Monday, January 25, 2010


A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.    Tommy Lee Jones as K in Men in Black (1997)
Here's my confession: as a general rule I don't really like people.  I like individuals but not people as a group.  I believe in the general goodness of mankind but I also believe that generally mankind is pretty darn stupid. 

I also hate labels.  I hate being put into a group with a title.  I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat but that's not ok with people so they gave a label of Independent to the leftover voters.  Nope, I'm not one of those either.  I tend to be a Republican in financial matters, a Democrat in social matters, and neither in environmental and health care issues.  I am extremely against big government but I realize that a certain minimum level of government involvement is needed.  So what does that make me?  Probably part of the growing majority in the US right now--the group called "unhappy-with-all-policy-makers-who-no-longer-drive-their-own-cars-or-haven't-paid-for-lunch-in-10years."

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