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.
All good and worth repeating. Thanks BD. It depresses me a little too think of all the thoughtful and well written pieces out there that receive only a limited audience and deserve one larger. That's been true since Gutenberg I suppose but the internet has certainly increased the quantity available.
Luther, OTOH ya gotta quit somewhere--every day I read about two hours longer than i should--it's a bad habit--work, outdoors needs, all suffer, just so's I can work myself into a frothing political rage every day. Must discipline self--must.
You're right Buddy, but it's an addiction. Not just the internet but readin' in general. Leastwise always has been for me. If I had a penny for every word... or could remember a hundredth of them... wowza.
Yes the AWNA piece is scary funny. Entirely believable.
I can testify. Do not waste your money on any other wheelbarrow. The Cariola is so far ahead of the rest there is no comparison. Also any laborer who can place material from a wheelbarrow, not just by dumping it in a pile, but by placing it accurately so there is little work to be done by the crew with the rakes, will be in very high demand and the pay rate here averages $20- $30 per hour. Our company has made more money with wheelbarrrows than with any other tool I could name. People believe houses are built with saws and hammers, but a lot of the work is done with wheelbarrows and shovels.
Also Bird Dog, it is impossible to operate a wheelbarrow with ones hands in ones pockets. /s Although we did have one young man who showed up for work in those baggy pants that kids wear. It was pretty entertaining watching him wheel while his pants kept falling around his knees. One of the crew finally took pity and cut him a piece of rope to tie his pants up with.