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.
UPDATE: Now the criminals arrested at that event wish to upend the justice system by creating some kind of fictitious court proceeding called a "restorative justice proceeding" which, in this case, seems to be designed to address the complaints of the criminals, not the victims (if there were any)... It's gang violence in a burkha on steroids, in the court of law... or something. The judge likely recused himself simply to get away from the nut cases on the defense team...
Read more... the crazy is thick in Maine, but it is not FROM Maine...
As I re-read the article linked in my above comment regarding the Portland trial, it occurs that what took place in that courtroom today, may warrant further discussion... Not content with merely blocking traffic, Black Lies Matter now wants to stymie the justice system.
W&M '75. Very pleased that The College has consistently been on FIRE's green-light list and this is an extension of that. It is in one sense only what should be expected, yet I do like the balance of it as well. There is no sense of counter-crusading to make others take the same stance, simply a determination to be one of the adults in the room. That seems about right to me.
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