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.
Van Gogh's son has been beaten up. Nice country ya got there, Holland.
I was going to write a few sentences about the NYT calling people "un-American' re the 9-11 Memorial, but Moran did it better, here.
The Grievance Collector femi-Nazis go over the top, (thanks, View from 1776), from John Stossel
Air America caught stealing from orphans and widows. Jeez.
Using our hard-earned money to buy votes: Ankle-Biter on the Highway Bill. Disgusting. And since when do we need more highways anyway?
Frist has a poll for us to take, on immigration and other subjects, here
New biography of Georges Braque. The review is interesting
Are we cyber-sluts here at Maggie's? Maybe kinda sorta. We love new readers, and we love getting linked. We do believe we offer interesting stuff. And we, like many bloggers, have tried to get the great Glenn Reynold's attention with some of our stuff, but at some point you feel like a hopeful young actress who can't get onto Darryl Zanuck's casting couch. It's lousy for your pride and your dignity. Enough self-pity - we are doing fine and our readers are discriminating folk with wit, curiosity, and brains. Abe Lincoln famously said, "Maggie's Farm is my favorite blog, after Powerline," and Teddy Roosevelt said "The most influential and eclectic blog in America" but he may have been referring to another blog. American Digest has a humorous inside look at the mega-blog "gatekeepers".