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.
Winchester. New Haven. A very sad day for CT, the home of fine military and personal firearms since the early 1700s.
Everybody's talkin' bout it. Will Justice Kennedy become the next O'Connor?
"Outside the realm of civil discourse." In my opinion, that is a phrase which applies to manners, but should not apply to rules. Nor do I think those Danish cartoons were outside it - they seemed rather harmless to me. Anyway, Volokh has a couple of fine pieces about NYU and the cartoon spat, all occurring two weeks after the Pres. of NYU gave a stirring speech about academic freedom.
Maggie's Farm in the Vanguard Again. We may have been the first to suggest boycotting Borders to try to bring them to reason, but now there is a movement. Bookstores aren't supposed to behave like that. They can sell whatever they want to sell, but they should not offer voluntary dhimmitude in the USA.