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.
Gaia will blow her stack - because of Bush, of course. Maxed-Out
Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome. Guess what, honey - now you know what it feels like to be a guy. via Mens'News Daily
An appreciation of Jane Jacobs, by Husock at City Journal. We are all in her debt, today. She, single-handedly, saved our cities from becoming soul-less Soviet-style mass housing projects. Just look at thriving "Alphabet City" in NYC today: the Lyndon Johnson era planners would have torn the whole place down as a slum, and now one-bedroom apartments there are going for over a quarter million bucks - in that old slum.
The Vatican roughs up the DaVinci Code. Definitely the wrong approach. I do not like to see the Vatican learning from the Jihadists. They should either ignore it, or use it as a teaching opportunity. RTLC
The renovation of the Met: And, one hopes, no more banners. Nice job, Board of Directors.