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.
As if to reinforce the post below, today AOL news creates a Depression-era scare story: People selling their belongings to survive. You would think things were terrible because of tag sales. Meanwhile, economic data say no recession yet, but if people are fearful enough, the media will provoke one in time for the election.
So what's the big issue, other than everybody's normal everyday challenge to build the life that suits their desires and their conscience?
Folks around here do something like that, too, we call 'em garage sales. None of us have the "Hermes leather jackets and Versace jeans and silk shirts" or the handbag collections that go "for more than $1,000" on eBay, though. Maybe that's why we're not having trouble making ends meet.
Wonder who BUYS all this stuff. I for one am grateful for ebay and craigslist. Sold stuff tonight to people in Ill. and KY. Don't think they would have made it by the yard sale in Florida. The market's a beautiful destructive thing.