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
Wednesday, September 29. 2021
Can There Be Any Doubt That Hillary Was Behind The Trump/Russia Collusion Hoax?
No. Never was any doubt, but the news pushed it so hard that the gullible believed it.
Japan to lift all COVID restrictions
Joe Biden Hearts Australia, Rubber Bullets and All
Wall Street giants moving toward using financial power to pressure cities to enforce SJW agenda
Some cool links from Astral Codex
California “experts” hype sea level rise by 2050 50+ times greater than actual data shows
Tuesday, September 28. 2021
Biden: I think we can get back to normal when 97-98% of us are vaccinated
WSJ: Climate Policy Meets Cold Reality in Europe. The rush to renewables causes severe energy price spikes and shortages. Biden’s policies would do the same in the U.S.
Swedish professor advocates for violence against pipelines to stop climate change
No Racism? No Problem! College Racial Hoaxes Are Back
Generals contradict Biden: We told him to leave 2,500 troops in place in Afghanistan
Rolling Stones Open American Tour, Pay Tribute to Drummer
Famed Medical Journal Calls Women ‘Bodies With Vaginas.’ Social Media: ‘Seriously?
The White Backlash That Wasn’t - Opposition to critical race theory is broad and bipartisan.
Alejandro Mayorkas’ 7 border lies
Illinois To Ban Fossil Fuels By 2045
Monday, September 27. 2021
Did a meteor destroy Sodom?
Amid Worker Shortage, Women Take to Trucking
More than ever, COVID-19 is a pandemic of the unvaccinated, the elderly, and those with pre-existing conditions. Yet there’s a disturbing tendency by the administration and the media to generalize and magnify the crisis rather than contextualize it based on well-known data.
1776 or 1619: Why it Really, Really, Matters
Even CNN Calls Out "Patently False" Border Patrol "Whipping"
Ending Homelessness? No—just more of the same federal policy.
The "Safety Net": The Goal Should Be To Minimize The Number Of People Depending On It
Yes, the border crisis is by design
Sunday, September 26. 2021
Saturday, September 25. 2021
We have a new record - 2 Maggie's Farmers arrived to join us from Los Angeles, which represents a new long-distance visit. Always pleased when our readers travel to join us.
Originally, I was worried nobody would make it. As it turns out, we had a hardy group of 10 people and we had a great day. Thank you to everyone who joined us, each of whom had a little bit extra to add to the commentary as we wound our way from Chelsea, through Greenwich Village, the East Village and down into the Lower East Side. MacDougal Street allowed us to work through a Beatnik/Rock and Roll section, which was followed by a series of Stanford White buildings, among a variety of other interesting and fun items like Edna St. Vincent Millay's townhouse, Commodore Vanderbilt's first Manhattan home (replaced by a more modern building), Triangle Shirtwaist Fire building, the Turkish and Russian Baths, and many other locations.
We had a great lunch and a few beers at McSorley's. As I was mapping and herding, I didn't take too many pictures. Bird Dog was, and I'm sure he will share them.
Thanks to our good friend, the Manhattan Contrarian, for purchasing some delicious muffins at Magnolia Bakery, which we all shared.
We missed many of our regulars, and hope you will join us in the Spring when do this again in 2022.
At least, according to Scientific Americn
Fossil footprints show humans in North America more than 21,000 years ago. The footprints, the earliest firm evidence for humans in the Americas, show that people must have arrived here before the last Ice Age.
Vanderleun takes a look at deToqueville
Thousands of NYC teachers haven’t been vaxxed. What — they’re all Trump supporters?
What's that about Trump and vaccines? Trump led the way in making the vaccine happen in record time, and asked people to get it
Man, 20, and woman, 23, are arrested after cops find 21kg of carfentanil - enough to kill 50 MILLION people
Black man arrested for ‘N-word’ graffiti, swastikas at Emory University
Photographer Who Took Photos of Border Patrol's Horse Unit Takes a Sledgehammer to 'Whipping' Lie
Yet another political hoax
Consequences of Failure: The Politics of Saigon and Kabul
Friday, September 24. 2021
Voting With Their Feet: Parents Taking Their Kids Out of Traditional Public Schools in Astounding Numbers
No, the vaccinated aren't "just as likely" to spread COVID as the unvaccinated
The Kennedy School’s Public Policy Master’s Program at Harvard now will require its first-year students to take a full semester of required courses on race.
Banks Oppose Biden's New 'Total Financial Surveillance' Proposal On IRS Reporting
Biden to Bring In More Refugees Than Entire Population of Ann Arbor
Border encounters this Fiscal Year are higher than the population of 11 states (and Washington, DC)
The Inhumane Border Crisis Is Biden’s Doing. The story of thousands of Haitians in Del Rio isn’t one of abuse; it’s one of neglect.
Latin American migration turns into a mass exodus
“You Got Child Pornography on that Hard Drive – The Pictures of the Young Girl with No Clothes On” – Rudy Giuliani Speaks Out on Hunter Biden’s Laptop
The ACLU corrects some facts
Two Afghan Refugees Face Federal Charges for Alleged Spouse Abuse, Sex Act With Child at Fort McCoy. A CBS News report on Sept. 7 mentioned investigations at Fort McCoy regarding possible “child brides” cases.
Bitter Lessons from Afghanistan
UK Tells People To Stop "Panic Buying" As "Winter Of Discontent" Fears Emerge
IS PRESIDENT XI REVIVING MAOISM?
China Seems Determined To Destroy The Things That Have Made It Relatively Successful
Thursday, September 23. 2021
Biden Security Adviser Jake Sullivan Tied to Alleged 2016 Clinton Scheme to Co-Opt the CIA and FBI to Tar Trump
There are still people out there who believe that election hoax.
New Zealand Police Arrest Three Citizens Attempting to Cross Into Auckland Level 4 Lockdown Zone With Kentucky Fried Chicken
COVID Today: Biden Admin Implementing International Travel Rules, Elites Are Exempt From Masking
Harvard anticipates at least $40 million in total legal fees to defend affirmative action
2021 FIRE Campus Free Speech Survey: Widespread College Student Support For Censorship, Including Violence and Disruptions
The "disappearing Haitians" mystery is solved. You've been lied to
ICE using 'fear and intimidation' on field offices to release migrants deep into U.S.
Biden Finally Admits The Border Is Not Under Control…
The Feds Are Forced to Release January 6th Surveillance Footage and Narratives Crumble
The Empire Strikes Back: China Returns to Afghanistan
Wednesday, September 22. 2021
Like the Trump-Russia hoax, nobody cares anymore: New Proof Emerges of the Biden Family Emails: a Definitive Account of the CIA/Media/BigTech Fraud: An axis of the CIA, Big Tech and the DNC-allied wing of the corporate media spread an absolute lie in the weeks before the 2020 election. We now have definitive proof.
The Data Is In — Trigger Warnings Don’t Work
Following last week’s attack against a hostess at Carmine’s between 90th and 91st Streets on Broadway, three Black women from Texas were arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief.
Is Long Covid a myth? Middle-class hypochondria seems to play an important role in this ill-defined condition.
Portland Activists Survey Themselves and Conclude Un-Woke Cops Are to Blame for Their Riots
Renewable Energy Crunch Comes To The UK
Beijing Unleashes Sweeping Bid to Remold Society. From tech to entertainment to private tutoring, few sectors have been left untouched in the regime's campaign to tighten control
Tuesday, September 21. 2021
At Quillette: Can we have sex back?
The folly of Woke Math
New York City high school issues useless diplomas for all
They assaulted an Asian server
How Clinton invented Trump-Russia
Indictment of Campaign Lawyer Demonstrates How Hillary Clinton Is The Most Systemically Manipulative Politician Of Our Lifetime. Hillary Clinton opreatives perpetrated a massive Russia-collusion fraud on the American public which not only manipulated the 2016 election process but also froze the Trump presidency and nearly paralyzed the nation politically for years.
Is Larry Elder in the KKK?
Z Man via Taki:
VDH: The Afghanistization of America - We are doing our best to become a Third-World country of incompetency, constitutional erosion, a fractious and politicized military elite, and racially and ethnically obsessed warring tribes.
Illegal Immigrants Rush to Mexico From Texas Camp to Avoid Deportations
"It is almost as if President Franklin D. Roosevelt had stuffed his entire New Deal into one piece of legislation, or if President Lyndon B. Johnson had done the same with his Great Society, instead of pushing through individual components over several years."
Monday, September 20. 2021
The hexagon shape and why it shows up so much in nature
“I Guess We’re a Cult”: How the Stand-Up World Will Remember Norm Macdonald
Why the Culture Wars in Schools Are Worse Than Ever Before. The history of education battles — from fights over evolution to critical race theory — shows why the country’s divisions are growing
Teaching that math is ‘racist’ will taint the field for everyone, including those who need it most.
The Indictment of Hillary Clinton's Lawyer is an Indictment of the Russiagate Wing of U.S. Media
Is California a failed state?
So how did 15,000 Haitians suddenly find their way to Del Rio, Texas?
Joe Manchin Is Realizing That His Party’s Spending Plans Are Absurd
AOC Introduces Amendment To Halt U.S. Arms Sale To Israel…
Sunday, September 19. 2021
Sounds more like sociocultural fashion than anything data-based. Maybe that's the idea. Many elite institutions began as religious ones and, without the religion, other things need to fill the existential vacuum.
But where is the "veritas"?
Saturday, September 18. 2021
For all you hardy souls, a gentle reminder. Dylan, Stanford White, Peter Cooper, Hamilton, McSorley (whoever he was), it's all going to happen next week on Saturday. 10 am in front of the southern entrance to the High Line on Gansevoort St.
6.6 miles, give or take. Figure 3.5 to 4 hours, lots to see and do. No masks required, though if you want to eat in a restaurant you'll need your vaccine card (thanks to the ever-caring nanny state of Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
It's rain or shine. I'm expecting the best shining to be on the smiling, shining faces of our attendees. Looking forward to seeing you all!!
China’s Hottest New Rental Service: Men Who Actually Listen
Los Angeles classroom is decorated with poster saying 'F**k the police' and 'F**k America', as well as BLM, transgender and gay pride flags - while Old Glory is slung over piece of furniture
That is sicko
Princeton freshmen forced to view video about university’s ‘systemic racism’
English Opera Fires 14 White Musicians for Having Wrong Skin Color
Five Facts on Community College in America
Clarence Thomas identifies the greatest danger in America
Surge of Haitians at the border shows Team Biden really has no clue what to do
Afghan refugees: Georgia is Getting 1,000 Afghans Dumped On It
Friday, September 17. 2021
Eight Reasons to Love the US Constitution
Fresh proof the Russiagate ‘scandal’ was created by the Hillary Clinton campaign
Thursday, September 16. 2021
The detectives untangling the global supply chain
‘Consume and cover,’ ‘quick sip rule’: Harvard wants students to eat, drink with mask on
Leaked Zoom Video Reveals Hospital Officials Discussing COVID-19 Scare Tactics
Woke Colleges Have No Tolerance for Freedom or White People
WaPo: Climate anxiety in youth
Wednesday, September 15. 2021
A few sips of Generations 80 Years Old from Glenlivet Distillery
Can better schools significantly improve the academic performance of minority kids?, I think that the answer is unequivocally yes.
As US Schools Prioritize Diversity Over Merit, China Is Becoming the World’s STEM Leader
Europe’s Climate Lesson for America. As wind power flags, energy prices are soaring amid fuel shortages.
As Biden Says Islam is Peaceful, D.C. Imam Calls for Jihad
Tuesday, September 14. 2021
The difference between climate and weather, and why models fail
STAY HOME, PEONS!
North Korean defector slams ‘woke’ US schools
Top earning New Yorkers and Californians could face 60% combined tax rate, while the top rate of corporate tax would be raised to 26.5% - higher than communist China - under House Democrats' bill to fund $3.5trillion spending plans
Monday, September 13. 2021
A Few Words about 9-11, by Dr. Krauthammer
'Teen Vogue' Columnist Takes the Prize for Dumbest 9/11 Take of the Year
Obama’s personal monument sacrifices 800 old growth trees in Chicago park designed by Frederick Law Olmstead
Study Finds Teenage Boys Six Times More Likely To Suffer Heart Problems From Vaccine Than Be Hospitalized by COVID
"Three Generations Of Idiots Is Enough" Only, I Am Referring To Our "Elites"
Confirmed: Biden consulted union presidents before announcing vax mandate
Much of what the press said about Trump now applies to Biden