Q: What’s the difference between The Taliban Headquarters and Rifton?
A: One’s a home to a fanatical bearded cleric with his own remote hilltop compound. The women members of his sect are required to wear simple long, plain, dresses and head coverings to protect their modesty. They are absolutists who adhere to rigid, often hateful, Bronze Age customs, ethics and morals, and insist that civil and religious law ought to be one and the same. The other one is in Afghanistan.
Gary Vaggio, West Hurley