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.
Lying lies and the liars who tell them. When you smear someone with a lie, it never goes away, even after corrections. The American Left has learned that lies work as well as facts, but you run out of facts too quickly. For example, after Rather, how many Americans still think Bush played games with his Guard service? Tons. How many people still believe the NSA was listening in on their phone calls? Tons. Now the Ann Coulter plagiarism smear has been corrected, but as a commenter to the piece at Lucianne succinctly says:
Sorry, Ann, too late. The progressives' stink bomb has gone off and the old media doesn't care what you say. As long as some know-nothing moderates now think there was plagiarism, the left's idea of the greater good has been served.
Nature Conservancy buying fishing fleet. Good example of the market approach to conservation. Marginal Rev.
No religion please - we're English. Brits believe they have better ways to reach and reform jailbirds than through religion. Wish they would share this hitherto unknown knowledge with the world. Dinocrat
Probably read this already, but Al Baradei was covering for the Iranians. But he keeps his UN job. Wizbang
The name for the disorder is treason. People with this disorder have been called many things through history: Communists, Quislings, Copperheads, 5th Columnists, etc... It seems to originate from an over-abundance of self-righteousness coupled with a hate of one’s own nation.
Tradition remedies include firing squads, hanging, beheading, and the ever-popular drawing and quartering.