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.
"Meanwhile, the global warming hoax is gradually unravelling."
Indeed, we may so hope.
But know that down in the great swindle workshop operated by tiny elfen liberals, another great disaster and need for government intervention is in the works.
How long has it been now when radon was ravaging our poor civilization? Or tainted spinach destroying families of all six (or is it now seven) genders? Now just when is that asteroid, meteor or comet going to collide with Earth?
One fellow I know, Tony, loved to tell people who had to buy another expensive piece of finishing lumber because they had cut the first one too short, not to worry about it because he had a lumber stretcher. People would be so happy to hear that. And then Tony would start to laugh and he would laugh and laugh and laugh. He loved that joke and he never got tired of it.
Also Tony considered any request for a 'stud finder' as a good opportunity to call for Barb the secretary to please come to the front because somebody was looking for her.
Interesting how Lord Conrad Blacks' trial is such big news that the Australian Press and the British Press and the Canadian Press have all descended on Chicago but the USA press seems uninterested. Steyn is blogging the trial for Macleans if any one here is interested. Also Trump is in a Globe & Mail article with some of his views about the trial today. Here is a snip.
"With the emergence of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation -- a 2002 U.S. law that tightened standards for all public company boards, management and public accounting firms in the aftermath of major corporate scandals -- "they make you sign documents that basically say every transaction made by everybody in your company is 100 per cent honest. If it isn't, you go to jail for the rest of your life," he (Trump) said."
Also, I was reading an interesting article from a collectors site, about the prosecution of the CEO of World Com (I think, I cannot find the article). It was written by a lawyer who said that in his opinion, if the CEO had incorporated a separate company for dealing in art (for a cost of about $1200) then the illegal deals that were made buying and selling art ( much of which I gather he kept in his various homes) would have been legal.
The old saw sez "good cases make bad law". Fits, esp to that one section of SarBox, if the fact that London just today surpassed NY as the world leader in IPOs. Seems like an arcane measurement, but Wall Street powers lots of economic activity that improves life on Main Street.
There is ham, maybe roast beef, possibly a slice of salami. But is it chicken salad / tuna salad / egg salad? If we had higher resolution photos taken in stereo, we could with appropriate equipment make contour maps of the various sandwich fillings, which might help us in determining their composition. And I maintain it is pimento, yes, but with a slice of tomato, plus red lettuce and green. Is it dinner time yet?