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.
Overheard today in an elevator from Sulzberger, Jr.: "Hey, 200,000 cancellations today! We must be doing something right! Yeah, man - we are cool - in the vanguard! We are like hip. Finally, a groovy newspaper like Ramparts! Dig it, man."
How the others think: Glenn Greenwald thinks Bush is the greatest danger to America. Does he really think this, or is he just saying it for effect? I cannot tell.
The 2006 PlanetOut Travel Awards. Favored gay, lesbian and transgender destinations. Opie thought you might be interested, even if you're not g,l, t, etc.
Good news for guys who appreciate: American bra sizes increasing. Is it a crisis for givernment intervention?
The AP hides the climatologists who think Gore is an "embarassment." The more I learn, the more I think this is a big scam, foisted on a scientifically-ignorant public.
Can you pass the US Citizenship Test? If you are awake, you can. Here. These are the "hard ones"!!!
Is India one nation, or many states? Try driving a truck through India. CSM. Their corruption, and obstacles to commerce, are astonishing. Yet they continue.
Howard Dean: "We're about to enter the 60s again". Umm, I think the problem is that he never left the 60s. How childish. Amazing to me that he would say that - so dumb. Some folks never grow up. Kumbaya, dude. Love and peace and pass me that bong. Hey, got any 'shrooms? Reality is getting to be a major drag, man.
American bra sizes are only increasing because most American women are getting fatter. Perhaps this pleases their men folk, tho my hunch is that every woman who gains enough weight to become a luscious 38D on top gains so much weight on the hips that the effect is less than alluring....
As for those of us still keeping extreme overweight at bay but less well-endowed, we can still wear stretched out 34b college bras we find in the attic and fondly muse over the only time we ever had a voluptuous figure--the years of breastfeeding. Funny thing, size before is no predictor of ability to feed the young...
"As the world's largest public-works project, the Interstate fully transformed Americans into a car-centric, oil-guzzling, and pollution-spewing people."
..."(The exodus of 1.5 million people before hurricane Katrina proved the worth of big highways.)"
well if we could kill off 1.5 million of these pollution spewing Americans that'd be a start then,hey?