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
Sunday, April 9. 2017
At Zero Hedge
Saturday, April 8. 2017
“Sex Traffickers at Ikea?” Free-Range Kids Cited by Snopes!
The only good thing Ikea sells is Loganberry Jam. Excellent stuff. Have not heard of child sex slaves for sale there yet, but with Sweden going the way it is going, who knows what the future holds for Ikea?
Feminist Author: Women Need to Stop Playing the Victim
MELANIA TRUMP WORE THE MOST STUNNING RED DRESS
Autism Moms Have Stress Similar To Combat Soldiers
U.K. Bans Body-Positive Video Game Ad for Sexually Objectifying Women
I am constantly amazed by the amount of censorship in Europe. Their governments have never permitted free speech.
Bee Experts Challenge Environmental Claim That Wild Bees Are Near Extinction
California doubles down on stupid – Court upholds cap and trade program, new fuel tax coming
Ezekiel Emanuel Attacks Medical Conscience
Innovator finds value in relationship-based primary care model
Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?
Good grief. Maybe Spain should get it back. Or maybe Mexico ought to give itself back to the Aztecs they stole it from.
Why Climate Change Models Are So Horrendous
For U.S. 'Dangerous' Climate Change Is Like Moving 180 Miles South - New study finds Americans would prefer warmer weather on balance
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Islam’s Most Eloquent Apostate - The West’s obsession with ‘terror’ has been a mistake, she argues. Dawa, the ideology behind it, is a broader threat.
Hours Before U.S. Missiles Struck Syria Airbase, Hillary Advised Same Tactic
DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESS TRIES TO UNDERMINE TRUMP ON SYRIA
Scott Adams on The Syrian Air Base Attack
I wanted Trump to be pres of the United States, not Pres of the world:
Don’t Get Fooled, Trump Is Winning - While the focus is on a few high-profile losses and messes, the president is quietly, steadily racking up big wins.
Trump Is Delivering for His Voters And Washington doesn't seem to care
One more example under the MSM radar: An administrative law expert
Police in Norway to carry weapons after Stockholm attack
Terrorist Arrested In Sweden Attack Is Connected To ISIS
Friday, April 7. 2017
As Steyn says, the debate must be canceled.
Wealthy white suburban students protest good policing, while inner city blacks demand more policing to keep their neighborhoods civilized.
Photo is the dangerous racist, fascist Heather MacDonald. Those evil eyes, the pasty-white skin, and the cis-gender appearance tell it all: Nazi.
It's unclear what in particular they wish to resist about Washington, but it is quite clear that they wish to support gay Palestinians. Pathetic. And to build bridges between gay American blacks and gay Palestinians to change America. Good luck with that. As if there were any gay Palestinians left anyway.
I am afraid that they have no idea what this sort of thing sounds like to ordinary Americans. It sounds psychotic, out of reality, worse than Portlandia.
Exactly where is Syria? What is it? Why should I care? Well, I do care about any people who are being tortured, abused, killed, etc., but that is the way of much of the world. It pains me terribly and only increases my gratitude for living in civilization. Still, I had hopes that Trump would stay out of the Middle East messes and leave it to others. I guess not.
And, for the 1000th time, the UN proves itself useless for its supposed purpose. Why do we bother with it?
What's your opinion?
Update on John Waters, Singular Maniac
Graphene Can Help Quench the World’s Thirst
‘A night of erotic freedom’ at NYC’s most exclusive sex party
Venice is just a big museum now: Disney Venice
Idaho’s $4.3 Million Solar Project Generates Enough Energy to Run ONE Microwave Oven
Ontario's electric costs
A brief history of cannibalism
Beyond chopped liver, Passover dishes from Jews around the globe, even India and Iraq
Another fun website: American Council on Science and Health
A sample from above: Technophobia: A Key Tenet Of The Organic Food Religion
Why Is the ‘Right Side of History’ Losing? Democrats refuse to confront the meaning of their own failure.
Is the Alt-Left driving the Democrat party?
WHY IS BIG BUSINESS SO LIBERAL?
DEMOCRATS: THE PARTY OF HATE
DAVID HOROWITZ: RUSSIA CONTROVERSY 'PURE INVENTION' TO DESTROY TRUMP
Gorsuch was President Trump’s sanest decision
Democrats Lose Chomsky As Russian Conspiracy Meltdown Continues
National security reporter Sara Carter reports that US spy agencies intercept and unmask congressional figures as often as once a month.
America can't right every wrong: Opposing view
Thursday, April 6. 2017
via Ace. This was produced as satire, but today it's acceptable insanity.
An historian seeks to 'disprove' the 'myth' of Social Security being a Ponzi scheme. His assessment? The fact that is has worked for almost 80 years. Just because it's operated for 80 years doesn't mean it's not a Ponzi scheme. Ponzi didn't last that long because his scheme just didn't force everyone into it. In addition, while the math indeed proves SocSec will go broke (to me, proof of a Ponzi scheme is that the investment, under constant conditions, will go broke eventually), what makes it a non-Ponzi is that government just has to raise taxes!
Brilliant! And all Ponzi had to do was get more people to join and charge them more as he got closer to failure!
Sorry, any pay-as-you-go system which has regular payouts in perpetuity and no clear way to link dollars in to dollars out in the future, and without a clear method of investment and growth, is a Ponzi Scheme. Saying government bonds fulfills the method of investment is like saying investing in the next big bank heist is an investment. You're relying on coerced collections rather than actual organic progress and growth.
Live Performance and Q&A With the Banjoist Béla Fleck
Section of 2nd Temple-era column found at Temple Mount dig
Chelsea Clinton Gives Advice on How Millennial Women Can Be as Successful as Her
At this point, anti-Trump Russia hysteria smells like Ben Rhodes-style echo chamber - Media reporting on what other media are saying creates endless cycle of news stories about news stories:
Real Collusion: the Clinton and Podesta Record
Susan Rice's alleged unmasking requests not so routine, ex-officials say
Krauthammer’s Take: Sunni States Ready for Peace with Israel but ‘Hostage to the Palestinians’
Nobody can stand the Palis
Wednesday, April 5. 2017
Jews and Native Americans: 7 Fascinating Facts
Arkansas Rejects Free-Range Kids Bill Because Legislators Think They're Better Parents Than You - "This is a bill to make sure my parents would not be criminals."
Why all this paranoia?
Claim: More Public Transport Helps Reduce Climate PTSD
Warm weather causes PTSD?
Obamacare's Absurd Food Labeling Law to Begin Soon
College Prof Says he was Fired for not Dumbing Down his Course
Loyalty Oaths Return with Faculty “Diversity Statements”
Camille Paglia Defends Jordan Peterson, Tells ‘Sniveling’ PC Transgender Activists to ‘Take a Hike’
Citation Nation - How America turned into a gigantic speed-trap.
Chelsea Clinton: I’m Not Running For President, “Right Now”
Neither am I
Actually, Neil Gorsuch is a champion of the little guy
SENATE DEM ADMITS HE WON'T CONFIRM ANY TRUMP SUPREME COURT NOMINEE
Dems now The New Party of 'No'
Professor: Republicans Criticize Susan Rice Because They ‘Hate And Fear Black Women’
Theresa May slams 'ridiculous' decision not to include Easter in egg hunt title
Why France Is Revolting against the Ancien Régime
Is Europe Choosing To Disappear?
Tuesday, April 4. 2017
The new media is fearless, more like the hearty newspapermen (before there were "journalists") of old. Why were Woodward and Bernstein famous? Because they caught a devious Republican (actually, a RINO). Had they caught a devious Democrat, it would have all gone into the black hole of unreported news and W and B would have been back on the police beat.
This guy Cernovitch broke the Rice story. He is not a member of the Club:
Another victim of the neo-Marxist brownshirts: When students objected to Laura Kipnis’s essay criticising the politics surrounding relationships between undergraduates and faculty, she was pitched into a Kafka-esque netherworld that threatened her career:
People need to be heroes and to stand up to the PC terrorists. It must be frightening, though, if you need your job.
The Swamp is filled with incestuous power and money relationships, while the regular citizen wonders why the heck they aren't listening to them. Hence Trump.
CNN GOES ON RAMPAGE AGAINST SUSAN RICE BOMBSHELL, INSTRUCTS VIEWERS TO IGNORE STORY
How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace
It's called wilderness for a reason
Are Frogs Vanishing or Taking over the World?
Lady Deborah Moody, the Dangerous Woman Who Started a Colonial Town
Why not make murder illegal?
Trump Immigration Enforcement Spurs Gang Tattoo Removal Boom
Did you ever wonder why Chicago’s crime is out of control?
After a Historic March, What’s Next for Women?
How about championing Islamic women?
All-star panel examines 'organized neurosis' of PC campuses
After Middlebury: Campus as “Holy Space”
Jordan Peterson Shouted Down at McMaster University in Ontario
What is Hotep Nation?
Goodbye Connecticut — Darien Resident Says Gift Tax Forcing Him To Leave
Blue states kill the goosies that lay the golden eggs. That's Blue politics
Some thoughts on Equal Pay Day, an annual event that spreads statistical misinformation about the gender pay gap
Take Two-and-a-Half Minutes to See How Hypocritical Democrats Are on Filibustering Supreme Court Nominees
Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump
SUSAN RICE IN CROSSHAIRS AS POTENTIAL FELON
Dems want Devin Nunes removed, but can’t unhear unmasking allegations
This is a big deal
Swedish employees agree to free microchip implants designed for office work
Cubans Want Capitalism
The IDF's smallest drone
Turkey's Struggling Economy
Venezuela is becoming a failed state
Monday, April 3. 2017
Here Come the Pizza Gestapo
PETA Says Milk is a ‘Symbol of White Supremacy’
Why domesticated foxes are bad pets
5 Reasons It's Dumb To Panic Over Global Warming
Climate News This Week: What Was Important?
The Climate Yawns - Donald Trump is no more a planet wrecker than Barack Obama (as measured to the third decimal).
People are fleeing the New York metro at an alarming rate
Jeff Sessions laid down the law on immigration, here’s the list of counties and cities who aren’t working with ICE
Sessions And Kelly Tell California Justice She Should Know Better
Klavan: Obama Spied, Media Lied
Baltimore Mayor Supported $15 Minimum Wage Until She Learned What It Would Do to City’s Economy
Psychologist Analyzes Trump’s Election And The Progressive Left
LA Times really really hates Trump
Trump is undoing more things than he is doing
Welcome To Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches
Sunday, April 2. 2017
Saturday, April 1. 2017
Oola goes to work
Breastfeeding Is Not The Only Decent Way to Feed a Child
Reader recommendation: 'A French Village,' Streaming on Amazon, Examines Life After Evil Triumphs
10 Things We All Did in School That Are Banned for Kids Today
We boys pulled girls' pigtails. That's how we showed we liked them.
California Transgender Inmates May Soon Be Given Bras, Mascara, Lip Gloss
Z-man's Essential Knowledge: Part VIII
Ditto to that, but it makes me feel ignorant.
Mexico City metro's 'penis seat' sparks debate
Seattle is the biggest water polluter
Baby boomers ruined America, according to this Generation X
A Tale of Two Bell Curves
Now Murray is KKK
All he did was to wonder why jews and asians have higher average IQs, and why blacks and latinos have lower.
Charles Krauthammer: The road to single-payer health care
"That picture of Hillary is so freaky. Is that real? Where'd you get it?"
The Fake News Crisis
BREAKING=> KREMLIN CONNECTION CONFIRMED! Podesta Company Paid One Billion Rubles from Russian Govt.
'Russiagate' Is Failing And Its Supporters Are Getting Concerned:
Heard from Axelrod on CNN (at the gym this morning): "Trump Administration paralyzed by deepening Russia scandals."
The object of the Left’s game is to nullify Trump’s presidency, whether by impeachment or withering rebuke.
Democrats Know the Election Was Legitimate but Persist in a Dangerous Fraud
Dems Demand Investigation Over Mnuchin’s ‘Lego Batman’ Joke
Chris Matthews: Ivanka Trump Scares Me Really, Really Bad
Her beauty scares me
Meet the Hunter Troop: Norway's tough-as-nails female soldiers
Israeli report: Thousands of Chinese jihadists are fighting in Syria
On display at Arab Summit: division and declining influence
Friday, March 31. 2017
"...enshrining certain sorts of pseudo-scientific presuppositions into law." The guy can talk.
I feel sort of feminine today. Where are my pearls?
What people wore during Jesus' time
At Black Rock, machines take over money management
Pothole Coast Highway - With its dams and roads crumbling, California faces an infrastructure crisis.
Keep him away from Col. Sanders
Transgender WWII veteran comes out as a woman at 90
When a Man in a Women’s Restroom is Finally Seen as Wrong
5-Year-Old Girl Suspended from School for Pretending a Stick Was a Gun
Insanity is contagious
College plans to fire professor who taught ‘Men in Literature’ class
Faculty forced to pledge allegiance to diversity or lose their jobs nationwide
Good grief. An oath of allegiance to what?
Leftists Flip Off Memorial Dedicated To Victims Of Communism
THE WORLD’S FIRST STATE OF THE CLIMATE SURVEY BASED ON OBSERVATIONS ONLY
Reflections on Mark Steyn’s ‘A Disgrace to the Profession’ about Dr. Michael Mann
U.S. College Grads See Slim-to-Nothing Wage Gains Since Recession
‘Buy America’ is a form of impoverishing economic poison, and legalizes discrimination based on national origin
It Took Three People Two Months to Create Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Logo
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS QUIETLY DOING GOOD THINGS
Cuba reforms are stalling
What a World Led by China Might Look Like - The Trump administration may be accelerating "Easternization," argues Gideon Rachman.
Lone Wolves No More - The Decline of a Myth
Trump's Inherited North Korea Crisis, and Lessons on Iran
Thursday, March 30. 2017
From The Free Beacon:
Great news about American oil
Principal Bans 'Bad' Books That Kids Actually Want to Read
As a kid, I read indiscriminately. I still read almost anything. If you want kids to read and play outside, shoot your TV and throw out their iPads.
Retirement Is Nobody’s Business but Your Own
Loyalty oaths return to campi
New DOD Report: Junior Female Officers Believe Gender Integration Is About Advancing A ‘Social Agenda’
School Has Its Budget Cut for Having Too Many White Students
Emanuel Defends Chicago's Sanctuary Status After Sessions Warns of Funding Cuts
Why do cities want so many illegals?
DHS list of sanctuary cities leaps to 150; Baltimore now appears on the list
Illegal Aliens Are Cancelling Their Food Stamps
California’s Chief Justice: Enforcing Immigration Laws Goes Against The Rule Of Law
CBS: ‘No Credible Source’ Backs Up Claim Clintons Got Paid for Uranium
Your Flat Screen TV Is Causing The Somalia Drought
California Shamelessly Persecutes Pro-Life Journalists
Stop Calling the 'Freedom Caucus' the 'Rebellious Far Right Wing'
Is Obamacare a lifesaver?
IS OBAMACARE AN ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM?
More wailing over Trump’s killing Obama’s overreaching climate regs – this time the doctors weigh in
If warm weather is bad, why do so many old people go to Florida and Arizona?
Leftists Attack V.P. Mike Pence For Being Loyal to His Wife!
Trump signs “energy independence” executive order today, killing Obama climate regs
North Korea threatens WAR with the US after Senator John McCain called despot Kim Jong-un a ‘crazy fat kid’
Britain officially files to leave the EU, as Scotland seeks its own exit