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 am taking a mental health break from Maggie's for August. I love Maggie's, but I am sick of having to see all of the outrages du jour. As that guy Drinking with Bob says on the radio, "What next? What next!"
“So when my husband and I came to America, we heard a story about conservatives. We heard that these conservatives are a really really weird lot. Nutjobs, basically. And these conservatives, they’re obsessed with sex. They’re obsessed with sex and they’re obsessed with what you’re doing in your bedroom. It’s all they think about. They’re just constantly worrying about what you’re up to in your bedroom.
But you know something? Since we’ve moved here, we haven’t found that. But what we have found is that liberals, are in every other room in your house. They’re in the fridge. They’re in your car. They’re in your air miles. They’re in your clothes. They’re in your hair. They’re in your cleaning products, and your washing machine and the refrigerator. They’re all over the place! And they’re in your light bulb! And I want to say them .. This is America! Get out of my light bulb"
If science wants to redeem itself and regain its place with the public’s affection, scientists need to come out every time some politician says, “The science says we must…” and reply, “Science only tells us what is. It does not, and can never tell us what we should or must do.” If they say that often enough, and loudly enough, they might be able to reclaim the mantle of objectivity that they’ve given up over the last 40 years by letting themselves become the regulatory state’s ultimate appeal to authority.
While the daily links tend to get overshadowed by some of our deeper, more philosophical works (my video of a hot chick putting on a bra, e.g.), there's no question Junky's links are some of the best on the web. And, I might point out, NJ doesn't have a gazillion people emailing him fresh links every day like Glenn Reynolds does; he's got to dig them up fresh. And, while it would be extremely tempting to just drop by Insty and Linkiest and grab the latest ten headlines, our master di notizie doesn't go that route. Add to that the fact that his links are usually posted at the crack of dawn and now you're talking either staying up late the night before or getting up before the cows crow to get them out there for the early morning crowd. All in all, a helluva job, and damn straight he deserves a month-long vacation from the madness.
Junks - Great boat, should be a gas. Be sure to bring along seat cushions, sun block, plenty of beer. Catch yerself a big'un!