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.
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Wednesday, July 9. 2014
Up here in the northern hemisphere, July and August tend to be slow times for websites. It's vacation season. Nevertheless, it's a good time to ask our readers to spread the word about Maggie's Farm. As we say, a growing readership is our main reward for doing this. You don't have to be a Libertarian-Conservative to learn from, and to enjoy, our eclectic site. We may sometimes piss off Liberals, but Lefties need to see other points of view just as we do.
Anyway, please help us get the word out - or we'll shoot that dog.
The Ultimate Bachelor Pad is Being Built in New York
A Zorba's Dance flash mob
The silent screams of plants
Things Christians should not say to hurting people
Soccer, a Game of Chance
Just pretend this dead lion is a human baby, and then you won’t be so upset
Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters
Obama and the Verdict of Posterity - Thanks to liberal historians, the 44th president will probably get much higher marks than he deserves.
Can the US adjust to a cooling climate?
The Pied Piper of Permisos - Our president—and his party—owns the immigration mess.
UN Urges US to Accept Thousands of Illegal Immigrants from Central America
MS-13 gang members and jihadists let in over the border as children
'A Country that Won't or Can't Control Its Borders Is Not a Country Anymore'
MS-13 Gang Members Leave Graffiti on Bathroom Walls of Nogales Border Patrol Processing Center
Bled dry by the New Class of government workers
Good news: D.C. public schools forced to actually convince people to go to them
Common Core Becomes a Legal Nightmare
Not the federal govt's job
The liberal and conservative case against National Flood Insurance
A new organization: Gay Conservatives of Color
Is Germany leading the euro zone toward the no-growth cliff?
The Myth of Ethnic Inequality in Israel
Saddam's WMDs. I thought Bush lied.
Gov. Perry to Obama: Pound Sand You Grandstanding Useless Piece of Shit
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Down here in the South, July and August are too hot to go anywhere, so stay inside and read Maggies Farm
Bird Dog: Saddam's WMDs. I thought Bush lied.
"the material dates back to the 1980s and was stored after being dismantled by U.N. inspectors in the 1990s."
...or we'll shoot that dog.
that photo looks just like an old National Lampoon magazine cover...if I may be allowed to date myself that much!
On a similar subject, that article about plants reacting to sounds was an honest to goodness story in MAD Magazine back in the 70s.
So soccer is more about luck b/c the betting is tougher, and yet baseball and NFL are more about luck b/c they've evened the player distribution.
Uh, it's too early in the morning for a story built on mutually contradictory premises.
*Backlash Against Gluten Free*? What hype. What nonsense. This is the second day in a row a link has been posted that is negative about those who are trying a gluten free diet. You do not like people telling you how to live and eat, but you seem not to mind dishing it out to others. See my comments yesterday. We really do not know how many people are gluten intolerant because the disease is so variable in severity. Could be 1% or the population (3 million people) or maybe 5%. Of course then there are the gluten-free intolerant, represented by the title of this link.
Marios Hadjivassiliou, MD of University of Sheffield, UK, has done extensive research on gluten ataxia since the 1990s, which manifests itself in coordination problems, wide-gaited walk, falling and other imbalance disorders and swallowing problems that appear to be caused by gluten sensitivity. Antibodies cross the blood-brain barrier and destroy areas, which can be identified by a PET scan. The disfunction had not been pinpointed in late 1988-89 when a relative came down with the symptoms, but PET scans showed marked areas of damage in the cerebellum. Notably, his father had the same symptoms and various older members in that family developed diagnosed (biopsied) celiac disease later in life. It's devastating. The falls are bad enough, but the serial cases of aspirational pneumonia from the swallowing problems often kill.
Just shared entire Maggie's Farm page on Facebook. Can't start my day without it.
It's going to be hard to hide a whole caliphate when writing about Obama.
And, of course, when they return to NYC with their bombs...
and let's not forget that unlike in the past when the media and the academics corral all the contemporary news reports and opinions into dusty archives, Obama's legacy will live on in millions of web posts on millions of servers.
"UN Urges US to Accept thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America".
Even for the liberals and useful idiots that statement alone should tell you it is a really bad idea. If the UN is for something then more then likely it is wrong.
Re: Zorba Flash mob
That was really cool!
1. Why don't flash mobs ever happen where I am?
2. Is it really part of a celebration to break all those plates? (no wonder the Greek economy is so bad!)
Re: Charter schools
Great news there!
Even the blue haired teacher quoted Bush - "The soft bigotry of low expectations".
I believe that quote should be attributed to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, although I may be mistaken. It pre-dates both Bushes for sure.
Could be referring to Moynihan's "defining deviancy down"?
Regardless of the origin, it's a conservative idea and it was fun to see a teacher with hair dyed blue (maybe it was a scarf?) saying it!
"The soft bigotry of low expectations." According to all-powerful Google (sarcasm alert), the phrase was created by speechwriter Michael Gerson for George W. Bush, who liked it and used it frequently.
It's a great description of the condescending liberal mindset, where doing things that make you feel good about yourself is more important than, you know, actually helping people.
Plants: After ruthlessly pulling them from the ground and mercilessly chopped into bite-sized pieces, my veggies don't scream. (Mwah, hah, hahhhhhh.)
Politico: Like Esquire, not transmitting on my frequency--all I get is a squeal.
Same for NYT and soccer.
Church served gluten-free bread at Communion. Wife said it was tasteless. Still, we like having options.
Chicago: "You would think that trying to find ways to combat it would be an obsession of liberals who profess to care about the welfare of our cities, but all their energy is devoted to income inequality, global warming and other fashionable causes." Professions of libs/progs/leftists are lies, usually, and especially in this case.
I see the Gang of Z has returned.
Re: Gay Conservatives of Color
It sounds like a cool group. I agree with them that the Republican Party is the vehicle for translating their ideals into policy but only when taken over by true conservative/libertarians (similarly to how the racist Democrat Party was taken over by racist loons in the late '60s).
its possible, and in fact likely, that some of those illegals are eligible for refugee or asylee status under US law.
The daily caller is reporting that some of the kids are crossing wearing Obama shoes. The pix look just like the kinds sold with all the Obama souvenirs that were around in '08,'09. That is ripe for jokes and suggests more organization from parties in the US. Wish some real investigative reporting would happen.