Yes, we are extremely smart. In fact, the Wisdom Dude and Mother Mary have both been members of Mensa for most of our adult lives. So? That doesn't make us extremely rich or extremely wise (much as we'd like that!), and certainly not extremely popular. (We do like to think we have a pretty good sense of humor.)
The Wisdom Dude is a retired fed and full-time curmudgeon. The survivor of thirty years with such agencies as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Treasury, and NIDA, the Dude knows where many of the bodies are buried. But he's not telling. He only urges the Obama administration to bring back the merit system, anti-usury laws, and anti-bucket shop laws — in other words, restore laws that protect American citizens from the institutionalized corruption, cronyism, and incompetence that the Replutocrats under Dubya called “good” government.
Mother Mary graduated from seminary (summa cum laude, and it was not easy!) only to discover that she has serious points of theological disagreement with most denominations that call themselves Christian — and to her mind, they're the best of a bad lot. (Hover here for a brief rant.) Everyone needs a faith community, but no one needs to belong to a religion that believes in hatred and bigotry (against gays, Jews, women, or those evil, evil liberals) in the name of the God of Love.
We love cats, and are owned by way too many of them. We also love Doctor Who (21st century version), Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, The Big Bang Theory, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Grateful Dead, and everyone else who displays imagination and wit. (Steven Moffat and Joss Whedon rule! Jane Espenson and Catherine Tregenna are goddesses!)
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