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.
Scientists prove what everyone knows: illness in a spouse causes the other to go downhill too. Science Daily
Pakistan goes postal. What's the matter with these people? Don't they have jobs? Or is it just Party Time, Middle-East style? NY Sun
Darfur: Who is going to fix it? NATO? The UN? Or the USA? CSM. Why not France this time? It's your turn, France. You pull this little metal thing, and then the bullet goes out of the end of that metal tube-thingy.
Low-fat diet? More evidence that it's useless. NYTimes Science Times. Great news for carnivores who like their steaks burnt on the outside and rare on the inside, with a mountain of buttery mashed potatoes...hey, what's for supper?
A White House on Quaaludes. Cheney finally spoke today, honestly and graciously. Copped to the whole thing, although from what I heard it was a true accident and not an error. He should have spoken sooner. The White House has been doing lots of important things, but, in managing the loony shark-infested waters of the press, they are a bust. Fire the jerk whose job is press and micro-crisis management. Email me...I can do a better job.