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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Saturday, March 18. 2023
A visit to the National World War II Museum is both sad and uplifting
“Storing spices in coordinated glass jars and color-coordinating dozens of sprinkles containers may seem trivial. But tidiness is tangled up with status, and messiness is loaded with assumptions about personal responsibility and respectability,” the professor stated.
The Biden administration's push to normalize medical gender changes for kids flies in the face of new science, public opinion, red state laws and European allies
Deposit Insurance and Moral Hazard - Even great economists seem confused.
The rich are eating themselves. The oligarchs are playing a dangerous game by pouring trillions into woke causes.
Where the money went: The Bidens and Biden associates who received Chinese cash
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The Federal Government, which wanted us to believe that we should continue to hunker down in mortal terror because we were living in the midst of a deadly and highly-contagious virus - when we weren't - now wants to believe that there is nothing to worry about with our teetering financial and banking system - when there is.
My only quibble is that Covid is highly contagious. But, if you follow the one-way arrows, keep you 6ft distance, wear your masks, keep your shots up to date and most importantly believe in Dr. Fauci, the goodness of the all powerful state, you will be okay. Not really. You’ll become an unthinking sheep.
"My only quibble is that Covid is highly contagious."
But that was always easy to deal with. Everyone who felt at risk stay home! Wear a mask if you like. Whatever floats your boat. Everyone who felt they could survive the "flu" carry on!
OK, Hammer: we - being rather senior seniors - did get the jab, the booster, and then the third shot in December, 2021. So of course beginning of May, 2022, just after tax season (which extends to 30th April here in Canada and - despite being a rather senior senior - I am still doing taxes), I promptly fell ill and tested positive for Covid. Have no idea where I caught it, but the timing was suspicious Spouse crashed a few days later, just as I was able to crawl out of bed to cope. Accountant daughter was saying that a lot of co-workers were crashing out during the last two weeks of April as the long hours and stress of deadlines caught up to everyone.
The covid vaccine doesn't work. Worse it seems to be as deadly as Covid. Treat covid like any communicable disease until there is an vaccine that actually works.
Just as higher taxes and crushing laws won't change the climate forcing the vaccine and locking people and businesses down won't prevent catching Covid.
If this crazy professor were correct then she should be asked what an Afro means or Ebonics? Aren't they both examples of blatant in your face racism? What about the fist in the air or taking a knee? Aren't they blatant racist symbolism? What about BLM? Isn't that the most racist group since the KKK? We are finally realizing that there is huge racism on the left and of POC and that racism was always there and never well hidden.
Well, Trump is about to be indicted and arrested. It doesn't really surprise me but it does make you wonder why Clinton, Obama or Barandon weren't indicted and arrested. They all committed many crimes and the evidence litters the landscape. But, no, it must be Trump because he truly IS a threat to the government, that is the government of the uni-party not the government of the people, by the people and for the people. This is the uni-parties corruption, complicity and collusion on display for all to see. Now it is the job of the compliant media to erase that view for all and replace it with lies about Trump. My gut tells me this will backfire.
The NY DA missed a great opportunity! He should have indicted Trump on March 15th. Just saying.
Persecution by prosecution. Lawfare. Communist style politics. It makes us look like a shithole third world country.
Medical gender changes/economists confused/oligarch games/ and Chinese cash.
The western empire is mortally wounded.
What are the errors of Russia?
All your spices are belong to us imperialist bigot. (honk!)
Mine is disorganized and second hand, so glad I avoided a struggle session.
Just read a good editorial about how the Wokomrades of the corporations have Stockholm Syndrome after a case in CA where an online social media harassment campaign yielded the desired results from back in 2008 or just before Year Zero of the Fundamental Transformation into West South Africa.
Remember when Barry wouldn't let the remaining WWII veterans visit the monument during some government shutdown Kabuki?
People's Cube had the great sky is closed no viewing snark at that time.
Maintain morale by any means necessary, there is no rotund opera singer belting out tunes...yet.
Having a well-organized pantry is racist? Get over your sad silly self, professora! Keeping it tidy is key to keeping it adequately stocked, one of the first steps in staying out of that line of disorganized losers at the food bank. Second step is do your own cooking and kick that stupid coffee-shop habit.
BUT, I do agree that dropping big coin for matching spice jars and attendant organizers is a bridge too far. A clever cooking novice will discover that their first purchases of new spices often come IN JARS, which can be re-used. A bit of painters tape and an art pen makes for great labels and an inexpensive, semi-coordinated spice cupboard.
We keep our cutlery in drawer devices designed to separate the forks, knives, and spoons.
We're ready for our struggle session.
"Mexico’s President Blames American Families For Fentanyl Crisis"
In a way he is right! Americans should demand a complete and total closure of the Mexican border. Nothing gets across except the deported illegals going back to Mexico. No agriculture, no car parts, no people, nothing. Enforce this at non-border points of entry as well; airports, shipping ports and anywhere that anyone or anything can get here from Mexico. Also prohibit sending of money back to Mexico. Seize the money when people try to send it there because more than likely those same people are living off American taxpayers. Require the banks and other institutions that transfer money to Mexico report people who try to do it and then deport them if they are here illegally. Let Mexico keep their fentanyl.