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.
I don't think Tom DeLay is the nicest guy in the world. He is a tough guy, not a metrosexual, and his morals are probably about average for politicians, which isn't saying much. You maybe wouldn't have him over for dinner. But the guy has been targeted. Why? Because he is strong and very smart and effective at managing legislation. And the now-weak Dems want blood. Humans are most destructive when they feel small and weak. My advice? Take it on the chin, Tom. Take it like a man. Use the rope-a-dope technique, like Clinton did. It's part of the job we pay you to do. But stick around, Tommy.
It's all over the blogosphere (we need a better name for it, it's an awkward word to type) that John Kerry has been complaining that Democratic Ohio voters were told to vote on Weds, Nov 3. Turns out his reference is a piece in The Onion, a satirical website.
I don't understand why the NYT/ACLU/Democratic Party etc. keep getting their panties in a wad about religion in America, because in fact it is beginning to feel like the pre-Constantine Roman Empire around here. My neice jokes about not using the "J" word or the "G" word in school. Here at Maggie's, we feel that a little prayer never hurt anyone. Massingale reports:
"The Louisiana ACLU is recommending that officials at a public school in New Orleans be "fined or jailed" for failing to stop prayer before a high school baseball game. ACLU of Louisiana executive director Joe Cook says that prayer at a school related function is "un-American and immoral.""
Well, at least they haven't proposed throwing Christians to the lions...yet. But would they object? My pastors would say "Pray for Joe Cook." Massingale offers link to: Ten Ways to Pray in School.