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.
Tom Fox was tortured before he was shot. Was he a Christ-like man, or a foolish tool? Something tells me that this sort of behavior makes no positive impression on Jihadists. Doesn't that organization know that the Jihad hates Christians as much as Jews.
And on a similiar note, the pious and feckless Jimmy Carter is subjected to some harsh criticism here.
Everyone is talking about Dr. Sultan, the LA psychiatrist who gave the Jihadists a tongue-lashing on Al Jazeera, and is now the recipient of death threats.
The mess in Darfur, summarized in the CSM. How does anyone help people so determined to create mayhem, and so lacking in what we rightly term "civilization"?