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I won't be on line much today because - packing up to sell the house and all.
But - I think I may have figured out some of Xoco's wee little damaged brain.
I've been noticing the people she warms up to quickly and the people she loathes and hte people she's indifferent to, and plotting out similarities between the people to figure out what her triggers are for liking/not liking them.
To a one, every person she takes to quickly is a progressive type person - tree-hugger, hippy, recycler, locavore, repurposer, non-smoker, helpful, charitable person. Most, but not all, are Democrats.
Every person she loathes with every fiber of her being is pretty much the opposite - people who don't donate to charities, are selfish, are intense fanatics, wasteful, smoker, rude. Most, but not all, are Republicans. We call these the Dog Eater People, because she acts as if they are going to eat her.
And of course, the people in between that takes her time to warm up to are in between those extremes.
So, I guess I have a little Blue dog.