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.
Ben Kingsley on the holocaust: Pointing to a painfully ironic experience he had on the set of a Holocaust-related film staged in Budapest, he recalled an elderly passerby who told him, “It never happened, and if you don’t shut up it will happen again!”
I didn't know people outside my family - or was it New Orleans? - called avocados "alligator pears".
The first time I brought the future Mrs. Mudbug (who was raised in Georgia and grew up in Virginia) to have dinner with my mother, she went in the kitchen to help her prepare the meal. My mother said, "I love alligators. Don't you?" Well TFMM was taken aback a bit since she thought my mother was referring to reptiles but allowed that they were OK with her (maybe, it was a New Orleans thing?). It was a while before she figured out my mom was discussing salad and not lizards!
So Obummer is going to exempt some people from Obummercare taxes without going through a legislative process. In what way is not the actions of a dictator? When the next pubbie president is elected, will he be able to exempt people from laws, too? Maybe if he can't get a capitol gains tax reduction, he could exempt people from it if "Congress fails to act". Would the pubbies in Congress support that action like the demoncrats support Obummer? If so, it will truly be the end of our republic.
In the 50's and 60's, growing up in Portland OR, my mom would buy Calavos from time to time. We would mash it with a fork onto a buttered piece of toast and add a little salt and pepper. Good stuff. When I moved to California in the 70's I started calling them Avocados, because everyone else did.
What's the rationale for Hilary? From her perspective, its her turn by gar don't try to stop her. As far as the voters, who knows, I don't trust Public Policy's polling.
Saving Catholic schools, seems more a job for the faithful and those willing to pay the price. In the fwiw category, in the big city nearby, the black elite send their children to the Catholic school instead of the public schools while our teacher's non-union head sends his to an Episcopal day school.
Lepage's plan makes sense for Maine, dunno know how it would translate on the Federal level.