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.
A classic example is the "hypothetical" argument used by good left-wing commentators: I often heard Ron Kuby use this on WABC in New York. And of course the poor sucker who answered from within the hypothetical world would then be targeted as though he would do same in real world conditions.
HE JUST MAKES IT ALL SEEM SO REASONABLE I've been on Kudlow a couple times with Lanny Davis, special counsel to President Clinton in 1996-98, and now a supporter of Hillary Clinton's campaign. I'm always in awe of his power to frame a case in terms that seem unassailably reasonable and just no matter how preposterous, and to present seeming irrefutable factual evidence while subtly failing to mention any contrary evidence. If I were ever in trouble and needed a lawyer to save my butt, I'd call Davis.
A guy driving a car, has a flat tire and pulls over to the side of the road to fix it.
Across the street is a mental institution.
The driver starts changing his flat tire. He loosens all the lug nuts, accidently he drops them down a sewer.The man yells in anger "now I am f- - - - -d"
Across the street in the mental institution another man in a window has been watching whats been going on.
The man in the window yells to the man with the flat "Why don't you take one lug nut off the remaining good tires and use them on the flat".
"What a great idea"exclaimed the man with the flat.Are you some kind of Doctor or something?
No the man yells back I'm a patient I might be crazy, but I"m not stupid!