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.
What is Al Gore's price to sell out his nation? $250,000. for his speech. Jeez, I'll rant for an hour for free...but never like that. I guess Humility is still knockin' on his door. Still crazy, notes Powerline. Isn't he the permanent Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel? Lost in the ozone of Ego, disappointment, moral confusion, and too much good pot in Vietnam?
Shark attacks decline as people fight back - with their fists! Wash. Times. Punch that killer shark in the nose! Hey, European friends - there's a moral to that story.
Italy stands up to intimidation. Good for them. Gateway
Steichen photo goes for 2.9 million at auction. Well, it is a pretty picture.
Scalia terms ideological foes "idiots." C'mon, Scalia. Even if they are, how about a little dignified behavior.
Pictures of Mohammed in many art museums. Is this really true about Islam forbidding pictures?
The China-Internet debate. Not sure what the right side is on this one. Kesler considers the law and the issues at Democracy Project.
Wedded bliss lasts one year. Amazed those researchers have the balls to go home after announcing that one.
Iran's biggest-selling newspaper has chosen to tackle the West's ideals of "freedom of expression" by launching a competition to find the 12 "best" cartoons about the Holocaust, (...)
See? No need to get all red faced under the turban and all sweaty-shaky in the burnoose, you can have a go at freedom of speech too. Just put down the torches, grab a 2B pencil, and let your inner self roam free. We, in the West, will call it Free Speech while the rest of you in Tehran, Indonesia, Kabul and California will call it Art Therapy.