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.
Eric asks "What is news?" He wonders why the Canada elections and the border war with Mexico aren't considered news by the MSM.
And, after reading Gwynnie's post below, I have to wonder why the NYT is not subject to McCain-Feingold. If blogs are theoretically subject to them, then why isn't an overtly partisan dog-training tool like the NYT? At least blogs don't kill trees to be published. We posted our last rant on the subject, "Cancelling the NYT," in Sept. We'd be on their case more often, but it's just too easy. Give us a harder target.