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.
I'm all ready stark raving mad. I don't need politics to throw me over the edge. Sarah Palin is down right Un-American for not having an abortion. As the News Junkie once said, "You just can't make this stuff up." People wonder why I am the way I am.
Marianne, looks like Ike has shifted. Bringing it closer to Houston. If so, you take care of yourself. I'll be thinking about you. Ciao bella. Buddy you too! Gota go time to take my meds.
What's Roger Ebert thinking of? Poor guy, can just see him hyperventilating right now. Here's a little mellow advice to calm him down (courtesy of 3 Dog Night):
Well, I've never been to Spain ...
I've never been to England ...
What does it matter, what does it matter?
it matters because you will then realize that this country a. is no longer what it once was, and b. has been surpassed by several European countries in how it cares for it's citizens, providing college educations and full, portable health care for all.....WITHOUT a higher tax rate.
WOuld you rather believe the propaganda you're fed by the Federal government, or your own eyes?
Wake up and get a clue.
Good luck during the upcoming Depression.....thank you, Ronald Reagan.
jappy ... we're watching Ike with a beady eye, battening down the hatches, and hoping he'll go a little more east of us, to the Louisiana border [no big cities there] where Hurricane Rita went. Thanks for the kind wishes, my dear.