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.
Vilmar, a blog pal who ran Right Wing Howler, is throwing in the towel. We erroneously noted last week that he had been shut down by complaints from CAIR, but that is not exactly the story. We'll miss his reckless and irreverent sense of humor...and his links! God bless, Vilmar - and good luck!
Atlas of the new money, at WSJ. Love the quote from Greenwich, CT's hedgie Mr. Ray Dalio about the new mega-homes - palaces, really - being built: "Yuck. It's like flashing diamonds."
Time Magazine names boring, ignorant, web-surfing, kinky porn-addicted, skirt-chasing, sex-intoxicated, beer-addled, blues-listenin', under-educated, opera-goin', ballet-watchin', gun-totin', gal whistlin', Jesus-lovin', government-hatin', red-neck tractor-drivin' parrothead Yankee libertarian money-likin' capitalist, and an utterly confused and inconsistent - both philosophically and morally - lazy unshaven and un-bathed, pajama-wearing, low-life, tatooed blog editor slacker, and Dylan fan... as Person of the Year. Who'd a thunk it? A lousy choice, Time Magazine. There have got to be better candidates out there. How about Ahmadinejabajaba? More your type?
DA Nifong is in deep doo-doo. It's comforting to know that, in the US, even DAs are supposed to obey the law.