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
Tuesday, June 30. 2020
Roger K is a smart guy, but I think he's wrong about this. This sort of power stuff has gone on, on and off, since the 1800s. Race just happens to be the hook right now.
Does the hook bring you back?
Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to Healthy Individuals
Recent Coronavirus Data Suggests the Lockdowns Were a Colossal Mistake
How Deadly Has The Covid-19 Pandemic Really Been?
Reopen The Schools!
Michael Shellenberger: “On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare”
Mt. Rushmore is racist
July 4th is racist
Academic department calls on Penn State to require 'structural racism' courses
Black Lives Matter NY President: Crime Needs To Be Looked At As A Health Issue, Not A Police Issue
ARE THE WHEELS COMING OFF IN ATLANTA?
An African Country Still Has Slavery — Obama Awarded Them Trade Benefits, Trump Reversed It
Monday, June 29. 2020
Scott is right. Everybody has problems.
Posted by The News Junkie in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 15:41 | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
A richly illustrated full-color guide to the unique plants, wildlife, and environments of Cape Cod and the other nearby “Outer Lands” that face the Atlantic Ocean
OK, we are Cape Codders, and thus biased. But if you know of any getaway place so good for salt air and piney smell, sailing, fishing, hunting (deer, duck and pheasant), gardening (long growing season on the ocean), biking, hiking, dining on day-fresh seafood and Wellfleet Oysters, tell me about it.
Besides that, there is no rich people flavor like Palm Beach, the Islands, Spring Lake, Watch Hill, and the Hamptons. Them folks we have on the outer Cape are very low-profile. It's a Maserati and Porsche-free zone, but you have to deal with "F-Trump" bumper stickers. Whatever. It's a free country, thank God.
I never get invited to Hamptons parties anyway.
Just no skiing on the Cape, but not too far from it. Beautifully desolate and wet in winter, of course, without any real snow but them's the breaks. You can get out and shoot a duck for supper.
European Union Will Ban Travelers From America/Russia…
1619 Project Author Claims Africans Visited America Before Columbus, Used Ancient African Technology
Virus death toll drops to 5 in NY, once the U.S. epicenter
OF STATUES AND SYMBOLIC MURDER
Black Lives Matter Organizer: 'Give Me Money or We'll Break Windows'
Black Billionaire Robert Johnson Demands $14 Trillion in Reparations
"The Princeton University Board of Trustees voted on Friday to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from the university’s School of Public and International Affairs."
Minneapolis council members who voted to abolish cops get private security
Greg Gutfeld Goes Off On Liberal Juan Williams For Blaming Inner City Violence On Trump
De Blasio’s performance grows worse by the day, making NYC unlivable: Goodwin
Toppling attempt led by Harvard student ends after confrontation with statue defenders
The guy is a complete jerk
Trump admits it: He's losing. Amid a mountain of bad polling and stark warnings from allies, the president has acknowledged his reelection woes to allies.
My advice: Don't be an a-hole
Nancy Pelosi: Nationwide Mask Requirement Is ‘Long Overdue’
Sunday, June 28. 2020
18 shot in 24 hours as spike in gun violence in NYC continues.
Guns just keep going off. Maybe hot weather causes it. Climate change?
Four Children, Including 1 Year Old, Killed In Chicago As Violence Spikes In City
Watch the video too
You'd be hard-pressed to find a turkey in the Northeast 50 years ago. Now hundreds of thousands roam suburbs where they thrill and bully residents.
6:12 Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions.
6:13 No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness.
6:14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
6:15 What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
6:16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
6:17 But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted,
6:18 and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.
6:19 I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.
6:20 When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
6:21 So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death.
6:22 But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life.
6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Saturday, June 27. 2020
What It’s Like to Live in a City Full of Moose
Revisiting Mengele’s Malignant “Race Science”
Journalist Absolutely DESTROYS California Officials on Coronavirus and Face Masks
1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election
VDH: When states go wild
Noonan in WSJ: The week it went south for Trump
Does the Black Community Support Abolishing the Police?
Then They Came for Abraham Lincoln Week in Higher Education
Tear Gas And Dumpster Fires: Antifa Militants Try to Take Over Portland Police Station
Abraham Lincoln at UW-Madison is the latest target of cancel culture
The Summer (1991)
After we come to see it and
know we scarcely live without it
we begin trying to describe
what art is and it seems to be
something we believe is human
whatever that is something that
says what we are but then the same
beam of recognition stops at
one penguin choosing a pebble
to offer to the penguin he
hopes to love and later the dance
of awkwardness holding an egg
on one foot away from the snow
of summer the balancing on
one foot in the flash of summer
Friday, June 26. 2020
He tries again to get canceled. A good one.
Good fun. He is right that Obama and Biden behaved like traitors to the country, but few will say so. And he is right: the media is designed to make people upset.
The CDC Lost Control Of The Coronavirus Pandemic. Then The Agency Disappeared.
With Statues Gone, Pigeons Forced To Poop On Rioters
Mayor: ‘What Happened Last Night In Madison Was Far From Peaceful And Exceeding Dangerous’
Dalrymple: It's 1968 Again
According to Ted Cruz, Attorney General Bill Barr Is the Honey Badger
Thursday, June 25. 2020
Seen on a boating outing the other day. Name that rig.
Scott Alexander and The New York Times
I am not angry. Anger is unhealthy for body and soul.
NYC Marathon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
A Third Of Americans Have Gained Weight Due To Coronavirus
NY, NJ, Conn. to Quarantine Visitors from Worse-Off States
Good luck with that
Here Come The Bourgeois Bolsheviks
"And all it took was one generation of neglect, just one, and poof, the reserve of bourgeois values necessary to maintain Western Civilizational disappeared. And I'm not sure it's possible to ever get it back."
NASCAR's Bubba Wallace Angry at Attacks on His Character After Fake Noose Incident
Noose stories are pretty much always fake
#FAKENOOSE STORY PROVES RACISM IS OUR NEW RELIGION
The Arrest That Led To The Riot In Madison, Wisconsin Last Night
US brands four Chinese state media outlets 'foreign missions'
Pentagon Names 20 Chinese Firms It Says Are Military-Controlled
Twitter marks Trump tweet in violation of “policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm”
Wednesday, June 24. 2020
I do not like the new rules at my gyms. I will not deadlift with a mask on, and forget cardio with a mask. That is just unhealthy.
I'll be back to my trainer's home garage on Monday for my heavy weights, I hope. Legal or not, I do not care.
What about you all?
At Quillette, The Great Awokening and the Second American Revolution
"Revolution"? I don't think so. Just a bunch of young white kids with nothing to do. Breaking things is much easier than making things.
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