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.
Pelosi Says Illegal Aliens Are... Patriotic? States beside Arizona are planning to deal with illegals. Maggie's supports legal immigration, at a level which the citizens deem appropriate. With so many young folks unable to find work, I am not sure that we need tons of immigrants right now. Really, they should work to fix their own countries so they don't feel the need to come here. That would be the right and patriotic thing for people to do.
'The biggest 'all-in' in the history of poker,' was how Henrik Enderlein, economics professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, described the massive aid package assembled on Sunday night in an effort to save the Euro from collapse.
Many observers see the measure as delaying the end of the Euro, not preventing it.
“[Are you] suggesting that Princeton, Harvard and NYC isn’t the totality of real life?” former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who followed the same academic path, joked in an e-mail when asked about the women’s parallel tracks…
I don't know if Ms Kagan is gay, straight, or keeps to herself. All her business.
I can understand why gay people are interested in a Supreme Court justice who may be gay. For hundreds of years in American courts, being homosexual was a burden worse than race or poverty. It was a capital crime, then one that could involve long terms of imprisonment. It was grounds for ending parental rights. It remains grounds for discrimination in the armed forces. As possibly the most oppressed group since the end of slavery, gay people would probably like to have an open ally on the court.
It would be kind of funny, though, if gays wind up with more representation on the court than Protestants.