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.
Spain outlaws skinny models on catwalks. Talk about intrusive government. However, nanny state France refused to follow suit: the fashion business is powerful in Paris. I think the French model to the right, from Drudge, looks like a skelaton, but it's not the government's problem. (Would somebody please take this gal home and feed her some fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn bread? With a few beers? And maybe some ice-cream?)
Looking to be offended, and using it in a loony manner: Moslems and the Pope. The Pope said nothing offensive, and asked for an end to religious violence. CAIR blasts Pope - LGF. Moslems go berserk - My Way News. Moslems call for beheading of Pope - SDA. (Of course.) In the words of Confederate Yankee, "it remains to be seen how many must die as Islam proves how peaceful it is."
I'd love to be a crim in Britain - they can't shoot you, they won't lock you up, and now they cannot even chase you! You might fall and hurt yourself! What do they put in the water in the UK? Or is those Frenchie-Norman genes? Note to American and all world-wide crims: move to Britain, and live the good life. (h/t, our pals at Tangled Web)
Heard any voices in your head lately? Apparently many people do, and enjoy it. Strange. I hear plenty of thoughts, but nothing outloud.
One might almost think that feminism has become nothing more than a subset of the Democratic Party's activist base. Actually, that has become so obvious that even Maureen Dowd managed to figure it out when she famously commented: "Feminism died in 1998 when Hillary allowed henchlings and Democrats to demonize Monica as an unbalanced stalker, and when Gloria Steinem defended Mr. Clinton against Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones."
New York Times conspiring to cover up future crimes (of their own). Jim Miller