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.
What happened to the Aztecs? New theory - a virus. Alpha Patriot found it.
Couples coming to the US from around the world to chose their babies' genders. Our Old Doc talked about medical consumerism this week - and this is ridiculous. And why, may I ask, do they all want boys? Kevin MD
How the US provides welfare for the world. A sad story of those who exploit our good intentions. VDARE
Senate votes 93-6 not to pull out of Iraq. Guess the 6 - it isn't difficult. Red State
Bush to establish largest marine preserve in the world. Env. Econ
"Obesity is a market failure that only government can fix." Don't they always use that excuse? The Commons. (And what happened to last year's "hunger crisis", that "only government could fix"?)
Don't worry about Iran: The NYT tries to paint a "nice" Iran (why?), but fails. Am Thinker
Brit govt to address "obesity crisis"!?!? Talk about a nanny state. Get yer hands out of my panties pantries. Guardian, h/t to someone - I forget. My suggestion: Thank God you have enough food, and, 2. deal with the Jihadists in your midst and, 3, tell your govt to leave you alone! Even the venerable Lancet is getting on board with this "crisis": Tangled Web. Shouldn't obesity be a personal choice....like abortion and anorexia and Guiness for breakfast? Plus we need fatties around, to make the rest of us look good...and can you imagine a skinny Churchill?