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Friday, February 1. 2008
Hillary claims she can control her husband. Which I doubt very much. (Are they really married anyway, except in name?) Meanwhile, from Bill: We must slow our economy to stop global warming.†That's done. Next problem? However, that quote was unfairly taken out of context. And, from Betsy, Washington never liked the Clintons.
Germany's nude airline. No thank you.
Organic foods: A scam
Nacreous clouds. Cool, and a sign of a cold upper atmosphere. We have warned against global cooling many times here, and I think it is beginning...we're all gonna freeze.
Grim economic hardship in America
Production function and government-run anything. S&M
Safety helmets for rodeo cowboys?
Quote from Right Thinking:
Excellent advice for Romney, from View from the Right:
Photo: John McCain, from Dr. X. Reader H reminds us that 40 years ago, McCain was enduring daily torture in the Hanoi Hilton.
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I've been going to rodeos and watching them on TV since I was a kid. Off the top of my head I'd say about a quarter of bull riders wear protective helmets, and have been for quite some time. Check out the Vs. Channel. They have bull riders on about two or three times a week.
yep -- have been since a couple of high-profile deaths 6 or 8 yrs ago -- due not to falls but from the bull's hooves hitting the rider's head while the rider was just falling and hitting the dirt.
Those ice clouds are beautiful. Followed link to this one...Night Sky Photos. Wow.
The nasty and crude 'Rodeo Song' was a smalltime hit in Calgary, late 70's, I think.
Seems 'sorta' appropriate re; the rodeo post.)
Well it's 40 below and I don't give a f--k,
Got a heater in my truck and I'm off to the rodeo.
It's an alla man left and alla man right.
Come on ya f--kin' dummy get your right step right.
Get off the stage ya go-da-n goof, ya know,
Ya piss me off, ya f--kin' jerk,
Ya get on my nerves.
Here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand,
He's a one ball man and he's off to the rodeo.
It's an alla man left and alla man right..
Okay, fergit that. Ian Tyson is so much better. Still listen to 'Cowboyography', from the 80's. Navaho Rug, The Gift....God made Montana.
Ian Tyson "Eighteen Inches of Rain"
Judy Collins - Someday Soon 1969
I knew Aurora Borealis -- she roomed with Bubbles McClanahan in the French Quarter in New Orleans back in the late 60s.
Is being a Republican conservative a monolithic , one dimensional, must-march-in-lock-step thing or are there other dimensions to it?
Perhaps our contributors can come up with a purity list that unless fully met disqualifies one from being called a conservative?
Allow me to start the list on a true conservative.
1. One must own nothing made outside the United States.
There could not be such an animal, unless you amend made to assembled.
2. One who is not born in the USA.
3. One who's mate is born in USA.
2. One must believe in creative destruction rather than destructive creation.
If Hillary loses the nomination, will Bill's Harlem office be picketed by the Harlem folks? And will Bill move his office mephoffshore so he can pursue his sub rosa mega-deals with fewer prying eyes?
Will Hillary divorce Bill, their mutual pax marriagiana being of no more use to either one? Will Bill retire that boney finger he loves to point at people with? So many weighty issues turning on Super Tuesday and beyond.
And when will see a policy paper out of Barack, or any other relavant program outline, or are we just elevating a mulatto because he is glib and offers hope?
In 1736 in Poor Richards Almanac Ben franklin put it rathe succinctly.. He that lives upon Hope, dies farting
Let us not leave a legacy in this election that mephitic, let's get Obama to tell us specifics.
The fart heard 'round the world...a great read from Poor Richards. 1736.
Re: advice for Romney
Dear Mormitt, y'all don't have vidal, manly character that McCain has demonstrated for years, and no makeup artist, hairdresser or talk show propagandist can infuse y'all with what ya never had.
Take a bow, dude if y'all can without slippin' a disc and try not to let the door close on y'all's tail.
Bill can't keep his pant zippers zipped . Now if Hillary can control that she can control Bill, and I'm the next King of Scotland.
Me thinks she does control him while pimping him out.
It's a Lady's perogative in such a predicament.
Pimpin' Bill and directing Wal-Mart tells volumes about her executive experience.
Hussein cain't match HillBillary.