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.
The Port Operations story: The Admin. wants to positively engage a moderate Islamic nation - friends and allies - for a task which has nothing to do with port security. The UAE are not Jihadists. What's the issue? Fear-mongering Repubs, and Dems grabbing any opportunity to erase their image as weak-kneed appeasers. Ridiculous. YARGB discusses. Confed. Yank also. Bush is right with this one: Don't smear all of Islam with the same brush for demagogic purposes.
Amazing rock and roll stuff found in Bill Graham's basement: Synthstuff
I am deeply offended by this: Larry Summers goes down for thought crime. Comments from Driscoll. Comment summary at New England Repub. These academics are as bad as the Jihadists. Or the Inquisition. Is this America??? SISU addresses the fascism of the Left - a favorite topic here at Maggie's. This is one serious black eye for Harvard, and one more confirmation of everything Horowitz has been saying. Harvard alums should let the Corporation know that they have gone off the deep end.
New Zealand Christians offended by free speech. Of course they're offended. RTLC. Everybody should be offended occasionally by free speech. Since when is hurting someone's feelings a crime? Or am I old-fashioned? Lots of speech is rude, crude, unkind and insensitive. Too bad. I can take it. Come to think of it, if you really want to see Hate Speech On Parade, try the Daily Kos.