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.
Re: Strategic Incomprehensibility, it's not a question of whether or not we will come to the defense of Taiwan, it's a question of whether or not we will stand up to China. My guess is "not". Instead, it will be some sternly worded letter and the announcement of some assurance that the Sudetenland is the limits of Xi's ambitions.
Oops, I mean of course that Taiwan is the limits of Xi's ambitions, I have no idea how that 'Sudetenland' snuck in there. Some kinda strange autocorrect I assume.
The problem is that if Chine intentionally or foolishly fires anti-ship missiles at our carrier fleet and sinks a carrier and half a dozen support ships there will be hell to pay. The fight could go nuclear in a heartbeat. Our carrier fleet is equipped with nuclear weapons and the Admiral on-board has the nuclear codes to launch. Put yourself in his position where the fleet is decimated and 5000-8,000 navy personal are killed, what would you do???
I don’t think Merrick Garland needed any external persuasion, to declare parents opposed to teaching CRT, sexual perversion, as domestic terrorists. The democrat party has a long history of denouncing those that “cling to their Bible and guns” as enemies of the State.
After riling up Sleepy Joe and attempting to sic Gestapo Garland's Justice Department goons on some angry parents, this mook Green has the audacity to write " It’s my hope with this apology that the national organization can learn from the experience and move on." And the horse you rode in on.
Jim Green, Chip Slaven, ,and Viola Garcia have earned themselves permanent slots on the People's List of Enemies. Make them eat their words every time they spout off.
So the NSBA has disavowed their letter. That's nice. Now: Have the DOJ, FBI, DHS, NSA, and whatever other other parties that have become engaged, disavowed their response yet? Isn't that really the question?
Title IX and denying male students their legal rights:
Reminds me of Mattress Girl:
Sulkowicz became a global celebrity three years ago by turning an almost certainly false accusation of rape into a brainless performance-art project in which she dragged a mattress around campus. She kept it up all the way to her graduation ceremony, after which she promptly released a pornographic sex tape.
The problem is simply that there are not enough law suits by men who have been wronged by universities through Title IX.