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 state of the conservative mind, parts one and two: the Prof
The year's top ten stories from Latin America. Publius
Military recruiting, and parent's "opting out": CSM
Consider the Lobster and other Essays by David Foster Wallace: Just finished my first Christmas book, and I can recommend this fellow whose style is unconventional but who is exceeding smart and clever, whether writing a review of a new dictionary or wondering whether lobsters feel pain. The only sour notes are from his politics which are the usual Calif/off-the-shelf/Lefty/condescending/academic in style but it's forgiveable since he lives in Calif., and it doesn't intrude on his abundant curiousity about everything. You could call it Gonzo essays by a guy with a big brain.
It is especially amusing that NewsMax - and maybe the LAT - don't know the difference between "federal" and "feral". "Feral Government" certainly describes Harry ("I didn't go to a good school so I killed the Patriot Act") Reid, Teddy the Kopechne killer, and Nancy Stupid Pelosi these days..........