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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Tuesday, April 28. 2015
Not the Onion: Texas A&M Prof Cracks, Flunks Entire ‘Disgraceful’ Class
Minimum wage workers tend to be young, single, part-time workers with less than a high school diploma
They targeted this shop to get the $
The world focus on CO2 is simply the end objective of a much larger political agenda.
Yup, there's always a problem with freedom. Always.
Baltimore: The Ghetto Welcomes You
Heather Mac Donald: Running With the Predators - Liberal elites continue to condemn law enforcement and excuse inner-city crime.
Clinton Charity CEO Explains Tax Reporting "Mistakes"
Are Democratic Insiders Starting to Panic about Hillary?
About Those Smoking Guns
STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF ‘CLINTON CASH’
Salman Rushdie on the ‘Pu**ies’ Boycotting Award for Charlie Hebdo
Monday, April 27. 2015
When you go fishing, pack light but bring all essential
Their "very short" paperbacks on all sorts of topics are elegantly-written and will leave you as well-informed as a kid taking a college course.
I perused two of them, one on The Cell and one on Christianity. Excellent. Most can be gotten on Amazon.
I'll begin with this one: The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 18:23 | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
Well, the market has done quite a bit to 'fix' it, already (though even the fixes that currently exist like solar and wind would best be left to the market and have no government subsidies or breaks - the only thing keeping most of these affordable). But it looks like some forms of "fossil fuel" will remain the fuel of the future...and with good reason. There is a profit motive to give people a reason to buy some...especially 'green' versions of fossil fuels.
Hunt for ancient royal tomb in Mexico takes mercurial twist
The Genius of 'Want to Grab Coffee?' Why asking for advice makes people seem smart
Raisin takings case oral argument goes badly for the government
“MY FATHER THE SPY.” VIETNAM, THE REAL STORY
Why Is The CDC Lying About E-Cigarettes?
How Do the Clinton Scandals End? With the End of the Clintonns
From the Internet to the press to the public square, Brits' speech is being policed and punished
View of the upstairs barn apartment at the farm. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, 1930s-style eat-in kitchenette, and living room. Lots of closets. Knotty pine walls. Very pleasant 1000 sq. ft. quarters. Tractors downstairs. Too bad the view down the hill to the farmhouse and river washed out in my pic. The barn needs lots of exterior repairs, though.
For starters, new roof, a bit of new siding, and better insulation would all be good. And a paint job. Heavily leaded red barn paint, please. (You can easily buy the lead paint additive online. Lead-free exterior paint is terrible. As my brother-in-law says, any kid who would chew on the exterior wood of a barn has to be retarded already.) A couple of modern toilets would be nice too.
The farmhouse itself is in mostly good condition.
Maintenance will kill ya unless you can, and have time to, do it yourself. Ownership of places and things can be a life burden and a spiritual burden, as Thoreau often observed.
Sunday, April 26. 2015
What is this all about? Replacing parents and families?
He's especially good on the role of education and training.
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 14:23 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
A Deadly Dance - Two prominent doctors. One beautiful woman looking for romance. And a likable misfit who spun tall tales. Their lives intersected after an intense relationship turned sour, but no one guessed that the path to love would lead to murder.
It is a story as old as mankind. The people are all idiots, too.
Posted by Dr. Joy Bliss in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 12:36 | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
So much for the terror tactics, which have never worked anyway except on the ignorant. We're in a mild inter-glacial, but not really. Technically, we are still in an ice age.
An Einstein quote in Mauldin's Why Physics Needs Philosophy:
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 07:18 | Comments (10) | Trackbacks (0)
Psalm 23, A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Saturday, April 25. 2015
Not from The Onion, but it might as well be: Trigger Warnings Week at College Insurrection
Trigger warnings trigger me. I might go off.
Readers may recall how much we enjoyed our trip to rustic and wild Little St. Simon's Island. (Not Saint Simons Island - Little Saint Simons)
We have a similar trip planned to the famous Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island in Georgia. We love Georgia but, then again, we love almost anywhere. Again, no phones, no wifi, no TV, no shops, and no transportation other than bike or foot. Other than the old mansion (built by Carnegie), there is no other development. All nature sanctuary. Bring binoculars of course, bathing suit ... and mosquito spray.
Hikes and bikes, and sea, all day.
You get there by boat from Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. Ha. I've been there! Had a fine seafood lunch in Fernandina overlooking the harbor. Huge plate of fried oysters with pepper salsa, as I recall, cole slaw on the side, and a couple of beers.
Pic is Greyfield Inn
And I thought my Coreg was expensive
I like that Lilly stuff. They even make stuff for men, but you have to be above-average macho to wear it.
How about a ‘Capitalism Day’ to balance ‘Earth Day’ to remind us of what’s behind environmental improvements
Everglades shows government threatens the environment
Status Quo On Housing Finance Keeps Failed System In Place
Bill Ayers to University Students: America’s ‘Game Is Over’ and ‘Another World’ Is Coming
Hasn't had a new thought since 1960
Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos
“Teachers Cannot Teach What They Do Not Know” - Sandra Stotsky’s primer for improving American educational standards
"Toughen up, buttercup." Megyn Kelly offers helpful advice to students seeking “safe space” from opinions
They are just play-acting fragile, Megyn. It's a power play.
Playing at Protest - Gotham’s confused politicians demonstrate against a system they own and operate.
Mitt Romney on Clinton Foundation donations: 'It looks like bribery'
NYT Freak Out: Ermagersh! Ted Cruz Has Gay Friends — and Supporters!!! This doesn't fit the narrative.
It's his birthday week. The youth may not know what a talented fellow he was with words, rhythm, wit, and wisdom, and it's tough to know that if you are under age 18 or more. Shakespeare: The Ultimate Dead White Male? Every word he wrote is best read aloud.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Friday, April 24. 2015
"Proudly made in New York City." She's back! The Nora Gardner Spring 2015 Shop
Each garment has a pocket for a phone and is designed to be professional wear which can be easily dressed up for after-work outings. If you're not in NY, you can find her stuff online or in these places.
So say the students: "(It's) a college campus laden with trauma and sexualized violence and full of victims/survivors..."
Sounds terrible. I thought it was a goofy artsy-fartsy, metrosexual, granola place for kids with tats, pink hair, and nose rings - not a dangerous hellhole.
Earth Day Is Emerging As Time To Celebrate Bounty of Modern Life
Largest Bank In America Joins War On Cash
OBAMA EDUCATION SECRETARY: Parents Who Opt Out of Common Core are Racists
"Unsafe" means go away and shut up
Homeland Security Working Overtime to Add ‘New Americans’ by 2016 Election
Immigration has an important place in American life, but it can never become more important than American life.
Back to Tammany Hall politics
Republican candidates need to address the concerns of millions of
Jeb Bush Takes Shot at Romney: ‘He Didn’t Signal He Cared About People’
Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo Evidence
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