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.
Those who remember recent political history know that this was done to Eisenhower (stupid), Goldwater (evil and stupid), Nixon (evil), Ford (stupid), Reagan (evil and stupid), and GW (evil and stupid). Gee, such a nuanced strategery.
I've mentioned it before but it's long been a political maxim that a day in political races and in politics in general is a lifetime. We're now embarked on the longest campaign for the presidency in history. What is it fifty years until the election in dog years? Anyway.
More than we can possibly imagine can take place in that time. A Shirhan Shirhan could certainly emerrge and change the landscape. Just this morning John McCain was warning of a "Tet" like offensive in Iraq. Personally I think he's ALMOST on the money, but he's identified the wrong country. The "Tet" will be here in the USA. It fits the AQ motus operandi to a 'T', T for "Tet" in that they like big dramatic simultaneous events. hell, once they planned on blowing up how manay planes crossin the Pacific 10,12, 16??
So with 500,000 illegal streaming across our borders and the USA locking up our border patrol agents who do their jobs only a fool would think we haven't been infiltrated by at least 10-20,000 Aq agents or AQ-symps. yeah the attack will be here with dirty bombs, fuel oil and fertilizer bombs, and an assotment of mayhem. I'm still at a loss to explain why they go to all the trouble of trying to blow up planes in flight. They could just infiltrate any airport JFK, Dulles, SFO and drive hijacked fuel trucks inot already loaded planes at the gates. Hell it'll kill everybody on the plane and a good many in the terminal.
And fuel oil and fertilizer bombs are very easy to make and their brisance is emormous per unit cost.
yeah the tet will be here and it will be predictable.
Almost a complete collaspe of social order with panic buying and hording, marginal criminals and the hard core will spring into the gated communities to grab the diamonds and gold. You basic state of anarchy.
Curfews, oh yeah after the second or third day.
Brand new car flags ...by the millions ..of course gas will be rationed but hey, we'll have the flags.
You're not worried though because you have a generator. Ok ,fire that thing up and watch people you've never seen before show up at YOUR house, and if they happen to have wants and needs, well your just the MEAL they've been looking for....well anyway..have a nice day.
Funny I just had a hot dog. I'm sorry to say that with us folks who see TEOTWAWKI* gold will be the medium of exchange, or bring along http://www.chrudat.com/cassandra_lynn/cassandra_lynn16.jpg (not work safe)