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.
Got home tonight and spent an hour or so catching up on all sorts of stuff to try to keep me - and Maggie's - up-to-date on the world's latest nonsense. Great stuff, including a whole section on how Obama is changing his stated views on everything. You should'a seen it.
But you won't see it. Somehow, I lost my entire post, and I am beat from a long weekend at sea and a heavy traffic drive home. My body is still rocking - or is the land still rocking? Maybe my brain too. Since I am sure that you are interested, I did catch one ginormous Striper on a wet fly up on the Cape. Released her in the hopes that she will breed next Spring, and ate clams instead.
The colonies were taxed at 10 percent of British metropolitan rates and most of that was spent on protecting them from the French and Indians. Obama’s 56 percent marginal tax rate will put British ‘tyranny’ into better perspective for you …