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.
Neoneo has it figured out. What's the big rush about Iraq? Same as the rush was with immigration: the Dems, and now the Repubs too, want those messy issues off the table before the election. Nobody likes what is going on in Iraq - especially the failure of Iraq internal politics - but nobody wants to deal with the consequences of the mess in the ME that would probably follow if we throw them overboard.
Chantix: It reduces desire for both tobacco and alcohol. Maybe they should put it in the water (along with Prozac, of course).
We have been saying it for over a year - that the EU is an unelected Empire - the Empire that Napoleon and Bismark and Hitler had hoped to achieve by arms. Finally, the EU admits it. Remarkable that anyone would admit the truth so directly. As we have said before, nowadays invasions happen via immigration, Imperialism via bureaucracy, and individual freedom is stolen by "caring" elected officials. Europeans have become such sheep that arms are no longer needed to run them over.
The Ides of July. Shrinkwrapped speculates about looming trouble.
Studies show that wives rule the roost, statistically anyway. Dr. X. Duh. Any time a woman tries to give you that "poor little me" BS, watch out for that iron hand inside that soft Gucci glove. Just ask Larry Summers.
The 24-hour rule on news. Wizbang. Problem is, most folks just remember the first version.
Another old-time back woods Southern tradition falls victim to the goo-goos. NeverYet Melted. Gentrification of the swamp? What would Pogo say?
How foolishly does the gummint spend your hard-earned money? Right Wing Prof on a monumentally unsuccessful obesity campaign. Didn't you older folks have the big fight about colleges being in loco parentis back in the 60s? So why now do we have those old 60s libs trying to do the opposite with kids now? On my nickel.
Speaking of obesity, the obese survive heart attacks better. The experts can't figure it out, but I have a theory: carrying all of that lard around all the time gives them stronger hearts.