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.
Our Recent Essays Behind the Front Page
Wednesday, October 21. 2020
Time will tell. I am not sure what the campaign is about this year. Not clearly defined, because Trump has already solved many of the problems. Seems as if Trump is running on "America" and Biden is running on "Bad Orange Man Made Virus."
Review of a biography of James Beard: A Pioneering Appetite - The story of America’s first culinary celebrity
Rush Limbaugh Says Stage 4 Lung Cancer Has Progressed
San Diego Schools Change Grading System for Equity
Judge tosses lawsuit challenging DeVos’ sexual misconduct rule for schools, colleges
Media Just Exposed That Trump Was Right On California Wildfires
Gretchen Whitmer admits it: No release from lockdown without a vote for Joe Biden
" Okay, why is the President walking into yet another liberal kill zone? "
DISINFORMATION, MAINSTREAM MEDIA STYLE
Andrea Mitchell Calls Hunter Biden Scandal a ‘False Conspiracy Theory’
Twitter, Facebook Censored Trump, Campaign 65 Times, Leave Biden Untouched
"This Is Not A Russian Hoax": 'Nonpublic Information' Debunks Letter From '50 Former Intel Officials'
Elizabeth Warren Says Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Doesn't Go Far Enough
Biden Tax Rates to Hit 62% in New York and California
If Joe Biden lies and the media ignore it, does he make a sound?
France Reacts to Islamist Terrorism
Tuesday, October 20. 2020
Who has a resolved self? "What shall we do?"
He is right to be fearful. I prefer not to hike in cougar or bear country alone.
The author of the piece at Quillette says the book is not about sexual fantasies (male and female), but it is.
Posted by Dr. Joy Bliss in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 13:52 | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0)
How Venus flytraps store short-term ‘memories’ of prey
Re Tory Burch: Amid a fashion apocalypse, one of the great entrepreneurial retailers (and one of America’s richest self-made women) takes us deep inside her battle to save her brand.
$465 Million Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Threatens Freedom of Speech
Mayor Reacts To San Francisco’s Plan To Rename Schools Named For Lincoln, Washington: How About A Plan To Open Schools Instead
WHEN “SCIENCE” FOLLOWS THE LEFT
They keep trying to cancel this conservative professor. He refuses to back down.
Jeffrey Toobin's Zoom Dick Incident.
Trump visits California
Will Flag-Waving Latinos Win Florida For Trump?
"The women come up to me, the women who they say don’t like me, they actually do like me a lot. Suburban women, please vote for me."
Nolte: We All Know Why Joe Biden Is Hiding Out Two Weeks from Election Day
Streisand Effect: Twitter Ban On Biden Laptop Scandal Nearly Doubled Visibility According To MIT
SO USA TODAY DIDN’T WANT TO RUN MY HUNTER BIDEN COLUMN THIS WEEK
Censoring the Biden story: How social media becomes state media
The Bidens: Media Selling A Preposterous Alternate Reality
Leftists Ratchet Up Attacks on Trump Supporters; Deranged Leftists In Kansas Begin Dropping Anonymous Warnings That the Left Intends Violent Reprisals on Trump Supporters When Trump Wins
Debate Commission Scraps Foreign Policy Focus in Third Debate After Trump Is Nominated Four Times for Nobel Peace Prize
France: Death To Free Speech
Monday, October 19. 2020
The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports Among Ivy League–Obsessed Parents. Where the desperation of late-stage meritocracy is so strong, you can smell it.
Apparently football and basketball still matter. My advice: Master woodwinds, especially oboe. Every college orchestra needs those.
NYC will thrive
Tesla battery researcher shows new test results pointing to batteries lasting over 2 million miles
Where does the power come from?
Update on Britain's sex ban
Here’s how the media is misreporting COVID-19’s death toll in America
European Union COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, Europe Now Leads World In Active Infections
‘Die in a fire’: Twitter employees reveal deep hatred for Trump
Sorry, NYTimes, But There’s Only One Constitution
Teacher In France Is Beheaded For Showing Charlie Hebdo – NY Times Calls It “A Knife Attack”
Knives have a way of attacking people
New York Times: Time To Get Rid of Free Speech
What about their free speech?
5 Other Things We’ll Learn About Biden After The Election
Michigan GOP Senate Candidate John James Puts Biden in His Place in Epic Fashion
James is a rock star
What the MSM TV coverage doesn’t show you at a Biden Potemkin rally
Biden Uses Giant Teleprompter At Yet Another Sparsely Attended Rally
Nature magazine endorses Biden
Since when do science magazines do politics?
Police rip Biden's repeated advice to shoot suspects 'in the leg'. Police reject the 'incredibly ignorant suggestion'
Hunter Biden also had business dealings in Kazakhstan: report
The Biden Emails Prove Impeachment Was A Sham. The New York Post story shows once and for all that Trump's impeachment was all based on a lie.
Media, Democrats Melt Down Over ‘Nodding Woman’ From NBC’s Trump Town Hall
Hatred of Trump leads to liberal confusion about what to do: Bari Weiss gets it, and she also doesn’t
Sunday, October 18. 2020
Goldwater was a victim of media assassination, but the fact remains that he ran a terrible campaign.
Birds are dinosaurs, aren't they?
22:15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said.
22:16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality.
22:17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?"
22:18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites?
22:19 Show me the coin used for the tax." And they brought him a denarius.
22:20 Then he said to them, "Whose head is this, and whose title?"
22:21 They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's."
22:22 When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
Saturday, October 17. 2020
How to can your favorite foods without dying - You’ve got to be careful when you’re preserving produce.
I used to can things, but it's too much time and hassle.
Photo from a reader who picked these beauties in Cape Cod. October has an "R" in it.
Watch her build an underground home
That is an impressive young lady
European Aviation Regulator Gives Boeing 737 MAX 8 'Green Light' To Return To Skies
Ohio State prof says Clarence Thomas not ‘authentically Black’
Student government impeaches pro-Trump Latina student senator who opposes illegal immigration
Brown University researcher says Trump signs, American flags 'scare' and 'traumatize' Black people
Filmmaker’s loyalties shaken after making illegal immigration documentary: ‘The truth is eye-opening'
CDC Report Shows That Of COVID Infected People, 71% Had “Always” Worn Masks
EUROPE RESPONDS TO “SECOND WAVE” WITH CURFEWS AND LOCKDOWNS
London Despairs At New COVID Rules As Northern England Regions Rebel
Twitter Alters Content Moderation Policy After Backlash
Noonan: Everyone Has Gone Crazy In Washington - except Judge Barrett
Friday, October 16. 2020
This from the CEO of Microsoft:
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Bob did this performance of his 1964 song for Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday in 1995. Yes, it has a lot of Parting Glass in it, but Bob makes things his own.
He's been restless and on the move ever since 1964.
This Stanford undergrad is a good writer and has a fine future. I do not view her as autistic in the usual sense, but she does have "issues" as she discusses. She has been through the entire Psychiatric gauntlet without much apparent result. Nevertheless, she is at Stanford, is obviously talented and perceptive: My Brief Spell as an (autism) Activist.
Without trying to diagnose somebody I have ever met, I think this young lady could use some basic life counseling, or life coaching if you want to call it that. There is plenty of room in the world for "outsiders."
Fatherless Households: A National Crisis
Writing teachers: Standard English is racist
The ‘Sexual Preference’ Canard and the Totalitarian Moment
New York Coronavirus Exodus Fuels “Gangbusters” Maine Real Estate Boom
Bari Weiss hates Trump but wonders what happened to Liberalism: Stop Being Shocked
Former Debate Moderator Steve Scully Admits He Lied About Being Hacked To Cover For Anti-Trump Collusion
Twitter Locked Trump Campaign Account 19 Days Before the Election
Twitter Blocking a New York Post Article Was Dumb—but Not Illegal, Censorship, or Election Interference
Dumb and evil - and un-American
Cal Cunningham Was Caught In A Sex Scandal. He’ll Probably Win Anyway.
Media Just Had Its Busiest Day of Carrying Water for Biden Yet
Thursday, October 15. 2020
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There are black (and white) subcultures which are not positive in orientation. But in 2020, everything is racism. Racism, or some other sort of victimology. Maybe it's an election year. Identifying as a victim is not a good approach to life though. A recipe for misery or dysfunction.
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