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.
Those who know little military history often think that most wars are like World War II, immense and relatively short. In fact, many wars are like our two century long war with pirates, low intensity, but unending.
Americans are often criticized for wanting instant results, and I think there is some truth in that criticism. Perhaps if we knew our own history better, we would be more patient, less ready to expect a quick victory in our wars with the pirates— or in the war on terror.
Am watching huge snowflakes falling right now. Sigh.
Here is a fun movie clip. Has nothing to do with todays links but... NJ wrote something about having to be taught to hate and that reminded me of the movie, South Pacific. IIRC, first saw South Pacific at the drive-in, in my pj's.
There Is Nothing Like a Dame