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.
I don't really care which party belong to as long as they wind up in Angola Prison. I believe I heard that only one case was a post-Katrina event. Before I was able to get home after the storm I realized that the major shortage in New Orleans was of tar and feathers. I stayed to rebuild because the people here looked like they were ready for a change but the ruling political class are still too intrenched. Because of the total lack of Ethics enforcement here the only justice comes from Federal Proscuters. ( Don't feel sorry for us. Just make sure it doesn't get this bad where you are.)
DickieT, (in New Orleans)
amen, DickieT --i grew up in Baton Rouge & Lafayette --I knew when the levee topped that this would cost a billion dollars for every head that could be sort of counted --and that the actual needy would still get beans, and that where the rest of the $ went would be easy to see on paper but impossible to comprehend in fact.
There is a bare ray of hope, and his name is Bobby Jindal.