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.
3. And we received a comment from a site called Mondoweiss asking that we never link their stories again. We linked the report on Chucky Shumer. I checked their website, where they say "To publish a diversity of voices to promote dialogue on these important issues." Hmmm.
I thought it was interesting that Mondoweiss listed their fourth aim as:
To offer alternatives to pro-Zionist ideology as a basis for American Jewish identity. (I'm not exactly sure what that means, but...)
They also have a section under their "Israel/Palestine" heading called "Occupation" which has an article entitled "Israel approves 829 new settlement units near Jerusalem", "Real estate, racism, and righteousness — a grim visit to Israel", and "Why Israel wanted Arafat dead". I didn't see an article on why Arafat wanted Israelis dead.
It's pretty clear what their editorial viewpoint is.