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.
You have a bunch of trust-funded limousine liberals railing against the rich — the one-percenters, as they’re being called this year — until a coveted elective office opens up. Then a one-percenter steps up, and all the plebeians in the 99 percent are supposed to automatically step aside and genuflect.
Why Multiculturalism Is Racism - “The worm inside the doctrine of multiculturalism is the lie that all cultures are worthy of equal respect and equally embracing of individual freedom and democracy.” - Dr. Salim Mansur
Recently, while receiving physical therapy, my therapists and the other therapists were discussing skiing. They claimed there weren't very many people skiing this year. I asked if it was the economy and my therapist replied that even at the depths of the economic downfall (which happened in the recent past), people went skiing. Now that we were in recovery, it didn't make sense. When I asked her for signs of our economic recovery she had none. And when she asked the rest of the room, therapists AND patients for signs of recovery, the room was silent. And this is in a fairly affluent suburb of Boston!
I was actually listening to the radio when John McCormack said to Teddy, "If your name were Edward Moore, your candidacy would be a joke." Which is was. Which is true of all Kennedys, including "St." John.
Teddy was actually one of the most corrupt, opportunistic politicians of his time. He literally turned it back on his martyred brothers and embraced their enemies the McGovernites. He was a fitting symbol of the modern Democrat Party.
The woman who took a job in a bar is an excellent example of an occupier. Although, the experience is apparently from some years ago. But interesting she still speaks of it as one might speak of visiting a aboriginal tribe in deepest New Guinea.
"I’d grow up on a steady diet of country club sandwiches and tennis lessons, and this was what I came to New York for: to do odd things, and see interesting people. People who went to pirate bars, for fun."
--the same thing that did us in in 2008. Nope, nothing done to stop the same hidden beast from stepping over the pond to Europe. Amazing. See 'commodity futures modernization act 0f 2000' --Goldman exes in Clinton's (and Obama's) administrations wrote the music, the CDS is private, tho the banks they kill from the inside are anything but. Looks like Dodd-Frank forgot to address the only problem that actually needed addressing. Big surprise, that.
"President Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon has been to Bilderberg for the last 11 years except in 2007, which is no surprise because he like Peter Sutherland of RBS is on the Bilderberg Steering Committee."
(note, above is from 2009 --Donilon is now NSA)