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.
A great way to keep blacks unemployed - Ebonics is back, and Michelle has the story. I will hire anyone of any color, shape, age, culture of origin, etc. but I won't hire anyone who speaks ebonics. Or who cannot speak or write appropriate English. Sue me! The only conceivable motive for this nonsense is to keep people ignorant, poor, and dependent. The only thing as stupid is bilingual education. Learn proper English - it will serve you very well in life. Lots of good books written in it, and blogs too. And it is easy to learn - babies do it.
Cell phones on airplanes? I am in favor of it - it is damned inconvenient not to be able to talk during flight. The CSM.
Canada's Moslims: More worried about themselves than terror. Classic manipulative victim maneuver that all can see through. Thanks, LGF. Story here.
TWA Flight 800 - with every mystery, the conspiracy nuts come out of the woodwork. Here is a good summary of the tragic 1996 explosion/crash.