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've always thought fur was more environmentally sound choice over synthetics, it just makes sense. This is where the animal right people and real environmentlalists conflict.Like the people saying wool is cruel because some times sheep get hurt. I tried to tell an anti hunting friend who was touting Al Gore, that shooting a deer and eating it is better than raising beef on grain as far as the environmental impact is concerned but she didn't get it.
Nice leaves picture today BD. Might be a good day to get out the rake. I'll be shoveling some because a few inches of snow fell last night. Rudys B&G looks like a nice place to come in from the cold too. Chez Rudys.
In a salute to global worming here is link to Kate at sda and a funny statement from poor, pathetic Elizabeth May, head of the nutbar Green Party. The Greens have always lacked any real voter support and have no seats in Parliament. Luckily, however the press has annointed the Greens as an "official" Opposition Party. In Canadas 'first past the post' parliamentary system, more vote splitting between the left wing parties equals more seats for PM Harpers Conservatives. I think the left will remain in some disarray and expect Harper will be PM for several more years. Parliamentary politics can be full of twists and turns but the PM is in the 'catbird seat'.
Which words in the following phrase are incorrect?
"The Insanity Epidemic"
There aren't many things about growing older that one could actually put in the "Good" column, but one of them is certainly the perspective that time gives you.
I remember reading a similar poll when I was in college, so that would make it about 35 years ago, and I've been reading these things ever since. 45% think America was discovered by George Washington. 55% think we won our independence from Britain in World War I.
32% believe the moon landing was faked.
47% believe the CIA was behind JFK's assassination.
85% think Hanoi Jane would make a great president.
Same stuff as today. Nothing's changed.
And "The Insanity Epidemic"?
It's not "the", it's just "more of the same".
It's not "insanity", unless you're prepared to lock up 98% of the populace.