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
Thursday, March 31. 2022
Not much, generally. They do seem to know what they need, though.
Homelessness Is Not About Housing. Michael Shellenberger skewers the Left’s narrative on homelessness and urban disorder
Biden tears into 'political attacks' on transgender children: Slams bills stopping them getting puberty blockers, stopping biological boys playing sport against girls and Florida's 'Don't Say Gay Bill' for 'damaging mental health'
Gender Ideologues’ Alarming Campaign to Get Kids While They’re Young
Hunter Biden Dam About To Burst? WaPo, CNN Go Scorched Earth Over 'Laptop From Hell'
Wednesday, March 30. 2022
It's a good exercise to scrutinize ourselves for these things: Common Cognitive Biases
It is easier to see the biases in others than in ourselves.
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 14:10 | Comments (8) | Trackbacks (0)
Yale: DEAN GERKEN’S GABBLE
A Plastic Bag’s 2,000-Mile Journey Shows the Messy Truth About Recycling
UCLA race and equity director tweets: ‘[we all] hope Clarence Thomas dies’
Less a Powerhouse Than a Parasite. What happened to the NRA?
British Government Looking For Ways To Tax EV Users
Paycheck Protection Program led to 'the biggest fraud in a generation'
Fed Finally Admits That COVID Stimulus Is Responsible For Hottest Inflation In A Generation
The Atlantic manages to blame the collapsing US birth rate on... Trump
Nearly 1 million migrants have already crossed the border in SIX MONTHS: Staggering figures revealed as Biden plans to give COVID vaccines to migrants and the White House braces for huge influx when Title 42 is dropped
Putin has driven a rift between Russia and Ukraine that will likely never heal
Tuesday, March 29. 2022
I trust no information from anybody, but this makes sense to me. I hear people talking about Ukraine as if it were part of the United States. Why? They are not even an ally.
Time magazine: This Is Joe Biden's Finest Moment
Remember when experts were claiming "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day"? Perhaps that concept was paid for by Kellogg's Corn Flakes.
Of course, it is not true. Some people are hungry in the morning but as we have documented many times hunger does not necessarily indicate a need for food. Overweight people are always ready for a meal or a snack. Same for growing kids who need lots of food.
I like coffee for breakfast. While I do not lift weights, I can not argue with the need for 30 gms of protein after heavy weights. However, anything more than coffee in the morning just slows me down. If my work entailed manual labor, I am sure I would see it differently.
I will admit that, on vacation. I like European breakfasts. In Italy they might give you a hard-boiled egg, a little toast or mini-muffin, and an espresso or two. Nice. Or in England, a plate of bacon, black sausage, maybe some eggs and toast and jam.
The survey question is this: Do you routinely eat a breakfast and, if so, what sort of stuff?
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 13:16 | Comments (34) | Trackbacks (0)
Dread not chilli peppers: dispelling spicy food myths and misconceptions
American University students protest mask-optional policy, engage in ‘die-in’
Can a woman have a penis?
With Babylon Bee Off Twitter, Users Forced To Get Fake News From CNN
Elon Musk Is Right. The World Needs More Nuclear Energy
Dangerous, If Alluring, Nonsense - On meeting with some climate-change activists in a British pub
“Petromasculinity” Is Becoming Toxic, Too—at Least to Online Daters. OkCupid users say climate denial is now their top deal-breaker.
What Is Black America?
A Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier is nanny-state government writ large
The Biden administration has quietly declared war on charter schools
Only 34% Agree Biden Has Lived Up To His Vow To ‘Unify’ All Americans
The Beau Biden Foundation’s Clinton-esque Corruption Exposed
What If the Fishy 'Big Blue Shift' to Democrats Late in Elections Is Legal?
Russian Revanchism and Revisionism: given their histories with Russia, it’s not hard to understand why the newly independent countries of Central and Eastern Europe all desperately wanted to join NATO
Monday, March 28. 2022
California State University Drops SAT Test as ‘Too Stressful’
Orchestras Pull Tchaikovsky From Concerts Over Russia’s War on Ukraine.
Zelensky Ready to Make Concessions with Russia — Will Discuss Adopting a Neutral Status for Ukraine and Will Agree to Promises on Crimea
Biden's Reckless Words Underscore the Dangers of the U.S.'s Use of Ukraine As a Proxy War
Reporting from Moscow: Sanctions May Achieve the Opposite of Biden's Stated Long-Term Goals
Sunday, March 27. 2022
It's not about "climate change", it's about the loss of farm fields in the Northeast. Raggedy pasture is not much of a thing anymore. Pastures are back to woods, or to suburban sprawl, so these species are dropping in population.
When I was a kid, I would hear Bobolinks singing all the time during their migration from Argentina to the north. Spink spank spink.
Another pasture bird is the Eastern Meadowlark. Neither of these like lawns, but prefer 1000s of acres of hayfields and pastures.
Both of these birds are in the Blackbird family.
Ace is confused by The Science
THE WEEK IN PICTURES: WOMEN’S QUESTION EDITION
It has never been a confusing issue for me, but I am an expert. In my education I majored in it.
One thing had me wondering. If the nominated Justice Jackson is not sure what a woman is, how can she be comfortable being the first black woman Justice? Is she sure what she is?
32:1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
32:2 Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
32:3 While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long.
32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah
32:6 Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.
32:7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. Selah
32:8 I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
32:9 Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding, whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not stay near you.
32:10 Many are the torments of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the LORD.
32:11 Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
Saturday, March 26. 2022
Daily coffee may boost heart health, lower mortality
Physical fitness means you might be a Nazi
We're watching the end of "the movies"
Federal investigation launched into MBA program that excludes white males
Home Depot Tells Employees It Ain’t OK to Be White
Think You Know What A Woman Is? USA Today Says 'Science' Should Make You Think Again
NY Times Seems Surprised NYC Ended Vaccine Mandate For Major Sports Players
Newsom's answer to high gas prices: Free gas cards!
Hunter Biden DID help secure millions in funding for US contractor in Ukraine specializing in deadly pathogen research, laptop emails reveal, raising more questions about the disgraced son of then vice president (allegedly)
Erdogan Calls On Putin To "Make An Honorable Exit" From Ukraine
Russia Signals It Will Limit Scope To "Complete Liberation Of Donbas" - Says "No Progress" In Talks
Friday, March 25. 2022
Who knew wheat for our bread came from Ukraine? Or does it?
Anyway, man can not live on bread. Bread can be tasty, but it's not necessary at all. Recipe suggestions for food shortages:
Sheesh. I meant this post to be facetious, but good comments anyway.
World Has Just Under 10 Years To Avoid Climate Doom Or Something
Maher: COVID Is Fading But The Idiocy Is Not, We've Induced "Mass Hysteria" With "The Science"
NCAA Swimming Champ Caught In Possession Of Performance-Enhancing Testicles
Are You A Woman? 12 Signs To Look For
Tucker Carlson censored by Twitter for Rachel Levine post
Resistance is rising to woke colleges’ race and sex discrimination
Bidens Announce They Are Building a Wall – Around Their Delaware Beach House
“The current Democratic brand suffers from multiple deficiencies that make it somewhere between uncompelling and toxic to wide swaths of American voters who might potentially be their allies.” . . .
True the Vote Wisconsin Assembly Hearing: 7% of Ballots Cast at Ballot Drop Boxes in Wisconsin in 2020 – Over 137,000 Votes! – Were Trafficked
Trump Sues Hillary, Others for Falsely Accusing Him of Colluding With Russia. “Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.”
MAN BITES DOG: DEMOCRATS PROPOSE MASSIVE FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDY!
Niall Ferguson On Misunderstanding History: "Biden Is Making A Colossal Mistake"
The Biden Ukraine Policy Considered
Why all of a sudden did Ukraine become the center of the Universe?
Thursday, March 24. 2022
Mr. Thompson has a series about American government education. The Battle for the Minds of America's Children. The fifth in a series . . .
Of course I feel badly for all victims of this stupid war - Ukrainian citizens, Ukrainian fighters, Russian soldiers, etc. Bad for all involved. We all like narratives of good vs bad.
A commenter at Althouse ("Tim in Vermont") pretty much reflects my view:
Most Americans are moving on from COVID. Progressive elites aren't.
CDC study finds about 78% of people hospitalized for Covid were overweight or obese
Transgender Confusions. A series of court rulings illustrates how bad ideas travel from fringe academic theory into law and policy.
Ukraine Blocks Trans Women Refugees: "They Are Men, Must Go Back & Fight"
Harvard Business Review: avoid word ‘competitive’ in job postings
Shut down by Twitter, Babylon Bee stands up to tyranny of Big Tech
Fossil fools: How Germany’s fear of nuclear power put Putin in charge of Europe. Germany finds itself once again allowing a murderous dictator to run rampant in Europe, though this time it is due to incompetence and technophobia rather than malice.
China's Belt-And-Road Comes To America's Heartland, Part 1: The Peculiar Story of Fufeng Group And Grand Forks
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