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.
Bush's Historic Speech: John at Powerline provides an excellent exegesis of Bush's Saturday speech in Latvia. Freedom is the key. One guote: "To a greater extent than any politician since Churchill, President Bush has set forth and defended his policies in a series of speeches that combine intellectual brilliance and philosophical gravity. Today's speech in Latvia was the latest in this series, and, like the others, it will be studied by historians for centuries to come." Read entire
Facts: Two dismal facts I recently stumbled upon:
- There is one employee of the US Dept. of Agriculture for every farmer in the US. - 1/3 of the inmates in federal penitentiaries are illegal immigrants.
The Blog Revolution: Gawker Media in the NYT. Despite all of the sarcasm in the NYT article, there is a blog revolution, and Maggie's is pleased to be one small part of it.