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 think countries that don't actually have other races shouldn't get to comment on those that do about racism. Now that Europeans are finally getting other races, they aren't doing so well with them, are they?
That goes for states like Vermont, too, frankly.
Assistant Village Idiot
Strange to read the comments on Beaton's site. Aspen, where everybody knows your name and they have two newspapers. Newspapers supported by the real estate industry. We were there this summer after 45 years for me, and it is still a rocky mountain high. The weekday action is in the Hotel Jerome Bar, if you are in search of the same.
"Wherever a leftist finds himself, that is where he hates. Because it feels good. . . . This is why the left is wildly triggered by President Trump. It’s not his policies, which are often less conservative than George Bush’s. It’s because Trump calls them out for their boring, hypocritical, self-indulgent, counterproductive feel-goodery."