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.
Backlash at Harvard: Let's hope so. Dershowitz slams the PC Cops: NE Repub. Also, Ruth Wisse of Harvard, in the WSJ, as passed on via Protein Wisdom.
Dhimmitude on Parade. In Malaysia - a prohibition on comments about the cartoon issue. The curtain of silence falls. Did they learn this from the American press? Michelle. How about prohibiting comments on the prohibition of comments on the cartoons?
Sitzpinkler. Captain Ed would like us all to take up this word. Will take it under serious consideration.
... OK, we'll use it. Sitzpinklers in the American press. We have noted several times that the press seems to have no fear of the demonic Dick Cheney, but acts terrified of the peaceful and cuddly but misunderstood Jihadists. Daily Pundit addresses the craven press.
Our hero, VDH, is back from Iraq. Quote from his piece in NRO:
It is an odd war, because the side that I think is losing garners all the press, whether by blowing up the great golden dome of the Askariya shrine in Samarra, or blowing up an American each day. Yet we hear nothing of the other side that is ever so slowly, shrewdly undermining the enemy.