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 federal government today announced that it is changing its emblem from an American Eagle to an AMERICAN CONDOM because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance. A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually getting screwed!
I was at a restaurant last night and overheard something that made my blood boil. The patrons were leaving as the comment was made, so I didn't engage them.
There was a party of 5 older people. They seemed to be in their 60's and most were retired. As they were leaving, the topic switched to Social Security, health care, and how it would be paid for. One gentleman said something to the effect of; "Well, I don't want to saddle our grandchildren with all of this burden."
The woman behind him said; "That's their problem, they'll have to deal with it."