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.
Resurrecting mothballed Navy ships: a great piece by Confederate Yank - photo on right, of the former USNS San Diego, stolen from him. Few things as sentimental or soulful as an old Navy ship: the combination of ocean, power, and vulnerability is plain wonderful.
Gonzales wants porn ratings for web sites. I want the govt's hands OFF the internet.
Hawkins on the Liebermanchallenge in CT. Ned Lamont is having fun, but is he doing the Dems any favors? They would be nuts to give up Joe Lieberman, unless they want a very small tent. It's about emotion, not reason.
Ankle Biting Pundit takes another look at Howard Dean's 60s nostalgia.
Have you seen dignity? Joe at Evangelical Outpost looks at human dignity as the foundational concept of civilization.
Manliness vs. Boyishness. Part-time Pundit seems to get it right.
Academic political correctness in Holland. Do not say "It can't happen here." Augean Stables.