We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Internet Regulation and our New England Politicians
The Meehan-Shays decision requires political speech regulation on blogs. They do it in China, but this is America, right? And can I get around this if Maggie's calls itself an "online magazine" " or an "online newspaper" and our contributors "reporters"? CaptainsQuarters does a good job with this:
So we have a lawsuit to regulate the internet brought by a Democratic representative who is as liberal as it's possible to be, and by a Republican representative who is the most liberal Republican in either body of the Congress, decided by a liberal Democratic judge, and now affirmed by two liberal Democratic appellate-court judges (with a conservative Republican dissenting). So now we know who is trying to screw us. But what about who is trying to save us?
The rest of the country can blame New England reps for this crime against free speech. Full report here.