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.
We can only hope. However, Toyota says they will appeal the judgement.
If they can string out the process and make it as complicated and laborious as possible, I believe the the vast majority of small claims seekers will get discouraged and give up. And who knows? Toyota may win on appeal.
"In short, does anyone think that Romney will ride into Washington next January determined to tame the town… or die trying?"
Which is why I am no longer a Republican but an Independent. To the John Boehners of the party, I declare: Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. In his stump speech (which is actually pretty decent), when Romney ridicules Obama for his unkept promises, I hear the echo of John Boehner's unkept promises made after the 2010 election. The arrow of increasingly powerful government points in one direction only. No matter how much is promised each election, nothing in government is ever undone. It is merely patched over to ensure that the government edifice grows larger.
My mama makes the best biscuits.
We go to church every Sunday.
What would Jesus do?
I need a shower.
I was rude.
I should dress up when I leave the house.
I know what grits are, and I love 'em!
I don't have a favorite hockey team.
Curling's just too boring.
I can outshoot any Southerner!
My cousin Vinnie just graduated from high school.
I should wear a suit more often.
I decided to stay out of the mob and go to college.
You know what? We just might NOT know how to do it right!
I know all my neighbors.
I think Detroit should be the model for ALL American cities!
You just can't have TOO much class.
I do have a funny accent.
I love a Southern accent.
My mother doesn't use any cuss words.
My mother doesn't use any obscene gestures.
I don't believe that Southerners are still fighting the war.
I love that good old fashioned northern cooking!
Really, there ARE more rocket scientists in Huntsville, AL, than in all of Michigan!
I don't want to go spend the night at the tavern, again.
I don't believe the stereotypcial image of the Southerner you see on TV.
I need to shave.
I hate sitting in a small shed over a hole ice fishing.
A man can never wear too many gold chains!
I hate the smell of the city.
The pollution here is terrible!
We're best known for Northern Hospitality!
My girlfriend has on too much makeup.
I have too many coats.
I had too much to drink.
Put a little more redeye gravy on that.
I hate lute fisk.
I'm against gun control.
I'm not a liberal!
Yes, I am a member of MENSA.
I hate Hillary Clinton
And finally, the thing we wish they all would say...
I'm not moving South when I retire.