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
Saturday, May 2. 2015
Hayward's reading list
How to Be Real With God - What to do when spending time with God seems like chore.
Modern romance: An Ill-Defined Relationship Is All Drama
Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently - Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.
Debating the Moynihan Report, 50 Years Later
Rubio Talks Tough on Border Security: ‘No Right to Illegally Immigrate’
All diversity, all the time, everybody, right now
Why Does the Left Continue to Lie about Its Ideological Agenda?
Is your city burning? Thank a Democrat!
Democrat-Run Baltimore is a Gangsters' Paradise
PHOTOS RELEASED of Racist Cops Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death
The Fall of Saigon Revisited - Review: ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ on PBS
Hatred, Lies, and Violence in the World of Islam
Marxist Democrats and the Return of the Hanoi Lobby
Russia may be readying for new Ukraine offensive: NATO commander
Chart on left via Carpe
Friday, May 1. 2015
and at Cafe Hayek:
Amusing story about the above ad
Goodbye: Britain Bans "Are You Beach Body Ready?" Ads, Citing "Sexism"
Why ban just pictures? Why not ban attractive girls in general? The Brits are welcome to exile them all to NYC
Oppressed Marquette Students Make Their Demands
An inside look at the University of Arizona’s sexual-assault climate survey
Attorney David Boies: Gay Marriage Is Fine, but Polygamy 'Has Harmful Effects...On Children'
That is pure baloney
Roger Angell - best baseball writer of our time - still alive
“But really, what the fuck is wrong with kids these days and, more important, the supposed adults who look after them?
Baltimore as a Democrat City
Baltimore, a Great Society Failure
Lack of ‘Investment’ Is Not the Problem in Baltimore
Former Gitmo Prisoners Demand Reparations from US - Stake out US embassy in Uruguay
Vietnam lesson endures, 40 years later
Saigon’s Fall Still Echoes Today By Robert F. Turner
The War Blog: On the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon
The United States Isn’t the Only Country Still Trying to Figure Out the Vietnam War
Thursday, April 30. 2015
...more disgusting details emerge daily: The Clinton Foundation spent more on office supplies than on charity in 2013
Blacks are not children.
"When whites riot, the public rightly labels them as criminals. When blacks riot, the public considers them to be protestors with legitimate grievances. Is this different standard fair? Or is it an example of a new form of racism cloaked in low expectations? Chloe Valdary, a black student at the University of New Orleans, explains."
I do disagree with her about enduring discrimination though. I see more reverse racial discrimination, which is also condescending to blacks.
California’s Water Crisis Is Man Made
NOT IN AN ELITE COLLEGE? NO WORRIES!
College Encourages Lively Exchange Of Idea - Students, Faculty Invited To Freely Express Single Viewpoint
The George Washington University Tramples Free Speech, Ignores Context in Suspending Student for Indian Swastika Posting
Transcending the Poverty Industry - Federal anti-poverty efforts have relied
Obama Administration Says Non-Profit Status ‘Going to Be an Issue’ for Religious Schools
The Heretic We Need - Once again, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s pen is mightier than any barbarian’s sword.
Related, Congressmen Keith Ellison and André Carson call for denial of visa to Dutch legislator Geert Wilders
Carly Fiorina: Baltimore Rioters Using Freddie Gray’s Death as an ‘Excuse’
That is true
Candidate Clinton Blames Baltimore Riots on Income Inequality - Ignores fact husband's war on drugs responsible for militarized cops
Clinton Foundation Official: "This is not charity... The whole thing is bankable. It's a commercial proposition."
Clinton Sinking as Vox — Yes, Vox — Continues Barrage Against ‘Charity’ - With friends like this, Hillary! doesn't need enemies.
Jeb Bush's newest idea: Statehood for Puerto Rico!
What? How about independence for Puerto Rico?
The Palestinians No One Talks About
ISIS Pushes West, Eyeing a New Caliphate in Tunisia
Wednesday, April 29. 2015
Racial harmony? In my personal life, I have never seen any racial disharmony. White Americans are not racists, but the more this sort of bs occurs, the more wary they become.
Surely Marcus is not alone in feeling ashamed by his AA brethrens' behavior
Smashed, looted and burned by the mob - inside the destruction of Baltimore as shopkeepers tell how they fled burning shops and one says he called police 50 times - and nobody came
Sultan: Savages With Cell Phones
Baltimore City Councilman Admits: Decades of Bad Policies Caused These Riots
His policies, of course
The thugs using the suspicious death of Freddie Gray (at the hands of a Democrat-led police department) to justify the looting that updates their home entertainment systems, are Democrats protesting Democrat leaders and Democrat policies in a Democrat-run city.
Is Sunday School too lite?
"Be nice" is not a Christian doctrine
Dating: Life on the Meat Bourse
Density and single-family zoning
I hate single-family zoning. To be a neighborhood, you need a corner store, a cafe, a church, etc. Places for people to see each other informally.
Price-fixing: When Bots Collude
Famed German Catholic philosopher makes waves for criticizing Pope Francis’ ‘autocratic’ style
Feminist Social Justice Warriors Badger Another Company, and that Company of Course Buckles
Everybody wants a beach body
The sex discrimination rationale for a right to same-sex marriage makes an appearance in today’s oral argument
Polygamy makes more sense than gay marriage
What Do Climate Skeptics Believe?
Marco Rubio Right, Wrong People Running The Country
Five Answers Liberals Never Give Us
UK: Douglas Murray Vows To Challenge Law If Ed Miliband Criminalizes ‘Islamophobia’
Democratic Leader Says Solution In Baltimore Is More Federal Spending
Riot-Plagued Baltimore Is a Catastrophe Entirely of the Democratic Party’s Own Making
The Clash Over Clinton's Cash—and Why It Matters
Hillary Clinton's Machine Sputters
The recent revelations about the Clinton slush fund has reminded
"I submit, therefore, that it is somewhat rational for the Clintons to
Tuesday, April 28. 2015
These sorts of situations and sociopathic cultures are all produced by misguided federal policies. And by bad people. I am so weary of this.
Not the Onion: Texas A&M Prof Cracks, Flunks Entire ‘Disgraceful’ Class
Minimum wage workers tend to be young, single, part-time workers with less than a high school diploma
They targeted this shop to get the $
The world focus on CO2 is simply the end objective of a much larger political agenda.
Yup, there's always a problem with freedom. Always.
Baltimore: The Ghetto Welcomes You
Heather Mac Donald: Running With the Predators - Liberal elites continue to condemn law enforcement and excuse inner-city crime.
Clinton Charity CEO Explains Tax Reporting "Mistakes"
Are Democratic Insiders Starting to Panic about Hillary?
About Those Smoking Guns
STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF ‘CLINTON CASH’
Salman Rushdie on the ‘Pu**ies’ Boycotting Award for Charlie Hebdo
Monday, April 27. 2015
Well, the market has done quite a bit to 'fix' it, already (though even the fixes that currently exist like solar and wind would best be left to the market and have no government subsidies or breaks - the only thing keeping most of these affordable). But it looks like some forms of "fossil fuel" will remain the fuel of the future...and with good reason. There is a profit motive to give people a reason to buy some...especially 'green' versions of fossil fuels.
Hunt for ancient royal tomb in Mexico takes mercurial twist
The Genius of 'Want to Grab Coffee?' Why asking for advice makes people seem smart
Raisin takings case oral argument goes badly for the government
“MY FATHER THE SPY.” VIETNAM, THE REAL STORY
Why Is The CDC Lying About E-Cigarettes?
How Do the Clinton Scandals End? With the End of the Clintonns
From the Internet to the press to the public square, Brits' speech is being policed and punished
Sunday, April 26. 2015
What is this all about? Replacing parents and families?
So much for the terror tactics, which have never worked anyway except on the ignorant. We're in a mild inter-glacial, but not really. Technically, we are still in an ice age.
Saturday, April 25. 2015
And I thought my Coreg was expensive
I like that Lilly stuff. They even make stuff for men, but you have to be above-average macho to wear it.
How about a ‘Capitalism Day’ to balance ‘Earth Day’ to remind us of what’s behind environmental improvements
Everglades shows government threatens the environment
Status Quo On Housing Finance Keeps Failed System In Place
Bill Ayers to University Students: America’s ‘Game Is Over’ and ‘Another World’ Is Coming
Hasn't had a new thought since 1960
Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos
“Teachers Cannot Teach What They Do Not Know” - Sandra Stotsky’s primer for improving American educational standards
"Toughen up, buttercup." Megyn Kelly offers helpful advice to students seeking “safe space” from opinions
They are just play-acting fragile, Megyn. It's a power play.
Playing at Protest - Gotham’s confused politicians demonstrate against a system they own and operate.
Mitt Romney on Clinton Foundation donations: 'It looks like bribery'
NYT Freak Out: Ermagersh! Ted Cruz Has Gay Friends — and Supporters!!! This doesn't fit the narrative.
Friday, April 24. 2015
"Proudly made in New York City." She's back! The Nora Gardner Spring 2015 Shop
Each garment has a pocket for a phone and is designed to be professional wear which can be easily dressed up for after-work outings. If you're not in NY, you can find her stuff online or in these places.
So say the students: "(It's) a college campus laden with trauma and sexualized violence and full of victims/survivors..."
Sounds terrible. I thought it was a goofy artsy-fartsy, metrosexual, granola place for kids with tats, pink hair, and nose rings - not a dangerous hellhole.
Earth Day Is Emerging As Time To Celebrate Bounty of Modern Life
Largest Bank In America Joins War On Cash
OBAMA EDUCATION SECRETARY: Parents Who Opt Out of Common Core are Racists
"Unsafe" means go away and shut up
Homeland Security Working Overtime to Add ‘New Americans’ by 2016 Election
Immigration has an important place in American life, but it can never become more important than American life.
Back to Tammany Hall politics
Republican candidates need to address the concerns of millions of
Jeb Bush Takes Shot at Romney: ‘He Didn’t Signal He Cared About People’
Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo Evidence
Thursday, April 23. 2015
So soon, we are back in the thick of the old familiar Clinton slime. This morning it was the Russian uranium deal, and this afternoon, this: Hillary's Charities Suffer A "Geithner Moment", Will Refile 5 Years Of Taxes
Tomorrow it will be Bill hanging with crims and underage hookers in the Bahamas...never mind, that already was reported last week by the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
For Clintons, speech income shows how their wealth is intertwined with charity. It's become clear, if it had not been already, that those $300-500,000 speeches were bribes and that their "charity" is a slush fund.
And, via the very lib NY Mag:
Mark Halperin: Will the Old Clinton Playbook Work? Well, Wall St loves her so there's that. Who else does? I wonder. I suspect both the Bushes and the Clintons will be past history soon, if not already.
How would all of this go over if the Clintons were conservative Repubs?
Pic: Mr. Volcano in Chile celebrates Earth Day with megatons of CO2 and air pollution, via Gateway
Gender identification based on genitalia is the new bigotry.
Warning: Literature Ahead
Same goes for many people who pursue their dreams
SCOTUS takes on the raisin takings case - Classical taking, government theft, or something else entirely?
Stockman: Thanks For The Investment Advice, Mario!
The Meaning of Their Service: General (4Star-Ret. U.S.M.C.) James N. Mattis
Greenfield: Know Your Social Justice Warriors:
Welfare and Social Insurance Lead to Declining Desire to Work
There has to be something criminal in this
The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy: Hillary Clinton’s Scandals Finally Catch Up to Mainstream Media
Hillary’s Team Outlines ‘Clinton Cash’ Response: Attack the Messenger
The sleaze is piling up again
From Goad's Conveniently Latino:
Marines, Navy Looking for Amphibious Alternatives
Wednesday, April 22. 2015
Star Wars: The Nostalgia Awakens
‘Sapiosexual’ Deemed New ‘Uber-Trendy Sexual Orientation’
Are sapio sex workers called professors, or students?
Rowing Team's Practice Is Disrupted By A Particularly Invasive Species Of Fish
Help needed: More Ospreys and eagles
Dietary supplements shown to increase cancer risk
More thoughts about The Plight of the Super Genius
Speaking of genius, New York Judge Grants 2 Chimps Legal Personhood
Who will inspect the social workers?
Why the Federal Reserve May (Almost) Never Raise Interest Rates
Apple didn't build that...
For the Media, Democrat Scandals Can Never Be Reported Straight, But
Big money, dark money: Top Donors Help Steer Democracy Alliance’s 2016 Strategy
Iowa Restaurant Patron Can Remember Every Breakfast Ruined By Presidential Candidates
Hillary Clinton not exactly winning the youth vote at Dartmouth.
Sclerotic Out of Touch Upper Class Presidential Candidate ‘Surprised’ Small Businesses are Struggling
The US: An Invasion of Refugees
They've been invaded enough. New word for invaders: migrants. Like the migrants at the gates of Vienna - but they brought coffee! Starbucks! to Vienna.
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