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.
Don't get the wrong idea: Racism still a big problem in America claims advocacy industry. But I was told...oh, nevermind. Whenever I say "But I was told...," I feel like Milton in Office Space.
Big Pumas. I did not know they grew that large. Scary, but I think it tends to be the foolish young ones that mistake hikers for deer, and jump down with their teeth in the back of your neck and rip your head off.
OK, I can get this link post up to Three Miltons, because I happen to be about 1/3 of the way through Anna Beer's new Milton bio, which, if you overlook the rather minor and easily-overlooked touches of pomo Nouveau Lit Crit BS, is quite absorbing and well-worth the read. Lots of quotes from his stuff, and it offers a good picture of the times. Thanks to the BD pup for finding that book for me.
'Reverse racism' ... how exactly does one prepare for that, Pajak? Do we start by respecting the Caucasian race in America for their achievements, their courage, their loyalty, their determination to survive and succeed and provide a place for non-Caucasians to do likewise? Surely not. That would be raacism.
My parents live in NW Minnesota and a friend of theirs was surveying their hunting camp by setting up a motion activated camera and flash to see what kind of game action was there. One picture captured a buck, then next picture captured a huge cat...freaked them all out. That was a few weeks ago.
By the way, to introduce another subject of concern to us all, why should the federal government use our tax dollars to bail out GM and Chrysler and the other dopes in Michigan who have been making the wrong kind of cars for consumers? In my experience, this was a case of bad business judgment. In a free market society, which the Democrats are doing their best to destroy, you make a bad business call, consumers desert you. And you learn not to do that the next time. The only way to learn good judgment is to make bad business decisions and then learn from them. Why should we protect these big auto companies from paying for their bad judgment? With our money?
As some wise person pointed out on the Internet yesterday, there indeed are cars being built in the United States. Profitably. Just not in Michigan, where the business climate is hostile to such activity.
YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, I BOUGHT A NEW BUICK IN 2002 IT COST $32,000. WHEN IT WAS 3 1/2 YRS OLD AND 38,000 MILES ON IT THIS CAR BROKEDOWN 4 TIMES, NOT ONCE DID GM SAY IT'S THERE FAULT THEY SAID THE WARRENTY RAN OUT AND PASSED THE MILEAGE. I NOW HAVE TWO GAS SAVING KIA'S AND LOVE THEM. 10 YR 100,000 + 5 YR BUMPER TO BUMPER END OF STORY.
Not just the questions, but the so-called analysis on the results on the last page. What a howler! Can anybody explain to me what this means "classical libertarian collectivism of anarcho-syndicalism?" Most of the rest of the terminology is just as impenetrable. How do we know how Friedman would have scored? Did he take the test? Their discussion of where famous people would fall only leads to the conclusion that they have no clue.
I took the political compass test & came out in Friedman territory. Just as interesting I took the test a second time and gave answers I believe liberal Obama Democrats would give, came out in Gandhi territory