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.
Jasper has argued that “you have to treat people differently to treat them equally.”
Darn right. Treat me special - or else! Well, I guess I do hold doors for ladies, but I do not slam them in men's faces unless it is warranted.
Mindcrime. Three Danish lawmakers arrested for criticizing veils. Glad I don't live in Denmark - I'd be arrested because I am only in favor of the legally-enforced veiling, or paper-bagging, of the grossly unattractive. Veiling pretty women is a shame, and a crime against male humanity. Come and get me, Danish coppers - but bring an army with you. The photo of the Moslem lady on the right explains why I feel this way, for Danes who don't get it. (Quit pushing that button - doing so sends a direct link from you to the Danish Police Thought Crime Unit.)
An excellent point from Rhymes with Right: The NYT opposes corporate political advocacy. What about them? They're a corporation too.
Blue Crab explains to Yale: Theater is imaginary. Just in case you thought it was real. Now, TV is real, of course.
I hope as well that the story of the Haditha Marines turns out as NewsMax is reporting it. But from the sounds of it this is more than just the media giving unequal cred to the terrorists. It would appear that some in our very own Pentagon are aiding and abetting in the terrorists cause. If the prosecution drops its case, I would certainly hope that there will a major investigation of how this whole sordid and slanderous affair came about. Not likely too happen though. I'm not sure it would make any difference anyway, as always, the damage is done, the narrative to undo will never have the same exposure or impact. Men, institutions and indeed, our country, forever besmirched.