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.
Rick Moran makes sense about AGW. Me? I am not a denier. As I have noted in the past, I am an enthusiastic supporter of global warming in any form and from any cause. Scientists inform us that earthquakes happen when Gaia shivers from cold, and makes volcanoes to warm her toes. I want Gaia to be warm and comfy.
What's wrong with insider trading? h/t, Prof B. I think it should be legal in the US, as it is in many other countries. It adds pricing information to markets rapidly and efficiently. I don't want to hear Kindergarten talk about "not fair." Traders are not in Kindergarten, and they know it. And forget the mythical "little guy." There is no little guy trading stocks, bonds, or commodities and options. If they are, they are amateur gamblers and fools who will rapidly have their ass handed to them, insider trading or not.
Pierogies for Thanksgiving? We have them with our family on Thanksgiving to remember our Polish and German immigrant ancestors who were smart enough to wait to come here until things were set up a little better than what those crazy Pilgrims found - and we also eat Pierogies because we like them. Delicious.
"Another once-virtuous non-profit hijacked by moonbats:"
What's that line from Nietzsche: if you struggle against monsters...?
If you have no enemies the Left... well, duh. It hasn't been "taken over." It has evolved as expected; reached the ultimate development of its own beliefs; become wholly itself uncontaminated by America, liberty, freedom, charity, truth, etc.; and truly devoted to Social Justice.
Too many people believed that because Communists fought Nazis that Communists were different or better than Nazis. The SPLC opposed the Klan; the parallel is exact.
Moran goes off the deep end a lot. In his post on AGW, he complains about those of us, who have seen the fables told by Mann, Hanson, IPCC and the manipulation of the science and propaganda to support their pet theory, of "abusing" science. Excuse me? It is the abuse of science we are complaining about. I remind Moran of Feynman's aphorism: