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 Obesity Scam - who is behind this hysteria? There is NO obesity health crisis. Pure BS and pure pseudo-science, yet another big fat arena for the trial lawyers. Fat ain't very appealing, it's fatiguing, it makes you look like an out-of-control person, it's a turn-off, and it damages your hips and knees, but being fat doesn't damage your health all that much, especially when balanced with the joys of good food. Get fat if you want! It's a free country! All it is, is gross and it won't help your sports. Disclaimer: Yes, I do own shares of McDonalds, but I can't eat that crap myself. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. And I hate the way they tie you down and force that Big Mac down my throat. Barf City.
You call this a church? Photos and details of Oakland's new Christ The Light Cathedral, at Curt Jester. Amazing architecture. It would not go over in New England.
The New Mai Lai. You can do 999 things right, and some jerk can do one stupid thing, and as far as the Left goes, you are now the Devil. Unless you're a Dem or a Lefty, in which case it is overlooked. I hear there are wives who think like that. Abu Graib is the current "one dumb" (trivial, tho illegal) thing. But Larry Summers is now being led around on a dog leash with a choke collar by rabid maiden schoolmarms in Cambridge, and no-one complains. Is it because he's not a Moslem? Where is Seymour Hirsch? On Abu Graib, there's even a new book out, and articles like this one. What I hate about this stuff is how delighted the hate-American-first crowd is when we screw up, and how depressed they get when things go well.