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.
I rarely quote Powerline, because I assume everyone reads them, but I have to. John:
For the left, however, things have changed since the heady days of the 1970s. History doesn't seem to be flowing their way anymore, and liberals are mostly hanging on, giving ground grudgingly and waiting for better days to return. In this context, the overruling of Roe v. Wade would have significance far beyond abortion. It would mean the end of the one-way ratchet, and would be a visible symbol of the receding of the liberal tide. For that reason, I can understand the Democrats' feverish efforts to lock Roe in as inviolate, even though the immediate political fallout, if the case were reversed, might favor the Democrats.
I think we should be very, very worried that Bush's legacy will be the Middle East since he so profoundly misunderstands the nature of the area and has chosen pretty much the wrong tools to apply seeking only to satisfy his bloodthirsty constituents not create peace anywhere. You misunderstand the nature of democracy and of peace believing, as does Bush for no good reason except that it is simple, that violence applied indiscriminately will somehow lead to both votes to retain power and something that can be sold as peace. The legacy of this is not good but perverse. It will take 30 to 50 years to undo all the damage Bush and his team have wrecked on America and the world. There is no legacy of merit there will be scars.