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.
Being conservative isn't cool in Hollywood, where cool, if mindless, fashion rules. If the GOP choses to become the Grumpy Old Party, it doesn't help. The GOP needs to be the party of cheerful, expansive, good-humored optimism.
But back to Hollywood, a place I believe to be only one small cultural step ahead of Las Vegas and one small step behind Winnipeg. Breibart has a piece on Hollywood: Cons in the Closet. A quote:
My father-in-law, Orson Bean, an author, comedian and actor, was once blacklisted as a Communist back in the '50s. Ed Sullivan called him to say he could no longer book him on the show. Fifty years later, and after a sharp ideological metamorphosis, Orson says it's harder now to be an open conservative on a Hollywood set than it was back then to be a Communist.