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.
Is Ahmadinejad truly nuts? This immanent 12th Imam stuff sounds wierd. On the other hand, our Second Coming probably sounds wierd too. Condi said yesterday that the time for discussion is past. What next?
The Plague of Athens led to the end of the Golden Age around 430 BC. Strong new evidence that it was typhoid fever.
McCain-Feingold cannot be constitutional. I see no way it can be, despite the Court's 2003 ruling. The Court returned this Michigan case back to a three-judge panel yesterday, but it may come back to the Court. As far as I can tell, without being a lawyer, this case represents simple infringement of political speech.