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's not enough to outlaw balloons. The manufacturers must be sued into bankruptcy and the CEOs sent to jail. They knew or should have known that they were making and selling far more balloons than were required to fill legitimate balloon usage. Balloons are addictive and they knew this. The stores too must be held accountable. We all see those pretty multicolored balloons in store windows that are clearly designed to appeal to children. Oh the horror! These people should be jailed and every last penny of their profit handed over to the ambulance chasing lawyers who justly deserve it.
""The planet … is a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed. And if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn’t share our prejudice toward plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, 'Why are we here?'”
So happy that massaholeits has solved all the real problems and can focus on killing commerce.
There are more requests for Trump to release transcripts of more phone calls. I suspect it is a fishing expedition to find something, anything on Trump. But I think Trump should turn the tables on the Democrats. He should declassify and release everyone of Obama's phone calls while he was in office. Seriously, wouldn't you like to hear what he talked about with Iran before he sent them a pallet of cash?
I want to know where the payoffs to Obama were going and where they are hidden now.
We now pretty much know how Biden was taking bribes and payoffs, but we still don't know about Obama.
The same is true with Kerry, although there is pretty good evidence he continued to act as an Iranian agent up until recently. (E.g., press reporting he was in active discussions with Iranian officials on how to undercut Trump on the nuclear deal, in violation of the Logan Act.)
I went to Harvard. No, I don't mean I took classes there or graduated from Harvard. It was just a few miles from my home and after high school my friends and I would go to Harvard on Friday and Saturday nights and look for parties. Just walk a few of the streets (Marlboro street back then) and listen for the music from one of the walkups. It was great fun, no big scores, back in 1961 very few were having actual sex, just fooling around and a few beers. But the men were men and the women were women.
Amazing to think that 3,000 years ago human beings were capable of travelling several hundred miles when legs hadn't even been invented yet. Especially when the travel was simply for the purpose of bashing somebody else's brains out, which is so unlike normal human behavior wherein violence is practically unheard of. Or maybe not so amazing.