notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Political Compass

This has been around a while, and I may even have posted it here before, but there's no better way to kill time than an internet quiz, and this one is kind of fun. Find out where you stand on the political compass. It's a more sophisticated political quiz than most of them, and I'm interested to see if, as I suspect, all of us here are pretty much the same. Me?

I'm always surprised at how out of the mainstream these things make me feel. I'm hardly a radical these days; I give as much money as he can to politically milquetoast guys like Tim Kaine and Harold Ford. But I guess not everyone agrees with me that gays make great parents, that, left to their own devices, corporations won't always act strictly in the public interest, and that the goverment shouldn't be killing people. Really, that's about as wild as my political opinions get anymore. It's a sad commentary that such answers practically put me off the chart.

Some questions were not easy to answer. Take, for instance, the last one:
Do you agree with the following statement:

It's fine for society to be open about sex, but these days it's going too far.
My first reaction is: Hell no, I don't agree. Sex is nothing to be ashamed of, however you choose to practice it, and we should stop being so goddamned uptight about the fact that people have always and will always like to fuck each other. But then on further reflection I remember Britney Spears' vagina -- not to mention her cesarean scar -- and, after choking back the bile, I think to myself: You know? Things probably have gone a little too far.

So where do you stand?

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