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.
I have made the no knead bread a dozen or so times. I got the recipe from the devil's epistles about 10 years ago. It works but i did face one challenge: finding a spot in my house during the winter warm enough to encourage the "bubbling" of the yeast as we generally keep the furnace at 68. This is the only reason i dont make it more often.
But, it makes an excellent hard crust. A great tear away bread for stew slopping, a nice compliment to braised beef. Almost enough to wish the summer to a swift end... yum.
Same problem here with that recipe. Plus once a dog, on his tiptoes, got into the stuff as it bubbled away on a deep, sunny window sill. I had to induce vomiting, etc., so it wouldn't kill the dog as it expanded. Charming. That cooled my ardor for this recipe.
Objecting to the statues of Catholic saints: Funny, I was assured by a liberal relative just yesterday, replete with requisite eye-rolling and Voice of Disdain, that this would never happen.
It will be only a matter of days before that person tells me what an obviously good idea it is - sometimes. For those who are sci-fi fans, there is a scene near the end of CS Lewis's That Hideous Strength that may come to mind.
Assistqant Village Idiot
The UN is not a parliament of the world's people, it is an organization of governments. As such, it's natural inclination is always going to be to favor the interests of established governments over the expansion of liberty to people.
Another guy named Dan
Yes, and some of those represented governments are extremely nasty.
After PDJT's speech last night, I quickly cruised through the LSM commentators. Odd. They used exactly the same terms, starting with "the most unpopular president ever"! Methinks they are reading from scripts approved by their handlers. So much for independent thought...it's long gone.