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, September 24. 2019
Here's my favorite way to use our own tomatoes for breakfast: Put one (large) or a couple of thick slices of tomato on some thin white bread. Then slices of cheddar to cover the tomatoes. Put under a hot broiler til the cheese melts a bit and the exposed bread browns. Not necessary, but a small sprinkle of oregano on top if you must.
Perfect breakfast - simple pizza. A shame that the Romans never knew tomatoes.
Not The Band's best tune. Too many of their bests to list. They were not rock, just American music. Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Robbie, in my opinion, has perfect taste with lead guitar. No showboating, just the right touches.
If you're younger than me, give the "record" a listen. Then thank me. About The Weight
Some tech CEOs eyed as untrustworthy but certain companies are still favored
Don’t Believe All Women, Because Some Are Terrible - Maybe we should treat people like people.
No angels on earth
Tulsi Gabbard: ‘Can You Imagine if Google’s CEO Was a Conservative Republican Shutting Down Democrat Voices?’
Super. Democrats Have Convinced Half Of Younger Voters The World Is Ending In The Next 15 Years
“She seems like a very happy young girl”: President Trump on Greta Thunberg
Moonbat Protester Tells Crowd He Broke Down Crying Because He Couldn’t Bring Kids Into This World Due To Climate Change…
Warren and Other Dems Call for Fracking Ban — Do they WANT to lose Colorado, Ohio, and Pennsylvania?
Dems Cook 10,500 Steaks While Lecturing Americans About Eating Less Meat
Dems Will Have To Lie About Their Agenda To Win, Poll Shows
Social Credit Score USA - The impending nightmarish surveillance state.
Orwellian Nightmare: Six US Cities Make List Of Most Surveilled Places In The World
Vermont Conservatives Have Had Enough of Their RINO Governor
Lindsey Graham Calls For Investigation Into Biden-Ukraine Connection; Alleged Election Interference
Let's get real: Democrats were first to enlist Ukraine in US elections
Whoa: Text Messages Reveal NYT Reporter Told Kavanaugh Source What To Say
Mollie Hemingway calls out Mitt Romney
Surge: 14.3 million illegal immigrants in US costing taxpayers $130B
China to place government officials inside 100 private companies, including Alibaba
Monday, September 23. 2019
Tour Company Thomas Cook Collapses
Would you be retarded enough to build a beach house here - even with the gummit subsidies for storms and floods?
It's called a sandbar, idiots. Sandbars are temporary. Our stupid government will even insure you to build on a swamp, too. While they protect "wetlands," mind you.
Why Liberals and Progressives Lie to Blacks
Dems dancing around America's real health care problem: Overweight people
Canada’s global warming models threw out actual historical data and substituted models of what the temperature should have
Fraud. Why? Governments always need enemies to hold power. Since we're all commies now, climate is the New Nazis.
California Begins Issuing $1000 Fine For Each Tiny Plastic Communion Cup Served
Youth Climate Activist: Global Warming Damage Becomes Irreversible In ‘Only 18 Months’
Children protest climate on a beautiful day in NYC
The Guardian view on the school climate strike: protests that matter
Teens pledge not to have kids til climate change ends
Jerry Nadler: Don’t Know If Human Life Will Survive 50 Years, Bacteria And Plants May Be All That’s Left
De Blasio escalates his culture war
Does Elizabeth Warren Even Understand What Real (government) Corruption Is?
Warren Says the Rich Must Pay Her 'Wealth Tax' Because They've Benefitted from Public Schools and Infrastructure
Nag, nag, nag. She made 7 million flipping houses. Guess I should have, but too busy doing real work.
Gregg Jarrett: It Appears the ‘Whistleblower’ is Just an American Spy in Our Intel Agency Spying on President Trump
Joe Biden's Son Hunter Contradicted Father's Claim They Never Discussed Ukraine Deal
Trump Pounces On Biden-Ukraine Scandal As Whistleblower Story Flips On Dems
Trump DESTROYS Joe Biden Crime Family on REAL UKRAINIAN SCANDAL
Biden is done
Sunday, September 22. 2019
For those, Randy Barnett and Josh Blackman have built an interactive site: Introduction to Constitutional law.
16:1 Then Jesus said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property.
16:2 So he summoned him and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.'
16:3 Then the manager said to himself, 'What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.
16:4 I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.'
16:6 He answered, 'A hundred jugs of olive oil.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.'
16:7 Then he asked another, 'And how much do you owe?' He replied, 'A hundred containers of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill and make it eighty.'
16:8 And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.
16:9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes.
16:10 "Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.
16:11 If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?
16:12 And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own?
16:13 No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."
Saturday, September 21. 2019
And this - forget Sinatra, this is the ultimate NYC tune. He came up with it riding on a train, aka subway:
I see no reason to protect them. You can argue that the same goes for cattle, but the plains historically had their own cattle: Bison by the millions.
The locals know all of the best wild Beach Plum spots, and clean them out before anybody else. I do not think they can be cultivated, but the plants can be bought. Very slow growers. However the rose hips from the beach roses (Rosa rugosa, a native of Asia) also make a delicate jelly.
We have a bunch simmering right now. Lots of recipes online.
Roses and apples are closely-related.
Weather and climate are perfect today. Perfect for hiking and farm work.
15 Stats That Show Americans Are Drowning in 'Stuff'
The War on Vaping
Purdue not taking any food for thought from anti-Chick-fil-A protesters
No chick fil is near me. I'd be happy to try one, but I do not love waffle fries
The climate ‘strike’ that wasn’t one
A Leftist movement, mainly
IKEA Learns That Peas Are Racist
Leftist Statue Vandals Come for Robert Burns
It's about time, right? Scottish supremacist.
Did California Just Abolish Single-Family Zoning? The Golden State now allows homeowners to build up to two accessory dwelling units on their property by right.
That might be good.
Environmental apocalypse predictions have failed for half a century
The End Of The World Is Coming According To Jerry Nadler
Andrew Yang’s Climate Change Solution: Eliminate Cattle And Cars
‘Utopian authoritarianism’: Conservative British think tank director pulls the mask off the ‘hugely dangerous’ Global Climate Strike movement
Rowdy student protest shuts down campus forum debunking climate alarmism
Homelessness is reaching an emergency level in Los Angeles
"Homeless" is mostly a euphemism. Mostly, not entirely. Building a functional life isn't easy.
What the Jeffrey Epstein Case Says About Elite Men
What is says about men in general. Not all men adhere to bourgeois values. Rich or poor, there are amoral hedonists. Illegal is another matter.
Embracing Liberty in No Way Means Embracing Moral Relativism
Trump admin. reaches asylum deal with El Salvador
Joe Biden Bragged That, With Barack Obama's Permission, He Threatened To Withhold Billions in Aid to Ukraine Unless They Fired a Prosecutor Investigating His Son's Company. And Now, The Deep State Refashions This as a Trump Scandal
An unshackled Trump finally gets the presidency he always wanted - No longer hemmed in by aides, Trump has bent the presidency into the mold of the Trump Organization.
Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs
Why Starbucks is now on Hong Kong protesters’ business boycott list
The Vietnamization of Afghanistan - Democrats would resist fighting, even if war comes to U.S. as it did on 9-11
That's an argument, but I do not care about Afghanistan. It isn't even a country, really. Just a place. Even barbaric Russians could not pacify the place.
Saudi oil attack was approved by Iran's supreme leader, U.S. official says
Friday, September 20. 2019
Our Skulls Are Out-Evolving Us - A motley crew of scientists argue that our ever-shrinking skulls are wreaking havoc on our well-being
Announcement Of A Mamet Revival On Broadway Gives Wokesters The Sads
An Obituary for the Boy Scouts of America
The Kids Are Not All Right
98% of Cord Cutters Say They Will Never Go Back to Cable TV According to New Study From Roku
How Adam Neumann’s Over-the-Top Style Built WeWork. ‘This Is Not the Way Everybody Behaves.’
New Harvard policy may require ‘moderators’ for ‘controversial’ speakers
Chinese Woman Pleads Guilty To Running Multi-Million Dollar ‘Birth Tourism’ Scheme In US
Contesting the Progressives’ Takeover of Vermont
Is Tucker Carlson the Most Important Pundit in America?
The American Left Is Completely Insane
Millions of Americans Are Seething — a Trump Landslide Wouldn’t Surprise Me
Wargaming the Electoral College: Trump's 2020 Game Plan Preview
A Tribute to the Late Václav Havel on the 30-Year Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
Saudi oil attack was approved by Iran's supreme leader, U.S. official says
Amb.Crocker on Afghanistan
Thursday, September 19. 2019
Osearch tracks tagged sea turtles, sharks, and dolphins worldwide.
What do you confess to the plants in your life?
To Help Birds This Winter, Go Easy on Fall Yard Work - A manicured lawn might look nice, but messy is better for birds and bugs.
Amish man and teen drinking in horse and buggy run after police pull them over - The buggy had a stereo system on its roof and police found "multiple open containers of alcohol."
Newly passed California resolution blames ‘religious groups’ for LGBT suicides
Writer Freaks Out Over People Eating Delicious Chick-fil-A: 'They’re Eating Fried Chicken SPITEFULLY!'
Social Justice Culture is Now Infiltrating the Study of Medicine
UK Mom blames healthcare system after her son went blind from diet comprised of french fries and Pringles
Save the Robots - Bill de Blasio reveals his scrambled vision of innovation and labor.
How We Know California's New Rent Control Law Will Make Its Housing Shortage Worse
Compilation of Failed Ecopredictions
Doomsdays that didn’t happen: Think tank compiles decades’ worth of dire climate predictions
George Packer Gets Mugged by Reality
When the Culture War Comes for the Kids - Caught between a brutal meritocracy and a radical new progressivism, a parent tries to do right by his children while navigating New York City’s schools.
Is Everyone Who Opposes a New School Zoning Plan in Brooklyn Racist?
Do You Know What the Democrats Said at Their Debate?
Democrats’ Red Flag Laws Meant to Take Weapons from Rural Gun Owners – But Not Gang Members Who Commit 80% of Gun Homicides
It's All About Disarming White America
Sandy Hook Promise Ad Hypes the Danger of School Shootings, Fostering Irrational Fears and Bad Policies - Official responses to these extremely rare crimes are grossly disproportionate in light of the risk they actually pose.
Daily Life in the New York Times Pigpen - This is where the New York Times has ended up, as a producer and consumer of swill and slop.
The Architect of the Latest Kavanaugh Smear Just Gave a Self-Damning Radio Interview
NYT Reporter Who Wrote Flawed Kavanaugh Story Now Blames Fox For Noting Her Mistakes
To Understand The Kavanaugh Kraziness, Look At The Courts' Role In Approving Or Blocking Major Policy Initiatives
DONALD TRUMP'S APPROVAL RATING SURPASSES OBAMA'S
Why Is Iran Our Enemy? It’s a repressive theocracy, but Tehran is no threat to the United States and is a staunch opponent of jihadi groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda.
Wednesday, September 18. 2019
Ben Stein: America the Beautiful
Training Actors for War Games
Elizabeth Warren Says Men Have A Right To Taxpayer-Funded Abortions
How Oregon Built A Transgender Medical-Industrial Complex On Junk Science
John Hopkins Psychiatrist: ‘Gender Confusions Are Mostly Driven by Psychological and Psychosocial Problems’
‘SOLD OUT’: Arizona Gun Store Offers ‘Beto Specials’ on AR15s and AK47s
Fmr NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls out college campus 'intolerance' in blistering op-ed
Feminist Author Taught NYU Students To Start A Revolution, They Rebelled Against Her Class
Warren and Harris Demand Impeachment of Justice Kavanaugh Over Freshman Allegation Denied by "Victim"
MSNBC, CNN rip House Dems over 'failure' Lewandowski hearing: 'They don't know what they're doing'
Tuesday, September 17. 2019
A resume is not an obit.
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Two of a friend's favorite related quotes:
"Dress me slowly, I am in a hurry."
Napoleon Bonaparte, in preparation for a battle
"Slow is smooth, smooth is fast."
A Navy Seal saying.
3 mental blocks that keep you from doing what you say you want to do
Do the data support the idea that porn can have negative influences?
Ban on Eating Dogs and Cats Blocked in UK — It Might Offend Asian Migrants
LA Times Says We Must Get Rid Of All Fossil Fuels, And Prepare For Sacrifice
Duke student senate denies Christian org recognition over traditional beliefs
MSNBC: ‘There Are People In Power Who Want … [Blacks] To Drink From Certain Water Fountains’
The Democrat debate was terrifying. Who are these people?
MC: Evaluation Of Elizabeth Warren As Potential Democratic Candidate For President
VDH: Trumped Out? After nearly four years of ceaseless attacks by Democrats and the press, the strange thing is not that Trump can be occasionally wearisome, but that he is even still breathing.
The media has officially lost its damn mind
Washington Post says it passed on New York Times’ now-revised Kavanaugh story
Ex-MSNBC host Krystal Ball says former network has 'done real damage to the left' during Trump era by 'conspiracy theorizing'
Democrats Call For Kavanaugh’s Impeachment. Lindsey Graham Wrecks Them.
Brett Kavanaugh is getting the Title IX treatment
Dem McCarthy promises accountability as Barr reviews IG’s FISA report: ‘The closest we’ve ever seen to a coup’
Europe’s Virtues Will Be Its Undoing
Soldiers without a country: We're finally honoring South Vietnamese who fought with us
Monday, September 16. 2019
Four Cheers for Incandescent Light Bulbs
Autism: The children of Donor H898
BBC Tells Kids 'People Can Go to Prison' For Disrespecting 'More Than 100' Gender Identities
Your kids do not belong to you
Rage has free speech under siege on the American campus
It's not "rage." It's cry-bullying. Probably fun, but not dignified.
Powerline: WHAT IS SOCIALISM?
Beto: Texans Told Me They Don’t Need Their AR-15s And Would Give Them Up
Chris Coons: Beto O’Rourke’s Call For Gun Confiscation Last Night Will Be Used Against Our Party For Years
OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy As Dozens Of States Decline Proposed Settlement
Bernie Sanders Doubles Down On Promise Of ‘Free’ Healthcare And College For The ‘Undocumented’
Is there any way to become de-documented?
Michelle Malkin: End to Refugee Resettlement ‘Long Overdue’ After Americans Have Gotten No Say
Dopey Former Bartender Says “Miami Will Not Exist” in Few Years if We Don’t Obliterate Economy with Her Green New Deal
New Book: Christine Blasey Ford’s Friend Leland Keyser Doesn’t Believe Her
Ford's lawyer thinks she was a faker
An Interview with The Trayvon Hoax Director Joel Gilbert
Another Smollett-style fake hate crime blaming MAGA busted
DEMOCRATS HAVEN’T GIVEN UP ON SMEARING KAVANAUGH
That’s Weird: Fake News Is Pushing Already Debunked Story by Drunk Kavanaugh Accuser – They Must be VERY WORRIED About Ginsburg’s Prognosis
More MSNBC fakery
Back Off from the ‘Resist’ Nonsense
DOJ Files A Devastating Brief Exposing Jerry Nadler’s Impeachment Inquiry Scam
2020 Democrats hate Trump’s China trade war. Too bad they don’t have any better ideas.
The U.S. Is About to Do Something Big on Hong Kong
I hope not
How the European Union Lost Its Luster
Sunday, September 15. 2019
15:1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.
15:2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them."
15:3 So he told them this parable:
15:4 "Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?
15:5 When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices.
15:6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.'
15:7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
15:8 "Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?
15:9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.'
15:10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Saturday, September 14. 2019
God decreed one day of that sort of rest, so it must be right. He surely did not mean a day on the computer and the couch. Get some pleasant activity on Sunday and you're in a perfect position on Monday to do an hour of heavy weights.
For an example, here's my list of Saturday morning cali rotations at the moment:
Continue reading "Saturday Fitness: Calisthenics rotations to do on one's own"
13 Copycat Recipes Inspired by the Royal Family
*The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us*
Western Couple Travel to Middle East to Prove It ‘Gets a Bad Rap’ — End Up in Iranian Prison
New York City's 1% Solution
Cuomo’s war on pipelines means pain for little people
Osama Bin Laden's Son Killed In US Operation: White House
In debate, Democrats steer clear of economy
Trump’s Only Real Weakness Is His Style
Trump Trolls Media Saying Efficient Light Bulbs Make Him Look Orange; Mainstream News and Leftists Take Bait
No Matter Who Wins in 2020, There Will Be Blood
It little profits that an idle king,
I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
And drunk delight of battle with my peers;
Were all too little, and of one to me
This is my son, mine own Telemachus,
There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though