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.
How socialized medicine becomes politicized and paralyzed: Brit judge orders treatment, hospital refuses. BBC. At least in England you can pay your own doctor if you want to. In Canada, you're chained to the government plantation. But it's a short drive to the US for freedom and choice in medical treatment.
The continued growth of mega-churches. Congregations of 16,000? CSM. It is difficult for a Yankee, where our Protestant churches often have 150-300 members, to comprehend how such huge churches can feel like congregations instead of like rock concerts. But it clearly works for folks. It's not for me, but God bless 'em.
De-bugging Australia. Bed bug infestation. Gross. Hey, Aussies: wash your sheets and call 1-800-Mattress.
Specter claims Admin broke law. If so, please fix the law.
Marsh Arabs restoring their marshes, with a little help. Amazing. Big Lizard. Saddam destroyed the Birthplace of Civilization, just to eliminate political enemies. What a destructive, dangerous, low-life scumbag. Not to mention that those marshes are an important migratory bird location.
Is there something emotionally missing in Hillary? Orlando Sentinel. Yes, there is something about her that feels creepy and insincere. And I am talking psychology, not politics. A Nixonian streak.
Why isn't the Admin showcasing the US economic boom? Good question. Kudlow
PC interfering with clear thinking and honest speech in Europe. Blair has been the worst offender, according to MacQueen at TCS. This kind of BS offends me: do I have to burn a building for someone to care about my feelings?
Americans are comfortable with nuclear power. CSM. Let's get lots of it. Cheap, clean, and endless.