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.
Olabelle. A Dr Bob recommendation. With Larry Campbell and Amy - Levon Helms' daughter.
Fats and Freedom. Need I mention that Nanny-Fascists bug the hell out of me? It bothers Gandelman too. Would somebody please tell Mayor Bloomberg that he is not my Jewish mother? Next, he'll make a law to make me wear my rubbers - or try to re-do Prohibition. Yo, Mayor! I am not Jewish, and you are not my Mom. I do not want your worries about me! Get off my case.
Pelosi likes campaign finance reform. As long as it doesn't apply to her. Nyhan. How about if a Repub Speaker tried that little trick? Can you see the NYT editorial?
Nany-fascists have been running WA state for 15 years now. It is time for a change! I always call them thumbsuckers, sometimes I call them tongue cluckers.
We have a new program in WA; it is a doctoral program that was recently approved/funded by the girls in the state legislature. The document used for presentation to the state legislature defining the program was an exact replica of the document put together by 20 professors in another state, who had spent 2 years trying to put together their design of an advanced degree in this particular subject--they were the ones, who understood the material! The two gals, who stole that document and got their program funded then ultimately had to appear at an international conference of experts in the field. After presenting a "collaborative" paper, which offered nothing of intellectual or academic value one of them about 53 years old and skinny stood there in front of the audience with her slip hanging down from under skirt. When asked questions about content that she could not answer she responded by stamping her foot, putting her hands on her hips and said "uh huh yes, I can". Since then I think of nany-fascists as foot thumping, hip holding spoiled brats!