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, December 28. 2018
Interesting, but immigration is a politico-socio-economic issue more than a moral one, isn't it? An issue for the people to decide.
Governance is too important to be left to the people. Government has the guns, so shut up.
Photo: Christmas Eve moon over the Maggie's HQ after church and a late Christmas Eve party
Interesting. He's right that people always loved Mariano
6 Unexpected Ways Depression Can Impact Your Social Life & How To Spot The Signs
Mizzou Official Claims Tall Men Asking Out Short Women Could Constitute Sexual Misconduct
What about tall women going after small men?
WRONG AGAIN: Obama and Gore Said Global Warming Would Cause More Severe Tornadoes – 2018 Was First EVER with NO VIOLENT TORNADOES
ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A MEMBER OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS?
John Kerry's Family Fights to Keep Peasants Away from Ancestral French Villa, Claiming Terror Threat
The cost of the wall is nothing compared to the yearly cost of illegal immigration
Steyn considers concept of lone wolves
Michael Walsh: Sweet Shutdown, Roll On
Williamson: Does the U.S. government do more harm than good?
The FBI and DOJ Were Working to Protect Hillary Clinton a Lot Longer Than Generally Discussed…
Byron York: When Democrats embraced the 'Southern Border Fencing Strategy'
Tom Friedman is having a bad old time 'getting' Trump
Althouse is no Trumper, but this:
For better or worse, Trump is now Trumpier than ever
After 60 years of revolution in Cuba, cracks in leadership emerge
Beijing continues its South China Sea imperialism and ups the military ante.
Commies are always imperialists
Clever technique. China knew they'd never be able to pay the loan
Ecuador fell into the same trap
Taiwan’s growing role
Thursday, December 27. 2018
Jonathan Haidt: How Overparenting Backfired On Americans
Heather: Back to Discipline - Disparate impact reflects disparate reality.
Is journalism "story-telling"?
Dennis Quaid to sing in new documentary about political censorship: 'Our whole culture has become intolerant'
Not Reported by Liberal Media: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Several Illegal Aliens – Arrest MS-13 Gang Leader at Border
Record 24,000 Migrant Children Caught at Border in December–In Just First Three Weeks
GUATEMALAN MIGRANT FATHER DECLINED MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SICK CHILD BEFORE DEATH
MSNBC Panelist Attacks Trump For Visiting Troops In Iraq
Video Montage: The Worst of MSNBC In 2018…
Kissinger and I Were Once at Odds, But Let Him Speak
Wednesday, December 26. 2018
More Babies Are Conceived Over the Holiday Season Than Other Times of Year
It was Christmas Eve 1967, and we had just returned from a four-day operation that took us into the rugged hills of Vietnam's Khe Sanh Plateau.
50 Years After 'Earthrise,' a Christmas Eve Message from Its Photographer
Ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts appealed by US
End of Snow (Again): “under a high emissions scenario, skiing could be very limited … by the end of this century”
Morals are not products of reason
Can Intelligence Buy You Happiness?
These endless Happiness Studies bother me. What is happiness anyway? A warm gun? Seems to me that not feeling depressed or overly-anxious is worth feeling grateful for.
The Virtue Signalers Won’t Change the World - Third-wave antiracism makes sense, and fits into the longer struggle, but it’s a dead end.
Revising trauma downward
Fewer NYC High School Students Identify As Heterosexual Than Ever Before
Hetero isn't cool
Why Doesn’t the FBI Videotape Interviews?
College: CHECKING THE RACIAL BOX
Ticking Time Bombs in the Church
On The Continuing, Pervasive Hatred of Short-Sellers
Sorry, Lefties And Never-Trumpers, But Mattis Quitting Isn't A Crisis
Trump Derangement Goes International
Trump seeks peace not war
He could end up ending or getting the US out of several wars in four years - Yemen, Korea, Syria, Afghanistan, wars against Israel. Not bad.
They’re Not Sending Their Best: Democrat Leaders Pelosi and Schumer Post Same Exact Trump-Hating Tweet on Christmas Eve
TRUMP BESTS THE GENIUSES IN SYRIA - All those foreign policy wizards who got us into this mess are now screaming. No wonder.
In the Middle East, Christians are under grave threat - let us show them they are not forgotten
The Vanishing - The plight of Christians in an age of intolerance
Iraqi Christians Celebrate Hopeful Christmas After Defeat Of ISIS
Monday, December 24. 2018
Another one: Toddler-Tamers
Moonbat Christmas Carols
Life Is Worth Living, Even if It Is Painful and Short - My son’s addiction caused great suffering and ended with a fatal overdose. I’ve never regretted his birth.
Researchers reported in 2016 that men who ejaculated more frequently were less likely to have prostate cancer—but the researchers didn’t know why. They now believe they have an explanation.
Markets: When Everyone Sells, Who Buys?
David Hogg is heading to Harvard despite an SAT score of 1270.
If Facebook got your private info, it's your fault for being a "dumb f***" said Zuckerberg
PewDiePie’s Battle for the Soul of the Internet
Is Lebron James more than an athlete?
NR Won’t Be Cowed by a Litigious Michael Mann
"You couldn’t create a creepier Yuletide scene if you tried" — says The Guardian about Trump and Melania's Christmas portrait.
The press and plausible lies
John Huber Missing In Action as DOJ/FBI Corruption Goes Unpunished
Don’t expect Trump to stop being Trump in 2019
Chief Justice Roberts is the new Swing Vote, or worse
NO DEAL: Trump Holds Strong on Border Wall Funding – Senate Will Reconvene After Christmas
Migrants versus culture
Levin: Here’s just how little influence ‘we the people’ have had on immigration policy
How arrest of Chinese ‘princess’ exposes regime’s world domination plot
About 2,600 Troops Prepare to Spend Christmas at Mexico Border
IDF CHIEF: SYRIA WITHDRAWAL SIGNIFICANT, BUT SHOULD NOT BE EXAGGERATED
Sullivan: Trump says No to the neocons
Saturday, December 22. 2018
Some people never miss a good opportunity to STFU
Stolen from Insty
Photo is our Christmas card from Uberhof Duer in Bulla, Italy. Dolomites' Val Gardena. Nice place to stay, classic hiking of course and great high skiing. Yes, the food up there is mainly German/Austrian. There is no single Italy.
New discoveries about the genetic history of corn (maize)
Prince Harry WILL join friends at Boxing Day pheasant shoot after rumours animal rights supporter wife Meghan had ´banned him´ from going
Glad to hear it
Psychological research shows that the harder we strive to be happy, the less likely we are to achieve that goal
Organic farming is 'much worse' for the climate than conventional food production, researchers say
GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out
A book from Austin Bay: Cocktails from Hell: Five Complex Wars
#MeToo In A Star Is Born
The end of Lean In: How Sheryl Sandberg’s message of empowerment fully unraveled
Church Of England’s Transgender Baptisms Blaze Trail For 3 More Blasphemous Rites
Jerry Brown Thinks Democrats Want Too Much Spending And Regulation. Wait… What?
Yesterday DHS Secretary Nielsen announced an administrative reform of the enraging asylum scam that is aided and abetted by the Democrats
"EXPERT" ACCUSING TRUMP OF RUSSIAN SUPPORT CAUGHT FAKING RUSSIAN SUPPORT FOR GOP
‘The Walls Are Closing In’: Cable Journalists Chant Dems' New Mantra Five Times a Day
Let me suggest that Trump’s behavior is perfectly understandable if viewed in the context of his business background.
If Trump does it, it becomes wrong
Soros Spent $1.35 Million Funding Organization That is Flooding President Donald Trump With Lawsuits
Russians Funding U.S. Anti-Fracking Groups?
Bringing Troops Home From Syria and Afghanistan Also Brings Fits of Bipartisan Rage
Friday, December 21. 2018
Old, but I wish my kids were this creative...
Who's yo daddy?
As Chick-fil-A surges, McDonald’s and Wendy’s are under threat
What Makes Chickens Happy? Nobody Is Quite Sure
Decades of data suggest parenthood makes people unhappy
Happiness is a momentary thing
Loony Lefty Churches Sing Rewritten Christmas Songs About ‘Climate Change’
Break Up Google For the Sake of National Security
Greenpeace Business Report
When Will It Be OK To Laugh At The Climate Campaigners?
Who Gets to Look Out to the Edge of the Universe? For years, more men than women were allowed to use the world's most powerful telescope—until the system changed.
Feminism"s dependency trap:
U.S. Cites Sovereignty as One of 5 Countries to Vote Against UN Migration Compact
Good. Still waiting for China and japan to accept immigration.
Even CNBC’s Jim Cramer Agrees! – Fed Chair Powell “Trump’s Worst Nightmare” — Who the Hell Raises Rates w/Dow Down 12% in 3 Mos.?
Wrong. Strong economy needs rate hikes. Dow doesn't matter
WikiLeaks, Julian Assange’s Official Account and Legal Team All LOCKED OUT of Twitter
Influencing Foreigners Is What Intelligence Agencies Do
Is that news to the New York Times?
The Art Of The Deal: Mexico Agrees To House Asylum Applicants
Mattis Always Understood Trump’s Severe Defects - And his resignation means he knows that the president will never change.
Trump has great strengths and great flaws
Why Trump Is Right to Withdraw Troops. Withdrawal from Syria will be Trump’s first practical application of a true “America First” foreign policy. It has been long overdue.
President Xi Jinping opened the 40th Anniversary of China’s reform by warning of “unimaginable” perils that only his leadership of the Communist Party can control.
China goes full out against labor unions
Thursday, December 20. 2018
Scott Adams says it's because it's good for their business.
It's getting closer to the time to begin Christmas shopping. Whether you like Bezos or not, Amazon Prime is your friend. A daughter says Macy's is her friend now, too (the big store in Manhattan).
Not out til March though. Looks cool.
‘Equal Pay Day’ this year was April 10 — the next ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’ will be on May 3, 2029
I do not like seeing pilots so high on the list. Those are not commercial pilots, though. GA pilots.
This year in museums - On movements within, and reactions against, art museums in 2018.
The secret of Apple's success in selling premium tech as an affordable luxury
Democrats Promise “Dawn Of New Era” On ‘Climate Change’ Or Something
Appeals court rules colleges must censor and block online services if they offend someone
Everything offends somebody, but grievance-collectors are the worst
5 most outrageous professor statements of 2018
University offers students contradictory instructions on sexual consent: “One should never assume by the way a person…acts, that they [want] to have sex with you.”
What? It's pretty obvious when men want sex (most of the time).
Lefties more so than conservatives
Get Ready for the Coming War Against Merit
I am not convinced that the SAT is a measure of merit. It's really just an IQ test. Achievements tests are better merit measures but lots of schools do not have AP courses. Grades are not very reliable measures these days. If I ran a school, I'd use an IQ test, a Curiosity test, a Talent test, and an Energy test. No straight-A drones please.
CNN's "Journalist Of The Year" Committed Journalistic Fraud "On A Grand Scale" At Der Spiegel
US Government Announces $10.6 Billion in Aid to Mexico and Central America — But ZERO DOLLARS for Border Wall
Mexico is not a poor nation. Lots of oil This payment is a deal to make them stop the caravans, probably.
Trump Wanted Out of Syria. It’s Finally Happening. The announcement is in stark contrast to recent remarks by senior U.S. officials on the presence of troops.
I'm with Trump on this. Not my problem, not essential to US security.
Trump’s Syrian Retreat: A Disaster in the Making
Maybe their disaster, but not mine. Disasters are normal all over the world, due to human nature.
Looking for China’s spies
Of course they have tons of them. No surprise.
Russia Russia Russia. They elected Trump?
Some feckless Russians spent $4000 in Facebooks ads about masturbation. How much did Hillary spend on her Russian info?
Wednesday, December 19. 2018
Who Were the 1st Americans? 11,000-Year-Old DNA Reveals Clues
This 87-Year-Old Woman Donated Her Body So Doctors Could Slice It into 27,000 Pieces
I disagree with our friend. This is simply what happens when young males and females spend a lot of time together. Biology happens.
Harvard Zealots Abuse Title IX to Nail the Accused
HOW TOTALITARIAN REGIMES WILL TAKE OVER SOCIAL MEDIA AND DESTROY THE WEST
Is Michael Savage the latest victim of TDS and the left's 'pacification effort'?
Big corporations hate conservatives
Liberal Media Loves Immigrants, Except for Melania Trump
Correction: Media loves illegal immigrants
Advertisers flee Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show as controversy grows over immigration remarks
Two-Tiered Justice: Mike Flynn and Tony Podesta Did Same Work for Turkey, Both Filed Retroactively. Flynn’s Life Is in Tatters As Podesta Walks Free
Former FBI chief lashes out at Trump, Republicans
Make the peasants vote until they vote right
A lesson in how to destroy a wonderful country
Tuesday, December 18. 2018
At Watts Up:
Why the Boston Tea Party Was Such a Great Event
The Biggest Junk Science of 2018
Is abortion "medical care"?
Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to. Analysis: Microsoft adopting Chromium puts the Web in a perilous place.
Poorer Than Other Generations - Millennials are less wealthy and are lower-income than previous cohorts. Here's why.
Metropolitan Police Testing Facial-Recognition Technology In Central London
Don Boudreaux hates limits to immigration
Life as a Trump-Supporting Female in Manhattan
Wow: Christopher Steele Says He Was Hired To Help ‘Challenge The Validity Of The Outcome’ Of 2016 election
It worked. A mess ever since
Reporter who broke news of Steele dossier used to surveil ex-Trump aide calls its claims largely 'false'
New Legal Filings Reveal Hillary Camp Funneled Cash to Chris Steele to Help Her Challenge 2016 Election Results
Justice Department careerists, led by special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, have now served notice that they are targeting the presidency of Donald J. Trump.
NYPost: If he’s ever brought low, it’s less likely to be from the pressures of his responsibilities than his cussed inability or unwillingness to make a minimal effort to conform to his role.
Minorities held in China sew clothes that can end up in US
China’s Bizarre Program to Keep Activists in Check - As part of “stability maintenance,” people the state considers troublemakers may be sent to jail—or sent on vacation.
It's a different culture
Will China Rule The World? China’s worldwide influence campaign requires a coordinated response from all segments of American society—not just politicians and policy-makers.
Monday, December 17. 2018
Episode 340 Scott Adams: Our Useless Congress, Climate Hoax, Flynn Pardon, Wall Funding
More Evidence Organic Farming is Bad
Schools Ordered to Teach Eight-Year-Olds That ‘Boys Can Have Periods Too’
Is practicing yoga cultural appropriation? Students react.
Baltimore County Spends $147 Million On School Laptops; Four Years Later Test Scores Still Terrible
HOW THE LIBERAL PRESS SHAPES THE NEWS
Good Riddance to Obamacare
Mueller's ‘Enterprise’ Witch Hunt
Mueller Destroyed Messages From Peter Strzok's iPhone; OIG Recovers 19,000 New "FBI Lovebird" Texts
Saturday, December 15. 2018
Via Insty, It’s Not A Carry Gun If You Don’t Carry It
Daughter of India's wealthiest family marries. Video
The Clintons were there, of course
Organic food worse for the climate
"You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate Change."
Professor hired mercenaries to rescue student from ISIS in Iraq after he said he wouldn't finish his thesis
The Left Attacked A White College Student For Saying He Loves White People. That's Wildly Hypocritical. Here's Why.
Former FEC Chief: Actually, Those 'Hush Money' Payoffs Were Not Campaign Finance Crimes
Mueller releases Flynn files showing FBI doubts over ‘lying,’ tensions over interview
Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers Testify: "It Operated As An Unregistered Foreign Agent"
New York Times photographer posted support for terrorism on Instagram
Jerry Brown Says Dems Are Becoming Too Extreme
Surber on Trump: Those who complain about his style are superficial people. The real test is substance, not style.
IF TRUMP WERE A DEMOCRAT, WE’D BE SEEING COMPARISONS TO JFK NOW
Deportations under Trump are on the rise, but still lower than Obama's, ICE report shows
Trump Releases Video Showing Hypocrites Schumer, Obama and Hillary Pushing Border Security
Dems Voted For Border Fencing In 2006, Now Claim Oppose Wall Because ‘You Can’t See Thru It’
Brexit falters over a faux border problem
South African Political Leader Defends Comments to “Kill Whites” – “Kill Their Children and Women”
Friday, December 14. 2018
How does screen time affect kids’ brains? The first results of a landmark study are alarming.
Watch the brief video at the bottom. Your brain is being hacked.
A good one: “I Now Understand How Nelson Mandela Felt”
Survey reveals America’s favorite Christmas song to sing in the car
Everybody wants to be a writer, but I feel sorry for the gal.
Climate change causes more animal bites
10 YEARS AGO TODAY – Al Gore Predicted North Pole Would Be COMPLETELY ICE FREE in Five Years
Gary Sinise Flew 1,000 Children of Fallen Soldiers to Disney World for Christmas
Google CEO Exposes Shocking "Full Extent" Of Russian Meddling In 2016
DOJ investigation turns up thousands of missing texts from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
Being conservative is more stigmatizing than being gay
Conservatives are the only "marginalized group" left
Cowardly Republicans defend due process for Kavanaugh but not accused students
GETTING IT WRONG ON DEMOCRACY, PART TWO
University of California First to Issue Academic Boycott Condemnation
'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go': Egypt's president decries migrants heading to Europe and refusing to integrate instead of fixing their own countries
He is right
Members Of Congress Will Now Have To Pay Out Of Pocket To Settle Sexual Harassment Claims
Scientific American: If you like Trump, you suffer from 'antagonism'
Seems like plenty of "antagonism" from the Trump haters
That Oval Office sit-down? Pelosi and Schumer got skunked.
Border Patrol chief urges senators to support border wall
China readying plan to widen foreign access to its economy: WSJ
Thank you, Pres. Trump. Crazy dumb guy wins again
Mexico announces crackdown on illegal immigration: 'Get in line and you can enter our country'
Their new pres. doesn't want to piss off Trump. The contrast with Obama shows what a pussy he was.
Thursday, December 13. 2018
Christmas Image: Looks like she's going postal with her gift. Annoyed with her brats, or pissed there were not enough carats in her diamond necklace?
The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
Pope Francis Enacting Change to Lord’s Prayer: ‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’
I never imagined that God would lead me into temptation. Always knew that life would/does. Daily.
Our Nation’s Health: Obesity Rate at All-Time High
It's become normal to be overweight in the US.
Are you kidding? I view bread and crackers, etc., mainly as food delivery vehicles. Other than the rare sandwich, in an Italian restaurant I like hard-crust white bread soaked in olive oil with roasted garlic schmeared on top. I dislike other than white bread because other breads interfere with the flavors of the real food. Exception: Pastrami on rye.
Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy
Sports Illustrated’s Choice To Present Its Inspiration Of The Year Award: Christine Blasey Ford
Students oppose new multicultural space because it’s too welcoming
Not from The Onion: US colleges handing out colouring books to students to reduce stress - A growing number of student welfare bodies are picking up on the adult colouring trend as a form of therapy for stressed students
YGBKM: TIL California Wants To Tax … Text Messages
Powerline: GETTING IT WRONG ON DEMOCRACY
Yes. There is a rebellion against the elites who claim to know what is best for us peons
Why Dems Changed on Mass Immigration
SUSPECTED TERRORIST LEADING MIGRANT GROUP DEMANDING ENTRY INTO US
Flynn says FBI pushed him not to have lawyer present during interview
When they want a friendly conversation, stay away.
New York AG Announces Plans to Weaponize Office to Target Political Opposition….
Incoming New York AG Plans Political Witch Hunt Against Trump, Family, And Associates
In the Image of Joseph Stalin — Incoming NY AG Promises to Target and Destroy Trump and Family — Will Find a Crime Later!
Oh, they will find them. You can find them in anybody if you look hard enuf.
Robert Mueller’s case against Michael Cohen has very little to do with Trump or campaign finance violations
Wednesday, December 12. 2018
A recovering Lefty claims that his ex-brethren consist mostly of malcontents who are sad or angry that reality is not as they wish it to be.
On top of the world: Incredible new shots show 'free solo' climber on top of El Capitan as he became the first to climb it WITHOUT ropes, as National Geographic documentary about his exploits is released
VICTORY: Radio Station Lifts Ban On 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' After Overwhelmingly Positive Poll
Researchers find promise in new treatment for peanut allergy
WALSH: Republicans Didn't Defund Planned Parenthood And Never Will. Here's Why.
GOOGLE EMPLOYEES SOUGHT TO BLOCK BREITBART FROM ADS, EMAILS SHOW
Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump $293,052.33 in attorneys’ fees, costs, and sanctions
Stormy Weather for Campaign-Finance Laws
House Dem Unity Falling Apart Already Over Medicare For All?
China Moves to Address U.S. Economic Concerns - Beijing agrees to reduce auto tariffs and buy more American products, but key differences remain
Trump: Let's Debate the Wall in Public, Now - Pelosi and Schumer: No Let's Hide the Debate and Stage-Manage It - Leftwing Media: This is Terrible, Why Won't Trump Agree to Stage-Manage the Democratic Process?
The Gilets Jaunes Have Cowed Macron. But For Them, That’s Just The Start.