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.
Gary's Crush of the Week: Lisa Schue. Yikes. A Harvard gal, too. Ex-Donk. Maggie's Farm does Dogs of the Week and Birds of the Week, etc., but we probably should do a Soft Porn Babe of the Week to really improve our numbers...but, thinking further on this, why bother with Soft? And, for the gals and the gays, we could do a Hunk of the Week too. But Bird Dog would not stand for that: we are supposed to be a dignified blog. Maybe I need my own blog.
Canadian Libs made a campaign error by talking anti-American? Cap'n Ed. I guess the US and Israel are the world's main scapegoats these days for desperate politicians. How many times must America rescue large chunks of the planet from Fascism? And will we ever be appreciated for it? Maybe not. But in the US we are still grateful to France for their necessary assistance in our war against the Brit Empire. We know gratitude. And George lll wasn't a bad guy: Parliament was stupid and greedy.
Is it possible to flirt without cigarettes? "Got a light?" - WaPo
Rushdie gets psychological with Moslems - fear of female sexuality: Tel Chai. I don't buy it.
A tattle-tale parrot leads to divorce. Classical Values. Moral of the story: Own no talking birds or dogs.
More on Europe's decline: John at Powerline. Regulation and socialism destroy the economy, and in my opinion undermine the historically vigorous character and heart of the people.
The effect of moonbats like Belafonte and Sheehan is to make other moonbats appear less insane.
Christians should get their hands dirty by venturing into pagan worlds. Giles at Town Hall. Good piece. A quote:
"Look, horribly confused Christian: from what I’ve gathered from reading the scripture a few times, the believer has three options when he’s faced with an overtly wicked environment. He can either:
1. Absorb the culture. 2. Separate from the culture. 3. Or infiltrate the culture.
She may have attended my alma mater, but Elisabeth Shue does not look like anyone I would have wanted to hang out with. What is it with men that their pinups look as if the only place they belong is in the bedroom?! Even if they are actually intelligent...
My ideal man doesn't look like a gigolo. He looks smart, needs glasses, is wrinkled and grey, looks like he would be useful clearing brush and protecting me from pirates and could catch supper. What makes a man attractive in the bedroom is what he is able to do out of it. Here endeth today's rant. Real men with real jobs who do chores are far sexier than bedroom toys.