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.
Al Gore admits lying in his warming movie. He calls it "over-representation of facts" - but it's "for a good cause". I guess there is "no controlling legal authority" for Leftist propaganda. Will write more about this moral weakness of his later, because I think it is dangerous.
Bertie Wooster and the "insurgents" have something in common. They hate shorts. Iraq insurgents murder tennis players - LGF. At the same time, Anchoress points out the hilariously redemptive humor of P.G . Wodehouse, without whom life would be much less delightful than it is.
The military murders in Iraq. A damn shame, if true. We train very professional soldiers, but we must have some sympathy for those few who lose it, in combat. Not to forgive it - but some understanding. Tragic, terribly wrong, but it does not discredit our effort to build freedom. The anti-American, anti-freedom forces will exploit any evil to the max in the effort to create false moral equivalencies. In war, bad shit happens. The best trained soldiers are only human and, who knows, it could have been me. I pray that these guys have not shamed our country by descending to the moral level of the enemy.
John Kerry just won't go away. The reason the Swiftvets had an impact was because it was clear that the guy just smelled like a phony, pompous person, regardless of his military service. Our pal Kesler.
Lorraine in Tennessee
Ditto again, re the sad event in Iraq. War is hell, and with 2.5 mm active, guard, and reserve folks in uniform, tragedies are going to happen. What's astounding--given the incredible circumstances that will arise--is that there are so few such incidents.
Al Gore's latest is simply another manifestation of his total contempt for every soul on the planet--except for his own, which he highly exalts via willfully uncontrolled rationalization. Expect humaneness and humility from Mr. Gore when you look up and see flying pigs. Not to call anyone a swine--that's just how the expression goes, and any connection to the topic per se is only a result of the reader's subjective experience.