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.
"Sarkozy is more pro-American than any of the American Democratic candidates."
Stanford's Russell Berman, on John Bachelor's (excellent) radio program tonight.
I also learned that Russia has a 13% flat tax. America needs more rich folks - the more, the better. It costs Americans 50billion to do their taxes - not to pay their taxes, to do them. What a waste of our labor. Even our tax attorneys typically, say, in exasperation, "Just put in a reasonable number and don't worry about it." Nobody understands it.