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.
Bill Clinton's ongoing pussycat chasing. Not sure people will want more of this in their White House. I mean, like, it's OK if it isn't general knowledge, but when it's indiscreet, it is tacky.
Europe of the future. Video. No Pasaran. Whoa. Watch this, UK citizens: you are getting there.
African medicine. The President of Gambia has discovered the cure for AIDS. Something for Africa to feel proud about.
Are conservatives losing the internet wars? Hog on Ice thinks so. There is no conservative Soros to pay and to organize bloggers, and most conservatives are too busy with work, family, sports, volunteering, etc. to have time to read, much less to write, for blogs.
The tunnels of Passchaendaele. BBC. Now potato fields, filled with blood. Painful to contemplate. Has anyone forgiven Germany?
Leisure in the USA: Everyone has more (if they want it), but the higher your income, the less you get. That figures. Hard workers work hard. If money is your goal, you don't focus on leisure.
The Constitution is just an old piece of paper. Yglesias - read the comments on the Second Amend. (h/t, Althouse). Why does the Left want to take my guns away? Why do they care so much? I hardly ever shoot people, without good reason.
We experienced the Americans through our brothers who went into combat against them in Somalia, for example. We found they had no power worthy of mention. There was a huge aura over America -- the United States -- that terrified people even before they entered combat. Our brothers who were here in Afghanistan tested them, and together with some of the mujahedeen in Somalia, God granted them victory. America exited dragging its tails in failure, defeat, and ruin, caring for nothing. America left faster than anyone expected. It forgot all that tremendous media fanfare about the new world order, that it is the master of that order, and that it does whatever it wants. It forgot all of these propositions, gathered up its army, and withdrew in defeat, thanks be to God.”
On the matter of guns you seem to confuse private priviledge and public good by believing that what is good for you must, by extension, be good for the society. And we know, by simple observation, exactly the opposite. This fact appears to confuse Second Amendment fundamentalists so they, like you, both deny the facts and confuse the issue with squawking about your rights. I find most of those with your argument almost too selfish to bear.
Sissy, leftist-feminism has been intellectually shot ever since it didn't care a fig about the Taliban women. At least not enough of a fig to eschew their OEF-enabled attack on the domestic political oppo.
If you would like to have some insight as to the character, and the politics surrounding one of the US Attorneys who has just been fired, please read below. However, at the end of this quick read you will ask yourself the same question: Why is it that the Bush administration has hesitated from doing the right thing? Clearly, John McKay was blatantly wrong to deny an inquiry into the WA state election of Christine Gregoire. There are many, many documentations,and confessions of fraud, intent, etc. But, McKay did nothing? WHy is that? Perhaps, from reading the below listed information you will ask the same quesiton: Why is the White House holding back from removing these very corrupt attorneys? Here are the websites you will have to copy/paste:
On July 26, 1999 the Seattle Times printed this article about John McKay:
This man has never been a conservative. His brother was a US Attorney before him and assured his younger brother inheriting the job when the Democrat Katrina Campbell Pflaumer resigned. The question is why did Pflaumer “resign”, and how is it that only the younger brother of a former US Attorney could get the appointment? What did the older brother do for the democrats to assure that baby brother would be appointed