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.
In praise of opera on DVD: It's affordable, and has subtitles. Samiz.
Big Oil? American oil companies control a mere 13% of the world's oil. They ain't so big: they're just tall, that's all. Oil pricing, at YARGB
60 billion emails are sent daily. Lots are spam, though. Is there such thing as too much communication?
Are our media covering the war "on the cheap"? Kesler says so.
A cool politician in Finland! From No Pasaran - a quote:
"It may be good if the EU gets so big that it can no longer function — it will be like a rat with its hypothalamus removed, who keeps eating until it explodes," [Timo Soini] said, using the kind of colorful analogy that has made him popular with some voters.
What's going on with the Kurds these days? All kinds of complicated conniving, just as one would expect from Kurds. Strategy Pages.
State corporatism. Hillary likes it. So did Hitler and Mussolini. The very notion gives me the creeps. View from 1776. Was there ever any doubt that the Left are the fascists? Why else would they call everyone else fascists, other than to deflect attention from their own impulses?
Fun with al-Zaquari's happy video time: Confed. Yank. This guy is pathetic, but a sociopath.
Snow Storm: We were certain yesterday it would be Tony Snow. Good move, for all involved. Put him out there as much as possible (even tho he is wrong on immigration).