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.
If Minnesotans have forgotten Jesse Ventura, they should start taking gingko biloba to improve what clearly is severe memory loss. The thought of electing Al Franken as senator is so bizarre it isn't funny. Although he will most likely entertain the senators, he would be doing so at the cost of making the senate a laughingstock. which lately is not such an arduous task. What's next -- Robin Williams for president or perhaps Whoopi as first black female Commander and Chief. UGH! In the NYT:
MINNEAPOLIS, June 13 - The swells who showed up before Al Franken's speech at a Democratic fund-raiser to down finger food and punch were thrilled to see him, all the more so because he continues to make threatening noises about running for the Senate here in 2008. A former writer and performer for "Saturday Night Live" and more recently a radio host on Air America, Mr. Franken has used his outsider status to hurl humor-based invective and indignation at the powers that be, but he is considering becoming part of what he so frequently assails. Click here: Comedian for Senator? Don't Laugh - New York Times