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.
A patriotic reveller. Somebody said these cute art photos were from Mardi Gras, but I think they are from this fun and artistic festival on Key West. My only question: Is that paint sugared frosting? Yum. Or is it lead-based paint? If our Editor will permit such art, I may decide to use this art for a little while, to attract the well-deserved attention of art-lovers to my random posts.
Four year-olds in UK being taught same-sex stories. View from the Right. Is there a point at which we can term perversion "perversion"? Or is anything just swell? I do not have the answer. I only like girls over 16, but I like them plenty. Problem is that they do not seem to like me all that much. Nerdy and awkward. If you enjoy that sort of thing, call me.
Bernard Lewis discusses the Crusades, via Asst. Village Idiot. Indeed, the Crusades were the European response to the Moslem invasion that closed Jerusalem.
If "one's man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," then all wars are the same, liberation equals conquest, tyranny equals democracy, aggression equals defense, and Churchill equals Hitler.
That seems to be the hidden premise of European, and especially Franco-German cant against the American-British overthrow of Saddam. Because the truth is of course that George W. Bush's decision to overthrow Saddam for fear that he was armed with WMDs, is a lineal descendant of FDR's decision to come to the aid of Britain against Nazi Germany, Harry S. Truman's decision to fight in Korea, and Woodrow Wilson's decision to aid Western countries against Prussian militarism in World War I. The United States involved itself in these conflicts to prevent larger and terrible consequences for itself before being militarily attacked by Germany.
Editor's Note: The News Junkie has a thing about girls. Pardon us if you have opened Maggie's in a public work or educational setting in which some lesbian females or limp metrosexuals might be offended. Too darn bad. I am the Editor Dog, but I am not totalitarian. And I do enjoy the lovely female form myself, especially when presented as "art." And even when not presented as art. Big or small, we love 'em all.
I am constantly amazed by the left--most of whom have never farmed. From their urban/suburban enclaves they demand miracles from a finite resource--fertile soil, water, and co-operating weather. I was heartened to see that others are also not buying into the poor systems science of ethanol.
With regard to WMD and the reason we are in Iraq, I have one question: why is it more important to prosecute Scooter LIbby, then to speak publicly about the failure of the CIA agents, who were supposed to be able to pull together "factual" information. Those staff members were in place in the CIA as a result of 8 years of Clinton appointments, preferences, etc. I think there comes a time when gentlemen must point the finger!!