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.
Sicily is a spectacularly beautiful island between Europe and Africa. It is surrounded by sea as clear and clean as gin, but what happens on dry land there is as dark and disturbing as sewage. In Sicily, which gave the world the word “Mafia,” it is impossible to tell the difference between a mafioso and a politician. Follow the money—if you can.
I have been to Sicily many times for work and on holiday. Its stunning countryside is dotted with stately old abandoned houses in the baroque style. I love it there. It would be great to own one of those houses and they cost next to nothing, but what would be the point? How could I possibly live in Sicily? Life is tough enough here in the “red” Romagna surrounded by “ex” communists who years ago sent me a bullet in the post for my eldest daughter (now eight) because of something I wrote.
THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW--No, wait, maybe a website would be better: there should be a national website to which documentation would be submitted. What kind of documentation you ask? Photos, voice, testimony, etc. What is the documentation to report? Into each community of white America comes "community organizers". These adult women encourage, plan and orchestrate attacks by young people on some institution, or tradition, or company, etc. They come from Seattle, they come from Chicago, and there is a strong group managed by women in Arizona. They come from any city of great power/wealth and a need to demonstrate (for whatever reason) strong support of the socialist agenda. So, for example how about those Eagle Scouts turning in their badges because the Boy Scouts won't recognize gay marriage? That is an orchestrated event--most certainly encouraged by some gal from out of town!
If you did as I asked several weeks ago and went to the "Missoulian" newspaper, type in U of M+sex, or plus rape you will see that this small liberal arts institution is being over run by women yelling rape. We too are having our "justice department" investigation (as if we were as bad as Penn State). The fact that our claims are brought about by female students against male students has nothing to do with the degree of criminality--we are still getting the full bore from D of J. Now tell me why is that this year do you think? Welllll how about those dang Bakken oil fields bringing in all that cash? Do you think that our being the state with a vast reserve of cash might have something to do with that dang ol investigation ?
BE VIGILANT: watch your nurses, your legal secretaries, your school teachers, etc. Watch the women like the one who camped out in front of G.W. Bush's ranch and made such a ruckus when her son died in Iraq. You remember her? She was a paid "activist". There ought to be a website that enables every citizen to see who has come to town, for the purpose of organizing an attack upon . . .
So Jason Horowitz of the WaPo is doing his best James Taranto impression: "Did I mention that Mitt is a Mormon?" Next Jason will tell us that unlike the Democrats' 2004 presidential nominee, the French Senator from Massachusetts Jean-Francois Kerry, Mitt did not serve in Viet Nam. Breaking news we can use. Questions no one asked. You can't make this stuff up...only the WaPo can.
The crucial point is that Obama's environmental policies have put the country's food supply at risk. Anyone with common sense knows that burning 40% of the nation's corn crop (and proposing to burn the entire crop, as increasing mandates would do) to satisfy ethanol mandates is madness.
re NYT and the nationalization of banks --folks should listen to this senatorial candidate hoping to oppose senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) --if she wins the August primary. Her family is from Cuba --she grew up there. That place has always been close to us in space --now it is close to us in time.