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.
President Obama's Magical Misery Tour million-dollar bus hit an outhouse on Wednesday. A farmer complained about the complexity of agricultural regulations.
Obama’s advice was simple: “Contact USDA.” “Talk to them directly. Find out what it is that you’re concerned about,” Obama told the man. “My suspicion is, a lot of times, they’re going to be able to answer your questions and it will turn out that some of your fears are unfounded.”
The reporter for Politico tried to take the president's advice. Nine phone calls later, over two days, being bounced from one organization to another, guess what: NO ANSWER. Politico experiences that the president is only good for manure in farm country, as in the rest of the country.
Saw MF's link suggestion post, that you were the military guy.
So, here is a link from a San Diego Sailor (me) on the time I trained with the SEALs. http://themellowjihadi.com/2011/08/07/me-and-the-seals/
Thanks for looking. . .