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.
We have been looking for serious Democratic or "progressive" blogs for the past month, (and have even tried to enlist some liberal writers that we know for Maggies, without success thus far). We do not want to be part of a giant echo chamber - we modestly want to be a small part of a discussion about America and the world, among other things. Here's the problem: Everything we find is either ranting, or tin-foil hat paranoids, or hyper-emotional angry, or old-fashioned 30s-era knee-jerk anti-American lefty pacifists (ie, pacifism for the US, while apologizing for the warlike inclinations of others), or Kool-Aid drinkers, or Christian-hating, or just plain fountains of predictably transparent partisan spin and calculated rhetoric. So if you know of any blogs which represent different viewpoints, but which are thoughtful, intellectually honest, substantial, not afraid of guns (Yikes! Scary! Guns go boom!), and serious, please let us know. Not kidding. Email or post comment. Thanks!
I would be pleased to contribute a fresh Islamist, er, Islamic perspective to counter some of the negative and hurtful views on this site about the Religion of Peace, Islam. Please do not hesitate to contact me at the above email if you wish to reach me. Thank you for your attention Mr. Bird Dog and I do hope I hear from you. Thank you.
Dr. Omar Khalid Muhammad