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.
Dr. Helen on "Desperate for friends?" Are we becoming a friendless society? I doubt that this is anything new.
Transvestite gangs terrorizing New Orleans stores. Did they get the idea from Monty Python skits?
Garrison Keillor is "the shock jock of wholesomeness."? Sam Anderson in Slate. But does his comfy schtick reflect the real Gary? Doubt it. Now Jackie Mason is a guy whose schtick is very close to his real self.
Why Hillary can't win. Hawkins - h/t, Alpha. And may I take this opportunity to ask the obvious question to our feminist friends: What has this lady ever done, other than marry a successful man - and leverage that celebrity? Aw, who cares? But that's what they would be saying if she were a Repub.
Palestinians threaten chem and bio attacks. Claim they made them. Right - and they invented the automatic camel milker too. LGF
Michelle's update on pieces on the NYT's treason. Scroll up - she has more.
A .357 Smith and Wesson goes berserk in an Ohio Mall.
Cottontail rabbits endangered in New England. Not in my neighborhood, they aren't.
Who ever heard of this Glenn Reynolds guy? Well, his remark on Bill Keller's defense of the Times was pretty smart (h/t, Just one minute):
A deeper error is Keller's characterization of freedom of the press as an institutional privilege, an error that is a manifestation of the hubris that has marked the NYT of late. Keller writes: "It's an unusual and powerful thing, this freedom that our founders gave to the press. . . . The power that has been given us is not something to be taken lightly."
The founders gave freedom of the press to the people, they didn't give freedom to the press. Keller positions himself as some sort of Constitutional High Priest, when in fact the "freedom of the press" the Framers described was also called "freedom of the use of the press." It's the freedom to publish, a freedom that belongs to everyone in equal portions, not a special privilege for the media industry.
Correct. It is a people's freedom, making blogs possible - the mini-me pamphleteers and Tom Paines of our time. But if lowly blogger posted classified material, me suspects lowly blogger might be receiving friendly visit from Mr. FBI.
Nouns! The top 25 most commonly-used nouns, in order of use: time, person, year, way, day, thing, man, world, life, hand, part, child, eye, woman, place, work, week, case, point, government, company, number, group, problem, fact. (h/t to someone, but I forget who). It says a lot about what we think and write about.
Vietnam again? Wait a minute...the Tet Offensive had the enemy on their knees. But who knew? Not Walter Cronkite. The MSM lost that war, not the USA. Powerline refers to the "calcified" brains of the MSM, stuck in the past. Jack Kelly on Vietnam, Dan Rather, the MSM, Vietnam, etc.
What pure horsehockey regarding the cottontails. They are rarer then they were just ten years ago. The CSM says mean old George Bush killed them. I think not.
Habitat loss in the northeast? Don't drink the bongwater, just smoke the dope. Tree cover is expanding in the northeast due to the end of farming around here and the regrowth of trees has been extraordinary.
But the same people whining that "habitat loss" killed the rabbits are the ones that said: coyotes are swell. Let's get rid of leghold traps and everything will be swell. Kumbaya! The circle of life! Swellness!
And now if it walks, hops, or wriggles on ts belly, it's coyote food.
roger de hauteville
I have a problem with the coyotes too. If they were native to these parts, I woulnd't mind - but they aren't. they are illegal immigrants from the West.
They are wreaking havoc with bunnies, ground nesting birds like grouse - anything they can catch.
What we really need are wolves - they kill coyotes, and deer!