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.
Compulsive bloggers and web surfers have surely book-marked Al Jazeera already, as they probably have Daily Kos too - if only for amusement. Of course it is good to see how other folks view the world, even if we may find it despicable or out of reality. One aspect I find enlightening about Al Jazeera is the extent to which militant Islam seems to feel allied with the pacifist Left. Strange bedfellows indeed. How long can that charming romance last?