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.
Steve Jobs beats up on teacher's unions. Fine, we know it's a scam. But I blame the parents first. Grade school teachers want to do their job well, like everyone else. But I do agree that unionization of a profession removes it from the "profession" category.
The Blackwater live eagle cam is up. The eagles have two eggs already. Ospreys not back north yet, of course.
Left rooting for defeat? They always do. We have said it many times. Wizbang says it better. Why do they hate this fine country, still with more freedom and more opportunity than anywhere else in the world? Is it a disease, or something?
Canadian Liberals and US Dems are kissing cousins. There is no shortage of serious leftwingers whose primary vocation is to influence. Looks like there is a constant demand and good money in it. I hope the internet stiffles their game. Although I guess it is too early to call. The liberal left in Canada always calls conservatives names like American lapdogs and worse. The hard left also labels Muslim fundamentalists as 'conservatives'.
I see we are getting a dollar coin. Whatever shall we call it?
Howzaboud a Dub-loonie?
Re Britney--yes, i too feel sorry for her. The celebrity/media machine--plus the fantastic money--essentially prevents a very young person from ever knowing what the rest of humanity knows. Yes, such a person can know all the right words, but the reality is, they've left the fold, and gone off to the lonely place. Money and talent, looks and brains, make it better than solitary confinement at State Prison, but otherwise it amounts to about the same thing for someone going in too young.
All different for someone who finally makes the big time after some years of struggle.
buddy, that is some helpful insight regarding Britney.
I feel for her two kids. She has all the tools one would need to build a good life. I hope she learns how to use them one day but it seems it is all very likely destined for a terrible crash if she cannot get sober.