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.
Stop the ACLU has a fundraiser for an ad in the Washington Times. It has been many years since I have believed that the ACLU had America's best interests at heart.
The Anti-War "Movement"
Ah, the nostalgia for the 60s. They sang "We shall overcome" and "Blowin in the Wind." Lots of "angry grannies." Powerline reminds us of who organizes this stuff, in a 2002 piece by David Corn.
The IFC looks dead
Chalk up one more giant slayed by the blogosphere. I can just hear the Marxist professors on the Committee saying to eachother "Rats. Foiled by the know-nothings again." Sweet.
Washington Times editorial, yesterday
It begins like this (I cannot link to it):
IT SHOULDN'T BE necessary to write in praise of the three Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who this week voted in committee to confirm John G. Roberts Jr. as chief justice of the United States. Supporting overwhelmingly qualified members of the opposite party for the Supreme Court used to be the norm, not an act of courage. Yet, set against the general opposition from Democrats to the nomination, and truly intense pressure from interest groups, the votes cast by ranking Democrat Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.) and Wisconsin's Herb Kohl and Russell Feingold took guts. Their votes ensure that Judge Roberts will not take the helm of the judiciary perceived as the representative of only one party, and they guarantee that at least some Democrats -- albeit sadly few -- will have the moral authority to demand Republican support for qualified liberal nominees in the future.
Darn right. Big mistake to change the rules of the game. Not very grown-up, either: petulant.