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, September 30. 2016
At Drudge, more reasons to go Trump even if you disapprove of him. Why the anger with Trump? Get mad at the American voters instead, because Trump is gaining with them despite his abundant flaws:
What about male body-building contests? What about gay parades? Sheesh, Mika - Guys have their own beauty contests.
Celebrities and their Annoying, Virtue-Signaling, “Makeup-Free” Selfies
Why a Swiss town pays $24,000 a year for a hermit
That ain't no real hermit. That's like a mall Santa.
World War Two spy's row with wife 'almost ruined D-Day'
February 11, 1965: The Day President Johnson Cancelled a B-52 Mission to Hanoi and Blundered into the Vietnam War
2016 SAT test results confirm pattern that’s persisted for 45 years — high school boys are better at math than girls
California: Where Does the Money Go?
Left-Wing AGs Are Playing Politics with the Law
Everything sad and scary is caused by the climate change bogeyman. Everything pleasant and hopeful is caused by...what?
Academic Freedom in an Age of Political Correctness
Monopolists Are Taking Over American Healthcare
And then the ultimate monopolist: the government
How to prevent jobs: Shiftless in Seattle: Lawmakers Pass Onerous New Scheduling Ordinance
UK shares American problem of “asylum seekers” simply disappearing, so they’re building a wall
Chelsea Clinton Takes Private Jet to ‘Clean Energy Roundtable’
Black Racism Goes Mainstream - A movement based on race-hatred gets the thumbs up from the government, the media and the culture-at-large.
AGs file suit in last-ditch bid to stop hand-off of internet control
Why is the US giving up management of the internet?
Obama’s risky internet giveaway
The US is the only place to protect internet freedom
'Death spiral'? ObamaCare problems making coverage harder to afford, find
The New Yorker, which has been covering Donald Trump for forty years now, just cannot get enough of him.
Since The Very #Principled #NeverTrumpers Never Talk About the
Hillary and the Democrats Continue Their War on Blacks
"To those paying attention it has become clear that the case has
Krauthammer’s Take: FBI ‘Were Not Going to Indict the Democratic Candidate for the Presidency’
I doubt that
Most Attendees Of Hillary Speech To College Students ‘In Their 50s Or 60s’
Fear and loathing: We are in the midst of an epic media freak-out.
The Case for Retaining the First-Use Doctrine for Nuclear Weapons
Europe: The Substitution of a Population. In one generation, Europe will be unrecognizable.
Thursday, September 29. 2016
My solution is to ban everything, starting with the fun stuff.
Former Navy SEAL commanders explain why they still wake up before dawn every day — and why you should, too
The World's Oldest Library Will Soon Reopen in Fez
Regulation of occupations: a Hierarchy of regulatory Options
They’re Not “Protesters.” They’re Terrorists.
TERRORISTS RUNNING WILD WITHIN U.S. BORDERS
Obama Administration Admits It Does Not Screen Refugees For Radical Views
ANTI-SEMITISM ON CAMPUS IS NOT JUST UNCIVIL, IT’S INTOLERANT
Economy: Government Can't Do It
Free Trade vs. Balanced Trade
US owes blacks reparations over slavery: UN experts
FBI Director: An FBI Agent Would ‘Be In Big Trouble’ If They Did What Hillary Did
Hillary to working-class voters: I worked hard for my money
Hillary’s Debate Prop Turns Out to be Porn Actress Who Had Mexican Drug Kingpin’s Anchor Baby
North Korea’s Nuke Program Is Way More Sophisticated Than You Think
Hamas calls for ‘Day of Rage’ during Peres funeral
Where every day is a day of rage
Gagged in Gaza - Hamas and Fatah try to silence the press
Wednesday, September 28. 2016
I think the Likeability Factor is overrated in American national politics. It matters more in more local politics where dedicated schmoozers are the usual fare. However, I would rather have a beer with Donald than with Hillary.
Part of it is that I think Donald is educable (and has a long way to go), but she is not. She is a snotty know-it-all, and mostly wrong.
Also, he strikes me as being warm and interested in people, while I imagine Hillary would have half of her attention on the door to see if anybody more important than my deplorable self might come in. Somebody with more money or with higher social status. I think she is that sort of deplorable person.
Pic is from Mrs. BD. She is doing a project there this week, in Mwaukee. Interesting to me that she would never take photos, ever. Felt they interfered with direct experience. Since her iPhone, she takes snaps all the time.
Irena Sendler: Remember this lady?
Why Do We Think We Can Create the Perfect Kid?
Research Finds Thrilling Cure for Kidney Stones: Roller Coasters
I love it, put it on everything
New Home Sales Biggest Monthly Decline In History——A Warning Shot
UW Student Files Report Claiming Harry Potter Mural Is Transphobic and ‘Represents White Power’
The meaning of the cross is both deeply disturbing and deeply hopeful. I am not sure how it could be construed as offensive, tho, since my religion holds that Christ died on that thing as a human sacrifice to redeem humanity from its sins.
Clock Boy’s Family Sues Irving City and School for $15 Million
Did the Famous Sailor Sexually Assault the Famous Nurse?
Trooper offers to drive grieving man 100 miles after traffic stop
Barack Obama has always regretted, I think, that he doesn’t have a country that is worthy of him.
To hell with them: The Lasting Damage of the Left’s ‘Favors’ to Blacks
Dems have 2 approaches to their necessary black votes: Buy em and scare em.
How the Left turned its back on the working class: The Construct of the White Working-Class Zombies
Obama´s Colossal Email Lie Final Test for Tarnished MSM
Donald Trump has a point about NATO
Trump-Hillary Tied Up …IN MINNESOTA!
Rush on the Dem approach:
MacDonald: Hillary’s Debate Lies - With her comments about crime, policing, and race, the candidate helps push a false—and dangerous—narrative.
Hillary Clinton Is Outraising Trump 20-to-1 Among Billionaires
2003 clip backs up Trump on Iraq War opposition
Trump is not a neocon. Hillary is more of one. If you like Middle East chaos, she's your gal.
Shimon Peres’s Reflections on War, Peace and Life
Heartbreaking. That young lady is not ugly, and seems sweet
Also heartbreaking: South Asia's 'disposable women'
Tuesday, September 27. 2016
Clinton "won" the debate, Trump won the election
Trump wins instant polls
Pic via Driscoll at Insty
Mirengoff: Thoughts on an unpleasant evening
'Bizarre' Donald Trump seemed 'dreadfully unprepared'
He winged it, had no plan. Thinks he is better than he is.
Dick Morris on Trump at Debate: 'He's Coasting'
Commenter here: "I expected more from him. I believe average citizens did too."
Can we say that many people hoped he would be commanding and dominate the discussion, but failed to do so? It seems easy for him to be a petty man at times.
Clemson bans Harambe memes for promoting 'rape culture,' 'racism'
KU bars gorillas from jungle-theme decoration due to 'masculine image'
Pumpkins are racist
Tom Hanks Finds Himself Under Fire For ‘Deeply Racist’ Film Career, Working with Clint Eastwood
The Depression Was Great for the American Kitchen
I feel it especially during my cardio intervals
Is American Pet Health Care (Also) Uniquely Inefficient?
Rioting is great fun.
Yes, unleashed Id and they pay you to do it. This is election astroturf.
George Soros' False Flag Factories
Punt the Pundits - Stop watching the social justice warriors of the NFL media universe
I’m Black. Does America Have a Plan for My Life?
Nope, and be grateful because your life is all yours.
How Trump can shrink the federal gummint
Jordanian king: US thinks it knows Middle East better than its residents
Mead: The Real Middle East Story - Precisely because he has a colder view of international affairs than Obama, Netanyahu’s leadership has made Israel stronger than ever.
Monday, September 26. 2016
The youth will not recall one of the more idiotic TV shows of the 1970s. Tonight's Really Big Show will not be a re-run. It will be live, and it will be exciting. The MSM has been building up the tension for days.
I will welcome your comments below before, during, and after the TV show (9 pm EST). Two deplorable people will compete for your affection or disgust.
He is entirely fit. He loves his country, has had real world experience, and is not a career politician or a lefty policy wonk.
Otzi had serious heart disease
Must be from the Paleo diet
Male Strength Should Be Celebrated, Not Replaced With Girly Men
Six heroic ways to disrupt campus safe spaces this fall
White lives don't matter when Soros-funded race riots are underway.
Black Men Have Legitimate Reason to Run from Cops, High Court Rules
New Leftist Meme: Blame Urban Riots on ‘Environmental Racism’
Why is Ford moving to Mexico?
A Sour Surprise for Public Pensions: Two Sets of Books
We’re Laughing at the Self-Destruction of the Media Gatekeepers
Brooks: Clinton is from the past
Behind the Clinton Immunity Deals
She's not a spy. That was enuf.
Hillary Clinton Struggles Most With Truth About Herself - POLITICO fact-checked both candidates for a week. This is what we found.
If Trump Is So Horrible Why Is the Race So Tight?
Elizabeth Drew preaches to her Clinton choir
I guarantee that she does not know a single Trump voter. Problem with the writing and talking heads: they observe the common folk from a distance, but they do not live in the world like we do.
Hillary Clinton to use larger podium than Donald Trump at first debate to make up for height disadvantage
I think this is about the scourge of Heightism. Better to make Trump stand in a hole in the stage. Harrison Bergeron deal.
Related, The Road To Equality
All students must be equal. Same with tennis players - that would help me.
We Misled You’: How the Saudis Are Coming Clean on Funding Terrorism
Sunday, September 25. 2016
Saturday, September 24. 2016
Fireplace at a place I am quite fond of
Diagnosing Van Gogh
When Did Sex Become Fun?
Land use and The Curated Landscape
The case for legalizing narcotics
Gal with gun. Good
Skidmore College: When you leave this campus, you will not be able to file a bias incident report if someone has written “Make America Great Again” on a surface you happen to walk by.
Charter schools in Massachusetts
Rutgers prof equates pet ownership with 'torture'
Satire or serious?
Gov’t Study Confirms Weather Stations Are Increasingly Surrounded By Asphalt, Concrete And May Show Too Much Warming
The ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World, Study Finds
Hysteria without data. Plus there is the "Who cares?" factor
Zika Reminds Us That Climate Change Is a Women’s Rights Issue
Not satire, but should be
As Americans Tire of Eco-Panic, Hillary Quietly Drops ‘Climate Change’ Rhetoric
Kids Joining ‘School Lunch Advisory Councils’ to Deal With Michelle Obama’s Rules - Teach students to ‘nudge’ others into healthy eating
An apple is healthy? Shut up. An apple is a sugary dessert.
That outfit is cool
Black America does not have a race problem.
After Charlotte shooting, press downplays a key fact: The officer's race
"Keith Lamont Scott was scum." The media spin; “Family and neighbors call Scott a quiet ‘family man.’”
Quietly sitting in his car with his PCP and his firearm (he did he get a firearm?). Rule of thumb: Never, ever, wave a handgun at police officers.
Like everything else, the debates are all about Trump
Why Trump Will Win: It's the Likability, Stupid!
Finally! The Clinton Family has a compound
Greedy social climbers, pond scum, like the Kennedys were/are. Maybe that's the Clintonian aspiration.
Here’s a question Donald Trump should try and work in to the debate: why is Hillary Clinton against the right to work?
OK, that is not news and not a reason not to vote for her
Friday, September 23. 2016
From David Bromwich's What are we allowed to say?in the London Review of Books:
How One Twitter User Proved The "Intent" That The FBI Missed After Months "Investigating"
Destruction of subpoenaed evidence, at the request of Hillary's flunkies. A crime that makes Nixon's cover-ups seem trivial. But never mind, it was just about yoga classes - but it doesn't look like Hillary does yoga with her weight and her inability to climb stairs.
Toddler survives three days alone in remote Siberia wood
Got Low T? Testosterone Drugs Probably Won't Help
Burmese pythons found in Key Largo, western Palm Beach County
Say good-bye to your cats and little yappy dogs. They eat babies too.
Wharton mentioned Wyndclyffe in her books, and it’s said that others
California University Students Call Words ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stupid’ Hate
That is stupid and crazy
Northwestern president uses microaggressions against people who use microaggressions
Where do they find these morons?
University of Miami cancels Milo event due to ‘security concerns’
A very dangerous faggot
Public Pensions Are Being Overly Optimistic
Most physicians report low morale, burden from new payment models
Coming soon to a doctor's office near you: Obamacare public option
Mass immigration costs government $296 billion a year, depresses wages
Uh oh, climate change is threatening the world's coffee supplies
Sheesh, now really scarey
Email shows federal immigration bosses in OT push to swear in new citizens 'due to election'
"... neo-conservatism was always a Progressive heresy and never had roots in Anglo-Saxon conservatism."
Sorry, Chicago, but Peter Thiel is (mostly) right
Trump the Only Republican Who Can Handle the Media Onslaught? - See
Why Movement Conservatives Are Rooting for Hillary - Her victory is their only hope of preserving the status quo.
Wealthy Voters Abandon Republican Party for Hillary Clinton
Clinton proposes bumping up estate tax
Tax and spend is all she's got. But everybody knows that the wealthy pay no estate taxes. She will not, for sure
Inside Hillary Clinton’s Outrage Machine, Allies Push the Buttons
On the road with the Israeli ambulance drivers who save Palestinian lives
Palestinians: "The Mafia of Destruction"
France: Human Rights vs. The People
Netanyahu Lectures UN: “The UN Begun as a Moral Force Has Become a Moral Farce”
The UN is a total waste
Thursday, September 22. 2016
I hope some lefties are reading us because they need to know how many of us non-lefty people think and feel. Case in point, "Alt-Right." First off, there is no Alt-Right. However, there are lots of people fed up with the recent waves of Lefty insanity which we take the trouble to post here because the MSM refuses to.
In other words, the non-existent Alt-Right is a creation of a wacko left fringe which has left truth and reality far behind.
Dangerous Faggot Milo explains it very clearly.
Maybe it should be the economy, stupid, but a lot of it is culture wars. The culture radicals and cultural Marxists have won the battles, it seems, so they are pushing their advantages to the point of utter, joke-worthy irrationality. But the joke could lose you your job.
...than listen to this woman screeching at me for four years. What is wrong with her? Her behavior is so inconsistent. Not that it matters. She makes it clear, for sure, that she is against Right to Work. Sheesh. Listen at your own risk.
And Scott Adams (Clinton voter) says it's the vibe of a loser.
How to live to 100: Town full of centenarians spills its secrets
No secrets there. Some drink a lot, some don't. Some smoke a lot, some do not. Some eat "healthy," many do not. Good genetics. In small southern Italian towns, everybody is a cugino.
Your dog can make you feel better, and here’s why
Real Reasons Americans Are Fatter Than Ever
"Would I like to go on a hike? A hike? Do you know what we call a hike in New York? We call it walking."
Why not pacifiers? And diapers?
Italy: Let's mock them for that
Soros-Linked ‘October Surprise That Will End Trump’: The Campaign To Register 8 Million ‘Global Citizens’ To Vote
America still in a depression
They have a million friends
House votes to halt Guantanamo detainee transfers
An Appalling Appeal - President Obama warns blacks to vote Democratic—or risk insulting him.
Obama to U.N.: ‘In America, There Is Too Much Money in Politics.’
Bill Clinton on immigration
Douthat: Clinton’s Samantha Bee Problem
Clinton campaign raced through $50 million last month
Hillary Clinton Outlines Vision of More Job Opportunities for People With Disabilities
Nobody disagrees with that, in principle. But this is just more pandering.
The Decline of Economic Liberty During the Bush-Obama Years
"Cops dehumanize African Americans in order to administer an
What horse hockey. Cops kill more white guys than black guys, despite the crime disparity
Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs and Non-Profits Implicated
Media Bias Grows as Trump Gains
Post-Ebola, West Africans flock back to bushmeat, with risk
Syrian writers, artists, journalists condemn U.S., Russia involvement
U.S. says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at United Nations
Eastern Europe: The Last Barrier between Christianity and Islam
In Gaza and West Bank, Palestinian journalists fear squeeze on free press
Wednesday, September 21. 2016
Photo from Why Is Socialism So Damned Attractive?
Pope Francis Hosts Feathered Serpent God As Part Of Deity Exchange Program
The curse of MANXIETY: How men worry themselves to death - but women don't
Worry is part of a man's job in life
Because of the ADA, Universities May Withdraw Free Online Course Content
In the safe spaces on campus, no Jews allowed
UC Berkeley Rescinds Suspension of Controversial ‘Antisemitic Anti-Israel’ Course Without Any Change to Syllabus
More people die in their government jobs than get fired.
Protecting America's Children From Police-State Goons, Bureaucratic Idiots, & Mercenary Creeps
10 places where health care ate the economy - In some metropolitan areas, many, many people work in health care services
From How did it happen?
'Deplorables' and the Myth of the Single-Issue Vote
Presidential Leadership: Uniting Behind Exceptionalism
Reddit Users Break HUGE Clinton Email Story – Proving Hillary ORDERED Emails to Be Stripped
There’s little doubt at this point that members of Team Clinton should
Hillary’s hybrid ‘Clinton State-Foundation’ is a national disgrace
Tuesday, September 20. 2016
Free money, free "services," etc. More than 100 million Americans get some form of federal welfare (not to mention state and local):
I agree with Hanson that Trump was the only person with a chance against the Clinton-Dem-media machine. He begins:
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