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 Prof considers billable hours and pay for associates at law firms. Do they work like slaves? Yes, but so do associates in investment banking, and interns and residents in medical training. It's an apprenticeship - you pay your dues. Want things easy? Work for the govt., where there is no profit motive.
Two good pieces byRick Moran. First, a comment on how Jill Carroll was mistreated, (especially by bloggers!). And, right below that, a very discouraging piece about Baghdad, which further confirms my opinion that we are not dealing with civilized folks. I think most Iraquis want peace and prosperity, but the stone-age warlords just will not quit. Primitive morons.
"I'm not gay, but thanks for asking." Joe at Evangelical Outpost. Like Joe, guys always wonder "What did I do to make that guy think I was gay...or am I just so damn good lookin', despite my beer gut?...or am I unknowingly sending out gay signals?" It's not so easy to be a guy. Hey, gay fellows: stop putting us straight guys in embarassing positions. Have a little tact. We might like ya, but that does not mean we want a date!
Operation Steel Gazelle: Iowahawk considers the Dems' security plans.
Colorado school district bans American flag. "First they came for my Confederate flag, then they came for my American flag..."
The right to arm bears bear arms: George Mason at Volokh.