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.
Why is Santa happy and tired? Because of his elves (T-rated). Yes, Rum and Coke - it's basic - and all-organic.
World's best dad. With a splendid and tear-jerking YouTube. It's about Dick Hoyt
Daniel Gross gets it wrong, on medical care. Dem Project. By the way, I am still demanding free legal care, free car insurance, free dental - and free beer. Oh - almost forgot - did I mention free happiness?
Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, has a new book. Interview at TCS
I have heard of Britney Spears (current winner in the Firecrotch Derby), Bill Clinton (runner-up? Was he some politician or something?), Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Penn, Al Gore, etc. But who is Norman Borlaug? A genuine celeb.
Liked Bird Dog's Advent post, but it received not a single comment. Too corny, or what? I kinda thought it captured the idea.
Save the House Mouse!Classical Values. Found one drowned, but well-preserved, in an uncapped bottle of extra-virgin olive oil in my cabinet recently. These mice are Euro-weenies, and do not belong in the USA. If you catch one, mail it back to France. But they make good toys for cats, if you can stand cats. Yes, being the finicky sort, I tossed out the bottle of oil.