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Our Recent Essays Behind the Front Page
Friday, October 21. 2016
History reminds us that Hillary was fired from the Watergate Commission staff for what? For "unethical conduct". So said her boss.
Thursday, October 20. 2016
He can hardly form a coherent thought, period. Can not make an argument. I am sure he is a good deal-maker. He has my vote, holding nose, because he has hinted at supporting things that seem important to me. Many Clinton voters will be doing the same thing - a nose-holding election.
That is the House Mouse who, along with the Fruit Fly and E. Coli, may be the most important scientific lab animals that exist.
These cute, prolific little buggers have been carried around the world from their native origin in north India. They thrive in and around human habitat and, as the temperatures cool in the Fall, they are more likely to try to settle indoors.
Cats and mousetraps are made for them. It's October, and we have them now.
Chuck Berry, pioneer of rock and roll, celebrates 90th birthday by announcing he has a new album coming
How to exit a party
A biography of Diane Arbus offers a detailed portrait of an artist longing for connection
Mario Batali's Italian White House menu
That's the real Italian food - and no noodles either
Millennial Men Rush to Restore Their Foreskins, ‘Feel Whole Again’
Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers
Largest Catholic University Blasts 'Unborn Lives Matter' as 'Bigotry'
University of Florida offers counseling for students offended by Halloween costumes
The Slow, Painful Death of the Media's Cash Cow
Reminder: Washington Hates America
The Government Puts A Gigantic Lead Weight On The Scale Of This And Every Election
The Elite "Have No Idea" - Society Is Near The Breaking Point
The WSJ Warns America: "You've Been Played"
BLM flag flutters over quad at ISU
The Donald just not prepared for the job
Dem Operative Who Oversaw Trump Rally Agitators Visited White House 342 Times
Newt Gingrich on Veritas Videos: 'Where's the FBI?'
FBI Document Dump Proves This Woman Has No Business Anywhere Near Power
Judicial Watch: New Emails Show Hillary Clinton Contacts with Bryan Pagliano – Raise New Questions About Her Sworn Testimony
Clinton sleaze is baked in the cake, makes no difference
Lib Journalist Budowsky Called Out on Live TV Over His Podesta Emails
CEO Of Google’s Parent Company Works Directly With Clinton Cam
Trump Eviscerated Hillary in Debate #3. What Difference, at This Point, Does It Make?
Hillary Is Not a "Soulless, Pragmatic Corporatist Who Will Preserve the Status Quo," as Pro-Hillary "Conservatives" Claim. She Sees Herself as a Messianic Joan of Arc to Deliver the Left's Revelation to the Earth.
For the children...
Clinton campaign manager: Avoid talk about Israel, to keep Democrats happy
"America Has Lost" - Duterte Announces "Separation" From United States, Alligns With China
Wednesday, October 19. 2016
Election is over. Hillary did not win, Trump lost a winnable contest. He lost it not because he is of below average intelligence but because he is not educable, not trainable. He is as disciplined as a 3 year-old, and that, rightly, worries people. He can't take anything seriously, and it's all about him. No serious campaign, just carney: Orange-faced Man! His opponent at least is consistent and predictable - if only consistently and predictably corrupt, venal, and dishonest. And consistently exercising poor judgement for further back than most people can remember.
For what it's worth (nothing), I will vote for Trump anyway. I think he would hire good people.
If I am wrong about the election, I will happily eat a few crows. But I am passing on "debate", aka The Donald Trump Show. If he were not in it, would anybody watch?
Harambe Costumes Are ‘Cultural Appropriation’
Now I'm really confused
A Baby With 3 Parents Has Been Born. These Are the Dangers You Should Know About.
This was done for a reason - mitochondrial disorder
Unraveling your parents' possessions
Something I would not eat
Administration Wants to Designate More LGBTQ Landmarks
What happened to GI Joe?
The Ridiculous Crusade for Gender-Neutral Toys
Climate Alarmists Try To Redefine What A Hurricane Is So We’ll Have More Of Them
Can investors really continue to get more for less? Three reasons the passive-investing revolution is set to last.
Does it work if everybody does it?
Is Administrative Law unlawful?
If you can't ask black guys whether they've been in jail, people might be reluctant to hire black guys
Self-proclaimed media of record try their best to ignore wrongdoing by powerful liberals
Obamacare: Citing Costs, Frustrated Doctors Say US Healthcare Headed in Wrong Direction
Michelle Obama has rhythm
He was famous for it
CLINTON CONFUSION: Bill says ‘I’ve tried to run for her on her behalf’
Hillary’s Henchmen Pressured FBI on Classification of Documents
Impossible to keep up with the revelations of Clintonian slime. Well, Howard Dean can’t keep up either
And now there is this Big Story
Former White House Chef: Hillary Clinton Called Black Servant the ‘N-Word’
Hillary’s State Dept security detail really hated her
She's a nasty, entitled, arrogant lesbian bitch. So what? That's not news.
Got that one right
Seven Clinton Policy Priorities That Would Devastate America - Staring at years 9 to 12 of the Obama administration.
If that's what people want...however, I think people just wonder which is the more unpleasant individual. Only wonks worry about policy. Politics is high school.
EU nations are now paying countries to take back their migrants
Muslims Call for ‘Islamification’ of Sweden
Geert Wilders' trial to proceed on hate charges over "fewer Moroccans" comments in 2014 campaign
Tuesday, October 18. 2016
There is pretty much always a MSM effort to save us from one evil Nazi fascist stupid Republican or another, but this year has been over the top. They are blatantly and uinashamedly partisan, and will likely remain so. Hillary will be as insulated from criticism as Obama has been.
Roll On Bob - Bob Dylan is over-honored, but maybe his Nobel Prize will inspire him to finish his terrific memoirs.
Australian High School Students to Be Re-Educated on Male Privilege
Human Rights Campaign condemns Hopkins study as 'attack on LGBT communities'
Why Bill Nye Changed His Mind on GMOs
Anti-Catholics and Elitist Bigotry
“You Have a Constitutional Right to Record Public Officials in Public”
The Crony Economy - Bipartisan outrage doesn’t stop government picking winners and losers
Why Hillary and Her Wall Street Donors Don’t Want Trump’s Wall
Politico Reporter Offered Clinton Camp Chance to Edit Story - Glenn Thrush says 'I have become a hack' in offering Podesta chance to censure his article
It is a vast Left wing conspiracy
Hillary Right-Hand Man Patrick Kennedy Pressured FBI Agent to
Chuck Todd Hosted Swanky Dinner Party At His Home For Top Clinton Campaign Official
POSTAL WORKER Brags Online About Destroying Trump Ballots
That's old news
O’Keefe Video Sting Exposes ‘Bird-Dogging’ — Democrats’ Effort to Incite Violence at Trump Rallies
VDH: The case for Trump
All of this should be screaming front-page headlines in the NYT
Z-man on The Virtual Candidate
If anything, Cuba has become more oppressive since rapprochement
Monday, October 17. 2016
Image via Moonbattery
Skip that annual physical exam: Evidence increasingly suggests it’s useless
I go every 3 yrs when my doc gets pissed at me for not coming in. I hate it. I do like him, though and I understand that he needs some money to keep me on his roster.
Bob Dylan and the Sound of Music
His delivery is part of it. But without good words, why would his words be quoted so often?
Remembering Neville Marriner - The maestro of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was an English gentleman.
A very happy little hockey fan
Connecticut school apologizes for 'Hitler' football play
Call it Bismarck instead. Or Stalin. The word Hitler not allowed anymore except for Republicans.
Sex Appeal, Fitness, and Fat Shaming - The History and Biology of Getting Jacked 'n Tan
Looking good is not just for gay guys. For excitement, gals prefer strong, fit guys, and vice versa.
I have no postable comment to that
Rolling Stone Reporter Won’t Admit UVA Jackie’s Gang-Rape Was A Total Hoax
The Fallen Women: Were Victorian Prostitutes Really Fallen?
War On Coal Can’t Stop Fuel’s Enduring Demand
Why is this guy unemployed?
I blame the lousy economy
Pronouns, Ordinary People, and the War over Reality
Planned Parenthood: From eugenics to abortion on demand
Today’s Orange County: Not Right Wing—and Kinda Hip - Immigrants
Taxpayers And Medicare Patients Can't Afford ObamaCare's 'Savings'
Goldman Sachs, the Democrats’ Best Friend
Ref Tammany Hall, where you owned the judges, the cops, and the papers - and just handed out cash to the voters.
No. He is the voice of a large portion of the country. Lousy messenger, but the messenger.
What it’s like to be a college professor who supports Donald Trump
Donald Trump is officially the worst candidate in history
The Clinton Record - A devastating exposé of the most unfit and undeserving individual ever to seek the American presidency.
CNN Attempts to Scare Viewers – Says It’s Illegal to Read Wikileaks Podesta Emails
CNN’s Jake Tapper: Donna Brazile's Leak to Clinton Camp ‘Unethical,’ ‘Horrifying’
Hillary’s Emails Allowed Clinton Foundation Donors To Get Favors On A ‘Global Scale’
Clinton promises major wealth redistribution — starting with Trump
Where the Trump Name Is Emblazoned Now: The Front Yard
Do not like Donald Trump the human being but feel compelled to vote for him anyway - ‘He might be a traitor to women, she is a traitor to her country’
Clinton Operatives Brag They “Scared Off” Chief Justice
Just think of the MSM as Democratic operatives with bylines, and it all makes sense.
Stop complaining about Trump’s “war on the media” because he’s right
Trump's moral fervor:
Image below from Grabbing Art by the Pussy. Must have some humor in this political circus.
Sunday, October 16. 2016
Yale's David Gelernter is in the Maggie's Pantheon for many reasons (especially his books), but how he is able to keep his finger on the pulse of regular, non-elite Americans from the leafy, ivy-clad Lefty wards of New Haven, CT, is beyond me:
Read the whole thing. I feel like Gelernter knows me. No more posts from me about this election. I am moving on to greener pastures.
Saturday, October 15. 2016
Harvard’s New Diversity Veto: “I Don’t Feel I Belong”
Boo-hoo. So adjust. Or don't.
Northwestern plans to quadruple safe spaces for black students, conduct ‘cultural audit’
Freshmen at James Madison University were taught that “We’re all part of
Good grief. What a joke.
Swiping For Love in All The Wrong Places - Swiping is an addictive game designed to keep you single. Hinge isn’t playing anymore.
The Problem With Only Letting In the 'Good' Immigrants
The Make America Great Diet: "Fortunately everything on the Denny's Menu is allowed by my diet plan."
Hillary Clinton on environmentalists: ‘Get a life’
Will the Press Ever Ask Hilary Clinton To Explain Her "Dream" Of "Open Borders" Throughout the Whole World?
Why do women’s groups treat Bill Clinton and Donald Trump differently?
It's Not an Election. It's a War.
Hillary Told Room Of Businessmen That More Food Stamps Will Fix The Economy
Never look for good character in politicians. They indeed are our inferiors in most cases. The Citizen is King. Mrs. BD makes a distinction between 2 sorts of Presidential Sins. A Venial Presidential Sin is hitting too hard on females. Mortal Presidential Sins are lying to investigators, secret emails, uranium to Russia, creating instability in the world, etc.
BUSTED: @NYTimes Trump Accuser #RachelCrooks Is LYING According To Family Friend
Does Donald Trump First Class “Groping Accuser” Have a History of Conflict With Trump Property?….
It’s Clear That Conservatism, Inc. Wants Trump To Lose
What's Putin's big worry?
The Roots of America’s Mideast Delusion - Our history of failure in the Middle East goes all the way back to Eisenhower. James Traub on “Ike’s Gamble” by Michael Doran.
Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article108304112.html#storylink=cpy
Friday, October 14. 2016
Wall Street Journal Finally Lashes Out "The Press Is Burying Hillary Clinton's Sins"
Yes, the press collusion is the biggest story of this election cycle. Article is sickening. Meanwhile decades ago, Donald Trump was nuts about pretty girls...
There are way too many galaxies in the world.
They often refer to him as a 60s rebel. Wrong. It's much more complicated than that.
i‘Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins’ Study Deems Pumpkin Spice Lattes ‘White Privilege’
Are Global Warming Alarmists Disappointed Hurricane Matthew Wasn't Worse?
Clinton Campaign Fudged Climate Change Data – Inflated Emission Numbers
Can America Ever Really Cure Its Sugar Addiction?
Ban sugar. No, ban everything.
The Wagner Act: The Little Act that is Destroying the Country
NYC Democratic Election Commissioner, “They Bus People Around to Vote”
We simply cannot expect a majority of Americans to elect as their president a man who cannot be trusted with their teenage daughters.
We have done so in the past
How the Overstuffed GOP Primary Field Led to Trump’s Victor - The interests of the individual candidates often clashed with the interest of the party as a whole.
As usual, Hillary can't remember anything
"The point here is the news has always been biased, but it was on the level, for the most part."
The Liberal Media’s Perpetual Smear Campaign
Clinton email leaks show campaign's close cooperation, collusion with media
Former Haitian Senate President Calls Clintons 'Common Thieves Who Should Be in Jail'
Report: Clinton Foundation donors got rich off Haiti relief efforts while Haitians live in squalor
Trump: ‘The Clintons Are Criminals — Remember That’ - ‘Never in history have we seen such a cover-up as this’
Ben Carson Blasts News Coverage Of Trump Allegations: ‘What A Bunch Of Crap’
Boston Globe's contempt for Trumpsters
Just one of an endless string of judgement errors
Thursday, October 13. 2016
Images stolen from our friend Theo
On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 men and women sit behind bars on simple drug possession charges
Why can't we remember being a baby?
The Black Death - At least one in three Europeans died and untold millions in Asia. What was the source of its brutal, lethal efficiency?
What America Lost as Women Entered the Workforce - Civic organizations
Farm Subsidy Outlook
10 Signs That An All-Out Attempt Is Being Made To Sabotage The Trump Campaign
Everybody hates Trumpism - Wall St., the Dem machine, the press, etc - except the common man
New email shows Brazile may have had exact wording of proposed town hall question before CNN
"Rigged" does not capture the extent of this
Clinton campaign mocks Catholics, Southerners, ‘needy Latinos’ in emails
WikiLeaks: Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’ - Longtime Clinton confidante discussed infiltrating the Catholic Church with progressive ideology to foment revolution
The Clintonistas contempt for Americans runs deep
Would be the same for any Dem
French Prime Minister Argues For United States Of Europe, With Its Own Military
UNESCO to vote on text describing Temple Mt, Western Wall as Muslim holy sites
Wednesday, October 12. 2016
Obama waved erection at female press. Boys will be boys.
A book about learning to play competitive tennis at 60: Late to the Ball - Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win
Why ADHD Drugs Are the Hottest Study Aid on College Campuses
Ivy League Men Really Didn’t Want Women on Their Campuses
Windmills should be illegal
Majority of Americans still think gov’t encroaching too much on individuals, businesses
Press: Afflicting the Comfortable
The Selfishness of Republicans Too Good for Trump
Hillary Advisors Admit She “HATES EVERYDAY AMERICANS”
David Brooks seems to feel the same way
WikiLeaks Exposes Workings of an American 'Nomenklatura'
New York Times Gave Hillary Veto Power
NYT/CNBC’s John Harwood Advises Clinton Campaign, Gloats About Provoking Trump At Debate
Only the Clintons can protect our moral values.
Chelsea flagged 'serious concerns' about Clinton Foundation conflicts - Hacked emails reveal bitter infighting about how to deal with a Clinton-linked consulting firm's business.
No. It's bigger than that.
The Second Debate Proved That We All Now Live on Different Partisan Planets
Democrats were advised to "elevate" Donald Trump.
Clinton campaign spokeswoman takes shots at Catholics, evangelicals in leaked email exchange
How Palestine got so many Arabs
Tuesday, October 11. 2016
The Montana Department of Employment, Division of Labor Standards claimed a small rancher was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him.
AGENT: I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them.
RANCHER: Well, there's my hired hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $60 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Jack Daniels every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.
AGENT: That's the guy I want to talk to - the mentally challenged one.
RANCHER: That would be me.
Bill McKibben is off the rails: ‘Use America’s defense budget to fight climate war
Leaked Emails Expose Tight Link Between CNBC And Clinton Campaign
Even Democrats think Hillary’s a serial liar
Betsy: "And the Democrats clutching their pearls in distress are the same people
It's called politics
Trump bounces back, but back to where?
Also, Democrats. That's the only difference.
WikiLeaks Bombshell: Clinton Relied on Trump Primary Win, GOP Obliged
More Coverage in 48 hrs. on Trump ‘Sex Tape’ Than In 17 yrs. on Juanita Broaddrick
Clinton’s vow to push Supreme Court left galvanizes conservatives wary of Trump
Euroland: Article 50 "Perfectly Timed" For Turmoil
French Police Officers Set Afire in Attack by Migrant Mob
Amid Syrian chaos, Iran’s game plan emerges: a path to the Mediterranean
Monday, October 10. 2016
The Spanish (Latino?) immigrants to the New World were just looking for the opportunity for a better life with free trade and open borders. (In NYC, Columbus Day is a celebration of Italian immigrants because Chris of course was Italiano. After all, without Columbus, there would be no tomatoes or peppers in Southern Italian cooking.)
I do not see the descendants of the indigenous peoples complaining that they are no longer in the stone age.
Why lightning doesn't harm aircraft
Desert Trip Shows Just How Much Rock Festivals Have Changed
Dylan and the Stones. I would go.
A Navy drunk, with raccoon
Pets on Pot: The Newest Customer Base for Medical Marijuana
So go to a women's college
Why GE Moved to Boston, According to Its CEO
Immelt likes small city life
Toxic femininity is dangerous to my mental health
Farage on Europe: The little people have had enough - not just here, but in America too
The peasants are revolting
A Citizen of the World Is a Citizen of Nowhere - British Prime Minister Theresa May is working to undo the
There was a famous book by Edward Hale, The Man Without A Country
Via Daily Pundit:
Outer Boroughs Affect - Why Snobs Like Charles Murray Won’t Vote For Trump (Despite Agreeing With Him)
Trump Is Not Part Of The Right’s Tribe
The Republican White Togas at Work for the Queen of Sleaze
Donald Trump Lives to Lose Another Day
POLLSTER FRANK LUNTZ: Trump is 'back in the race'
Apprentice Producer Warns There Are "Far Worse" Trump Tapes To Come
The Dems remain the party of Wall St and the Repubs the party of Main St
Hillary Tells Bankers: ‘My Dream Is Open Borders’
Leaked Documents Reveal Which Journalists Are Cozy With The Clinton Campaign
The Associated Press Spins For Hillary
CNN Retro-Trolls Trump in 1990s Lookback; Ignores Era’s Clinton Sex Scandals
Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton's leaked remarks to Wall St.
‘Clinton Cash’ Author Details How Bill And Hillary Went From ‘Dead Broke’ To Multimillionaires
What a pair!
Two decades after her affair with Bill Clinton, Gennifer Flowers reveals they'd be together now if it wasn't for Chelsea and how former president confided in her that Hillary was bisexual
I double down and re-endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States!
Islam's 'Western Liberal Values'?
PA President Abbas’ Fatah Movement Hails Terrorist ‘Martyr’ Who Slaughtered 2 Israelis, Wounded 6 Others in Jerusalem Shooting Spree
Saturday, October 8. 2016
Mrs. BD is wondering what the Dems would have done if they had had had Bill on tape talking like a lowlife as he is widely known to do? Everybody knew Bill was a lowlife, and Mrs. Clinton an enabler and attacker of his assault victims, but the party rallied in his defense. That is called power politics. Same with JFK and LBJ, but no audio tapes and the press covered for them or, you might say, colluded. A sample: He (Bill) said Hillary had eaten more p***y than he had.’
Mr. Trump has no such amoral supporters. The Repubs rarely do. Hearsay, however accurate, might be manageable but the tape is a killer. The context is irrelevant. Mrs. BD is with Hinderaker: We’ve Had About All the Genius We Can Stand.
She has already written Pence's speech in her mind. Mike, give us a call. No charge.
All it takes today are a few humorless cranks to spoil everything fun
Shape Beneath Color: The Impressionistic Wonders of ‘To the Lighthouse’
Makes me want to re-read this. Her stuff is just so effete, though.
Thank God Harvard Students Won’t Starve During Dining Hall Workers’ Strike
Liberal arts colleges were not designed to be utilitarian, except in the broadest civilizational sense
California Marijuana Growers Lining Up Against Proposition Legalizing Pot
A great case study for micro-econ
Survey Reveals Elites’ Disregard of the Immigration Costs Paid by Americans
Sheesh. On my nickel, too
State Dept. And White House Coordinated To ‘Crush’ Clinton Email Coverage
MSNBC Producer Going Full Hillary Fangirl In Email To Clinton Campaign
Hillary’s statist solutions - Bigger government will further hobble the economy
If only Trump would pretend to act like a sober president for a few weeks, he could win. Nobody wants Hillary, but Trump will not play the role
No Apologies for Being Jewish - In the Days of Awe, we examine our sins, but defending Israel isn’t one of them.
Hillary's camp was smart. They have neutralized this leak with the Trump hot mic video.
Get rid of both of these jerks
ISIS, Not Russia, Is The Enemy In Syria
Russia is not a real US enemy anywhere. Syria is of no interest to the US.
Cold War 2.0: Obama Doctrine Of Weakness Has Reawakened The Russian Bear
KGB thug just wants some respect. His country is still a loser.
Because there is more to life than comfort. Humans are not cows.
Friday, October 7. 2016
Thousands of Florida residents ignore the millions who evacuated historic Hurricane Matthew to SURF and PARTY their way
4,001 Days: The Major Hurricane Drought Continues
So much for that major threat to the US. The hype certainly keeps people watching the news, though, with the dopey reporters in rain jackets saying "Wow, look at that wind." Of course, if you live in storm or flood zones, you must always expect such things. The poor people of Haiti can not be prepared even though storms are part of life there.
New Urbs: Death by chain store
Experts Believe $225 Million of Old Master Paintings Could Be Fake
California energy virtue: Another Environmental Epic Fail
Deconstruction: An American Tale
The deconstruction fad died when people decided to deconstruct deconstructionism
The War on Cash: Banks, governments, credit card companies and fintech evangelists all want us to believe a cashless future is inevitable and good. But this isn't a frictionless utopia says Brett Scott, and it's time to fight back
U.S. Economic Growth Downgraded to Largest 1-Year Drop Seen for Advanced Economy
Biofuels turn out to be a climate mistake -- here's why
Turning the USA Totalitarian for the 'Better Good'
Liberal professors outnumber conservatives nearly 12 to 1, study finds
California petitions to become first state to offer ObamaCare to illegal immigrants
VDH: If we are all victims of some sort, who are left to be the victimizers?
Democrat Pollster: Great Opposition to Hillary’s Refugee Expansion Even Among Democrats
Obama Administration Is Quietly Delaying Thousands of Deportation Cases
Doesn't the US have specific immigration laws?
Sexism, Trump, and American Media
Real people ask the wrong questions
Did the Media Just Fall Hook, Line, and Sinker for a Clinton Campaign Stunt?
Clinton Sought Pentagon, State Department Contracts for Chelsea’s Friend
For Next UN Secretary-General, A Managerially Incompetent Socialist
A Look Inside the Latest Gaza Women’s Flotilla - The activists on board are no peaceful bunch
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