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.
At Maggie's Farm, we link things we would like to discuss, had we the time to do so. But what with milkin' the cows, feedin' the chickens, chasin' the bunnies out of the lettuce, poachin' deer, paintin' the shed, bakin' bread, teachin' the goats to speak English, practicin' juggling, shootin' rats at the dump, trainin' the dogs for fall, replacin' the geronificator on the old Ford, arguin' with the neighbor, beatin' the dog, greasin' the snake, and plowin' and plantin', we jes' cannot do it all. Country life.
Leatherback sea turtles stage a comeback. That is happy news. All credit to Bush, of course.
Date Rape. The very notion of date rape seems to be an invitation to injustice - although I am sure it occurs. Here's one guy who really got screwed, at RCP. The un-sayable dirty secret is that gals can get just as out of hand, and excited, as guys. The radical feminists deny that - probably because they don't: they are as sex-less as they are humor-less.
What's Wrong with Harvard? Plenty, and the college alums should get on the job and fix the mess. A new book.
Newark and School vouchers. Slowly but surely, it's an idea that is coming.
The insane rage of the Left. It will not help their case, but it energizes their base. Am. Thinker
Ah, country life! Even our feeble approximations of it in suburbia beat the city hollow. I like to be within striking distance of a major metropolitan area, get occasional overdoses of museums, theater, diversity then retreat to my hunting dogs who can't hunt (too bonded to me) and the endless war against the varmints that try to eat my fruit and vegetables.
On date rape--I know that false accusations are a huge problem, just as false memory syndrome is a huge money maker for unscrupulous shrinks and destroyer of families. BUT: the liars and con artists should not blind you to the crimes that do occur. Not all men are as chivalrous as the Maggies' crew. Not all realize that a No, no matter how belated, no matter if uttered half-drunkenly by a young fool who got into a dumb situation, is still a No. I know. I said it. And was ignored. And did nothing about it because of people who sneer and assume that all accusations are false.