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.
Remembering 9-11. Captain Ed. No holiday, please. Official grieving is disgusting grandstanding, and a holiday would be just one more day when government employees do not work, and everybody else does. If anybody doesn't know who the enemy is by now, they never will.
Speaking at a forum organized by Lance Armstrong on cancer research, Hillary Clinton told Chris Matthews if she is elected president, she will declare war on cancer, and then she will support the war on cancer for two years, and then she will be against it for a year, and then she will back out of it all together.
Every once in a while, the totalitarian impulse, the grandiosity, and the contempt for people which underlies nanny-statism and socialism is spoken out loud. Was it Bill or Hillary who commented "What if people don't spend their money the right way?" John Edwards proposes telling people when to go to the doctor.
The Democrats remind me of one of those sea epic movies where the pirates are disguised as friendly forces but once they get control of the ship they immediately bring down the British Jack and run up the skull and crossbones. Except that now in the 21st Century, they take down the Stars and Stripes and run up the hammer and sickle.