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.
It's summer up here, so I'm a bit behind on my job. If you've seen all of this, please forgive me:
Gimme a break. NYC won't use racial profiling to check subways. Huh? Right Thinking. That is the stupidest thng I have ever heard. And now there is an anti-search movement in NYC: Confed. Yankee. What jerks. So walk.
Excellent point from Sean Hannity: Whatever "fight" there will be over Roberts will be the purposes of fund-raising for the Dems and Dem-allies, not substance. So true.
Robert's humor in most recent decision, upholding a car search, in NYT:
"Sometimes," Judge Roberts wrote in yesterday's dissent, "a car being driven by an unlicensed driver, with no registration and stolen tags, really does belong to the driver's friend, and sometimes dogs do eat homework, but in neither case is it reasonable to insist on checking out the story before taking other appropriate action."
A legal take on how Roberts will effect the court. From Damnum.
Infantile - but a principal orders removal of Bush portrait from classroom in NY. What a nut. Hey, Long Island, wake up!
An interesting take on L'affaire Rove, with comments on the flaws of syllogistic logic, at Libertarian Leanings
Bloggers, be careful, if your employer doesn't like what you have to open your oatmeal-hole about. Daily Bus. Review - woops - gotta re-find that link.
Steyn on the supreme court:
"The Democrats drew exactly the wrong lesson from their chad fever. If the case teaches anything, it's the importance of winning at the ballot box, which you do by promoting clear ideas confidently stated. The Dems prefer to leave it to the Divine Right of Judges. You might too if you believed in gay marriage and partial-birth abortion, but, simply as a matter of practical politics, it's disastrous for the party. Poor sad Richard Cohen, unabletomoveon.org after five years, is a fine emblem for the Democrats: Ask not for whom the chad hangs, it hangs for thee." Whole thing is amusing - read entire.
I suppose that you, like me, have spent the last week being nice to Muslims. It must be a bit unsettling for the poor buggers – dozens of middle-class white people grinning inanely at them instead of completely ignoring them as usual. But you do feel the need to make some effort, if only to mentally project the message that “It’s OK, we understand that you’re not all fanatical suicide bombers … although actually that bloke over there does look a bit iffy”.