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.
It could be—it seems just possible—that the “truth and science and facts” that these Democrats talk about are really only schoolhouse theories that have no bearing on reality; that they are tried-and-failed progressive fairy tales that could only continue to be believed by people who have spent most of their adult lives glued face-first to the public tit. It’s possible that the best-informed populace in history has risen up in a truly spontaneous grassroots movement deeply connected to the nation’s founding principles and prudently given the heave-ho to a bunch of spendthrift, incompetent, supercilious, and self-deceived buffoons who mistook their college degrees for wisdom.
Somebody is crazy angry: Tim Wise at Daily Kos (h/t. Q&O)
I think this guy wants to have me shot. Make my day, weenie. He cannot wait for the demise of the USA - and says so. Where does this sort of anger come from?
For a moment, I thought somebody photoshopped Obama into this Drudge pic:
Readers will be happy to know that we replaced our old server today:
Humans, their domestic animals and crops are invasive nearly everywhere except the Rift Valley in Africa. In the US, every crop and farm animal is invasive, including corn, potatos and tomatoes, which are native to Central and South America.
That said, whether or not biodiversity is a good thing or whether it occurs naturally is arguable, and both have been intensely debated in the biological community since the 1970s. David Tilman's field experiments at U. Minn. have been egregiously over-interpreted and overhyped. So, even if humans have increased biodiversity in many regions, that's not necessarily a good thing.
By the way Robert Putnam's work indicates that social diversity in neighborhoods is a bad thing.