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.
What day is it?Back to normal life today, and back to work like our hard-working little truck. Holiday Season is done, except for putting the ornaments away, paying the bills, and losing the weight. A relief, and a sadness. Anyway, we hate New Years celebrations - they mean nothing at all. Well, an excuse to get together I guess, which is great.
The cowflatulence crisis. We have been on this crisis for over a year, and it continues to concern us deeply at Maggie's Farm, but we don't know what to do about it, except Beano. UN - Please help us!
Sideline the GOP. That's the Dem plan. I am not sure that it is a winning plan.
We Americans consistently underestimate the deep hatreds that divide people. Our political system is designed to wrestle peacefully with the divisions of race, class, ethnicity, religion and competing ideological or geographical interests, and has generally worked as intended--the Civil War being the one glaring exception. Generations have struggled to live up to ideals of tolerance and diversity. When we look out at the world, we tend to see millions longing to get past the blood feuds, to be, in short, more like us. George Bush and the neocon intellectuals who led us into Iraq are just the latest in a long line of evangelical Americanists. No matter how many times history slaps us in the face, the dream persists.
Lol, but graphic- now we’re all going to “see” them, as well!
On to the other serious articles. Monopoly’s not as much fun as Scrabble, imo. And marketing it would have Anglosphere-friendly benefit, too. Barbie's already been banned in some ME countries, I think, but what about GI Joe for Iraq and Uncle Wiggily for the Palis? Maybe instead of Halliburton we need Mattel, Parker Bro's and Toys'r'us to bring the joyless dysfunctionals into the fold of civilization.
Survived, thanks! Guess I didn't put that quite right, as usual...
Now off to the latest Borat movie. Kid in town says his politics are impeachable, but his humor impeccable. Yes, he's hysterical, but isn't it wrong to laugh with him as he deceives people whose greatest fault is to be sincere with him? He forces such guilty pleasure, blast him.
Another way to look at it is, since he so wickedly lampoons many ignoble traits, he should get a "Don Rickles" pass on the ambushing. The end justifies the meanness, sorta. But, only if it's funny. Otherwise, blah.