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.
"The Koran seems to have become the basis for a court decision in Frankfurt." Dr. Sanity. Multiculturalism at its best.
Is this child abuse or neglect? Govt considering taking this 7 year old fat kid from parents. Looks like a case of too many Moonpies to me. The mom, too. But why should the govt care? The world has room for fat people, even though it's out of fashion.
Image: Classic Southern breakfast: RC and a Moonpie. For Southerners trapped in Yankeeland, there's always the Moonpie General Store. Just one warning: the CO2 from soda pop adds to the warmening crisis.
Re:unfortunate fat kid, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. If a parent can't keep themself in shape, it's unlikely they'll take any better care of their kid. Self-denial has to be taught by example.
I heard the Solzhenitsyn speech in my youth and it changed me. Yeah, he was a crank, but so are most prophets!
As for the breakfast suggestion? Yuk! I love Southerners but I don't like anything sweet in the am. My perfect breakfast: Bacon, cheese omelette,broiled mushrooms and tomatoes, homefries, buttered rye toast, a side of grits and then go and work outdoors the whole day, more to my taste! And, no, I do not look like that boy's mom!eat like that once or twice a year. My usual breakfast is boring Irish oatmeal.
Well someone has to admit to the partaking of the RC Cola and Moonpie. I'm guess I'm it. Though usually not for breakfast. If memory serves it was a nickel each, so for a thin dime one could sugar rush for hours. Enjoyed the occasion many times in my youth.
Yeah Buddy that furniture moving thing is extremely ridiculous. We do still live in guild world I guess.