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.
Rape chargesdropped. Now she's a "28 year-old student at North Carolina Central University." Funny, I thought she was a 28 year-old prostitute and stripper. How does a newspaper decide what to call people? By the way, I am a 37 year-old lion tamer.
It's Global Orgasm Day. Do it for Gaia. Marg. Rev. Let's all make Love and Peace global: Together, we can do it! (Or alone, as the case may be.) "Hey there, cutie. Let's do Global Orgasm Day for peace together....ouch, hey - that really hurt. Hey - that wasn't peaceful at all!"
An Honest Confession of an American Coward. Pat Conroy. From his new book. A good read. Truth is good stuff. Rare.
Further thoughts about big govt. conservatism, at Ankle Biting
Give 'em an inch...Getting tougher at Gitmo. Big Lizards
I have a nephew that plays lacrosse at a NE university. I was told that right after the Duke case broke, his school reviewed all the lacrosse teams activities going back several years, looking for sexist and/or racist and/or any other inappropriate behavior.
It bugs me that his school would be so quick and so willing to tar with an investigation, what are in my somewhat biased opinion and experience, top notch young men.
And IIRC, Duke threw the lacrosse team overboard as fast as they could. I understand that if you lie with dogs you might wake up with fleas, but these young men deserve a presumption of innocence until proven guilty and I think the hasty reactions from their own school helped to deprive them of that right. Even I assumed there was something to these allegations when Duke University cancelled their whole lacrosse season.