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.
Violence in middle-class schools. How come nobody wants to admit that rotten behavior comes from rotten character, and not from the outside?
A Davos Declaration on Tourism. To my vast surprise, the tourist industry did not declare a ban on air travel despite its effects on the global warming crisis. They really do care, though - and that's what counts.
Al Qaida bagman in the bag. Lucianne. That has gotta hurt.
No more Halloween in Broomfield. What's Broomfield? And who dislikes Halloween other than evangelical Christians? Moslems? WTF? WTH?
Ancient engineers, without "math skills." Without math, too. Science Daily
"Where have all the peaceniks gone?"Am. Thinker, re Burma
The venerable Hamilton College finally gets a Hamilton Institute. In part, they objected to "Hamilton." Huh?
Loving all this global warming. Tis a beautiful morning with temps forecast to reach 83 today. Now, if I could just figure a way to make more daylight in the North woods by putting lots of miles on my truck, I would be a very happy camper.
Yeah, where are the human shields the Burmese monasteries and villages needed this week? Where have all the young girls gone that put flowers in rifle barrels and the brave man that stood in front of the tank? Do these things only happen when the State decides to humane?
BTW, what happened to the parents/nannies of the prosperous Bay State neighborhoods? Evidentially, the Village failed to raise the children so somebody needs to take the heat.