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.
Must be the dog days of August not to see any comments yet, but that was an excellent selection, BD. I was stunned the 'Big Brother' city wasn't Chicago or NYC. Trust it to be in England, natch.
The hot dog article only caused my blood pressure to hit new highs, so thanks in advance for the impending stroke. And the anti-AGW stats were encouraging. The Afghanistan post was probably one of the more 'sobering' articles we've seen in a while. It sure as hell isn't like Iraq.
And Dennis Miller is always a hoot, so a big thanks for that.
"I never got drunk once on the Cape, that I can remember anyway."
I remember reading back in 2008 about the frank opinions of the tenured professors in the University of Chicago. They were quite annoyed at Obama because he was lazy and didn't attend faculty meetings. This appears to be his behavior pattern his whole life. He has made it his life's work not to provide evidence that could be used against him in an election contest. Instead, he continues to go slip-sliding around, making empty generalized statements from a pre-provided workbook of policy promises.
RE - NYT - its been both physically and financially bankrupt for quite a while - like a typeset-lich, its gonna take an awful lot of Holy Water, silver bullets, and wooden stakes to finally bring its demise.
I dunno about the Orwell ref, but the here/now sure feels like Rand's world....