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.
"I believe that women writers no longer need specially constituted juries, softened judgment, unspoken agreements, or suppression of evidence in order to stand alongside the greatest artists in our literary heritage." That, she acknowledges, may not sit well with some literary critics, men and women. The Chronicle Review talked with her about why she thinks the time is right for the kind of broad survey she's undertaken and why it's taken so long to get it.
A blast from the past on Fascism (Parts 1,2, and 3): Volokh
Hate-spewing sanctimony: Garofolo. People use ad hominem when they run out of arguments, but this is ridiculous. Who is this person, anyway?
A tad off topic. Is any one else as pissed off as me that Num Nuts reveled torture procedures at Gitmo.
That's information everyone needs to know, but naming banks and other financial institutions that received TARP money is a secret.
Speaking of banks is any one suspicious of their sudden quarterly profit jumps?
Change a few accounting rules, give debt yet another new name, and presto you have profit. What a bunch of bull shit.
When was JG ever funny? I recall she used to stand up on a stage with a microphone and ramble on and on about Barbie dolls and such. I make a point to buy one every Christmas and donate it to Toys4Tots in her honor. The last I saw of her "comedy" on a stand-up comedy TV show, I marveled at how she just spewed stuff only a therapist should have to listen to at people who paid money to see her "routine". The whole time she said nothing funny. It was all psycho-babble.
To me she's just another product of the shrink-worship that our society has way too much of. Just listen to that diatribe she spewed on Olbermann's show. It was full of shrink pseudo-science BS. Here's an idea for the resident shrinks (not that I think any of them will take any of this remotely seriously)...Why don't you people fix just this one Frankenstien monster that you have created before any more condescending to the rest of us?
We should never close our millitary academies. However, the liberals are planning another type of "Service" academy. Their service academy is designed to train people to go into "leadership" roles in communities, and government agencies around the country. That will make it easier for Chicago, and other mafia groups to control what goes on at the local level. Of course, they intend to get this through congress so you and I can pay for it!
Here they come--"foundations" funding the work that will re-direct government in the direction of their choosing. I wonder if this disqualifies them from their non-profit status.