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.
Perhaps it’s also time to dispense with the idea that European education gives the progeny of Arab autocrats — be they Saif Qaddafi or Bashar al-Assad — liberalism. Rather, it gives them Western style and skills necessary to better deceive Western audiences.
Strangers No More tells the tale of children from 48 different countries who attend the Bialik-Rogozin School in south Tel Aviv. Many of the students have escaped genocide, war and hunger to arrive in Israel at a school where "no child is a stranger."
Der Spiegel reports Erdogan Urges Turks Not to Assimilate:'You Are Part of Germany, But Also Part of Our Great Turkey': “It was a speech that did nothing to reinforce any feeling of belonging to Germany -- Erdogan steadfastly appealed to the Turkish national pride of people who have been at home in Germany for four generations.” – Also, a leading Turkish newspaper reports why Turkey opposed sanctions on Libya: ““The business lobby’s concerns have prevailed in determining the Turkish position. The Turkish businesses fear their lucrative contracts with the Gadhafi administration may turn into valueless pieces of paper if or when Gadhafi leaves.””
Ted Kennedy, the early years: “What part of an assistant DA’s job requires a tour of Latin America, let alone brothels and interviews with “angry young men” of the Left?”
Erin O’Connor and Maurice Black are research fellows at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni: “Academic freedom belongs to the public — it is not the property of academics. Professors must explain why academic freedom is vital to our democracy — and prove that they deserve it.” Read it all.
Philadephia: How One City’s Maritime History Changed The World
“I'm sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I'm sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.”
Re: Jane Russell. A woman who was truly sexy. Not to be confused with the "stars" of today who act and dress trashy to be considered sexy.
Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas
That's the problem with learning events - presenting it is fine, but the receiver must be receptive to what has been giving.
I don't think the current Administration has an interest in that, since it conflicts with its perceived notions.
I heard an interview on NPR yesterday with a man who is very knowledgeable about Libya. The first question? "Is Qaddafi mentally ill?" Because of course mental illness and the subsequent lack of responsibility is the only possible explanation for his actions.
The more I hear from Wisconsin Governor Walker, and the way he phrases things, the more i respect him as an orator. There's a quote this morning somewhere on the Web in which he does that 'I'm sure the President knows' iteration to great effect. It's a lovely rhetorical device, because it is respectful in tone, and yet it boxes in the careless speaker when he tries to further criticise.