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.
The fascination with triggering events and statements suggests tha many of the offended have Borderline Personality Disorder
Assistant Village Idiot
I see the trampling of the flag by Valdosta State students was a triggering event. People showed up to show their disapproval and she school cancelled classes. Yet, the protesters were polite, calm and respectful of the laws. Very Tea Partyish, but the school couldn't handle the attention.
Most every college should have the following trigger warning for conservative/libertarian students:
"This educational institution discriminates against the hiring of professors that support freedom and small government. Lectures will regularly criticize individuality and logical discourse in order to support socialistic/collectivistic ideas that have repeatedly failed throughout history."