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.
The White Flag ad has been released. Ankle Biting has the link. I'd call that gentle push-back. Or maybe iron fist in a velvet glove?
What do churches do when Christmas falls on a Sunday? NYT. My humble opinion? You have church. It's the Sabbath. You do the Christmas Eve service, then you do a brief, joyful Christmas Morning service. Whoever comes, comes. It beats drinking Spicy Clamato and vodka at 10 AM and listening to carols and tossing wrapping paper into the fireplace. Well... for me it does. Cannot say it always would have. And always thought the combination of carols on the player and boxes of presents was just wierd and phony anyway. Not that I do not love the music - love it to death. All the same, Christmas Eve is what it is about. A Holy Night.
Disarming Canadians further. And it isn't working. RTLC. Pretty soon, only criminals will have guns. I have heard that the ducks and reindeer favor Canada-style gun laws. But the crims couldn't care less. Indeed, the less guns people have, the better for the crims.