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.
Only in England! Knife Amnesty!!! Admittedly, it is scary the way a knife can slash out at someone when the holder just couldn't control the willful destructive mind of the knife. On the other hand, if you can't buy a handgun, then what are you supposed to do when someone really pisses you off in England? Hit 'em with a pudding? Then there will be Pudding Bowl Amnesty. Other Side of Kim
RE: L.I. in Iraq, if the picture is real and not just a drunken gag....Why does she need to wear such tight clothes? Doesn't she realize that leaving something to the imagination is more lady-like? And she is dumb not to wear a flak jacket and pull her helmet down--if she catches a bullet, I will not feel sorry for her. As my Boston grandmother would have said, NOCD.