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.
Run, Ralph, run. He will. For those of you who do not live in Massachusetts, let me inform you that Nader fits right in.
Campus rape. It's everywhere, in theory. But rare as hen's teeth, in reality. What gives? Oh, now I get it. It's about feminist victim politics. Facts urgently needed to support theory. (Of course, one can always change definitions, too, when theory-support is required. I suspect that some of the lesbian feministas wish to view all heterosexual romance and fun as rape.)
Re oysters: I wonder how they will take to the cocaine, heroin, meth, etc. that apparently is in our waste water? If the city treatment plants don't filter it out, perhaps we'll get junkie oysters. Anyone know how a drugged-out oyster behaves?
"No, but it surely causes earthquakes. Everybody knows that."
Hey, you stealin' my idea? I mentioned here a few months ago that one of my goals for the year is to be the first one to scientifically prove global warming causes earthquakes.
Excuse me -- let me clarify:
Can cause earthquakes.
I figure now that forest fires have been more or less conclusively proven to be caused by global warming, the last frontier is earthquakes. I feel history in the making.
I'm planning on giving my book the catchy title, "The Last Vestiges of a Doomed Planet." You guys like? It'll be all about my fearless courage as I battled the baby-killing warmongering archneocon conservatives and their feeble, antiquated belief that "facts count." We're talking about the future, man! How can you have "facts" about something that doesn't even exist yet?? You can see how easy it is to punch a hole in their argument.
Besides, once you hear my theory, I'm sure you'll be inclined to agree:
Heat causes things to expand, right?
Ergo, expanding tectonic plates would cause more earthquakes.