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, April 11. 2021
20:19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
20:20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
20:21 Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
20:22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
20:23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
20:24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
20:25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe."
20:26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
20:27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe."
20:28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
20:29 Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe."
20:30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book.
20:31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Saturday, April 10. 2021
In the Northeast, our songbirds arrive mostly in May.
FAUCI BLAMES CORONAVIRUS ON OUR FAILURE TO LIVE IN 'HARMONY WITH NATURE'
The guy is a putz
“Look at how Young the American Founding Fathers Were!”
RIP, Prince Philip
John Kerry’s Family Takes Private Jet to Idaho as Kerry Goes on International Climate Change Tour
Newly ‘Woke’ Coca-Cola Joins Corporate Dogpile on New Georgia Voting Law “while Coca-Cola is bashing Georgia, they have no problem doing business with China”
High School Coach Fired After Refusing To Enforce "Senseless, Irrational, Bullshit" Outdoor Masks During Sports
The WHO advises against masks during exercise
Masks not good for health
What Should Be Done to Curb Big Tech? A few billionaires currently have the power to decide that some Americans’ speech rights are more sacred than others. Clarence Thomas offers a remedy.
Teachers' Union Boss Blasts Jews as "Ownership Class" Stealing "Ladder of Opportunity"
THE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA: LAWYER EDITION
Philadelphia: Cradle of Liberty and City of Brotherly Love
CBP Statistics Released – Agents Took 172,331 Illegal Aliens Into Custody in March, Then Released Them
Biden Sends Unaccompanied Migrant Children to Former Japanese Internment Camp – Media and Democrat Frauds are Silent
Friday, April 9. 2021
Once found across much of the US including New England, our American big cats have a greatly shrunken territory.
Right now our White-throated Sparrows have headed north along with the Juncos, and Song Sparrows have arrived for the summer and their breeding season.
They live all across the USA and most of Canada. A cheerful song.
Restoring Paris’ Famed Notre Dame Cathedral Could Take ’15 or 20 Years’
Netflix Lost More Than 30% Market Share to Competitors in 2020
Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance: How Eisenhower Assured The Horrors Would Never Be Forgotten
VDH: Wealthy and Woke
A Look Into New York Times-Think On "Food Relief"
Number Of Unaccompanied Kids At Border Hits Highest Number In History…
Accuser Alleges Cuomo "Groomed Me For Sex" As GOP Challenger Launches Gubernatorial Campaign
Powerline: THE CHAUVIN TRIAL SO FAR
Thursday, April 8. 2021
How a Football Team Became Mascots for Vegetarianism. In 1907, a championship squad changed what it meant to eat meat-free.
Netflix buys Kanye West documentary for $30M: report. The Yeezus rapper has been filming his life for over 20 years
PRINCETON ADMITS ONLY 129 WHITE AMERICAN MALES
Susan Rice Will Leave Netflix Board to Join Biden Administration
E-Mails Show DeSantis Team Asked CBS, 60 Minutes To Interview Moskowitz — And Were Told “The Deadline Has Passed”
Colorado voting laws are similar to Georgia's despite decision to move Major League Baseball All-Star Game
'Woke' MLB moving All-Star Game from 51% Black Atlanta to 76% White Denver, critics note. The game's relocation is expected to deliver a severe economic blow to Atlanta, where nearly 30% of businesses are Black-owned
Alleged Cuomo Groping Victim: ‘All I Remember Is Seeing His Hand, His Big Hand’
The Hunter Biden Story Is Mainly About Presidential And Media Corruption
Biden's Infrastructure Plan Isn't About Infrastructure. It's About Paying Off Political Allies.
The Meaning of American Leadership: Reflections from the 70th Secretary of State (Sec. Mike Pompeo and Roger Hertog) - video interview
Pompeo is an impressive man
Wednesday, April 7. 2021
Mrs. BD and I signed up for a local co-ed Pickleball league. Seems like a fast game. They said you didn't have to have any experience with it. We don't.
I love games. Don't you?
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Entire flight deplaned over ‘maskless toddler’
UNITED AIRLINES PLANS TO USE RACE AND GENDER-BASED QUOTAS TO SELECT PILOTS
MEAN, GREEDY, AND LAZY IS NO WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE, MA’AM
Dr. Fauci Can't Explain Why Texas COVID Cases Keep Dropping Despite Reopening
Quality of life plummets, taxes rocket — and New York City faces doom: Goodwin
I doubt it
White People Keep Posing As People Of Color For Clout
March Border Crossings Jump to 15-Year High
NYC insiders ramping up attacks against Andrew Yang because he states the obvious
MLB Relocates All-Star Game To State With Voter-ID Laws … And Fewer Early-Voting Days
“Cities Will Be on Fire” – Black Lives Matter Activist Warns “All Hell Will Break Loose” If Officer Chauvin Is Not Convicted in George Floyd case
Tucker vid: Everything Biden said was false
American Bloat Plan - The Biden infrastructure bill is a Democratic wish list of wasteful spending.
China Creates World’s First Digital Currency…
Tuesday, April 6. 2021
As ladder drills become more complex, and as you become speedier with them, the brain sometimes conks out and you have to start over. Icky Shuffles often mess me up.
You can get some driveway chalk and just make a ladder on the driveway. I can't do them as quickly as athletes, but as usual I do my best.
Calisthenics+Cardio, with agility and balance challenges. Excellent warm-ups and cool-downs.
How Confident Are We That Dark Matter Is Real?
A Fierce, Brief Book About the Holocaust - Wendy Lower’s ‘The Ravine’ looks at a photograph that many refuse to face
Consumers’ Monthly Streaming Service Spending has Doubled Since 2018
US Airports Busiest In More Than Year On Good Friday
Rachel Levine Wants Transgender Drugs and Surgery for Minors
Portland’s Police Exodus Continues As Murder Rates Surge
Grassroots organization forms to help parents fight critical race theory and politicization in classrooms
Teen Girls Who Murdered Uber Eats Driver in DC Get Incredible Plea Deal — Won’t Go to Prison
Georgia's new election law is more generous than that of New York
WHY DID BASEBALL CAPITULATE?
MLB requires photo ID to pick up tickets from Will Call, but boycotts Georgia for voter ID law
Tim Cook from Apple Condemns Voter ID Law in Georgia — Forgets It Takes a Valid ID to Get an Apple Card
Every adult has an ID
Palestinians: US Taxpayer Money Going to Terrorists
Monday, April 5. 2021
Mrs. BD and I took a 5-mile woodsy hike last weekend and passed many vernal pools and small ponds with the early springtime chorus.
Like owls, you hardly ever see these critters but they let you know they are there in April. Mating calls of common early Spring frogs of vernal pools and shallow marshes:
The tiny Spring Peepers dominate the chorus. Man, have I loved that sound since earliest childhood:
And the mating trill of Mr, Toad: Bufo Americanus:
Is the legend of Murray’s Cheese only a myth?
Warnock: ‘Meaning Of Easter’ Transcends Resurrection Of Christ, People Can ‘Save’ Themselves With Good Works
Um, no. That's not the religion. Not that being useful is not a good thing.
Transexuals: “A Certain Madness Amok” In Canada, trans “justice” has gone haywire.
California teachers’ latest demand: Free child care
Trees just might be racist, Portland, Oregon Board of Education Director worries
Democrats finally have a chance to remake the economy the way they've hoped for decades
MLB requires photo ID to pick up tickets from Will Call, but boycotts Georgia for voter ID law
THE GREAT LIBERAL DEATH WISH ENTERS A NEW PHASE
Is Matt Gaetz in trouble?
The Stephen Kruiser Top Five List of Things I Won't Be Apologizing For
Sunday, April 4. 2021
Large natural fresh-water ponds with marshes are scarce in the northeast US. If you know of one, where is it and what is it like? I've seen a few in MA, but most were post-glacial and have since filled in as bogs or wetlands or grass, if not trees.
With the return of the beaver populations, fresh habitat is available for all of these critters. I like man-made marshes too.
Funny - I've never seen a Mallard in a tree before.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
15:1 Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand,
15:2 through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you--unless you have come to believe in vain.
15:3 For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures,
15:4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures,
15:5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
15:6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.
15:7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
15:8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them--though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
15:11 Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.
Saturday, April 3. 2021
The mystery of the refugee children in Sweden who won’t wake up. Hundreds of children have succumbed to a mystery illness that can keep them in a sleeplike state for years.
US Military Goes 100% Woke On Transgenders, Will Even Pay For Transition Surgery
Teen cheerleader's Snapchat brings Supreme Court clash over schools and free speech
VDH: Is Racism Moral Now?
Biden Infrastructure Bill Includes $20 BILLION To DESTROY Highways For Being Racist. Administration claims “long-standing and persistent racial injustice” in infrastructure
Friday, April 2. 2021
The narration is a little cheesy, but you can learn anyway.
Image via Bookworm Beat 3/31/21 — the illustrated edition
Only an opthalmologist?
No Opening Day Without Von Tilzer! The Jewish Tin Pan Alley composer who wrote ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ had never been to a ballgame
Rand Paul Humiliates Dr. Fauci AGAIN Over Double-Masking
Thomas Frank against Cancel Culture
Activists Try To Thwart Effort To Name School After “Oppressor” Barack Obama
The Disintegration of the ACLU
Cuomo Ordered Aides To Conceal Nursing Home Death Numbers While He Negotiated $4M Book Deal: NYT
Surely they will put that to good use...
Entire Migrant Families Being Released Without Court Dates Or Papers
40 Years After Reagan, A Big Bet On Big Government
Thursday, April 1. 2021
Let's Celebrate the Federal Government on April Fools' Day
How humans develop larger brains than other apes
Scott Adam's podcast: Did CDC kill people due to fear of fat-shaming?
Update On Michael Mann v. Mark Steyn Litigation
Yankee Go Home
Stay out of politics, Facebook and Twitter
Facebook Removed Video Interview With President Trump Citing His Ban On The Platform As The Reason…
Mostly Peaceful Mayhem - Turning a blind eye to violence in Miami, the New York Times previews its post-Floyd-trial coverage.
Race and False Hate Crime Narratives
Wednesday, March 31. 2021
CNN analyst Asha Rangappa wants gov’t to punish all the ‘goobers’ who still believe in stuff like ‘individual ‘freedom” during the pandemic
CDC Director: Our Data Shows Vaccinated People Don’t Carry COVID
Virtual school resulted in ‘significant’ academic learning loss, study finds
Therapy via Text Message
For The First Time Ever, Less Than Half Of Americans Are Members Of Churches, Synagogues, Or Mosques
Schools gone woke: a view from America. In a warning to teachers around the world, one American teacher opens up about the invasion of woke orthodoxy in the education sector
Trump Education official asks Biden lawyers to strike down college programs that exclude men, whites
Defending free speech is now racist
As Democrats Claim Voter ID Is Racist, New Poll Shows Nearly 70% of Blacks Support It
BIDEN HITS THE DISHONESTY JACKPOT WITH CLAIMS ABOUT GEORGIA VOTING LAW
After Sixty Days Biden Is Drifting Into Surrealism
Rich and Entitled Allies Don’t Need US Support. Why should we protect stable allies who won’t protect themselves?
Nobody believes China
Tuesday, March 30. 2021
My new weights trainer is more of a high-rep guy (8-12) than my previous guy was (more 5X5). I think it's because it's what he feels I need for right now. All I can say is that he makes it damn difficult. And no, I do not really need to use a mask in my gym. People fake it.
A video is not really a substitute for a trainer who can critique your form right at the moment, but this guy is good. Best mental trick: Push the floor away from the bar.
They all enjoy my birdseed.
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