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.
The boys explain, laughingly, that “there is a thrilling sensation in your body when you’re robbing, you feel satisfied and happy, it feels as if you’ve succeeded, it simply feels good.” “It’s so easy to rob Swedes, so easy.” “We rob every single day, as often as we want to, whenever we want to.” The immigrant youth regard the Swedes as stupid and cowardly: “The Swedes don’t do anything, they just give us the stuff. They’re so wimpy.” The young robbers do not plan their crimes: “No, we just see some Swedes that look rich or have nice mobile phones and then we rob them...”
I guess the Swedes take their "tolerance" and "multiculturalism" seriously.
Orwell Update: The EU has a "Justice and Security Officer." He is worried about what words people use. Samizdata. Want some more EU Disease this morning? This quoted at No Pasaran:
The head of the Council of Europe - a mainly human rights watchdog based in Strasbourg, France and not an EU institution - branded the protesters bigots and said they were a threat to Europe's values.
"It is very important to remember that the freedom of assembly and expression can be restricted to protect the rights and freedoms of others, including the freedom of thought, conscience and religion," secretary general Terry Davis said.
Who was it who said "1984 (or was it Brave New World?) was intended as a warning, not as an instruction manual."?
While the story is still very much alive, which is surprising since it involves Hillary, I'd point out that, if it were any other non-Clinton politician at the center of this scandal, his or her candidacy would've been sunk by now.
Yes, we have learned to have no standards for the Clintons: they have taught us well. Many Hsu links and much info at Gateway.
I have that bow windsor bamboo deeply scooped seat sidechair, but with bamboo turnings. And had a lovely porcelain 20s Wedgwood stove until I went to Milan for month and somebody "cleaned" out the garage while i was gone. The stark "modern" functionality of those kitchens is appealing and outdated at the same time.
Yes, you are muching fuch, esp when you question it.