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.
Rudy Giuliani might not be your favorite candidate, but he is an impressive, likeable, and engaging communicator. Watch. It is quite amazing that the Repubs have such a deep bench. Lots of folks I'd happily vote for, and no-one is ever perfect. Rudy is not my candidate, but I'd vote for him without complaint.
Climate momentum shifting. Summary of scientists who have switched sides in the debate. (h/t, Jawa)
Black-on-white crime just doesn't fit the narrative. LaShawn. More from Cramer.
The ongoing lying of the pols about illegal immigration proposals. Rick at RWNH. But Kesler is not quite so negative about it.
Widgets, drive-bys, and bots. Nasty things from websites. BBC
The Hollywood blacklists. Mark Steyn via Driscoll. Probably like you, I was taught that the blacklists were one more reason that America was a bad country. Wrong. These guys were traitorous, hated America, and allied themselves with Russia via the Communist Party. Nothing was wrong with pointing that out.
“I think if it is important to look at the pressures that made it more likely than not that mainstream journalists in the United States would convey a wholly inaccurate conclusion about the most important moral, ethical, spiritual and political issue humankind has ever faced.”
Bird Dog, Giuliani may be an engaging speaker but I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him. If you support the second amendment and want to hold onto your firearms I suggest you look up Rudy's record on this subject and provide your support to someone more deserving.
Is this post just a test to see if we are paying attention?
I am voting for Ron Paul. He is the only true Conservative out there. If he does not get the nomination I will not be voting. I can no longer hold my nose as when I vote for some Republicrat candidate.