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
Monday, July 23. 2018
What Is the Christian Idea of 'Heaven'?
5 Modern Myths People Need to Stop Believing
Elon Musk is a total fraud
The "indigenous man in the hole" — the last survivor of an uncontacted Amazon tribe — who has lived alone for at least 22 years.
Thank-you notes matter
David Warren on settling for dependency
Vanderleun's "bad thoughts" about the University District
Janus is only the beginning
The NEA Is A Racist and Evil Organization
MSNBC WORRIED AMERICANS MIGHT THINK CAPITALISM ‘IS WORKING FOR THEM’
Texas to pass Iraq and Iran as world's No. 3 oil powerhouse
REFUGEES FROM WAR-TORN SYRIA NOW FLEEING NEW JERSEY BECAUSE OF HIGH TAXES AND VIOLENCE
Report: How Noncitizens Vote in Allegheny County, PA
Scott Walker is a Russian spy
For Democrats the Problem Is Their Message, Not the System
THE LEFT'S EMBARRASSING PLEA FOR OPEN BORDERS
Trump May Be Absolutely Right To Pursue This New Bromance With Putin
Why do Democrats want another Cold War?
FISA warrant application supports Nunes memo
In letter to Trump, Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration
WaPo Basically Admits That Mexico Is A S***Hole Country
Sunday, July 22. 2018
Clapper: Obama Was Behind The Whole Thing
That makes sense. This is a very big deal. Watch the MSM ignore it.
Since I am American, I tend to consider people as individuals rather than as a part of any kind of statistical group but at the same time I know that cultures and subcultures can heavily influence individual life choices and goals.
What is of interest to me with any person are basic questions: "What are your goals in life, and how do you plan to pursue them?" It should not be surprising than many people have non-economic goals.
Saturday, July 21. 2018
Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health
Texas Dad Delivers His Own Daughter In A Chick-Fil-A Bathroom
That's a real guy. Catching a baby is not rocket science, but they come out as slippery and squirmy as a trout.
Ireland Could Be Visited By Great White Sharks Due To ‘Climate Change’ Or Something
Guess what? Great Whites live everywhere
Trudeau's tough climate polices face a mounting backlash
Baltimore Restaurants Banned From Including Sodas, Sugary Drinks On Kids’ Menus
No fruit juices either, I hope
NYC's war against Air B&B
Dozens of fake charities scammed donations for veterans then pocketed the cash: FTC
TED Speaker: ‘Pedophilia is an Unchangeable Sexual Orientation, Just Like… Heterosexuality’
That could be true
The next phase in America’s War on Poverty
Is the “Mainstream” Media the Enemy of the People?
Dershowitz: Trump Critics 'Going Over the Top' With Treason Cries
Rosenstein unleashed the most awesome powers of a special counsel to investigate an allegation that the key FBI officials, driving the investigation for 10 months beforehand, did not think was “there.”
Your tax dollars at work: Manhattan Madam Subpoenaed by Robert Mueller
John Brennan, Obama's CIA director, admits egging on the FBI's probe of Trump and Russia
Good Scott Adams podcast: How the White House is Executing a Brutally Effective High Ground Persuasion Play
Trump embarrasses Hillary on Russia with video tweet
What Are Democrats Running On?
KEITH ELLISON DEMANDS AMAZON CENSOR THE DAVID HOROWITZ FREEDOM CENTER
Hungary Quits UN Migration Pact, Calls it a ‘Threat to the World’
Get Over It—Israel Is the Jewish State
US report finds only 20,000 Palestinian refugees in the world
Friday, July 20. 2018
Burberry destroyed $38 million worth of clothing and cosmetics — and people are really upset
Entitled students demand #RegradeSAT
Is Aging A Disease?
Good News: Meat And Dairy Companies Are Worse Than Fossil Fuel Companies
Let them eat cake
Obama Trashes the Rich: “There’s Only So Big a House You Can Have” …After Obamas Just Bought $8.1 Million House
U.S. weekly jobless claims hit more than 48-and-a-half-year low
Interesting to see how many people are suddenly cured from their disabilities
Another Joke From The Mueller Gang
Reminder: The Russians Targeted Republicans, GOP, and Trump Himself In Their Spearfishing and Hacking Schemes, Too
Mukasey: What was Putin up to?
Spies gotta spy. It's their job
UK Newspaper Whitewashes Religious Affiliation of Rotherham Muslim Grooming Gang
SAVED FROM SOCIALISM: U.S. Saves Baby Oliver After U.K. Doctors Said His Heart Couldn’t Be Fixed
Governments ration medical care. Is that news?
Siege of Vienna: Why Poland Won’t Submit to Muslim Colonization
Thursday, July 19. 2018
Yes, it's a must-read. Amusing too. I forgot how much the Euroland tariffs screw US products. Trump is right to push back.
"Trump’s voters get him because not only is he we, but we are he. We were not snowflaked-for-life by effete professors who themselves never had negotiated tough life-or-death serious deals. Instead we live in the real world, and we know how that works. Not based on social science theories, not based on “conceptual negotiating models.” But based on the people we have met over life and always will hate. That worst boss we ever had. The coworker who tried to sabotage us. We know the sons of bums whom we survived, the dastardly types who are out there, and we learned from those experiences how to deal with them. We won’t have John Kerry soothe us by having James Taylor sing “You’ve Got a Friend” carols.
The Bushes got us into all kinds of messes. The first one killed the economic miracle that Reagan had fashioned. The second one screwed up the Middle East, where Iraq and Iran beautifully were engaged in killing each other for years, and he got us mired into the middle of the muddle. Clinton was too busy with Monica Lewinsky to protect us from Osama bin Laden when we had him in our sights. Hillary gave us Benghazi and more. And Obama and Kerry gave us the Iran Deal, ISIS run amok, America in retreat. All to the daily praise of a media who now attack Trump every minute of every day.
So let us understand a few things:
NATO is our friend. They also rip off America. They have been ripping us off forever. We saved their butts — before there even was a NATO — in World War I. They messed up, and 116,456 Americans had to die to save their butts. Then they messed up again for the next two decades because West Europeans are effete and so obsessed with their class manners and their rules of savoir faire and their socialist welfare states and their early retirements that they did not have the character to stand up to Hitler in the 1930s. Peace in our time. So they messed up, and we had to save their butts again. And another 405,399 Americans died for them during World War II. And then we had to rebuild them! And we had to station our boys in Germany and all over their blood-stained continent. So, hey, we love those guys. We love NATO.
And yet they still rip us off.
Continue reading "Trump is an idiot"
I was reminded about how much the American press loved Trump until he was nominated, and thought about how much the American press and intelligentsia loved Russia until Trump. The Dems, Obama and Clinton, wanted to cozy up. Then I thought about how much the American left hated the FBI and the DOJ until Trump.
You get the feeling that Trump is living rent-free in a lot of heads, and controlling their brains. Mind games.
“In Two Worlds” by Ido Kedar — living with non-verbal autism
I don't know what to make of that
Global warming hiatus for ~2 more decades?
‘Climate Change’ Will Kill Your Internet In 15 Years Or Something
K-12: An Insidious Inside Job
Democrats' 'Sudden' Hard-Left Turn Has Been Years In The Making
Keith Ellison Claims Having National Borders Is An 'Injustice'
Intel Chair: FBI, DOJ Obstructing Trump Probe in Hope of Dem Takeover in Congress
Also, “After seven or eight months of stonewalling, we realized they [the FBI and DOJ] had no intelligence in the opening of that [counterintelligence] investigation.”
For Those Insistent That We Must Fight a Hypothetical Future War on Behalf of Montenegro, Because American Honor Demands It: You Know, It's Not Too Late to Declare War on Russia for the Ukraine
The question Americans should be asking, Carlson says, is whether NATO is still “serving America’s interests or is it imperilling them.”
Once Again, President Trump Is Magnificently Right—This Time About Russia
Trump’s fawning performance in Helsinki has only lent credence to the worst theories about him
THE LEFT’S TRUMP-PUTIN MELTDOWN - Just another nail in the coffin of the Leftist establishment’s credibility.
"The reaction by most of the media, by the Democrats, by the anti-Trump people is like mob violence. I've never seen anything like it in my life."
The outrage machine 24/7
MSNBC Exposes Russia-Linked Twitter Account… Not Knowing It’s a Parody Account
It’s Undeniable: Trump Is Blessed With Really Stupid Enemies
Iranian militias test Israel with advance on Golan Heights
Trump is winning the trade war because China has more to lose
Wednesday, July 18. 2018
Sheesh. How do you talk with somebody like that? It's always been interesting to me how it is possible to use a victim pose to bully or attack others. Problem is, victim posture supports self-esteem and seems to morally justify obnoxiousness - but gets your own life nowhere. Well, being hostile is fun in some ways.
Apparently UNH is a hotbed of oppression, racism and misogyny, so that's a shame. Poor gal is blind to her incredible privilege. Her superiority tone bugs the heck out of me.
I will say a prayer for any man she marries.
Elite colleges: Poor students increase, middle-income students decrease
How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences
Batwoman: Lesbian comic hero to get TV series
Why "Climate Change" Seems To Have Faded From The News
Support for abortion rights depends on how you ask the question
San Francisco Begins Registering Illegal Aliens To Vote
Talk about foreign meddling in elections
Seattle's Unloosed Monsters Will Kill The Progressive Dream
Brokest-Ass City in the Brokest-Ass State Wants to Go Brokier
Politics is Marketing
Public school enrollment is plummeting in North Carolina because of school choice
Ocasio-Cortez Embarrasses Herself on Firing Line
Ultimately, I believe there are two fundamental stories that unveil the entirety of what’s transpired in Washington
Mueller All but Ignores the Other Russian Hack Target: the GOP
If the Trump/Putin Press Conference Shocked You, You're Not Paying Attention
Mooch To Trump: Time To Hit Reverse, Pal
Reflections on ten years teaching in China
Cultural differences are real
Tuesday, July 17. 2018
Toon via SDA
If you think that our current cultural warfare is nasty, just take a look at the Protestant Reformation as practiced in England in the 16th century.
The US is the leader in CO2 emissions reduction
A Union Scam Could Be About to End. Home health workers get ‘organized’ without their knowledge or consent. Janus makes that harder.
Yale Law School alumni rally to Brett Kavanaugh's defense
The Astroturfing Of Kavanaugh Opposition Has Hit Epic Levels
SOROS-LINKED GROUP WILL SPEND MILLIONS TO STOP KAVANAUGH
How can a Nazi collaborator have so much influence?
University Of Minnesota Further Beclowns Itself With Proposed Transgender Sensitivity Rules
Dershowitz on backlash after defending Trump: ‘I’m enjoying this’
America has a nobility problem, and it means our leaders don't pay for their failures
Trump’s failure at Putin summit will come back to haunt him
I am not clear on what failed or what succeeded.
Fox Host Trish Regan: The Word For That Press Conference Is “Unpatriotic”
Flashback Obama in 2016: Russian Hacking was Not Some Elaborate, Complicated Espionage Scheme
Thank the Lord Donald Trump Is Not an 'Intellectual'
Dutch moslems want the Dutch to leave Holland
Monday, July 16. 2018
Good explanation about how regular people get screwed by the global elites. Rebel. Much smarter than reporters, and far more successful too. I enjoy the ways he calls out the NBC/Euronews reporter whenever needed.
Can we really ever know if animals are happy? Tail wags, rat giggles, and horse snorts.
Our homes don’t need formal spaces - The entertaining rooms meant to make us social actually foster isolation
Most people live informally these days. It's like pulling teeth to get guests out of the kitchen to the parlor
How scientists finally solved the mystery of the Irish Famine
WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder
Sheesh. Is everything a mental disorder?
PEDOPHILES BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE A PART OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY
“Emergency” at Yale: Qualified Judge Named to Court! In a letter quivering with victimology, students and alumni denounce Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
A LANDMARK LEGAL SHIFT OPENS PANDORA’S BOX FOR DIY GUNS
Even a former drug dealer can’t handle teaching in Philly’s schools
KEITH ELLISON SUPPORTS COP KILLERS
New Yorker Column Summarizes the Left: Everything is Broken Because They’re Losing
More Democrats Believe in UFOs Than America
Peter Strzok’s arrogance is the product of a corrupt FBI
Who do these people think they are?
Democrat's 'Purple Heart' remark at Strzok hearing spurs veterans to plan protest march
The Forgotten II: The Strange Case of the Missing Russians
Fight Against $15: Democrats Push To Repeal Minimum Wage Hike In Nation's Capital
Is Brett Kavanaugh too poor for the Supreme Court?
‘Hungary is the worst’: Refugees become punching bag under PM Viktor Orban
NATO’s problem is that Europeans won’t fight
Trump in Europe — American and unbowed
As Scott Adams says, he shakes the box
TRUMP’S BLUNT TALK IS JUST WHAT NATO NEEDS - And what our president's quarrel with the military alliance really reveals.
America's Sometime European Allies
U.S. intelligence agencies are closely monitoring Russian military activities in Libya for signs that Moscow may soon build a military base in the divided North African state.
Demonstrations in Vietnam should be a wake-up call for China
Saturday, July 14. 2018
How corrupt is the US government? These people, living in DC, forget who employs them.
IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting
Trump questions why Obama did not act on claims of Russian election meddling
Dem advisor Mark Penn: The dishonesty of the deep state
After 5,300 years, the last meal of an ancient Iceman has been revealed — and it was a high-fat, meaty feast
Overcoming Loneliness -Three steps to easing pain and reconnecting with the world
Every time I see an electric vehicle on the road, I wonder how much of it I paid for.
Recycling: Another environmental scam goes bust
School district costs
Planned Parenthood NYC’s explicit campaign — ‘Protect Our Freedom to F***’ — touted as ‘fearless’
Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion was beyond corrupt
Kavanaugh Nomination Falters After Washington Post Publishes Shocking Editorial Claiming He Forgot Daughter’s Piano Recita
Hillary Clinton Says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Will Bring Back Slavery
Republicans walked right into Peter Strzok's trap -- Here's what they missed
Bizarre, Creepy Video Of Peter Strzok Smirking Goes Viral
Friday, July 13. 2018
Nearly Half of Americans Battling to Lose Weight: CDC Data
Internal battles are the worst kind
15+ Photos That Prove Japan Is Not Like Any Other Country
Like Sweden used to be, a monoculture where everybody's on the same page
“Find Your Passion” Is Awful Advice
It's good advice for hobbies
The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa - Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.
So what about Mitochondrial Eve?
Why did Jesus allow the demons to enter the herd of pigs?
Evil: Whalers in Iceland have killed what appears to be a blue whale, one of the largest creatures left on the planet.
Universities pledge to maintain affirmative action policies
They do not want to be 90% Asian
US "Asleep At The Wheel" – As Nuclear Industry Faces Collapse
U.S. CO2 Levels Drop Again — So Why Aren't Green Groups Rejoicing?
Because that's not what it's about
Are The Russia-Gate Fanatics Crazy, Or Just Cynical?
Peter Strzok, A Cocky Liar to the End
The United Nations and Antisemitism - 2008-2017 Report Card
“In Order that They Didn’t Die Alone”: Remembering Claude Lanzmann, director of Shoah
Delingpole: Trump’s Brexit Rebellion Catches Fire in the UK
Trump's diplomatic belligerence
The Consequences of Public Housing in Denmark
NATO Is Sick, And Trump Is The Best Doctor It’s Likely To
BULL: 1, CHINA SHOP: 0
BOOM! Finnish Journalist Finds Out Hard Way She Was Dealing with US President Who Doesn’t Give a Sh*t
Thursday, July 12. 2018
It all looks very pleasant, but the best part is he spends this weekend in Scotland, home of (half) his ancestors and of one of his golf courses.
My only question is how they get Marine One and the other big American choppers over there.
Scott Adams explains how Trump's negotiating genius is "shaking the box." (Podcast). Adams is a smart guy.
Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments - An unusual transplant may revive tissues thought to be hopelessly damaged, including the heart and brain.
Homer Odyssey: Oldest extract discovered on clay tablet
The Best Bathing Suits for Different Body Types
Want to hunt alligators in Florida? More permits go on sale Tuesday
How do you know when you have too many gators?
University of California, Santa Barbara Promotes Child Sex
Climate change threatens trans people
Harvard, Not Trump, Could Kill Affirmative Action
The Road to Serfdom': 7 Things You Might Not Know about Hayek's Classic Book. To date, 'The Road to Serfdom' has sold more than 2 million copies.
TRUMP'S PARDONING OF TWO OREGON RANCHERS IS A VICTORY FOR THE BUNDYS—AND AN OMINOUS LOSS FOR PUBLIC-LANDS ADVOCATES. There is nothing more #MAGA than cowboys running the West.
We must respect all cultures
Who did Lisa Page cheat on?
Fixing the U.S. Asylum System
Mexico hands out pamphlets about how to game the US system
Nunes Targets the Real Collusion: The Media and DOJ
DID US INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES COLLUDE WITH CLINTON TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 ELECTION?
Take a Bow, Conservative Legal Beagles
Brett Kavanaugh And The Administrative State
That is important
Why Democrats are right to worry about potential Kavanaugh appointment
The Washington Post continued the crusade against the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit judge, asserting on Wednesday that Kavanaugh is “elite” for stopping at a local bar for a “Budweiser and a burger after coaching his daughters’ basketball games.”
Chait: Is Trump a Russian agent?
The NATO countries are, indeed, among America's closest allies, but some of them appear more interested in oil, natural gas, and trade with Iran than in the Fulda Gap
NATO SECRETARY GENERAL PRAISES TRUMP FOR LEADERSHIP — SAYS HE AGREES WITH TRUMP ON SPENDING
ONALD TRUMP TOLD ANGELA MERKEL, ‘YOU OWE ME $1 TRILLION’ IN THEIR FIRST MEETING: REPORT
Incoming Mexico president is getting the Jared treatment
Wednesday, July 11. 2018
Clan MacGregor: Fearless, Lawless And Persecuted Clan Of The Highlands
The complex physics behind bending it like a World Cup player - Fluid dynamics experts weigh in on how Ronaldo and Pavard score seemingly impossible goals.
Consumers flooded with dubious claims about marijuana’s health benefits
US CO2 emissions hit 67-year low
Older Immigrants “Crowding Out” U.S. Teens For Summer Jobs
Ex-Apple Employee Stole Secrets for Chinese Firm, U.S. Says
Trump Says Pfizer Is Rolling Back Drug Price Hikes
Mexico's new president sounds a lot like Trump on border security
Anatomy of a Fake News Story, Kavanaugh Edition
NATO is a mess — and that’s nothing new
Tuesday, July 10. 2018
A Mountain Of Surplus Cheese, Brought To You By The Federal Government
They can't give it away because that would undermine the price supports. Insanity. Where are all the hungry mice?
How the Democratic Party became a party for the elites and of the dependent.
The elites believe they should run my life, and the dependents want my stuff. As it is, governments take 42% of what money I make. I guess in a way I am a serf, or a tenant farmer. I don't mind paying taxes, but it never seems to be enough for them.
Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy
Anti-vaxxers go for horses
Students criticize hiring of theoretical physicist because he defends monogamy
Commenter at Althouse: "I don't have a bucket list. I have a f-it list."
University of Wyoming profs protest ‘Cowboys’ slogan
Humans are savages. We should know that by now
Diversity's War on Tests
The Coming Implosion After Diversity’s Victory
Democrats Love Socialism Because They Want To Take Your Stuff And Enslave You
Castro and his ilk showed us that under socialism, the powerful grow rich — and everyone else grows poor.
The Truth About Illinois Pensions In One Stunning Chart
Tied to the mast: Connecticut imposes a ‘debt brake’
CITIES AND STATES SPEND A TON TO WOO BIG COMPANIES. IS IT MONEY WELL SPENT?
Is government money ever well spent?
Boston Considering Giving Non-Citizens, Including DACA Recipients VOTING RIGHTS
The Leftist Worldview in a Nutshell: A World of Deserving Dreamers Vs. Despicable Deplorables
Americans are dreamers too
People Returning To Labor Force In Droves — A Key Step For The Economy
A world so crazy, The Onion must lay off satirists
Weekly Standard> Trump will never be Reagan
"We Are Headed For The Status Of A Colony": Boris Johnson's Full Resignation Letter
British Doc Fired for Not Acknowledging Gender Identity
In Germany, the 'Immigration' Worm Has Turned
Monday, July 9. 2018
I do regard mass illegal immigration as equivalent to invasion. Armies no longer needed.
This is not the first time Spain was invaded by North Africans.
If Germans invaded, they would be shot. Oh wait, I forgot, the Germans won after all. See EU.
It's all the same disorder. Fill in the blank and Hate, hate, hate. Can't we have an end to all the hatred?
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