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.
T.E. Lawrence was one of the most fascinating people in recent history, and his Seven Pillars of Wisdom remains a masterpiece - and a page-turner. His role in the formation of the present-day Middle East is not overlooked by Moderate Voice. I doubt that Gen. Petraeus is our Lawrence. I was told second-hand via someone who met Lawrence that he was an unusually mild-mannered guy who looked and acted like Stan Laurel.
What is with this story about Jesus' coffin? Some thoughts about it from Anchoress. If those are Christ's bones, then I will give you my piece of Noah's Ark for free - and throw in my splinter of the True Cross.
Was Washington a Deist or a Christian? Michael Novak considers GW's statements at First Things
CO2 shortage in South Africa. haha. Can't they just take it out of the air, or something?
Why does the Left give a pass to Fundie Islam but no pass to Fundie Christianity? Wizbang. Aw, you already know the answer.
Granddaddy found some nice Dylan Youtubes. I especially like the version of My Back Pages, of course.
Virginia apologizes for slavery. What utter BS. What is this "mea culpa" fad? Dr. Bliss, any ideas? Since there can be no such thing as collective guilt, much less collective historical guilt (unless you are neurotic as heck), this must be pure pandering. I guess that's obvious.
Hollywood applauds Jihad. If Hollywood loves Castro and Jihad, what are Americans supposed to think?
Hey, I love Tom Cruise, Leonardo, and Angelina just as much as anyone else. But just how many more stories can I stand to read in the "Star" and "National Enquirer"? I mean I know that Elvis lives cause I saw him once at 4am as I was leaving a local bar.
So the story about Jesus' coffin--the one with his name on it (not Jesus Alou) and his girl friend from the DaVinci Code is a fresh piece of desperately needed reporting. I sure look forward to my grocery shopping now and hope that the lines are long enough to let me finish reading.
Right before we all puke from tonight's Academy Awards--even if we don't watch them.