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
Friday, November 16. 2018
Listened to best with coffee, of course.
Whitetail hunting in 1810
A brief Art History Timeline: Western Art Movements and Their Impact
Fashions come and go. All fun to look at.
Widow's and widower's Social Security Benefits in the US
Mercury Intelligent Heated Jacket
Homeless man and N.J. couple concocted story for GoFundMe fundraiser, prosecutor says
The Free Speech Crisis on Campus Is Worse than People Think
Mountain of evidence shows the Department of Education’s prior approach to campus sexual assault was ‘widely criticized’ and ‘failing’
Not from The Onion: Can we "decolonize" space exploration?
Filmmaker Ami Horowitz: The Caravan is ‘Highly Organized,’ ‘Paid for by a Number of Organizations’
Melania to Michelle Obama: Don’t Need Your Advice, I’m an ‘Independent Woman’
Hillary Clinton Is History
FEDERAL COURT SAYS CLINTON MUST ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT HER EMAILS
It's all about her yoga sched, but can you image her in yoga? Or in yoga pants?
Thursday, November 15. 2018
College library: Thanksgiving a '#NationalDayofMourning'
Why can't people see that the Pilgrims were immigrants fleeing oppression?
D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together
What UK Parents Are Doing About Today’s ‘Oppressive’ School System
Anonymous professors attack colleague behind ‘grievance studies’ hoax as threat to university
Men behind ‘Conceptual Penis’ hoax say academe trades respectability for ideological crusades
Humans Are Genetically Predisposed to Kill Each Other
Tourism pressures: Five places tackling too many visitors
"Scientists behind a major study that claimed the Earth's oceans are warming faster than previously thought now say their work contained inadvertent errors..."
Coldest Temperature On Earth Recorded In Antarctica
Amazon HQ2 Decision Provides Yet More Insights Into The Progressive Brain
Atlantic: Amazon’s HQ2 Will Only Worsen America’s ‘Great Divergence’ - In today’s economy, well-off people live in big cities, while everyone else gets pushed out. Bringing new Amazon offices to Virginia and New York could hasten the process.
So good jobs are a bad thing?
HOW GOOGLE AND AMAZON GOT AWAY WITH NOT BEING REGULATED
Is There a Charity “Crisis”? No—liberals would just prefer that the rich gave less and were taxed more.
Trump’s Trade Warrior - Meet Peter Navarro, the madman behind the president’s “madman theory” of global trade negotiation.
Hardball is working
It’s true that on the House side, Democratic gains were almost exclusively in the suburbs. But that’s no small thing.
Bob Woodward Is Right: The Press Is 'Emotionally Unhinged' About Trump
No blue wave, but a tsunami of hate
Arizona Illustrates the RINO Revenge
Trump to nominate Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh on D.C. Circuit
Judge Rao and Regulating the Regulators
Trump Endorses 'First Step Act' Criminal Justice Reform Measure
Wednesday, November 14. 2018
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick? New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect — possibly opening a Pandora’s box for Western medicine.
I blame Immelt
America Fails at Fitness
One British Company Wants To Implant Microchips Into "Hundreds Of Thousands" Of Global Workers
Into themselves, too? You go first.
The Aussie gal who started the site Quillette
Dutch doctor faces first euthanasia prosecution
Migrant Caravans Are the Tip of an Iceberg
They’re Here!!! Caravan Migrants Reach US Border at San Diego, Climb Fence
Ocasio-Cortez Is Upset World's Most Valuable Company Is Investing In NYC
Well, every city in the country wanted the Amazon HQ - but Amazon probably wanted to be in NYC anyway. So they had an auction of sorts.
Camille Paglia: It’s Time for a New Map of the Gender World
"But on a trip to Europe, the president hardly said a word — and he still managed to outrage at almost every turn."
Maybe it's time to rebrand the Democrats as the party of the rich.
Great minds think alike: Pope Francis Asks to See Michael Moore in Private and Tells Him that "Capitalism is a sin"
Marco Rubio Reveals Broward and Palm Beach Counties’ Strategy to Steal the Election
Tuesday, November 13. 2018
An opportunity to throw a few coins to the now-homeless Gerard Vanderleun
How five pals turned ‘Sex Island’ into a raunchy tourism empire for the rich
Thought Crime at Victoria’s Secret
Like explaining colors to a blind man - A color-blind one, that is.
Sudden illumination. We can all use those experiences.
Less than a third of Americans, and only one in five teenagers, meet new physical fitness guidelines issued by the federal government
Fish, omega-3 may lower heart attack risk, studies find
Or this: Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Mostly Disappoint In Long-Awaited Research Results
Lack of sunspots to bring record cold, warns NASA scientist
FACEBOOK FIRED VIRTUAL REALITY PIONEER FOR SUPPORTING TRUMP
University of Texas says ‘meritocratic’ hiring is a ‘problem’
FAKE RACIST HATE CRIMES NOW AN ANNUAL TRADITION AT KANSAS STATE
For Army Infantry’s 1st Women, Heavy Packs and the Weight of History
What Does It Mean That There Is "No Evidence" To Support An Accusation?
"If you are over the age of forty, one of the remarkable things to happen in your lifetime is the collapse of Buckley Conservatism. "
Will Trump be the Last Republican President?
Carlson Details Ugly Encounter With Avenatti's Latest Client, So Avenatti Posts Statement Attacking Carlson And His Kids
THE WASHINGTON POST IS A PARTISAN RAG, CRITICS SAY
1,282 out of 1,762 New Votes That Magically Appeared This Weekend in Georgia Went to Stacey Abrams
Provisional Ballot Boxes Discovered Inside AVIS Rental Car At Ft. Lauderdale Airport
Monday, November 12. 2018
Predictions of more political warfare
Staring at boobs is just one of six easy ways men can live longer
Why Can't Psychedelics (and Other Drugs) Just Be for Fun?
Supermum Sue Radford is celebrating the birth of her 21st baby and says it ‘will be her LAST’ after 12-minute labour
On Veterans Day, an open letter to my children on appreciating American patriots
Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice Holds ‘Blessing Service’ For New Abortion Clinic
Harvard's Racist Diversity
Fired Oberlin College Prof. Joy Karega, who spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, sues for discrimination
Conservative professor mulls defamation suit against Penn for saying she made up black student stats
Racists for voting for the hispanic guy
Caravan Decides: It’s California Or Bust
When liberals move to red states for jobs and lower taxes
In New Hampshire, they term the Massachusetts immigrants "Massholes"
HAVE YOU NOTICED THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A LATE-FOUND VOTE-HOARD THAT GIVES VICTORY TO REPUBLICANS?
Here We Go… Georgia Democrat Party Says Thousands of New “Absentee, Early, and Election Day Votes” Were Just Discovered in Several Counties
Russia Russia: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED SO FAR
WSJ Calls It: Hillary Will Run Again In 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘Nationalism is Treason’
Maybe he forgot what his job was
Saturday, November 10. 2018
Some video from the Camp Fire in Paradise.
It's the second time smoke and horror have driven him from his home, if you recall his writings from Brooklyn Heights about 9-11. He was done with The Hive after that horror.
I wonder what it's like to lose your home, your neighborhood, your town, and everything you own. I'm sure he will let us know because he likes to write.
Our best wishes to Gerard.
Coffee Is Awesome for Your Health, Says Longest-Running Study Ever
What the Beatles Sounded Like Unedited - Fifty years after its debut, The White Album has been reissued to include demos and sessions, giving listeners a wider lens through which to examine the seminal work from the band.
Vanderleun: I am outta here
You can't say "Long time no see" anymore
Major Math Error Puts Widely-Cited Global Warming Study On Ice
Hold the Rush to Get Rid of Paper Textbooks
DARTMOUTH NIGHTMARE - It’s worse than you might think.
College offers space to 'process' 'stressful' midterm election results
Tucker Carlson On Antifa: ‘They Were Threatening My Family To Get Me To Stop Talking’
Jerry Nadler’s Loose Lips Reveal Democrat Strategy To Damage The Trump Administration
CITIZENSHIP AND CHOICE - How our current immigration system is a political scam.
Breaking=> Brenda Snipes Misses Deadline—Won´t Turn Over Ballots!–GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Filing Contempt of Court Against Snipes
Florida, again: A warning about mail-in and early voting
Hezbollah has more firepower than ‘95 percent of world’s conventional militaries,’ warns report
Friday, November 9. 2018
Trump Signs EO Suspending Asylum Consideration On All Illegal Entries
You have to apply, and then wait. Same as legal immigrants.
Above via Scott Adams' website
Vanderleun's town is on fire
Our best wishes to him
12 Tips for Hunting Geese - An all-star lineup of professionals share their secrets to goose-hunting success
Age-Change in the Netherlands
I am all for age change
UCLA Shamefully Condones Students for Justice in Palestine
‘The View’ Accuse Young Female WH Intern Of Committing ‘Battery’ Against Jim Acosta
Even the BBC calls out Acosta
It's all theater
JEFF SESSIONS, CONSERVATIVE HERO
FL Governor Rick Scott Orders State Police Seize ALL BROWARD AND PALM BEACH BALLOTS
GOP Congressman: 'Angers Me to My Core' for Trump to 'Piss on' Defeated Republicans
Angers me too. Trump misses many chances to STFU
Democrats Aren't Losing Faith in Our Constitutional System. They Just Don't Like It
Thursday, November 8. 2018
Endorsing Dead People Is a Shrewd Political Strategy
It's Time for Congress to Acknowledge the Collapse of Pot Prohibition
University drops hiring requirement in order to increase faculty diversity
The old bumpersticker: When all else fails, lower your standards
Jeff Sessions and IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES
Jeff Sessions is not a bad guy. It's just that he is not nor was he prepared to be an executive. He stumbled out of the gate and did not have the balance to recover.
Progressives: White Women Need Accountability And ‘A Lot Of Learning’ After Failing To Vote Uniformly For Left-Wing Candidates
Leftist Mob Shows Up At Tucker Carlson´s Home: ´You Are Not Safe´
Ted Cruz Won, But The Blood Is In The Water In Texas, And Democrats Smell It
In the Senate, Democratic Fears Have Come to Pass
Trump Jabs Republicans Who Lost: 'Mia Love Gave Me No Love'
Admit it - Trump can be a terrible dick. I always liked Mia
The election was determined by the perception of character, and very little appeared to be about policy or agenda.
Incoming Democrat Chairman: Dems Will Go ‘All-In’ On Russia, Impeach Kavanaugh For ‘Perjury’
Has Bloomberg Begun the Battle for 2020?
Wednesday, November 7. 2018
Scott Adams thinks the election is good for Trump, if not for Repubs in general
What's up with Minnesota?
It’s Not What Happens Next. It’s What Won’t Happen
The blue wave ran into Trump’s red wall
The elections: pretty much as predicted and what I expected. No Blue Wave.
But, Trump Makes History By Adding Seats to GOP Senate Majority in His First Midterm Election
THE KEY TO A LONG LIFE HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH ‘GOOD GENES’
The story behind Me and Bobby McGee
Note that Bobby was a gal
Why won’t liberals admit their homeless policies don’t work?
Millennial Men Failing To Find Jobs Amid Hottest Market In Decades
New Jersey Flirts With Requiring Dog Groomers to Obtain a License
D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together
Girl Scouts in lawsuit claim Boy Scouts will ‘marginalize’ them by rebranding
Long Island City To Offer Amazon Huge Tax Incentives
Is that fair to regular people?
TEXAS ELECTION WORKERS: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF ILLEGAL ALIENS VOTING
Xinjiang: China's Muslim camp spending 'revealed'
SHIN BET HEAD: ISRAEL THWARTED 480 PALESTINIAN TERROR ATTACKS IN PAST YEAR
Tuesday, November 6. 2018
Image via Pirate
The “Red Zone” In France Is So Dangerous that 100 Years After WWI It Is Still A No-Go Area
College softball players to undergo diversity training for ‘insensitive’ Halloween costumes
What if we all stop apologizing?
The Emperor’s Woke Clothes - How did an elite, repressive minority policing speech and culture through political correctness come to browbeat the American democratic majority?
Google Goes Hard Left
It is for political protection. Cuz Big Corporations are evil, right?
Amazon Said To Pick Long Island City As Second Headquarters
LIC, a once-industrial area of the western tip of Queens, is no longer cheap. I've been there. Some excellent bistros and high-rise luxury apartments. 20 years ago, that was unimaginable. If this happens, all those Amazonians will not be able to afford NYC. They will need to commute from Long Island.
False Rape Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh Prove That Due Process Matters
Vote GOP to end war on your men
Beto O'Rourke Breaks Leftist Hearts, Announces He Won't Run For President In 2020
Dilbert on Trump
Adams' concept of the "talent stack" is a good one. It helps me understand many things. What is my Talent Stack, and how does it effect my life? (Being a basically positive guy, he never talks about anybody's Weakness Stack which is also a major factor in life.) I also like his distinction between people who order their lives by "systems" and those who use "goals." He thinks systems work better. I had never thought of that. I think he might be correct. It does apply to fitness programs.
When voting, remember Trump is Hitler
H’WOOD’S CLOSING ARGUMENT: WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!
We Already Know Who Lost The Midterms. We All Did.
How Far Have the Democrats Moved to the Left? Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get lots of attention, but the most significant shift is among voters, not candidates.
Pro Wrestling Explains Why Trump Wins Every Battle With The Media
He's the PT Barnum of politics
Trump won because college-educated Americans are out of touch
"Why is (almost) nobody talking about Trump-Russia collusion? I'm ok either way, I just would like to know..."
Hey Michigan: John James is a star
There are currently at least four caravans marching to the US southern border with Mexico.
Louis Farrakhan Visits Iran, calls for ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel’
Monday, November 5. 2018
More on the way. Looks like invasion to me.
Toon above via Theo
Crafty Caterpillar Mimics Snake When Threatened
That Rat Cellphone Study – I’m Still Not Impressed
RNAi Rollercoaster Begins to Reap Therapies
Washington, D.C.'s New Biblical Museum Is a Winner for Jews and Christians
Sarah Lawrence Prof pens Op-Ed about lack of intellectual diversity, social justice warriors want him driven off campus
2nd Kavanaugh Accuser Admits She Lied; Referred For Criminal Prosecution; Kamala's Office Involved
Jane Fonda SEEKS NEW SCRIPTWRITERS
Bloomberg: Climate Change Will Cause US Cities to be Overrun by Rats
Warmists and Skeptics Should Agree That This is The Real Scandal in Climate Science
"The mystery of Donald Trump is what impels him to overturn the usual rules. Is it a dark sort of cunning or simple defects of character?"
Both. He is a natural politician. Character flaws seem to go with that. Plus he has dragon energy (11 rallies in 5 days!)
"[T]he caravan was organized through social media in Honduras, initially planned as one of many such caravans that have left Central American in recent years."
Williamson: It’s a tough time to be running against the economy.
Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters Vow Revenge And Ramped-Up Russiagate If Dems Take House
Revenge for what?
Saturday, November 3. 2018
' I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States
BLAMING SCHOOLS FOR THE “ACHIEVEMENT GAP” IS FOOLISH AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE
Governments Will Have To “Nudge” People To Eat Less Meat Or We’re All Doomed
Woman who claimed Brett Kavanaugh raped her now says she made the whole thing up
A “news” story - NYT, not an opinion piece but front page “news”
October Payrolls Surge By 250K, Smashing Expectations As Wage Growth Soars
Trump is making Streisand fat
WERE OVER 10% OF MUSLIMS IN 1 BRITISH CITY IN GROOMING GANG?
Friday, November 2. 2018
But the magic words "I want asylum" trump all else. US immigration policies are set-ups for scamming. Everybody knows that.
Border official: three-quarters of migrants in the caravan are adult men
'Migrant Caravan' Members Sue Trump Over 'Shockingly Unconstitutional' Asylum Crackdown
Chart of sizes of world economies via Zero Hedge
The Women Of Google Are Walking Out. Guess Why
I can't watch this sort of thing either
Against factory-model schools
Dartmouth prof: 'If we don't abolish capitalism, capitalism will abolish us'
Guess what - no capitalism, no Dartmouth
New York Times Editorial Calls for Replacement of Whites
In These Outlier Congressional Districts, Density Doesn’t Equal Democrats
OPINION: JANICE ROGERS BROWN — THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AMERICA NEEDS
O’Keefe Strikes Again! Gillum Campaign Admits They Have to Lie About Who They Are, ‘Florida is a F*cked Up Cracker State’
Amusing brief video: TRUMP IS FINISHED, BECAUSE THE MEDIA SAY SO!
TRUMP RELEASES 'CLOSING' AD PROMISING HARD LINE BORDER STANCE, SETS OFF MEDIA FIRESTORM
"The utterance of “credible fear” and other “magic words” by migrants triggers protocols of U.S. asylum law that require adjudication before a court. The years-long process of adjudication poses a further problem for authorities when it comes to detention of these migrants, particularly those who arrive as part of a family unit."
How could anyone — even a not-very-bright person — imagine that granting citizenship to the children of illegal aliens is actually in our Constitution?
If you are a Trump-hater, tell me what in this interview you feel is so hateable:
Thursday, November 1. 2018
Chocolate: Origins of delicacy pushed back in time
Rewriting Tangled up in Blue
Dissecting the Bloodthirsty Bliss of Death Metal
Food magazine editor resigns after joking about "killing vegans, one by one".
Law of Self Defense: Using Your Gun to Defend Your Car — Just Don’t
More On The "Morality" Of Throwing Money At The Problem Of Homelessness
Don Lemon: “The Biggest Terror Threat in This Country Is White Men, Most of Them Radicalized on the Right”
If the Synagogue Shooter Were Muslim, the Media Would Be Defending Him
SPLC Ties Trump to the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Even Though Shooter Hated Trump...
SOCIALISTS BACKING ACTUAL ANTI-SEMITIC CANDIDATE, PROTEST TRUMP OVER ANTI-SEMITISM
Planned Parenthood Encourages Birth … for Illegal Aliens
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi Compares Americans Concerned About Illegal Immigrants To Nazi Germany…
The Democrats Have a Rich White Progressive Problem
TRICK or TREAT? Democrats Promise American Horror Story if They Win in November
Progressives Fed Up With Americans
‘The perfect safe surrogate,’ Pence delivers the traditional GOP message Trump won’t
Jon Stewart Nails Journalists Covering Trump. CNN Proves Him Right.
A Tale Of Two Acts Of Political Violence — And Proof Of Media Bias
Europe: Upholding the Jihadist’s Veto
Wednesday, October 31. 2018
Woman who had sex with 20 ghosts is now engaged to a spirit
John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018): Remembering America's Most Courageous Teacher
Florida’s Panama City, Torn Apart By Hurricane Michael, Now Managed By Retired 2-Star Army General
It's always good to see people making major contributions to their communities. The olde American Way.
Thinking about Tintoretto
Choking to death on pancakes
Never wolf your food. Heimlich doesn't work for everything.
Washington Post Super Excited To Ban “Assault Weapons”
University Students Say Mandatory Diversity Training is Answer for Microaggressions
Ahead of Halloween, universities nationwide warn against cultural appropriation
Isn't Halloween itself a cultural appropriation?
Princeton student gov issues checklist for 'inclusive' Halloween
Insane. But what I worry about are Nanoaggressions
Blame Trump du Jour: Trump’s Caravan Hysteria Led to This - The president and his supporters insisted that several thousand Honduran migrants were a looming menace—and the Pittsburgh gunman took that seriously.
Donald Trump, America’s First Jewish President
Trump Plans To End Birthright Citizenship For Children Of Illegal Immigrants: Axios
Probably unconstitutional but not a bad idea. It is heavily abused.
No, the Border is Not Secure. No, Troops Won’t Make a Difference.
Why Democrats are staying silent about the migrant caravan
"Organized Busing Operation" Exposed, Moving Migrants Closer To US Border
Tuesday, October 30. 2018
Related, from Tucker:
Why Are There So Many Pigeons?
Plans to Build an Airport in a Louisiana Bird Refuge Canceled After Outcry
Beto O'Rourke Had Problematic History With Barrio Residents Of His Constituency, Report Says
ACCUSE A SUPREME COURT NOMINEE OF RAPE, GET $1 MILLION
ROGER L. SIMON: This Jewish Boy Is Going to Buy a Gun
Kanye West Designed T-Shirts Urging Black People To Bail On Democrats
Dalrymple on Warren's DNA:
Jonah Goldberg hates on President Trump
Trump Will Send 5000 Active Duty Troops to Border to Stop'...
Mexico Should Not Consent To Do Washington’s Dirty Work
Russian Rights Group: Permission Revoked To Honor Soviet Victims At FSB HQs
Monday, October 29. 2018
HBO Will Now Have An Intimacy Coordinator Staffing All Sex Scenes
These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about
‘You can’t work your way through college anymore’ — and that’s a huge problem, Yale scholar says
Columbia U. report finds 'lack of diversity,' despite spending $185 million on 'faculty diversity'
Al Gore: Well, Sure That Climate Report Was Torqued Up To Scare Lawmakers
No, CNN: Nationalism Is Not White Supremacy
The Feds Want To Tackle Causes of Food Waste, Except Their Own
Don Jr. Tells Young Black Conservatives They ‘Have The Most Guts Of Anyone In America’
Guess whose fault the mass shooting in Pittsburgh was
Bad Hombres Found In Migrant Caravan Approaching America
The United Nations admitted on Sunday that they are assisting the illegal immigrants and caravans from Central America making their way to the US southern border. The UN admitted in today’s news article that they have mobilized extra staff and resources to assist the illegal immigrants in the caravans.
Europe's War On Italy Is Suicidal
In Europe, Free Speech Bows To Sharia
Venezuela: Role Model for South Africa
How Israel Is Helping the Worldwide Water Shortage
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