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.
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Friday, May 27. 2016
What's the future for Great Lakes salmon?
Interesting story about this introduced, non-native fish - landlocked salmon
28% of US bees wiped out this winter, suggesting bigger environmental issues
Yes, Guardian - everything is a canary in a coal mine. Fact is, the honeybee is a non-native, agricultural critter imported for beehives. Never meant to live in the northern US. Cold winters kill them.
Warmists Really Need To Stop Calling It “Climate Science”
Best breakfast for an adult is two coffees and a cigar
This pope means business
Socialism for the people, capitalism for the Vatican. Sounds like good plans for the Vatican finances.
A woman in her prime years has the cardiovascular capacity of a man in his 50’s.
Hiker who went missing on Appalachian Trail survived 26 days before dying
Wilderness is not for amateurs
President Obama Is Visiting Hiroshima. Why Not Pearl Harbor?
The biggest racial lie: How the Left defames America.
Tenured radicals using the kids as pawns
Profs Take Brave Stand Against Harvard's Latest Anti-Privilege Witch Hunt - Let students join fraternities if they want to.
ObamaCare Now Mandates Sex-Change Operations
Autism and the Transgendered
The MOST DANGEROUS Thing In Obama’s Transgender Policy You Didn’t Know
British TV Special Features LGBT Movement of 'Human Pups'
Sharing Blame/Credit for the 1994 Crime Bill
Smartest woman in the world
Clinton Plans to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days of Taking Presidency
A brief guide to Clinton scandals from Travelgate to Emailgate
Trump blasts Susana Martinez
Even Andrea Mitchell Calls Bullshit on Hillary Surrogate's Lies on the IG Report on Her Illegal Emails
Swedish Girls Blamed for Steep Climb in Migrant Sexual Assaults
The EU is proposing to spend up to ten percent of its budget on the immigration crisis.
The U.S. Air Force Is Running Out of Fighter Jets
Palestine is a hoax
Thursday, May 26. 2016
Seeing as he died at 57, I am grateful to him for having taken the time to write this inspiring and delightful autobio of his life in theater.
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 18:27 | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Sorry for the cruel impulse to put that image in your brain, but I could not resist.
If Western men can’t stand up to mouthy college twats, they stand no chance against the Mohammedan.
Should We Eradicate Manhood?
I don't know what to think about all this. There have always been beta males, fearful males, but boys were taught to be brave and not to take crap no matter how they feel. When it comes to capacity for aggression, it often seems to me that women exhibit more.
The mental image of Milo bitch-slapping those jerks is enjoyable, could have happened but "that's violence."
It certainly does seem to exist in a cocoon of unreality, but so does much of higher ed to varying degrees. The comment on this piece about how the adults have let the kids down is to the point.
McDonald's and robots
Robots are the new slaves
The contemporary world is not very well built for a large chunk of males.
Trans Teacher Wins $60,000 Settlement Because Co-Workers Wouldn’t Call Her “THEY”
contemporary world is not very well built for a large chunk of males. -
See more at:
Why Are So Many People Dying on Everest?
Better ask why so few? The danger is the appeal.
Protesters storm stage, threaten Milo Yiannopoulos while spineless security do nothing
Milo is something else. I don't get why black people protest him
Why The Flyover Zone Is Hurting——–Bubble Finance Is Strictly For The Bicoastal Elites
Rent-a-Mob is now a business
Anti-Semitic Mob at University of California Attacks Jewish Students
Networks Complain About Trump's Anti-Hillary Ad
The State Department’s Top Cop Imperils Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
Rousseau, via neoneo on Islam and leftism:
Military Suicides: Most Attempts Come Before Soldiers Ever See Combat
Should women be required to register for draft?
Avigdor Lieberman Is Just What Israel Needs Right Now
The Russian Threat: NATO Struggles to Recover after Years of Budget Cuts
Vietnamese dissident a reluctant tourist during Obama visit
Freedom was never popular in the East, never will be
Wednesday, May 25. 2016
It is a subtle, long term strategy. I suspect that Obama thinks similarly. Constitution is obsolete, which means the nation is obsolete.
Many others around the intertubes have been saying what I have been saying: The Republican Party is not a Conservative Party, just the more conservative party.
Conservatives are a faction, and libertarian/conservatives like me are a sub-faction.
In the US, parties are designed to compete in elections and nothing more. Hard-core Conservatives do not win national elections. From today, A right-wing revolt against Trump? Dream on. Conservatives never truly spoke for the Republican Party rank-and-file. Sad maybe, but true. (link fixed)
This lady is posturing as a principled heroine, but she is just naive: Portraits in Countermoonbattery: Katrina Elaine Jorgensen
Image from the famous lady's topless duel. Guess what they were fighting about
Well, I used to identify as a ham sandwich and before that as a bird dog, but now I identify as a 32 year old, 6'2" tall, dark and handsome male with an IQ equal to my weight of 178 lbs of pure muscle and $40 million in my checking account. Call me crazy.
"The eruption of transgender madness has very deep roots in feminist theory..."
About the Donald's hair
The Missing Links: Why 'Calvin and Hobbes' Was So Great (video)
Life is unfair
Just 5% of Terminally-Ill Cancer Patients Fully Understand Prognosis, Study Finds
Global warming causes squid
Crocodiles and palm trees in the arctic
Watch Out For The Campus Bias Team
I REMEMBER WHEN LOYALTY OATHS WERE CONSIDERED BAD
Normal things for the kids to want
Professor raised under communism explains academics’ love of socialism – and why they’re wrong
One U. Wisconsin-Madison solution to bias and hate: Read about ’em while taking a dump
Why is white bread, liberal Madison such a hotbed of racism, hate, and bias?
Black pro-life speaker shouted down at Harvard Law event, called ‘f*cking piece of sh*t’
20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency
Can't open a candy shop without a team of lawyers
NY Times: Darn, These Black People In Mostly Democratic Run Cities Sure Like Shooting Each Other
Nationwide crime wave confirms the Ferguson effect
Trump Starts Doing the Job the Media Won't Do on the Clintons' Tawdry Past
Bill Cosby Will, Unlike Bill Clinton, Stand Trial For Sexual Assault
Althouse on Hillary's new motto
Why would I pay for your child care?
HILLARY CLINTON Defended WALL STREET – Blamed Homeowners During Financial Crisis
She was right about that. Foolish to take a loan you can not hope to repay. Caveat emptor.
The Problem With Those Waving Mexican Flags at Trump Rallies
McAuliffe is just one of many shady Hillary fundraisers
The Muslim world has no prospects for getting any better. The Arab Spring was a Western delusion.
For Allah the Most Merciful
MOST PALESTINIANS VIEW GOVERNMENT AS CORRUPT
OBAMA IN VIETNAM: VIETNAM WAR WAS CAUSED BY US POLITICIANS
True, of course. But not the whole picture
Obama’s Moral Lapse in Vietnam
Tuesday, May 24. 2016
Brooks on Hillary: Why Is Clinton Disliked?
VDH on Clinton Agonistes:
Hillary Clinton Is the Jeb Bush of the Left. Wonky. Earnest. Bathing in Benjamins. The Democratic frontrunner and the Republican belly-flopper are more similar than you think.
The Z-man is onto something here: The End of Left and Right
I am not sure how new it is, though. The masses of voters were never strongly ideological, just the pundits. Donald Trump is post-ideolological, which is why he could win an election.
Barry Goldwater and Rand Paul were ideological. Well, Reagan was too, in some ways, but he was more American Flag primarily. Like The Donald is. How much did Reagan do to advance the Conservative agenda? Not too much. He was handcuffed. I wish he could have accomplished more such as eliminating entire federal departments.
Money: Can Anything Stop Vanguard?
A drug that lowers cholesterol does not save lives
'The First American Declaration of Independence?: The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775'
Canada To Sentence ‘Anti-Trans’ Speakers to Prison…All these fines and jail sentences? They’re in the name of tolerance
"Wind power is one of the best ways to protect eagles and other birds because it combats their biggest threat—climate change."
The new EPA ethanol mandate will break the Blend Wall
Surgeon general’s warning: E-cigarettes make leftists crazy
TV Host Is A Bit Too Casual About The Massive River Wave Headed His Way
Lucy Vallender: Transgender Gay Muslim Woman
Eat more FAT to stay HEALTHY: Food experts at war over new advice on nation’s diet
Fats are good for you. Carbs are just sugar.
This Used To Be a Helluva High-Trust Country, But Our Leaders Are Destroying That - There's simply a huge cost when officials and politicians lie all the time.
Moral narcissism: Moral Narcissism and the Least-Great Generation
VA secretary: Disney doesn't measure wait times, so why should VA?
Government medical care. No reason for the VA to exist.
No reason for it to exist either
April Sets FY2016 Alien Apprehension Record, Surges Past FY2014 Numbers
Eric Trump Slams Hillary: She Has 730 People Working on her Campaign and She Hasn’t Beat a Single Socialist
Trump Foreign Policy: Regaining America’s Respect
Democrats Shirk a Challenge From One Donald Trump On Obama Foreign Policy
Venezuela Is Falling Apart - Scenes from daily life in the failing state
BDS backer, critics of Israel among Democrats drafting party platform
White House took 'conscious decision to try to distance itself from Israel'
'F**k Israel, long live the Intifada' angry mob screams at Jewish UC student
Do not eat fish imported from Vietnam
Back to Hiroshima: Why Dropping the Bomb Saved Ten Million Lives
Monday, May 23. 2016
Posted by The News Junkie in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 19:46 | Comments (7) | Trackbacks (0)
A new translation of Cicero by Philip Freeman: How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 18:24 | Comment (1) | Trackbacks (0)
Prevention is overrated. Screening should be targeted, not to save money but to be rational.
How much of a workout is sex, really?
NYC subways: Victims of their own success
California's high speed rail delayed another 4 years
High-Speed Rail Is a Fast Train to Fiscal Ruin, in California and Elsewhere
Eating too LITTLE salt may INCREASE your risk of a heart attack or stroke
Making Sense of Transgenderism
Who Am I? Gender and Locker Rooms
"... his legacy is going to be mandating that pretend females will have
78 Representatives Ask Obama Admin How It Will Force Schools to Obey LGBT Bathroom Order
Dershowitz and Other Professors Decry ‘Pervasive and Severe Infringement’ of Student Rights
It’s Conservatives Who Need ‘Safe Places’ on Campus
The Joys of Mandatory Workplace Diversity Training, a Guided Tour
Fire breaks out at world’s largest solar power plant
The school board of Portland, Oregon, has passed a resolution banning any books that express any skepticism about climate change alarmism
Notwithstanding Keynesian Fantasies, Redistribution Does Not Stimulate Growth
Libertarian legal superstar Randy Barnett challenges conservative judicial orthodoxy.
Group ID'd as One of Ben Rhodes' "Force Multipliers" In Selling Iran
Elizabeth Warren Takes On the ‘Gig Economy’ - It’s one of the first serious attempts by Democrats to deal with the new part-time model for work.
"New model"? My electrician is gig economy. So is my doc. Lots of people work as much or as little as they wish.
Does Hillary Clinton Know How to Attack Donald Trump?
Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic
Trump Spent Only $46 Million on Campaign So Far=> Clinton and Sanders Spent Over $150 Million Apiece
Begrudging WaPo poll
Donald Trump's map: The downside
It must be hard for Hillary to look at all the pictures of young women swooning over Bernie as though he were Bieber.
Donald Trump: ‘Crooked Hillary’ Wants to Take Your Guns–and Keep Her ‘Fully Armed’ Security
Votes for sale in the DR
In France, “Basic facts of economic science are completely dismissed”; French people view
"there is a growing feeling that Europe is not safe for those who dissent even a little from the received wisdom of the bureaucratic state, or dare to confront the Muslim taqiyya so prevalent there."
Sunday, May 22. 2016
What do you think this song is about? I wonder whether it is sort-of about songwriting. Lyrics here
It's a good discussion. I have several problems with their conclusions, but by free will I have decided to put my tomatoes out instead of writing my thoughts. I guess you could claim that my genes and neurons made me make that decision.
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 13:00 | Comments (15) | Trackbacks (0)
5:1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Saturday, May 21. 2016