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.
Chesterton offered many prescient observations about the so-called "religion of peace", many of them available at chesterton.org.
Over at RightWingBob, Sean has put up some poignant posts re: the Bombay situation, as Bob Dylan often plays fundraising events on behalf of the Chabad Lubavitch charity organization. RWB rightly observes that there is a deafening silence as the world waits for even one single, moderate, peace-loving Muslim to loudly condemn this evil and declare, “Not in our name, and not in Allah’s name”. Islam is a sham religion.
"Mohamet created, when he forbade wine but allowed five wives: he created a very big thing, which we have still to deal with." ("The Victorian Compromise and Its Enemies" The Victorian Age in Literature)
Zardari has condemned it, but as the terrorists were actually from Pakistan that may not count for as much...
Assistant Village Idiot
Pajak ... I've been waiting since the beginning of this Middle Eastern conflict, for even one "moderate Muslim" voice to be raised in protest against the Muslim 'extremists,' and have been forced to conclude that there are no moderate Muslims ... only Muslims who, for the sake of blending into more gracious civilizations, pretend to be moderate.
"Show me just what Mohammad brought that was new and there you will find things only bad and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -- Byzantine Emperior Manuel II Paleologus