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.
Did you miss our piece on The Dems' Valentine's Day Manifesto last week? If so, read it. Covers a lot of ground. Scroll down - it was posted on the 15th.
Our Chickensh-t Press: If our Leftist press portrays Cheney as the devil incarnate, how come they aren'tafraid of him? And if the Jihadists are just misunderstood peaceful folk, how come they areso afraid of them? The press is supposedly giving the Jihadists a pass on the cartoons, etc, because of "sensitivity"!!! Huh? The press isn't sensitive to anyone except Hillary Clinton. "Sensitivity" is just a euphemism for "scared." They are pure chickensh-t. Captain Ed gives them hell, here.
Help Wanted! Apply now! Iranian men and women sign up to be suicide bombers. BKP. That's the Religion of Peace, folks. They can't wait to spatter you with their shrapnel and their guts.
Did Russians move Saddams WMDs? I want to know why the CIA seems to be keeping a distance from these new reports about WMDs. Atlas discusses the Russian angle.
Rick Moran, Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Right Wing Nut House, keeps getting better as an essayist. I say that enviously. He's ready for the big-time. Next thing you know, he will change the whimsical name of his blog. An excerpt from his reply to Simon Jenkins' critique of the Iraq war:
For at bottom, the “alternative strategy” being pushed by Jenkins and most of those on the left is one of reaction – waiting for the terrorists to strike before committing ourselves to countering them. In an era where weapons of mass destruction are becoming more widespread and easier to manufacture and/or acquire, this policy is not only suicidal, but morally reprehensible. It condemns hundreds perhaps thousands of innocent people to death all in the name of a simpering kind of internationalism, a belief that most countries are on the same page when it comes to combating terrorism.
Nothing could be further from the truth. There are many countries – Russia and China come to mind immediately – that would not be averse to seeing a catastrophic attack on America. Mr. Jenkins and his reactive strategy would make such an attack more likely by several degrees of magnitude. I daresay that Beijing especially wouldn’t mind seeing America severely weakened as it would probably mean affecting our ability to block their designs on Taiwan and establishing economic hegemony over the rest of East Asia.
***The Loony Tunes Story, contd. An excellent review of the cartoon issue by Anne Applebaum in the WaPo. She points out what we have been observing:The more we learn about Moslem culture, the less we trust them and the less we want their alien values in our countries. One quote from her piece:
Of course, some good may come out of this story, even in this country. If nothing else, this controversy should bring an end to that naive, charming and sadly incorrect American theory of international relations that "the more we all learn about one another, the less we will fight." Gradually, the Islamic world is learning that we don't respect religion in the same manner they do. Slowly, we are learning that they feel differently about the printed word, and the printed picture, from us. And somehow, I've got a feeling that this new knowledge will be not the beginning of understanding but the inspiration for more violence.