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.
Always late. Busy with what? We all know that being a Senator is not like a real job, but they all like to feel important, and chronic lateness tends to be an effort to convey that message. Whether or not you like Obama, this is entertaining:
People that arrive late bother me . Luther describes their tardiness very well. I'll only add the word smug. I think it was in Band of Brothers, where the men had just received their jump medals. They were all given leave. One of the men missed his train from Atlanta? and arrived back late. He was stripped of his medal, and demoted to the infantry. I never will forget that story. Different time, different generation.
I'm like you, Jappy. I've dumped friends who were chronically late. I don't think I've ever been late to anything in my life, and sitting around waiting for someone to show up drives me nuts. There is arrogance and smugness as with Obama, but the ones that bother me the most are those who don't even think about it. How disrespectful it is, and what are they thinking?
Also, it's indicative of a disorganized mind. Who needs that in a leader?
Meta, sounds like we had the same type of parents. It was drilled into me since kindergarten to never be late. When you arrive, arrive early. A disorganized mind is a great way to look at it. Hope all is well, una bella!
That's exactly right. Other guests may think the one leaving early is a plant. (Plant is not the right word - but the one who is acting on behalf of the hosts.) Opposite that - the one who doesn't know when to leave. Clueless!
I think we need a politeness amendment. Presidential campaigns may not start before six months to election day, and they must end two weeks before the election. Any sneak ads and the one who approves this message gets shot.
I think they should take account of all the grocery carts stolen, half-filled with stolen TVs and beer, turned over cars, and busted windows after election day. That should convince the amendment amenders of the importance of not boring us senseless with the candidates and driving us mad with polls.
Um, you know that rating from National Journal that rates Obama "the most liberal?"
It couldn't rate McCain. McCain was absent from too many votes. McCain's voting record in the Senate this Congress was equal to one other senator who sat out several months due to a brain hemorrhage, and one other senator who died.
McCain was absent so often we can't even figure out where he stands, and you're complaining about Obama's being late to a committee meeting?