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.
"Get back to work, you lazy bastards." MVRWC on the French. Videos and photos from the infantile French students at No Parasan. Now they are using water cannon...apres moi, la deluge!
Stirrings of wisdom in the Yale Daily, quoted by Ace:
Outrage over religious fascism ought to be the province of American liberals. But in Hashemi's case it has been almost entirely trumpeted by Fox News, the Wall Street Journal editorial page and right-wing bloggers. A friend of mine recently remarked that part of his and his peers' nonchalance (and in some cases, support for) Hashemi has to do with the fact that the right has seized upon the issue. Our politics have become so polarized that many are willing to take positions based on the inverse of their opponents'. This abandonment of classical liberal values at the expense of political gamesmanship has consequences that reach far beyond Yale; it hurts our national discourse.
this photo is unbecoming of the kind of commentary maggie's farm generally posts. this photo could be any one of a million different American groups ; if you like I will find one you can post. Perhaps I should look in the bible belt or the woodlands or chicago or right here in co op city. You are not playing nice and by the way , I am married to an immigrant and my parents were immigrants and I suppose yours were too a couple hundred years back. Should "they" be here for free? No, no one should be here or anywhere else for free that's what taxation is all about. If Americans really want the illegals out then they should stop giving them jobs!