Every day I see ill-kempt, surly, lackadasical college students drag their shiftless butts into my (2pm!) lectures a half-hour after the start. Later they bitch about assignments they've procrastinated on for a week, and whine for extra credit opportunities. They've clearly been reared by wolves, who expect the public schools to handle everything from reading to deportment to potty training. Given the frequency of out-of-wedlock births and layabout baby daddies camping out in the basement, I'd say that the only hard parental expectation is that their offspring not hook up with a serial killer. Or anyone with a job.
Any Dems who voted against the border wall, like Pelosi should not only open the doors to their house, but also tear down the fences around their homes, and of course, not use armed security guards. The 'undocumenteds" and homeless should be invited to camp out there.
Oh, around here they come! Usually after midnight, with a pickup truck, and clean out everything that can be pawned or fenced. They'll often clean the wheels right off that new truck you left parked in the driveway, too. Have some neighbors who learned the hard way. Put your $50,000 car in the (closed, locked) garage, instead of the $300 worth of useless crap you have piled in there right now. Extra bonus: this works for those surprise hailstorms, too.