If your Congressman is not to your liking, get busy VOTE someone into office that you feel WILL do the job. VOTE! Don't bitch, get busy. This is the greatest value of our Constitution, it provides for change, while protecting basic rights.
Kmgw9w: thank you for your astute appraisal.
The founding fathers worked long and hard to create a system of government superior to anything previous. One that would guarantee life, liberty and happiness. It is not without flaws. If you have ideas which would improve our form of government, than find a way to introduce them. Democracy is slow, messy and frustrating. If you prefer quick solutions, go for a dictatorship.
Architect1776: It is YOU who are spewing vitriol and self-righteous prattle.
Karl Marx said it succinctly: 'religion is the opiate of the masses'
If you think that photo is great, then I have a pretty good idea who you voted for.
Goldwinger: yes you saved big money! Great. But look at Texas schools.
The opportunity to become a millionaire...that is the dream of so many. The reality is that most will spend their lives working a 9 to 5 job and then retire. Look at any graph indicating wealth distribution in the US. Vast majority live well but not really 'rich' while .001 % have 40% of wealth and bitch about paying their fair share in taxes.
Hampshire is a great haven for the rich. No income tax, no sales tax. But brother, watch out when it comes time to pay your property tax. as home owners get the shaft. Tax on a 140K house is $4000 per year.
The Jim Crow laws set in place after the war ended should make it clear what the white Southerners were about.
Not a sole in sight? How about a bass or two?
The idea of looking for solutions which will address and reduce the earth's rising temperature should be acceptable to everyone. In the attempt to solve this issue, errors will be made, however the intent and focus will bring us closer to a solution. We must try, as our planet depends on it.
It is interesting. As a lefty I've had plenty of time to note that things like toothpaste tubes are right -hand oriented. Then go back a bit and remember the student chairs with their table on the right. Three ring note books were also an early tip off that the world was not quite right, somehow. And this little journey would not be complete without mentioning trying to write cursive with a fountain pen! Collectively, I think it made us more resilient and better problem solvers.
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An alternative to the "Golden Years' is another grouping:
'The Metallic Years' Gold in your teeth, silver in your hair and lead in your ass.