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.
What did I dislike about Bush's speech? I disliked the laundry list of things the Federal Govt wants to do for us. We elect conservatives for devolution of money and power. But politics drives things in the opposite direction. Example: CT has an over 300 million surplus this year, maybe much higher. Local municipalities want that $ so they don't have to deal with the political consequences of raising their taxes or cutting "services." Likewise, in other situations, CT goes hat in hand to the Feds for $ they can squeeze out of them so CT doesn't have to raise state taxes. Is government just a big vote-buying scam?
And, on the subject of CT, there is a push to remove one of the remaining Blue Laws of the puritan era: the Sunday hunting ban. The Sunday ban has been law since the 1600s. For working folks, it gives you only one day - Saturday - to hunt. That is not enough.
Did the MOMA sell its soul for its new building? Perl in New Republic says it has become a mall. There's no such thing as "modern art" anyway. Fra Angelico was once modern.
More on theMoslem cartoons. They need to work on their sense of humor. No-one is exempt from humor and satire. No-one deserves to be, either. Powerline joins the fray. Go Vikings!!!
CAIR is looking for a few good men. LGF. College credit available. CAIR has learned a lot from Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, but they have learned nothing noble or honorable from either of those mountebanks.
Lileks is sick of this sh-t and so am I. PC Maoist BS run amuck. Not to mention anti-Christian. We should we way past this sort of thing - it's material for satire, not for real. But it keeps on coming.