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 have arranged today to be a mental health day for myself from the old firm. I am going to walk around the place in the foot of snow we still have (no globalistical warmening here), and make a to-do checklist for myself and my slaves. I know I have some trees down at the edge of the horse field, and an Ash tree has crushed the fence, but our foolish horses haven't noticed. But I know there are plenty more projects to begin when the snow finally melts here in central CT. I also know I will need to clean out the Bluebird houses (I have about 20), but our Wood Duck houses are all set for arrival. Have not seen one yet, though, on the stream.
Speaking of mental health, one thing is as clear as day to me: I predict war. With control of Congress, the Dems are going to slam and smear and create an atmosphere of disarray and chaos in DC until the next election. Everything that moves is going to be a Big Scandal, and they will try to handcuff the administration with accusations and hearings, with "perjury traps" laid everywhere.
As they say in DC: "If you throw enough sh-t at the wall, some of it will stick."
This will be hardball, it will be mean and nasty, it will be slash-and-burn, it will be ridiculous and dishonest, it will further degrade the always-dubious reputation of the federal government - and it will be relentless. Doubt it? See today's Hillary says "Get Rove." Are such people America's best? Of course not. America's best people have real jobs.
Just one little problem: These Dem folks were elected to govern. They do not fully realize that yet. They are so eager to attack and destroy that they cannot bother to present positive, fresh, interesting plans for governance. It is partly strategic, but partly emotional, and it could come back and bite them in the end. It's neither healthy nor mature nor responsible - but what do we expect from most politicians?