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.
Five types of people you meet in every office. Which Type are you?: Blogcritics
EU OKs airline blacklist. A good idea, and it's about time. Travelwire
Thornton at VDH, on Sowell:
"The cause of this sorry state of affairs is the transformation of a once-noble Civil Rights movement into the Civil Rights industry, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party and the Social Welfare Plantation. This collection of academics, activists, pundits, bureaucrats, lupine lawyers, and all-around busybodies has reduced the discussion of race in America to a crude melodrama in which the prime mover is white racism, and black people are kept helpless victims in chronic need of rescue by big-hearted liberals and race-tribunes like Jesse Jackson. The economic and political gains made by black people are ignored, while the true sources of the problems and dysfunctions afflicting many black communities are obscured." Read entire.