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 don't spend much time reading the news, but it appears there's an election coming up sometime soon. I glanced over the article and saw the word "Alaska", so I presume we're voting on whether or not to finally make it a state. Big mistake! All that barren wasteland covered with a sheet of ice? I say sell it back to the Russians!
We might finally make a profit!
The second of the three presidential debates is on tonight at 9 Eastern. Despite the rancor of their recent TV ads, I don't expect many fireworks. They'll be asked about the vitriol in their recent ads, but that's different. I think it'll be the usual fluff, or as one pundit put it:
It might be a snooze-fest, full of earnest questions and foggy bromides.
(A good example of what separates us lowly bloggers from professional pundits — we never think of cool expressions like "foggy bromides".)
I originally thought someone had said this would be all four candidates, but it's just Obama and McCain, dagnibbit. Without you-know-who's perky self, I wouldn't be surprised to hear it had an extremely low turnout, and I'd note that it's going up against some TV heavyweights, like 'Law & Order' and 'House'.
Meta, thanks for the update. I had to re-post the whole thing (which is why the comments went away) because I reduced it from a 2-parter to a 1-parter.
Sadly, that is.
Jeez, that's really disappointing. I thought one of the pundits after last week's debate said something about "all four of them showing up next week," so that's what I've been anticipating. Just the two of them is going to be a crashing bore -- compared.
Matches and gasoline was another. My parents actually sent me to a shrink when I was in 4th grade because they thought I was some kinda firebug. The shrink evaluated me and evaluated me and evaluated me and told my parents, "Nope -- he just like fire!"
I eventually graduated to making bombs out of empty paint cans, but that's another story.
Was it Habu who claimed he used Pablum to brew a killer beer?
Corsi was in Kenya getting ready to give a talk on his book, "Obamanation" when he was 'arrested' just as he entered the hotel where the presentation was to be held. Corsi had made many connections to Obama and Muslim politicians in Kenya, and some of his allegations/stories were not good ones. As of noon, no one was sure where Corsi was - deported or still being held. Corsi had been in the country for some time, legally, I might add, and all was well until he got ready to talk about his book.