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.
Elaine Pagels writes fiction? How would I know? It could be. Interesting stuff, but probably only of historical interest. "Only of historical interest"?
Tom Paine. A complicated life. A summary, here. I never knew that the French almost killed him.
Darfur. What do people want? It is a horror. But is it a political football, too? Do I want unilateral US involvement? I don't know.
Don Sensing (of One Hand Clapping) says you cannot have a life and be a sole blogger. I think that's right. That's why we have a Farm; a plantation, really, with slave-writers.
Free Speech Zones at the University of Nevada. WTH? FIRE
Gays do not get married, even when they can. They just want the freedom - I can sort-of understand that. Gay Patriot.
Deep thinking in Vermont, on the war in Iraq. Env. Repub. What happened to the Green Mountain Boys?
This truly blew my mind. I had to have a beer after I read this one: McCain thinks "clean government" is more important than free speech. Didn't he take a vow to defend the constitution? And who ever heard of clean government anyway? Captain's Quarters.
Good reasons for Jews to flee Euristan. But can they enter the US legally? Or is it only Mexicans? Gates of Vienna
Reason # 127 why the UN is a joke: The New Human Rights Commission. Gateway
Moslems are joining the May Day protest. Why not? It's commies, Moslems, illegals, criminals, etc. Good grief. Bird of Paradise. Hey - it's our country. We get to decide who joins.
Is Bush spending more than the "liberals" did? Yes.
With eight million people, ya gotta have some moonbats. From LGF: