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.
The NYT column Althouse refers to gives it all away in just one short paragraph:
Now the flight shaming movement, which emerged recently in Sweden and spread into Europe, has attempted to shift blame onto travelers. And it is making its way across the Atlantic — literally: The 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is traveling to next month’s United Nations climate summit by racing yacht.
Well, shucks. I'll just hop onto my racing yacht for that next trip to Hawaii. @$$holes.
And don't forget to have the relief crew flown out to take the yacht back to headquarters after your trip, while the original crew flies back as well. Overall, it would be less of a carbon footprint if you just flew there and back.
Regarding Google search tips, I know how to specify only hits from a specific website (such as "www.breitbart.com" but does anyone know how to remove results from a (long) list of fake websites, such as CNN, NY Times, WA Post, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS? When I do not know the specific website to be searched, I usually have to start on pager 5 or 6 of the results in order to get a truthful, unbiased result.
Chinese spies. Foreign students was always a scam. Colleges get full tuition from the foreign countries AND some tuition and other subsidies from the government. No college should be allowed to turn away an American citizen and enroll a foreigner.
Best Digital Piano With Weighted Keys? What? Really? This list was compiled by Brian Stelter, right? It's a list for piano players who don't play piano. Roland! Yes Roland! Even the older RD-700, really any of the Roland RD line puts all those wimp Best Digital Piano With Weighted Keys on that list to shame. Shame on you Maggies Farm! Shame! Shame!
I am not sure how the EPA manged to violate its own rules by turning the Animas River the color of Tang and polluting the soils under the river with heavy metals. I want to see the EPA have to live by the rules it makes up for the rest of us but I won't hold my breath. 33,000 people work for the agency in DC alone and no one can be fired.
They love trying to put the oil and coal business out of business...maybe relocate a third of them to the Alaskan north slope, another third to the Texas oilfields and the last third somewhere near the powder river coal fields. They should be close to those that need to be watched...or something like that. The DC swamp is off their radar so move them.