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.
So who is your co-pilot now, fly-boys? The ACLU? You will not believe this. What weenies let this happen? Never give in to the Moonbats because it will only encourage them.
How California Destroyed Rambo
and anyone else who tries to govern a wacko state. Good, serious piece by Judis at New Republic.
Just when everyone relaxed on Monday night, figuring New Orleans had been spared the brunt of the storm, we started to see the high water rising. You don't need me to bring this news, but surely it is scarey to think you're out of trouble, and then begin to notice the water coming up. Can you really blame these people for not believing the government? It's clear to me that the USA, and the Red Cross, are on the job.
How does Norm find this stuff?
Check this out - Word Count - which has now ranked the top 88,000 most commonly-used words in English. My only problem with it is that it lists plurals, verb forms, etc. separately from their roots. "Shotgun" is number 12559, and "chagrin" is number 25703. Thanks, Norm at Normblog.