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.
Wish I owned some of the private equity in YouTube. It's a great site, and a great service, and has already overtaken MySpace. Watch out, eBay. Wonder if Google will try to buy them before the $ gets higher.
Slacker males: Not the greatest generation. Viking
Getting it straight: Terrorists don't have to follow the rules. The West has to. I agree with that thesis, as long as we kill the terrorists. Dem Project gets a bit upset about the double standard. Who doesn't? Happy to say that Israel is moving in with adequate ground troops. And Hezbollywood may turn out to be the scam story of the year: people believe what they want to believe.
No work ethic in Europe. They subscribe to the "Vacation Ethic." But what about people who want to work hard, and do things, and not laze about like cows in a field? Tangled
Rick reviews the decline of chivalry in warfare. Part of the world is still in the "try to be chivalrous" mode, and the rest doesn't give a damn.
Media Lies: This time, the Detroit News. Israpundit
SPP and NASCO: The most under-reported major story of the year. RWH