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 are your House Guns? MassBackwards shows you his. I prefer a short-barreled pump 12 ga. The ominous "ka-chunk" of a pump gun chambering a cartridge in the dark ought to be sufficient for all but the most crazed bad guys to run for the hills.
Bremer wanted more troops in Iraq, says Gen. Sanchez did too: Review of Bremer's new book.
The White House mess: Podhoretz echoes our complaints. The Harriet Myers thing was the first sign of big problems.
Burchill in Haaretz on Brits being paralyzed by manners and suicidal political correctness (H/T, LGF). A quote:
Anyway, from now on I think I'll get just a few less accusations of racism when I point out that Muslims can be a bit, well, narrow-minded. Mind you, it's a long hard struggle trying to make bleeding-heart liberals see sense. Especially when you live in a country where a sizable part of the print and broadcasting media are such guilt-ridden cretins when it comes to Islam that if they saw Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein sexually sharing their own grandmother, they'd swear the poor old lady asked for it.