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.
Tibet update. Not good. The WSJ says it's about China's relationship with religion. A quote:
What is the appeal of Christianity to so many Chinese -- or, for that matter, of Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, the old-time peasant religions and the newfangled Falun Gong? In "smashing" organized religion, Mao Zedong also destroyed the traditional institutions of charity and social support that used to provide succor to the lonely and the needy. Now that succor is desperately in demand, and the churches are there to meet it.
Obullsh*t's facade is already starting to crumble, it's like Howard Dean all over again. His wife is no help either. This is a guy who's going to go head to head with Kim Jong, Mahmoud whathisname from Iran and other assorted bad guys but doesn't have the guts to appear on Fox News Sunday. They've even got and Obama clock going on him.