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.
Our final pheasant hunt of the year today. A real breakfast at the lodge, fun with dogs, birds and guns for five hours, then some beer and pheasant pot pie. Maybe shoot a couple of lawyers, too. That is really living.
Dubai. Sisu takes a look at Dubai. Very wealthy mini-nation where Moslems go to break all of their rules, and party with booze and multicultural hoes.
The Clockwork Orange, Revisited. The mighty mighty Dalrymple on this 20th Century grotesque pop classic.
The Scooter-Plame story. "Who cares?" is right. It's just more "drip drip drip" from the Bush-haters. In any event, I remain very unhappy with the idea of nailing citizens on perjury when there is no underlying crime. They did it to Martha Stewart. Not saying that perjury is OK - just saying "No blood, no foul." Common sense. Libertarian Leanings has story. Scooter is a good kid.
The Tipping Point? Dinocrat thinks we've reached the point where the greater European community realizes that radical Islam is TROUBLE.I think he is right. It is push-back time for those with any self-respect.
Why are Conservatives happier people than Leftists? Many have commented on the study, but Ex-Donk does a good job with it.
Red Ken's Time Out. Superb piece by Big Lizard. Who votes for this embarassing schmuck?
How the PTA was co-opted by the Left (and the teacher's unions). Horsefeathers. How many mainly women-led organizations did this happen to? The YWCA, the League of Women Voters, the Junior League... what else?
Why so many women get coopted by the Left? They start out happily conservative. Then marry men who take up drinking, or work 14 hours a day and sleep with theirr secretary, or who only find 20 year olds worth lusting after while they leave their wives lonely, who can't or won't work, or who prefer hunting to spending time with the kids...Need I go on.
Plus, many of us women actuallly took seriously our "female" professions of caring or helping professions and spent time with the poor and disabled and sick and young of the world and actually care about "those people." And see the ways that conservatism has left them out in the cold. And can't forget Jesus' words about "inasmuch as ye did it for one of the least of these..."