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, August 31. 2023
Is Taiwan an ally? No
Was Ukraine an ally? Nope.
Big dog, but not as large as the original. The current Irish Wolfhound is a simulacrum of the real thing.
Wolves were eliminated from Ireland in the 1770s.
‘Mr. Jimmy': New Documentary Studies the Man Who Would Be Jimmy Page
Weight-lifting might help heal trauma through a sense of mind-body connection
I’m so sorry for psychology’s loss, whatever it is. The plane crashed and nobody checked the bodies
Wind Industry Money Behind Media Misinformation About Whale Deaths. News media took money from big wind corporations while dismissing their links to increasing whale deaths
THE PENGUINS ARE OK
On trial for a question - The hunting of a Finnish heretic
Oberlin coach ‘burned at the stake’ for Lia Thomas criticism: report
Money Is The Biggest Point Of Contention In Relationships, New Survey Shows
Atlantic: IN PRAISE OF HEROIC MASCULINITY - Teach boys that strength can be a virtue.
Why I Traded My Smartphone for an Ax - Plus: what to do about porn. Meet the two runners-up in our high school essay contest.
On Maui, 'Climate Change' Is Not to Blame
Aggressive Cancer Cells Transformed Into Healthy Cells in Breakthrough
1,600 Scientists Humiliate the Climate Ghouls Once and for All
Update on the US Wetlands laws
Why are Trump and Biden tied? A liberal perspective
Why the 2024 Race is Neck and Neck Right Now - Despite 91 felony charges, Trump is within a point of Biden, here's why
The China Perplex
Wednesday, August 30. 2023
He was, of course, a famous comedian. Famous drinker too: "It worked fine for me."
I did not know that he had been a successful band leader and music producer.
Posted by The News Junkie in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 13:23 | Comments (8) | Trackbacks (0)
Remember mask mandates. Remember the general hysteria over vaccines and mask mandates?
Has Fat Acceptance Gone Too Far?
Medications Can Help Keep Alcoholics Sober. Why Are They Being Ignored?
This couple tried to conceive for years — turns out, they were having sex all wrong
10 Signs That US Culture Is Being Turned Completely Upside Down
Insanity update: Stuart's Potpourri
The Revolt of Religious Parents in Montgomery County - A fight over a school curriculum has made strange bedfellows of Muslims, Christians, and Latter-Day Saints.
Turley says there will be ‘substantial constitutional questions’ if Trump wins White House in 2024 amid indictments
Tuesday, August 29. 2023
Marine, diesel, or car - too much is a bad thing
Europe's Lost World - And The Megaflood That Ended It
Need a $480 t-shirt?
Live worm found in Australian woman's brain in world first
‘I Have a Dream’ + 60: Dr. King would be proud of America’s progress
What Is Emotional Intelligence?
No Masks, Please, We’re Rational. Maskaholics are incorrigible. The rest of us should pay them no heed.
Sam Quinones: Drug Addiction Driving "Homeless" Crisis. University of California, San Francisco Spreads Disinformation About Causes Of Street Addiction Crisis
Some fun at Wide Awake Media
A Conservative Billionaire’s Unrestricted Gift to Harvard
Those awful paper straws? They might kill you
Robo-Forklifts That Can't Get Sick Nor Unionize Hit Warehouse Floors
Free Speech Suppressed Everywhere You Turn
UK police investigate wrongthink
Democrats Have Broken America: Where’s the Outrage?
Times Square back to the bad old days: ‘It’s a sh-thole’
Jemele Hill Labels Nikki Haley Racist for Suggesting Indian-American Kamala Harris Is Incompetent
Project Veritas v. James O’Keefe: Parties “engaged in productive discussions to attempt to resolve this case”
‘Legal’ concerns halt NIH $154 million ‘false information’ program
US-Ukraine Brass Write off Counteroffensive After 57.000 Casualties, Focus on Force-Drafting New Conscripts for 2024
Monday, August 28. 2023
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 16:06 | Comments (6) | Trackbacks (0)
‘Profession of the century’: why so many people are retraining as therapists. Workers from farmers to investment bankers are ditching long-held jobs to enter the industry
Denmark Caves, Restores Blasphemy Prosecutions
THE GLOBAL WARMING INDUSTRY IS CORRUPT
New York City’s got it all wrong with its ‘right to shelter’
Alice Cooper Versus Carlos Santana
‘No Hose, No Gun’: Police Alternatives for Mental-Health Crises Fall Short
Salena Zito: Everyone’s tired of politics. Everyone outside of the media-activist-pundit bubble, that is
When Trans Activism Becomes Government Policy - Even as other nations finally move to protect dysphoric youth from disfiguring treatments, Canadian politicians and educators continue to promote state-funded ‘gender journeys.’
Sunday, August 27. 2023
The Connecticut-born John Chapman was an eccentric but a successful businessman. At the time, "west" meant Ohio.
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 12:15 | Comments (7) | Trackbacks (0)
12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God--what is good and acceptable and perfect.
12:3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
12:4 For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function,
12:5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.
12:6 We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith;
12:7 ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching;
12:8 the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.
Saturday, August 26. 2023
For one thing, the numbers mean nothing for us as individuals, because our life chances depend on weight, fitness (a tiny bit), genetics, luck, etc.
If you go back a few centuries, it is surprising to see that, at least in the Western world, life expectancy has not increased much if you discount infant and childhood mortality from infectious diseases. In 1700, if you made it to age 25, you had a goodchance to make your 80s barring farm accidents. There is also the factor of maternal mortality from Puerperal Fever. Many women died from that.
My main point is that the bimodal death rates in the pre-antibiotic era skew the life expectancy data. Antibiotics have saved plenty of adults too, along with immunizations against infectious diseases. George Washington's life could have been saved with a shot of penicillin.
Every journalist should study these books (but they won't cuz it's math-ish):
Navigation is the big deal for both, especially in inclement weather. But in boats, it's 2D instead of 3D.
Docking is like landing. Taking off from a mooring can be tricky too, especially a slip.
And yes, boats float. Until they don't.
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 08:35 | Comments (5) | Trackbacks (0)
AMERICA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE TERRIBLE
Or is it the kids?
THE DAILY CHART: TOTAL CLIMATE CRAZINESS
The Biden Admin Is Going After Another Common Household Item in the Name of Climate Change
First they came for Chapelle, then they came for Santana
I Know That Arguing With Leftists Is a Pointless Waste of Time, but Dr. Bourbon Makes Me 'Talkative'
The Bidens: "Stone Cold Crooked" (8) -- This Is Getting Ridiculous
The mugshot heard ‘round the world: Eight truths that the mugshot reveals
Friday, August 25. 2023
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Approximately half of all first marriages end in divorce, with subsequent marriages failing at even higher rates.
The Trouble with Chesterton's Fence - We sometimes should tear it down
Gender-affirming treatment: life-saver or child-abuse
Medieval EU Censorship Regime Goes Into Full Effect
Jordan Peterson Goes to ‘War’. The psychologist sells out auditoriums. But he can be stripped of his clinical license because of his tweets. He tells TFP why he won’t back down.
TGIF: Everyone Gets a Mugshot
Thursday, August 24. 2023
Whoever thought of a ship with sails?
Flushing our prescription drugs into coastal Florida
‘They Lied by Omission’: Female Detransitioner Sues Doctors Who Enabled Her Teen Gender Transition
USD rejects request to host Matt Walsh talk titled ‘It’s your fault you’re offended’
"Unlivable": Minneapolis slips into hellhole status
New York to Business Owners: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves
Only Paved Road Out of Maui’s Devastated Town of Lahaina Was Barricaded During Wildfire Evacuation
Anybody notice what went on at the Darien Gap this weekend?
Despite budget crisis, Penn State offers in-state tuition to illegal immigrants
Misinformation: Joe Biden Lies About Debate Questions in Social Media Posts
Worse than a lie
United Nations Countering 'Deadly Disinformation' Through Creation Of 'Digital Army'
Biden Admin 'Welds Open Floodgates' At Arizona Border, Allowing Illegalss To Pour Into US
Green Party’s trans court case is a sign of things to come
Wednesday, August 23. 2023
Every decade or so I go back to the world of Jeeves. Maybe it's because the stories are fresh again. I find the dialog to be hilarious.
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 17:01 | Comments (8) | Trackbacks (0)
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