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.
Henry Ford: I give Ford all due credit. However, since my life revolves around the concepts of "form, fit, function", I am biased in favor of "Standardized and Interchangeable Parts" as even more fundamental and revolutionary.
Per the author of the solar study, Valentina Zharkova, the reduced solar activity wouldn’t outweigh the expected effects of anthropogenic global warming.
So the sun's activity (or lack of it) will cause a mini Ice Age. Can the sun's activity cause warming too? During the heyday of Global Warming (before it became "climate change") and "the Earth had a temperature", it was also observed that the Mars ice caps had shrunk. I guess there's nothing to see there...
Democrat county chairman punches blind veteran at polling place.
From the story:
“That’s right: you can’t be too careful when dealing with an elderly, blind Republican veteran. Best to go on the offensive and punch him out, just to be safe.
Imagine, for a moment, if this were a white Republican county chairman punching out a handicapped Democrat at a polling station. Do you think President Obama might have something to say? Or that Loretta Lynch might dispatch some people to the site?
And what do you suppose NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN/MSNBC would have to say about it?”
Professor’s Manifesto: Vegans Must Illegally Overthrow Society to Save the World
As a meat eating alpha type male, I would be delighted to take the author up on his most generous offer of an open contest. Apparently to the death. Well. Bring it, cheese eater. I'll even let you have another nibble , cheese eater? of tofu. Real men eat meat. Vegetarians couldn't exist without the efforts of carnivores (omnivores actually) to create the wealth and productivity that would allow them to exist on grass. Do you want to know the truth cheese eater? vegetables is what food eats.