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.
...John McCain is in very good shape for the general election run. The Republicans have landed on the one candidate in their party ideally suited for the race this year, with broad appeal among Democrats and independents, a veteran and war hero during a time of war, a candidate with a reputation for being a straight talker (and not talking down to voters, or outright lying to them), and with real strength in larger swing states. McCain is also benefiting from the fact that the Democrats continue to snipe at each other rather than at him, and each candidate has exposed weaknesses in the other, which become ammunition for McCain in the fall campaign.
McCain opens up the map to a broader Electoral College victory than George Bush achieved in 2000 and 2004, particularly against Barack Obama.
I have a few neighbors who make $150,000 a year and they are very bitter about how much the government takes from them. They hunt deer, squirrel, turkey, and grouse for food, because they enjoy it. They heat with wood because they've always heated with wood and they don't like throwing away money or giving up their independence to utility companies. Me thinks the commenter on Kos is either lying or exagerating or both.
RE: a bitter squirrel to swallow...neighbors are bitter and live on squirrels...
So funny NJ. I can almost picture them thar neighbors. Think there is a branch from that family next to my brothers place.
Sean, o/t but read you were near Corning. Kovels wrote that Steuben is closing. Some of their etched glass is so good. Lots of no longer Made in America things worth collecting. American china, glass, furniture. Add Steuben to the list.
Steuben Glass has been sold. Whats going to happen to it is unknown at this point. My daughter is friends with Bob Tishane and she will ask him tomorrow what going to happen to it. I,ll let you know when I find out.