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 pup had a great morning with John's venison bones in the snow. Happy dog.
Catholicism Rocks. Am. Princess. Good eats for Mardi Gras.
Were the Founding Fathers Christians? I always thought of them as Deists mostly, children of the recent Enlightenment, but deeply imbued with a Christian culture and view of the world. Here's the case for that, albeit delivered in an irritable, if not hostile, manner.
Prep. Heard lots of good comments about this coming-of-age book. Ordered it.
54 years old and perfect. Dinocrat. Makes the idea of turning 30 seem almost appealing.
Canadian medicine going private. Despite the law. It's about time. There's no way Harper will fight this movement of doctors seeking freedom to practice medicine. This is a big deal - the first step in the unraveling of socialism for our comrades from the north.
Re the Founding Fathers: the real problem is that ANY statement of the form of "the Founding Fathers were X" is going to be wrong, because the Founding Fathers had many and various beliefs. Washington was, indeed, a Freemason --- but Freemasonry doesn't exclude the possibility of being a Christian, no matter what the Missouri Synod says. Adams was not an orthodox Christian, no question --- because he was a Unitarian. But he was pretty durn definite about being a Christian. Charles Carroll of Carrollton was a Catholic. The Lee brothers were members of the Estabished Church.