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.
If these bombers were indeed second- and third-generation Brits of Pakistani origin, and therefore reasonably assimilated, then their plot and organization falls into the same category as all of the others: Jihad is what it's about, pure and simple. Hatred of the infidels. Here are some life details about one of them, at Jihad Watch. Thanks are due to the Brits, the NSA, and the Pakistan govt, for coordinating on this.
Reducing the g-load for affirmative action. LaShawn. What it says is that blacks are not as intelligent as others: is that what Affirmative Action supporters really believe? I do not believe that, but I do believe that Affirmative Action is a political scam.
U-Haul: Does anyone have any idea why U-Haul will not permit trailing with Ford Explorers? Apparently Taurus is fine with them - even Mustangs, but not Explorers. Strange.