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.
Our Recent Essays Behind the Front Page
Sunday, May 15. 2022
21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
21:2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them;
21:4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away."
21:5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true."
21:6 Then he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.
Saturday, May 14. 2022
Greenwald: The Bizarre, Unanimous Dem Support for the $40b War Package to Raytheon and CIA: "For Ukraine"
Did He Feel Good? James Brown’s epic life and career
Victor Davis Hanson’s Magnum Opus
Poll Shows Majority Against Giving Kids Transgender Surgeries And Puberty Blockers
Democrats' support for school closings comes back to bite
SCHOOL SHUTDOWNS WERE A CATASTROPHE
Commentary: Why the Left Thinks It Can Change Your Mind by Changing the Language
Friday, May 13. 2022
It requires intensity to properly stress the heart muscle. Like weight-lifting, the intensity is what demands muscle strengthening and improved vasculature. This does not take much time out of your workout schedule. Heart rate is a good measure of exercise intensity. Here's how to know your cardio stress level. (It might not exactly apply if you are taking blood pressure meds that limit heart rate.) Or you can go by how you feel - if you are winded by a one-minute sprint and need 30-60 seconds to catch your breath, you probably got your heart rate up.
Here's a good 10-minute cardio workout, with jump rope. He calls it Beginner but it is pretty good:
First image of black hole at the heart of Milky Way
Professor Jordan Peterson Rejoins Academia as Chancellor of Ralston College. “Dr. Peterson has been an eloquent advocate for and a fearless champion of the ideals that have, for centuries, been central to the enterprise of university education.”
A New Drug Will Help You Shed 50 Pounds! But is it really a good idea?
“Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd continues to be downgraded from his post at MSNBC.
The New York Times’s worst Pulitzer Prize winners- A selection of the award's least deserving recipients
Professors identify 960 ‘racist’ names in national park system
Washington Post Runs Op-Ed Urging George Washington University to Change Its Name
How the Democrats became the party of the rich. The working class is excluded from its agenda
The Associated Press Doesn't Understand Free Speech, And That's Scary
TGIF: This Week in Foot-Shooting - Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Congress, Bill Gates, and Lufthansa.
Many Illegal Aliens Biden Released Into Our Country May Not See A Court For 3-7 Years (If Ever…)
Victor Davis Hanson: Imagine The Unimaginable
American Security Interest in Ukraine
Thursday, May 12. 2022
Essay at Quillette. It is about trauma.
Woke NBA to Hold Preseason Games in UAE Where Homosexuality is Punishable by Death – Canceled Game in Charlotte in 2016 Over Transgender Bathroom Law
The evidence keeps pouring in showing the utter failure of all COVID mandates
Some Tips On How To Spot "Disinformation"
One of these takes on the new agency shows a competent grasp of history, politics, and philosophy. The other is the Washington Post.
US President very displeased with his administration
Wednesday, May 11. 2022
The Global Warming Scare Is Most Certainly Overheated
The ACLU has lost its way
Leftists Hate Free Speech Because They Fear Dissent, Not "Disinformation"
A Cause, Not a Cure. Though the New York Times touts its findings, a new study provides further evidence that “gender-affirming” therapy creates or prolongs the very problem it purports to solve.
The Times really does want to live up to all of the stereotypes about the New York left’s myopia regarding the rest of America famously satirized in Saul Steinberg’s classic “View of the World from Ninth Avenue” cover, don’t they?
Biden Wanted $33B More For Ukraine. Congress Quickly Raised it to $40B. Who Benefits?
Tuesday, May 10. 2022
And if it damaged Trump, so much the better. Why wasn't that criminal? Lies upon lies.
Why does anyone continue to treat people as experts when they are so consistently wrong?
With World Gripped By Fertilizer Crisis, Biden Admin Clings To "Climate-Inspired Utopian Food-Production Fantasies"
The Harvard Crimson Normalizes Growing Campus Antisemitism
Why does NYU Law support anti-Semitic terror?
Inclusive Exclusion - The diversity imperative has had a double character from the start.
California Eyes Obliterating 'Bias' by Getting Rid of Grades
Hillary Clinton Says Something True and Accurate for Once
After 2000 Mules Premiere, True the Vote Promises to 'Pull the Ripcord' and Release ALL the Data
African Politicians Must Stop Blaming Others For Africa's Economic Woes
In the Ukraine Proxy War, What Price Victory?
Monday, May 9. 2022
At Daily Signal. Historian Grant Wood:
As they say, ask your doctor whether this seems right to try.
Harvard panel on autism postponed after student complaints: ‘violently ableist’
Isn't Harvard violently ableist?
At Harvard, Facts Are For Losers. It turns out that nobody’s SAT scores can provide immunity to propaganda.
THE LEFT’S MOTHER’S DAY SPECTACLE
How Roe warped the republic
Who Is Running The US?
Disinformation Czarina Nina Jankowicz Declares Parents Concerned About Critical Race Theory “Disinformers”
Elon Details His New Plans for Twitter - Woke Staff Isn't Going to Like This
Book sent to more than 800 primary schools teaches children that person's sex is 'assigned' to them at birth
Asian Americans are an ‘inconvenient minority’ for social-justice ideologues
Press pumps up Joe Biden
US intelligence told to keep quiet over role in Ukraine military triumphs
Sunday, May 8. 2022
23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;
23:3 he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff-- they comfort me.
23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.
In my neck of the woods, Catbirds and House Wrens arrived from wherever their real homes are. Catbirds mewing in the lilac bush. What could be better, despite life's challenges?
Also, a Sharpie buzzed me. I think he would happily eat one of those migrating Catbirds.
Cut some Lilac blooms for Mrs. BD, and picked up a Dunkin Hot Chocolate for her too.
Saturday, May 7. 2022
Academic Exile, Two Years On. Academia has become an intellectual prison, and many incarcerated professors are compelled to live a dual existence.
California says it needs more power to keep the lights on.
DHS Secretary Admits Scale of Illegal Alien Crisis, 1.5 million Unlawful Border Entrants Since January 21st
Organic Agriculture Fails
The View guest host to Warren: I paid off my student loans. Where's my reimbursement?
UK midwifery students taught males can give birth through their penises
Keep Calm & Censor On: Musk Summoned To UK Parliament To Answer For His Pledge To Restore Free Speech
Andrew Sullivan on the abortion issue
Friday, May 6. 2022
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‘Equitable Speech’: The Swamp’s Replacement for Free Speech
Chronicle: Race on Campus
Victor Davis Hanson sums up the left’s m.o.
Alito's Draft Opinion That Would Overturn Roe Is a Disaster of Legal Reasoning
Judge will review attorney-client privilege claims made by Clinton campaign and Fusion GPS
Paul Krugman needs a history lesson on Russia and Ukraine
Swedish Prime Minister Says Integration Has Failed After Migrant Riots
Sweden is the most dangerous country in Europe.