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.
I have a few interesting days in NYC this week. I am happy to report that, thus far, the new commie mayor has had no negative impact on this liveliest and most bustling of places. It's a jolt of vitality every time. I felt the same way as a kid.
tastes no different from other food prepared from the same ingredients but not prepared to islamic requirements.
And yes, I know, having visited more than a few islamic nations and regions.
Nothing wrong with someone trying to sell the stuff, if there's a market for it I applaud them for the initiative.
However I deplore the lawmakers who don't ban halal slaughter of animals as the inhumane treatment of animals it is.
We made a rare visit to NYC this past weekend to attend a party at a beautiful home on the upper west side, and it was lovely, but the highlight of the night was actually the taxi ride from Penn station to 81st Street. It was better than an amusement park ride. I trusted the driver and just sat back and enjoyed the ten minutes of adrenaline. The night views from most NYC apartments are spectacular too. (This is the perspective of someone from rural Maine who doesn't get out much but maybe will in the future).