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.
Many thanks to Roger for the past week's Morning Links. I can't compete with his wit and wisdom, but we all do the best we can with what we have. Pic is Bajan Rum Punch - highly refreshing after a 4-hr mountain hike in Barbados.
That there is some fine sippin' rum. Not for mixin' into rum punch. Hope you got some flying fish, some Banks, and brought home some Bajan hot suace.
Did you stay on the lee or windward side of the Island? Speaking of St. Nicholas Abbey, we make a habit of turning left when exiting the drive so we can enjoy the fabulous view as one crests the hill from lee to windward. Beautiful.
Because if we limit the honest law abiding people enough maybe it will stop some crazy person from doing something crazy???
After 9/11 why didn't we ban planes? After the truck attack on pedestrians why didn't we ban cars and trucks?
The U.S. suffers 150,000 preventable accidental deaths a year why don't we ban all of those things that killed all of those people? A better question should be wht doesn't the media go 24/7 on accidental deaths? Why is it that a tiny percentage of deaths from guns deserves 24/7 coverage for weeks? The simple reason is that there is indeed a cabal of anti-gun interests whose sworn goal is overturning the 2nd amendment. Why?
IMHO the answer is that those in power know where this mass immigration is taking us, they know that when enough people are here who hate us that there will be a civil war. And they intend to use that to control America and they don't want the common man butting in. If you don't agree and don't see this coming I get it, but that does not change the facts on the ground it's coming.
What is the purpose of diversity if it's settled science that there are absolutely no differences between men and women, blacks and whites, gays and straights and to suggest that there might be some innate differences marks you as a racist, misogynistic homophobe? I mean, didn't Larry Summers get run out of town on a rail for daring to suggest just such a thing?
At least half the world has already been diverted to wildlife use. With the recent convergence of huge swaths of Europe to the predator primates and the unleashing of the Asian and M.
E. primates on the scattered indigenous population we are well on the way to "dehumanizing" the landscaping. The return of African wildlife to a borderless preserve with little interference from outside influences along with establishing preserves in Venezuela and among the always deferential Canadians has broken up previous human settlements. The US is already pushing a boundary less preserve with notable blue city protected preserves across the country. How many more Islamic/Marxist wildlife projects are actually needed.
The leftist liberal progressive democrats will never give up in their attempt to ban guns. I like to compare the USA and USSR murder rates. As you know, the USSR was the socialist workers paradise and everybody was happy, well adjusted and they had no crime. They also had a total gun ban, no guns for you, comrade. You want a gun, join the Army. The crime statistics were state secrets, but we got a look when the USSR collapsed. The USSR had a murder rate twice the US rate. How do the liberals explain this? They know that with no guns the USSR should have a itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, murder rate because guns cause murder. The USSR had a murder rate like Chicago. Well, if the facts don't fit the narrative, the liberals just ignore the facts and don't mention them.