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.
CAIR: Islamophobia is the problem. LGF. It is? What hutzpah these guys have. I am Islamophobic, now. I don't play golf in thunderstorms, either. Most lightning is harmless, so am I lightningophobic, or just sensible?
Finally! A Media Mythbusters site. Their headline quote: "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic." -- John F. Kennedy. Nowadays, we call that "the narrative," and they are deliberate, contrived and dishonest.
How Italy is screwing the rest of the EU with immigration: Free Republic
Corruption and lack of civic spirit continue to be the biggest problems in Iraq. This sort of thing does not make loud noises, so does not get into the mass media much. But what is done about corruption, will have more to do with Iraqs future, than the battle with terrorists.
Keith Ellison isn't the last Islam we'll see in Congress.
CAIR will use Native Indian Tribal Law as their template for sharia in places like Dearborn.
We are in the x+1 iteration of Islam vs. the world's other religions and they're never going to stop. Any expectation of Muslims integrating into western society is the hope that Ben Franklin said dies farting.
All I can say is that when AQ or some other terrorist organization buggar's us on our soil I would not want to be a Muslim in the USA .. and we all know, as we often reminded. We have to get it right 100% of the time to avoid another 9-11. That's not possible so ......
I had fun with deconstuction seriously here http://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2007/03/deconstruction.html
and humorously here http://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2007/03/deconstruction-followup-conference-and.html
Mildly sorry to thread-hijack, but I know your people are my people in so many ways.
Assistant Village Idiot