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
Sunday, November 24. 2019
23:33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.
23:34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots to divide his clothing.
23:35 And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!"
23:36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine,
23:37 and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"
23:38 There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."
23:39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!"
23:40 But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
23:41 And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong."
23:42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
23:43 He replied, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
Saturday, November 23. 2019
The Dems had no choice but to pursue an impeachment tactic, for any excuse, because they know they have no winning candidate for 2020. It's a Hail Mary.
Thus saith the Lefty but brainy Scott Adams.
The planning began the day after Orange Man's election
Hatred is damaging lives. It's a shame, sad.
Turkey is good meat, especially with the sides and gravy. There is an easy and effective way to cut it up:
400-year-old shark found in the Arctic could be the oldest living vertebrate
After a tough workout, I feel like that
Who's Afraid Of Roundup?
Not me. Kills evil vine roots.
You Can’t Afford My Radical Life
Mr. Sammler’s City - Saul Bellow’s prophetic 1970 novel captured New York’s unraveling and remains a cautionary tale.
Bonnie Prince Charles Warns We Only Have 10 Years Left To Solve ‘Climate Change’
Coulter: We'll tell you who's privileged
But, That's How I Feel!
That's why we always recommend Dr. Bennet's book F*ck Feelings
Students demand ability to select roommate based on race during days-long sit-in
L.A.’s New Project Housing Homeless In Shipping Containers Costs $600,000 Per Home
Elizabeth Warren Rally Derailed By Pro-Charter School Protesters
Listen to the people, Pocahontas
Free People Don't Ask the Government for Permission. "Liberty," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "is unobstructed action according to our will; but rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."
After Failing to Prosecute Bankers, Obama Cashes In With Wall Street Speeches. The former president is reportedly raking in $400,000 per speech to massive financial firms
How much money do you need?
Peggy Noonan Reminds Us Why Trump Won. The NeverTrumpers' fundamental error.
Quick. Find an absolutely clear, 1-paragraph, just-the-facts summary of exactly what Trump did that warrants impeachment.
Cuz orange man bad
Thinks outside the box. That's good. The Swamp is stultified.
Friday, November 22. 2019
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 15:45 | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0)
Orwell’s warning in ‘1984’ is as relevant today as during the Cold War
Chicken Little is back!
Study Shows Men Prefer Looks, Women Prefer ‘Social Status’
Another reason to be in love with Heather MacDonald: She writes about music. In this case, Lieder.
Marginal Rev: Favorite jazz listening for 2019
We find Uber to be quite handy at times. Esp. when stuck somewhere.
Intellectual conservatism group denied: may ‘cause stress to the student body’
More stress than Organic Chem?
Berkeley Protesters Attempted To Shut Down Ann Coulter Speech, Six Were Arrested
The Utter Futility of Fighting Crime in San Francisco
Governor of Illinois, home of nation’s worst fiscal crisis, slams door on pension reform
Seattle’s Course: Harder Left - The progressive-socialist coalition tightens its grip on the city council.
Banning Huawei Will Cost U.S. Companies $11 Billion Annually
Hunter Biden-linked company received $130M in special federal loans while Joe Biden was vice president
Former FBI Attorney Under Criminal Investigation For Fabricating Evidence In Russiagate Probe
AG Barr’s US Attorney John Durham Reportedly Took a Third Trip to Italy and Is Now Investigating Pentagon in His Russia Collusion Probe
Poll: Majority Want Impeachment Hearings To Continue As Long As Possible So Congress Will Be Too Busy To Meddle With Our Lives
All 6 East Coast Carriers In Dock, Not Deployed: Hill Asks Why
Iranian Regime Deploys Snipers Against Demonstrators, Death Toll Crosses 100
Energy-starved Africa looks to India for nuclear reactors
Smart of them
Thursday, November 21. 2019
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Nach dem Aufstand des 17. Juni
- Bertolt Brecht
After the uprising of the 17th of June
Generally, Raynaud's is not a problem with good fleecy gloves, but you can not do shotgun shooting with those. Bulky gloves do not fit through a trigger guard, at least quickly, and are not right for holding a firearm firmly.
Assuming we have some upland hunters among our readers, what do you like use use?
Airlines tell parents to pay up or risk sitting rows away from their kids. That's wrong.
We always reserve seats. What's the issue?
Former Baltimore Mayor Finally Indicted On Fraud Charges
Reuters Deletes Story Meant to Make Trump Look Bad After Realizing it Made Obama Look Bad
Alan Dershowitz: Dems Weaponizing Impeachment
Ukrainian Indictment Claims $7.4 Billion Obama-Linked Laundering, Puts Biden Group Take At $16.5 Million
Settlements and the Smelling-Salts Brigade - Neither illegal nor illegitimate.
Fearful Norwegians Wonder: Are ‘Swedish Conditions’ Coming to the Streets of Oslo?
Muslim AK-47s and Bombings Turn Sweden Into War Zone
THE END OF MULTICULTURALISM IN SCANDINAVIA?
The end of innocence
China going big on coal
Wednesday, November 20. 2019
People's needs and wants multiply without end, means do not.
If you want a session of conditioning with plenty of HIIT cardio as part of it, you can do something like I did this morning. I needed a 15-minute catnap at 6:20 am afterwards next to Mrs BD who said "You are such a good boy." Another reward was that a very cute and fit gal who is always at the gym early said "Hi" to me during my sweaty workout. At least she did not say "OK, Boomer" or "Good going, Gramps."
In each rotation, I give myself 15-second rests between sets, and one minute rest before each new rotation. That keeps the heart rate up. I tend to vary these sequences frequently, but this was this morning after a 5-min elliptical warm-up:
Continue reading "A calis Wednesday: Sweat Time"
I prefer this gym look. Maybe it will catch on.
Cheap, older gout drug could be lifesaver after heart attack
GOOGLE, CENSOR OF THE WORLD?
Your Computer Is Really Bad For ‘Climate Change’ Or Something
ACLU Advises Us: Men Can Have Periods And Get Pregnant
INDOCTRINATING CHILDREN TO HATE: Leftist Activism Is Now Required in Elementary Schools in Eight States
Mob of Moonbats Crushes Free Speech at Binghamton
Hilarious NYT Video Mocks 'Cancel Culture.' If Only the NYT Would Listen
It is clever, but it is reality too
L.A. Voters Think Money Spent On Homelessness Is Going Down A Rat Hole
AP Publishes Story Noting That 100,000 Migrant Children are In Detention, Pinning This on Trump; Then They "Retract" The Story When They Learn This Figure is from 2015, and Therefore Not "News" Because It's Not Helpful to Democrat
Fake news, daily
Breaking news: People like free money and free stuff
Clinton Foundation bleeding money with no Clintons in high office
Duh. But they had a good run
In Genius Move, Trump Supports Impeachment, Forcing Democrats To Oppose
The Takeaway from Impeachment Theater Is That The Unelected Permanent Government Has Lost Confidence In the Voters
Our moral and intellectual superiors
The Democrats’ Impeachment Fiasco Implodes. The Dan Bongino Show
Vindman Admits To Violating Chain Of Command, Says Trump Within Rights To Request Foreign Investigation
Impeachment Witnesses Confirm: No Quid Pro Quo, No Bribery, No Extortion
Left-Wing Journalist On Sweden's Migrant Suburbs: "Everyone Knew It Would End In Disaster"
Like we say, China has different "values"
Tuesday, November 19. 2019
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 13:16 | Comments (6) | Trackbacks (0)
People aged 110 and older have ‘unique’ immune cells that may help them live longer, says study
That's bad luck if you are senile too
Whole Foods Sells Both 'Nitrate-Free Meat' And Nitrate Supplements. Yup.
Starbucks’ Open Bathroom Policy Comes With Heavy Cost, Study Finds
Report: 93-Year-Old Nazi Camp Guard on Trial as Accessory to 5,230 Deaths
Climate science has died. The effects will be big.
Moviegoers flock to free speech doc ‘No Safe Spaces’ despite panning from mainstream critics
Evergreen State College Enrollment Is Down Sharply Once Again
Does the Left Hate America?
Sure seems like it. But why?
What Are Luxury Beliefs?
Globalist-Endorsed War-On-Cash May Be China's Next Terrifying Weapon
New York Times Admits NO ONE Believes the Liberal News Media Anymore – Too Much Hysteria and Fake News
41% Who Support Impeaching And Removing Trump Made Up Their Mind Before The Ukraine Story First Broke
Sore losers, not a good look. I see John Dean said Trump should have been impeached the day he was inaugurated. That's hate speech.
US failing to stop China from stealing research, report says
Democrats to Israel: Go to Hell
Chile boots 50 illegals involved in rioting — mostly from Cuba and Venezuela
Abandoning Malmö to Its Criminals
France: An "Inverted Colonization"
Monday, November 18. 2019
Not good. True, that China is nobody's friend. It's a cultural thing.
Or as a side with any meaty winter dinner. Whenever Mrs. BD brings this to a party, the bowl is clean.
Very easy, too: Grandma's Corn Pudding As a friend's wife said to me last night at a deep-fried turkey party, "just call it a vegetable and enjoy it." Yum yum.