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.
Pimm's #1 is IN. Who knew? It has been around since the Celts, I think. My Life in Stockholm. Plus a recipe. Perfect for a wedding - punch! - in a carved-ice bowl. Cheap, Anglo-Saxon, delicious, and not overly-intoxicating. A sort of Brit Mint Julip.
Dems join suit to quit terrorist surveillance. Good for them. What a genius idea! Osama and pals salute your dhimmitude.
We are deploying aircraft carriers in the Gulf. Damn - is anything finer than an aircraft carrier? Tammy.
Passenger dies. Tour bus continues on schedule. Hilarity ensues. What's the big deal? A dead person is just a person who quit breathing. People do that all the time, on a daily basis. At a certain point, it just becomes too tiring, and people say "what the heck."
How to endear yourself to Philly fans. Some catch. Some bruises, too.
Nude fencing? There's an idea whose time has come. I'd prefer they wear the standard helmet, though, in case they aren't attractive enough in the face. For their eyes, too. Still, this could be a boon to the fencing world.
A list of books Uncle Norm likes to read to kids, and grandkids.
The complicated politics of illegal immigration. Rick covers it, with reference to Podhoretz's piece. It is a maze. Just do what is right, and boldly cut through the tangle.
Antidepressants cause suicide? Great - a new trumped-up hysteria. Trial lawyers - take note. And they will. Guess what? Depression can be a serious problem. If you frighten folks from treatment, you are doing them a serious disservice.
For what it's worth from a regular reader ... I read your weblog as a complement to the Instapundit and I think these two work brilliantly together. Reynold's form is lean and quick, while Maggies Farm follows with a more meandering, contempletive pace that gives more substance. Both works seem to go in the same direction, just they take different waterways. He is the rough water rapids while you are the winding river. Your blog opens on my powerbook in the collection of tabs with Instapundit, Liberatas, & All Things Beautiful. Tis baffling to me to hear your numbers. You,along with Ann Althouse, have created the most delightful genre, works of art in fact, of the unexpected, but expected. I'm thinking it must be just a matter of time or circumstance until you are discovered and become huge.
Only one thing - a battleship! Some of my buddies in the Marines saw the battleships pass their troop transports in the first Gulf War. Nothing ever impressed them more. 50,000 tons of whup-ass moving at 30 knots.
Nothing beat sailing the only battleships in the world into a harbor. Bring 'em back!