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
Wednesday, August 31. 2022
Recent reports show there are 2X jobs for every unemployed person. When I saw a comment on Linked In (which I use for business, so I won't comment or post there anything except that which is business), I couldn't stomach what I read. The comment said "I don't understand how so many jobs are available and I can't find one that matches my degree and pays a living wage."
Naturally, I had many problems with this. I did not respond there, however. I didn't feel it would 'help' me to have business cohorts seeing my views which are clearly unacceptable to so many these days. Not interested in being canceled (or possibly have my company restrict me in some way), I am sharing some thoughts here.
Continue reading "A Living Wage"
Does True Love Cure?
Breaking the Cycle of Privilege . Administrators at Bunker Hill Community College noticed that their paid internships weren’t reaching minorities and women in the numbers they intended. Here’s how they fixed it.
'Sanctuary City' NYC Buckles As Migrant Hotel, Intake Center Plans Fall Apart
San Francisco's homelessness laid bare
Ibram Kendi attacks John McWhorter's latest column on standardized tests for licensing
Biden to Deliver "Prime Time Address" Attacking Half the Country
Biden to Warn that Republicans Will Destroy the Country in Prime-time Nationwide Address
Tuesday, August 30. 2022
According to the stats, adult Americans are overfed or, more accurately, are overeating. Food is a pleasure, usually. Too much of a good thing makes us slothful, if not foggy or sleepy. The trick is to consume food until the moment that any feeling of hunger disappears. It is a "Stop" signal.
The challenge for many is that the sensation of satiety lags behind food intake by 15 or 20 minutes. If you eat quickly, you can miss that signal especially when the offering is delicious.
My advice (feel free to ignore it) is, unless underweight, to quit eating when a feeling of hunger disappears. It doesn't take much food if you eat slowly and chat with whoever is with you. After all, the reason to sit down with others is to socialize.
Most restaurants have "small plates" these days. They are usually plenty for most people. The point is that there is no law that we must clean our plates anyway.
Even in a bad tomato year people get plenty of Cherry Tomatoes.
Dealing with a Killer Elephant
Van Morrison is 77
California county saw 70% of criminal suspects released on $0 bail commit new crimes
Kamala can't answer Fox News producer's question on who pays for student debt cancellation
‘Climate Change’ Funds Used For Parking Lots
FBI Reportedly Said to ‘Routinely’ Work with Social Media Companies to Censor ‘Threat Info’
BB: FBI Instructs Facebook To Censor Posts About The FBI Instructing Facebook To Censor Posts About Hunter's Laptop
Dems vs the middle class
Whistleblower: Hundreds Of Afghans On Terror Watchlist Released In U.S.
Document Outlines Biden Admin's Plan To Give IDs To Illegal Immigrants
Swiss Politicians Form 'Stop The Blackouts' Coalition: "We Cannot Do Without Nuclear Power Plants"
When will the West start to deal with Africa on its own terms? The continent is only now beginning to assert its influence on the world stage
Monday, August 29. 2022
Mrs. Bulldog and I got back a month ago from Stockholm. As cities go, it is by far the crunchiest I've ever seen, and where we stayed (Downtown Camper, part of the Skandia chain) really focuses on this kind of crunchy experience. The rooms are excellent, the location perfect (right in the middle near everything) and they offer many amenities which make it a great hotel experience, and then some. Rooms are well-appointed, they have a rooftop bar and spa (which we utilized and I was shocked to see Stockholm has very few rooftop bars of any kind), they offer bikes, skateboards, yoga, tours and a movie night. There is an excellent breakfast, which was a tad on the expensive side, but worth every penny. Staff, much like the Swedes themselves, was happy, helpful and willing to go out of their way to assist with our several issues (such as printing tickets to events or museums which we'd forgotten to print).
Stockholm is also a cashless society (Sweden as a whole is supposed to be, but Stockholm sticks to it with a passion) which is a good and bad thing. Good because it's easy to get around, pay and do what you want. No need to carry cash. One of the justifications for cashless societies is to reduce crime - yet pickpockets are still a huge problem in Stockholm, as they are in any other major tourist city. Crime, in general, is not really in decline but crimes related to cash have fallen.
Continue reading "Stockholm and the Cashless Society"
The battle and the glory of...tennis?
"You can't handle the truth" has become a thing in many areas of life
‘Vaughan Williams’ Review: More Than Mere Pastoral Charm. His melodies are familiar but the composer himself remains something of an enigma.
Noted In Passing: Your Grandma. (No, not your grandma. Theirs.)
But women like sex too
Ex-NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wins 451 Votes in Congressional Primary, Gets Harvard Teaching Position
Bias hotlines at US colleges have led to a witch hunt culture on campus
Fetterman's Prior Remarks About Criminals Are Making Jaws Drop
You Can't Give The FBI The Benefit Of The Doubt On Anything
Sunday, August 28. 2022
He bought a 24-acre island in the Seychelles, and transformed it.
Is Trump Derangement Syndrome any worse than the hatred of Nixon, Reagan, or Bush?
Luke 14:1, 7-14
14:1 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.
14:7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable.
14:8 "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host;
14:9 and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, 'Give this person your place,' and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place.
14:10 But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.
14:11 For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
14:12 He said also to the one who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid.
14:13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.
14:14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
Saturday, August 27. 2022
'Trans-masculine' parents of 10-year-old 'trans model' plan for minor's gender surgeries at age 16
Georgetown University imposes mask mandates this fall, against CDC guidelines
Whiteboards are racist because 'they collaborate with white organizational culture'
Spectator: Nikole Hannah-Jones has taken over the history profession. A professor strays from the woke line and gets slammed
College: Free is Free, Before or After the Fact; Yet, There is No Such Thing As Free
Hard-Working Plumber Looking Forward To Paying For His Neighbor’s Gender Studies Degree
Penn-Wharton pegs Biden's Academia bailout potential cost at $1 trillion
Mark Zuckerberg Tells Joe Rogan The FBI Told Him To Censor Hunter Biden Story…
With a stroke of his pen before the midterms, Biden forgives $300 billion in student debt, without a care for the dutiful who paid their loans off or those who did not go to college but will now pay for those that did.
Anybody who imagines that the Jan 6th protest was an attempted coup is crazy
Europe Is Now "Powerless" And Its Inflation And Recession Are About To Get Even More Brutal
Friday, August 26. 2022
Posted by The News Junkie in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 17:05 | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0)
I do not know what it is, but I know there is some sort of mass hysteria going on about it and it will not end well.
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 13:00 | Comments (5) | Trackbacks (0)
Mr. Vanderleun wonders how to spent the rest of his life
Have students lost the ability to do hard math problems? Could anyone still meet the Theoretical Minimum?
Sitting all day long increases risk of death, health problems
At the American Academy of Pediatrics, ‘Affirmation’-Based Gender Dogma Is Finally Being Challenged
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Brags About Being the “First Jurisdiction in the World” to Ban Sale of Gas-Powered Vehicles
"Get Trump!" Damn The Constitution
Thursday, August 25. 2022
Barr is a serious man.
How often do men really think about sex?
I believe that most humans are highly sexual and sexually-motivated creatures. Many fantasies, if not action. It's about mostly-private thoughts. It is not as if men are always ready to go (although it is true that men are easily interested or seduced). Still, womens' sexual interests and fantasies are underestimated. Women always check out other women's clothing, but they check out men just as often.
10 Years Of Tinder
Trees cut down at UC Berkeley receive Sunday memorial service
Media Union: NY Times Discriminates Against Black Employees
Cross-Shaped Beach Pier Causes Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth for LGBTQ Community Members
CNN Tells Viewers Monkeypox Is Not Sexually-Transmitted
Radical Gender Theory Comes to the Heartland. A Missouri school district promotes the idea that “gender is a universe.”
Chicago is being devoured by violence, so city looks to removing monuments
Penn Medical School Expands Minority-Candidate Program That Does Not Require MCAT
The Dems’ big new $739B climate bill will do almost nothing for the climate
Canceling student debt
Ellen Carmichael’s thread on what ‘Biden has given us’ says it ALL
Wednesday, August 24. 2022
YALE’S LATEST DISGRACE: THE REPORT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO READ
No, Eve did not eat an apple. It's called poetic license by the translator.
A small mountainside apple originated in the hills of Kazahistan. This heritage apple (in the Rose family) was probably the size of a rose hip.
It took me decades to realize that I don't like apples unless they are cooked in some way. Occasionally a thin slice with some cheese.
Are apples "healthy"? Not much. Mostly sugar.
Why Don't Men and Women Get Along?
All about a homeless San Francisco guy
Babylon Bee Won't Back Down Over Trans Joke Twitter Ban. Kyle Mann, the Christian satire site's editor, also talks Biden vs. Trump, and why he saves his deepest burns for mega-pastors like Joel Osteen.
White Christians to blame for campus antisemitism, says CUNY official
NYT reminds nervous parents that they can mask their kids to protect them from ... monkeypox
Can Anyone Explain the Appeal of Drag Queens and Why Lib Parents Bring their Kids to Watch Them?
From Clitoridectomy to Chemical Castration: Call the Left’s Sadism What It Is. Children are being exploited and their bodies mutilated, all to serve leftist ideology.
Editor for The New Yorker advertises his White Savior complex
Joe Biden hands out a $10,000 'gift' to the rich he'd like you to pay for
Back-To-School Programs Dividing Students By “Gender, Culture And Identity”…
Collective farms sure worked in the past
Greg Abbott: Eric Adams is all talk when it comes to ‘open’ borders
Sanctuary City Mayors Cry 'Uncle', No More Migrants!
French Government Already Looking To Establish Climate Crisis Con Police
Tuesday, August 23. 2022
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