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 stupidity of the Beautiful People. The Shelf. A quote:
There is no doubt that entertainment effects the development of the younger generation. I see it everywhere when I'm out and about and as my children get a day older every 24 hours I get more and more worried about this influence on them. It is important that we play a large role in the lives of our children. They need to learn about life and it's mysteries from us, not Sheryl Crow or Rosie O'Donnell. Values are timeless, yet pop culture changes their interpretation every decade or so. The popular consensus of what is good and bad, right and wrong are changed slightly every so often by that dirty tactic of "pushing the envelope". Where did the envelope come from and who said we wanted it pushed? The values that were taught to my father and his father are the values I should teach my children. Right and wrong does not change, so why do the Hollywood elite feel the need to mask it as if it does?
well, suppose you have no concept of history, live only in the here & now, have at best a low-average intellect--and yet humongous piles of lucre keep tumbling down on your head. Are you gonna have a messianic complex, or what?
"Right and wrong does not change, so why do the Hollywood elite feel the need to mask it as if it does?"
Because they're shallow nitwits who are valued only for superficial qualities like looking good. They've never had to think beyond their next hair or gym appointment (hence their complaint that acting is sooooo hard).
People like that tend to be hedonistic and try to convince everyone else that what feels good is good to justify their own bad behavior.