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
Saturday, October 31. 2020
Some examples of where errors may occur:
Squirrels, chipmunks, deer, woodchucks eat a lot of my stuff. I don't even bother with things the birds eat, like berries.
Growing vegetables just isn't all that important to me. I always get my rhubarb and my figs. This guy is serious:
What 50 gravitational-wave events reveal about the Universe - Astrophysicists now have enough black-hole mergers to map their frequency over the cosmos’s history.
Chelsea Handler Patrols Polling Places To Make Sure No Black People Are Voting For Trump
BidenGate, Bobulinski, & The Campaign Of Fear
Bobulinski Says FBI Lists Him as ‘Material Witness’ Regarding Biden Family
Hunter's 'Smoking Gun' Email Implicating Joe Biden Just BLEW UP
Hilarity Ensues After Jill Biden Proclaims ‘Decency is on the Ballot’
Trump, Biden Dueling Rallies, As U.S. Economy Roars Back From Lockdowns, Shattering GDP Records
Thousands of Ballots in Pennsylvania May Be Missing: Officials. Thousands call Pennsylvania county about requested ballots that never arrived
Guy Attends His First Trump Parade, and Is Shocked To See Americans Who Are Happy and Filled With a Sense of Community
DEMOCRATS PREFER CUBA TO ISRAEL
France’s Macron stands tall for free speech and civilization
New Zealand Votes to Legalize Euthanasia But Keeps Ban on Pot
Friday, October 30. 2020
Kerry never anticipated Trump's skills with negotiations and deal-making in the Middle East.
What Trump administration policies do they dislike?
He's no Uncle Joe. Half of the US voters are Nazis?
Study suggests no more CO2 warming
Dang it. It's getting cold here
Dishonest Politics and Coronavirus Relief - Why people continue to trust government officials is a mystery.
5 More COVID Charts Democrats — And The Press — Don’t Want You To See
Merkel Puts Germany Into Second Coronavirus Lockdown
PRINCETON PRESIDENT TRIES TO DOUBLE TALK HIS WAY OUT OF PICKLE HE CREATED
Civil Rights Officials Demand Probe After Law Profs Confess 'Racism,' 'White Supremacy'
Girl Scouts Of America Congratulate Amy Coney Barrett And The Angry Mob Went Nuts
Philly Police Ordered To Not Arrest Looters
Here's The 'Censored' Biden Story That Forced Glenn Greenwald To Quit The Firm He Founded
Now Let Us Praise Glenn Greenwald. Irony does not do it justice.
Who is Miles Taylor?
Giuliani Describes Content of Hunter Biden’s Hard Drive: ‘Horrible,’ ‘Pornographic’ Photos of Underage Girls
Trump Crushes Record for Largest GDP Increase in US History — 3rd Quarter GDP Up 33.1%
The Corrupt Biden Family Racket
Will it change a single vote?
Biden Corruption: Tony Bobulinski Upends All The Mainstream Talking Points
Yes, Obama's favorite rapper
Thursday, October 29. 2020
The town square in Jackson (for what it's worth, the town is Jackson and Jackson Hole is the surrounding region leading up to the Tetons), has entrances adorned with elk antler arches. Every year the Boy Scouts go to the elk refuge and collect antlers. The story of the elk is both interesting and contentious. They should just pass through but growth of the town has blocked migration routes, and a bad winter many years ago trapped them in the valley. So many died it was said you couldn't walk without stepping on them. Originally, a privately funded rescue was created and the elk were fed in the area. Now it is a National Refuge and they are fed there every winter. It is a mixed blessing...and one which has detractors on both sides. An unnatural state of affairs but a great tourist opportunity.
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Many are not traveling, many are hiding out, so it will be a bummer of a TG this year for lots of people.
We typically have 25+ (my sibs, nieces and nephews, my in-laws, some friends), two turkeys, everybody brings something, and we have a prayer time too. This year, apparently not all of that.
I like a big crowd for TG, and the forced child labor for dish- and pot-washing is essential because we give all of the help the day off here.
This year, I have even thought about Thai takeout (although venison and turkey is traditional here), but a pal sent me an interesting idea: Browned Possum with Taters. Plenty of them around here, but not available at Costco, frozen or otherwise.
Is crispy Possum tastier than stir-fried Raccoon? You be the judge.
Photo stolen from Am Digest
Costco pulling products allegedly made with forced monkey labor
Good. Nothing wrong with training animals, but humanely.
Forget What Gender Activists Tell You. Here’s What Medical Transition Looks Like
Scottish Hate Crime Bill Would Criminalize Offensive Dinner Table Conversations
City Hall Socialists - The far Left is making inroads into local government races.
Philadelphia Reels From Second Night Of Unrest, Nearly A Dozen Shot
‘Who The Hell Elected You?’ — Ted Cruz Criticizes Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey For Censoring NY Post, Denying The Platform Impacts Elections
Biden Whistleblower: The Biden Family Is Compromised
Supreme Court: Sure North Carolina Can Go On Taking a Ballots a Week After the Election
A recipe for disaster
Trump's Greatest Crime
They are good fun. Trump has superhuman energy
Turkey’s Erdogan Calls For Boycott Of French Goods Over ‘Islamophobic’ Response To Teacher’s Beheading
Just going to post a few pictures of my vacation, an off-season visit to Montana, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons. We had to leave 2 days early due to snow, but it was still one of the best trips we've had as a family. Lots of hiking. Lots of driving. Lots of steak. Flew into Bozeman, drove down through Red Lodge and stopped at Cody. Nice towns to visit. We had to skip Livingston, too much snow and the road condition reports were not good. The next day, the drive from Cody to Yellowstone is magnificent, and we did it in the snow, again. Pictures of our Yellowstone Welcome Wagon below. Saw Old Faithful (the boys were underwhelmed, but it did go off right at the time we were told it would).
Spent 2 days in Jackson, hiked the Tetons and met some moose. No squirrel. Definitely need to return and do more hiking there. Amphitheater Lake looks wonderful, and the hike to 9,000 feet isn't horrible.
Drove through Idaho, where we ran into a cattle drive in Rexburg, to West Yellowstone. A tourist town, but in the offseason it has a charm all its own. Spent another day hiking and taking pictures of geothermal activity, waterfalls, and ran into Wile E. Coyote on a short hike to Clear Lake (which is really quite green and smells like sulphur).
The weather in Yellowstone changes on a whim. We had fog, rain, clear skies and snow all in a 5 hour period. The first few snow storms were pretty mild. Unfortunately, the snow kept getting worse. When 4 inches fell, the park closed and a larger storm was on the way. So we changed the flights and headed home. It was the right decision. Bozeman got 10 inches on Saturday, and we would have had to drive in that snow...
Some pictures below the fold, more to follow...
Continue reading "My Vacation out West"
Wednesday, October 28. 2020
This is not a pro-Trump post, just an observation. The Biden family is as corrupt as it comes. Russia, China, everywhere. It's creepy. Find the Tucker interview if it has not been censored everywhere.
Trump has how many media colonoscopies, and still nothing, not even a minor polyp. Believe it or not, a NYC (and slightly international - Ireland) real estate developer, yet nothing at all on the guy except a weakness for females. I have always thought Joe was a decent fellow despite the expected political lying and bs, but not any more.
If you want money, that's fine. Everybody needs money, but get it honestly through work and not through politics.
Bob has inspired many. By the way, Rubber Soul is still a good record.
The bed as we know it—a private space only shared by partners—is a very recent invention.
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Not good people, but who expects politicans to be? Still, this is quite remarkable.
Brown University students want Roman statues removed because they promote ‘white supremacy’
What Rush has achieved
Dem Sen. Markey Accuses Barrett Of Following ‘Racist,’ ‘Sexist,’ ‘Homophobic’ Originalist Philosophy…
CHAOS IN PHILLY: Shops and Police Vehicle Looted During Black Lives Matter Riot — Fires, Officer Down, Police ‘Lost Control of 52nd Street’
Democrats’ deadly strings on new COVID-19 aid
What In The World If Trump Wins?
Millennials in China look askance at American democracy.
Tuesday, October 27. 2020
Scott makes the point
If they won’t fully reopen schools, despite what science says, when will they?
Shelby Steele's movie: What Killed Michael Brown?
President Trump makes a bold move to weaken the swamp's power
Clinton: ‘No Doubt’ I Would Have Handled Coronavirus Better Than Trump: ‘I Was Born For That’
Who Label Trump A ‘Fascist’ Don’t Seem As Upset By The Real Thing In China
The New York Post endorses President Donald J. Trump for re-election
Scramble to Save Biden Candidacy
Monday, October 26. 2020
If Hunter were named Hunter Trump, would the news be covering the story about the family money deals in China, Ukraine, and Russia? Not to mention the sex and crack. And the part about "holding 10 for the big guy"?
Just asking for a friend...
Touching Down on Asteroid Bennu
Anarchy in New York? One senses order slipping away.
Chicago Mayor Imposes 10pm Lockdown On Bars, Restaurants
California: The Grinch who stole Thanksgiving
Early Voting Is a Cancer on the Electoral Process, and This Graph Proves It
Piers Morgan slams CNN for cancelling his interview after he criticized them for not covering the Hunter Biden story because they fear ‘they might lose the Democrats the election’ if they did
Why bother debating about politics?
Chelsea Handler ‘reminds’ 50 Cent that he is “a black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump’
Went off the plantation
Why I voted for Trump in 2016 and will vote for him again: Goodwin
“Uh, Why Would You Do That?” – Joe Biden Shocks Liberal Moderator, Says He Will Shut Down Oil Industry
Joe Biden Knows He Messed Up On Fracking At Debate And Is Now Doing Damage Control
Endangered House Democrats Distance Themselves from Joe Biden and His Plans to Eliminate Oil Industry
It’s a Lid! Trump Campaign Staff Says Joe Biden Will Not Do Any More In-Person Campaigning Until Election
“Today, I went to a Trump rally” In Democrat Majority Greenwich, Ct. “I wanted to see one up close for myself…and it was an eye-opening experience”
Trump enthusiasm tends to be censored
China’s GTV Releases Videos of Hunter Biden Sex Tapes while Smoking Crack
Here Are the Politicians Hunter Biden Was Focused on and Why.
Biden Corruption: Trickle Of Information Becomes Flow Becomes Flood Becomes Avalanche
That darn Trump keeps causing peace to break out in the Middle East
Ray Dalio on China
Sunday, October 25. 2020
It's a class thing, or maybe an aesthetic thing, because few people tell you what Trump policies they oppose. Trump will win again. (This is an old snippet which is still timely)
A compelling and humorous guy, whether you like him or not. His second of three rallies yesterday is below, in Circleville Ohio.
Go straight to the 3:00 mark for the beginning of Trump's fun.
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
90:3 You turn us back to dust, and say, "Turn back, you mortals."
90:4 For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night.
90:5 You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning;
90:6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.
90:13 Turn, O LORD! How long? Have compassion on your servants!
90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
90:15 Make us glad as many days as you have afflicted us, and as many years as we have seen evil.
90:16 Let your work be manifest to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.
90:17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands -- O prosper the work of our hands!
Saturday, October 24. 2020
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