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.
Wal-Mart 101: A primer on why cities should want Wal-Marts around. It's called jobs, and affordable shopping. The NY Sun explains how dumb the Chicago aldermen were to keep Wal-Mart in the suburbs and out of the city. On the other hand, Wal-Mart's growth has been disappointing in Europe. Reason discusses why they aren't charmed by it - it's cultural.
They call this new technology: houses made from living trees and vines. I call it stone-age technology. What do you think?
Israel admits mistake with Qana. More honor there than you will see in ten centuries of Jihad.
Andy Card: keep up with his three-part interview at Newsmax. He asserts media did harm security.
We posted Melanie Phillip'sLondonistan recently. The otherwise fine, huge, and worthy Brooklyn Public Library has decided not to buy it. Scared of the Moslems. That is sick. They aren't afraid of offending anyone else, for sure. Can it be bought in Londonistan, I wonder?
Wonder what the Unitarians are up to these days? It's a bit hard to understand. Cramer. Sounds like they believe in nothing, and accept everything..or something.
Ledeen, quoted in Powerline, re the Dem's war against Bush - he gets it exactly right:
No one can doubt that this is a willful disinformation campaign, aimed at paralyzing and then destroying the president. I do not think people in the White House have ever fully appreciated their peril.