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.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” (Martin Luther King, Jr., Aug. 28, 1963)
“I have a dream that my four little children will be presumed too stupid or incompetent to get into a college based on the content of their character, and will get in only after their white liberal massas judge them by the color of their skin.” (Julianne Malveaux, 2006)
Daily Pundit thinks Condi is a Rockefeller Republican. For you young 'uns out there, that means a non-conservative.
"If we shut ourselves away from an understanding of Hashemi's culture and life experiences, we restrict our own agency over our identity in an increasingly complicated and connected world."
What the heck does that mean? It is not English, but if I can de-code the BS, I think it means that if we don't meet guys from the Taliban, how can we decide whether we want to be Taliban ourselves? By that logic, why not admit dogs and cats too?