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.
Right now, in Hartford, CT, it is snowing. Fairly heavily, too. What's up, Al?
And here's news to me: Al Gore gets paid $125,000 for showing up to speak about the warming crisis. Small Dead Polar Bears. Good gig for a huckster. Somebody call me. I'll do it for half of his fee - and I will explain to you why mankind should pray for a return to warming to fend off the next ice age.
And, whoa. Al Gore's offset company spends only 25% of the money on offsets. The debate is over on Al Gore. Guess what? This guy is a greedy capitalist pig!
Somebody remind me how he got all of that pre-IPO Google stock. I forget. I tried, but I could not get any from my stockbroker. The VIPs hogged it all, and made out like bandits. Al Gore is into the real Green now, I suspect. What is his net worth, without ever holding a real job?
"Right now, in Hartford, CT, it is snowing. Fairly heavily, too."
It's sunny here in Niles, IL. But I had to break the ice off the bird bath and after this sub-freezing blast there may be yet another again next week.
There goes the early planting!
That aside, why does the photo of Al Gore remind me of Benito Mussolini? Are they related?