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.
"We have recently witnessed something of a debate on the "science gap" between American universities and the rest of the world. We did not witness, however, any debate on the state of humanities in American universities. This is not because "all is well" in the world of the humanities. On the contrary, they are in a much sorrier state than anything imaginable in the sciences. It is just that the humanities have been satisfied with the status quo, and their decline has remained opaque to themselves."
Media Refuses to Report Moslem Violent Events. So thoughtful of them to protect us from truth. Blankley at RCP
Re: the Berkeley organic school lunch program--Hooray! In the town where I live, at least 50% of the moms are trophy brides with eating disorders so they don't cook and don't care that their offspring eat junk in the public schools. But schools should absolutely ban soda, candy from machines in school and candy and dessert fundraisers, and should serve fresh food. Kids like what they get exposed to, food-wise.
Modern kids have appalling food tastes because their mothers are too lazy to cook from scratch at home, and are either not willing or able to grow a garden. And even well brought up kids like my cherubs (ahem) develop lusts for garbage after discovering it in school. Heck, my dog prefers the mushy bagel in the street to my nutritious kibble sawdust!
But, bottom line, tho I wish my school served healthier food, dietary choices are formed in the home and are the parents' responsibility. And guys, if your gorgeous babe wife has an eating disorder and looks at the kitchen as if it were a toxic waste dump, you'd better learn to cook well so your kids develop better tastes.