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, May 8. 2019
Transgender Powerlifter Champion Mary Gregory Is Stripped of World Records
BATTLING OVER BATTERIES
The only efficient battery is damming rivers and streams
The Reason Renewables Can´t Power Modern Civilization Is Because They Were Never Meant To
How Much Did Physicians Drive the Opioid Crisis?
Semenya is intersex. Where should she compete?
Don’t Let Students Run The University
George Washington traumatizes students
The next decent-sized asteroid will solve everything, same as in the past
Can Anderson Cooper and CNN fall even deeper, or have they finally hit rock bottom?
Facebook’s latest crackdown begs the question -- Who is the final arbiter of free speech in America?
Answer: Me, of course
Can Anybody Around Here Admit Out Loud That The Federal Government Cannot Fix Every Human Problem With Another New Program?
This Will Be Another Enormous Waste of My Time Feeding the Government Paper
Democrats Look To A New Century Of Complaining About Every Little Thing
Buttigieg: America never great
Amusing clips of Biden groping kids
Arizona Democrats Claim No Border Crisis - Then Beg Trump For Help With Flood Of Migrants
THE BRAINWASHING OF A NATION - From campus identity politics cults to the media, brainwashing is bigger than ever.
Infuriating Democrats, Trump Plans To Redefine Poverty, Cutting Americans From Welfare
Obama tried to do that too
White House vs House: The war is on
New Cuba Travel Sanctions: Restricting What Doesn't Exist Anyway
Is travel to Cuba just poverty porn?
Tuesday, May 7. 2019
Culture wars gone crazy
Where is the tolerance?
97-Year-Old Veteran Still Hard At Work
"People keep falling into the Grand Canyon. After a visit, I can see why.... It’s because they’re idiots."
Top UK Art Gallery Covers "Blasphemous" Paintings After Muslims Complain
Climate Kids Wonder Why Adults Won’t Change Their Lifestyles To Stop ‘Climate Change’ Or Something
The spirits of the city - On the new Hudson Yards development in New York.
When a leftist university terrified of free speech deep-sixed Jordan Peterson
Our Lying Garbage Media Is Lying Garbage, But You Knew That
Adams' podcast: 85% of CNN’s POLITICAL coverage…is fake news and hoaxes
JOE BIDEN: THEY'LL PUT Y'ALL BACK IN CHAINS
The unintended consequences of ‘doing good’ laws
NYT Editorial Board: Congress, Give Trump His Border Money, ‘Trump Is Right’
The EMP Executive Order — Where Were Bush and Obama?
The only thing uglier than an angry Washington is a fearful Washington. And fear is what’s driving this week’s blitzkrieg of Attorney General William Barr.
Trump Looks Solid for 2020
In April Former DNI James Clapper Said Bill Barr’s Accusations of Spying was “Stunning and Scary” – On Monday Clapper Admitted They Were Spying
Is A Major Real Scandal About To Break Soon?
The FBI’s Trump-Russia Investigation Was Formally Opened on False Pretenses
Major Mueller Report Omissions Suggest Incompetence Or A Coverup
PETER STRZOK SUSPECTED CIA WAS BEHIND INACCURATE MEDIA LEAKS
The Overlooked Military Implications of the 5G Debate
Inside the Air Force's Plan to Revolutionize Pilot Training
Outcry as Turkey orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral election - Erdoğan’s successful bid to overturn vote is ‘plain dictatorship’, says CHP party
Hamas launched a cyberattack during rocket barrage, so Israel blew up their cyber command center
AMIDROR: IRAN BEHIND THE GAZA ESCALATION. “Why did the Islamic Jihad do this?” former national security adviser asks. “The answer is again and again and again - Iran.”
New evidence of China's mission to raze the mosques of Xinjiang - Guardian and Bellingcat investigation finds more than two dozen Islamic religious sites partly or completely demolished since 2016
Monday, May 6. 2019
5 Countries that Produce the Most Wine
Dementia care: 8 skills to cultivate joy
Millionaires Flee Their Homelands as Tensions Rise and Taxes Bite
You Are Now More Likely To Know A Prostitute Than A Primetime CNN Viewer
Scott Adam's podcast: 85% of CNN’s POLITICAL coverage…is fake news and hoaxes
The ridiculous reason New York faces a gas shortage
Driving Investment, Fueling Growth: How Strategic Reforms Can Generate $1.1 Trillion in Infrastructure Investment
‘An Evening With The Clintons’ Tour Ends, Ticket Prices Plummet To $2.00
Obama Took Hillary's Loss as a "Personal Insult;" Was Sure the Public Would Never "Turn on Him;" Blames Hillary's "Soulless" Campaign and Bad Choices
Driven Mad By Trump: Celebrities Express Anger and Depression Over President
David LIMBAUGH: The Worm Has Turned On The Democrats
Foreign Collusion, Confirmed: Ukranian Embassy Confirms That DNC Contractor Asked Ukraine to Provide Negative Oppo On Trump She Could Use in the Election Against Him
Sunday, May 5. 2019
OK, that is the UK where they are PC crazy. But could that happen in the US? Or does it?
Why do people capitulate to the Maoist mobs? It just seems so weak. How do these people face themselves when their weakness goes public?
Saturday, May 4. 2019
The power of music: Vicky McClure's dementia choir
US Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% – a 50 Year Low! 263,000 New Jobs In April
Migrant caravan goes global, attracts refugees from across world trying to enter US
How The News Took Over Reality
Poynter forced to scrap 'unreliable news' list targeting conservative outlets after outcry
‘They’ve Broken My Spirit’: CNN’s Camerota Bummed By Lack of Action Against Trump
It is appalling, even by MSM standards
De Blasio expected to announce 2020 presidential run next week
Biden, Bernie: It’s Not Their Age — It’s the Age of Their Ideas
Over In The Congress, It's The "Hoax Of The Day" Every Day
Barr Launches Wide-Ranging Probe Into 2016 FBI Spying
Just like Nixon
So Who Was ‘Azra Turk’ Working For?
My guess is CIA
539 multinationals operate in Israel, view nation as go-to place for ideas
On Point: Sudan's Protestors Now Confront the Military Transitional Council
Friday, May 3. 2019
From today, always happy to talk to press. The guy was a heck of a good choice and much better than almost anybody expected. Name one of the scare attacks that came to pass with this guy.
- NYT Discovers Yet Another Spy Deployed Against the Trump Campaign in 2016
- Here We Go – FBI Admits Using Spies Against Trump Campaign…
- Kimberly Strassel: AG Barr gets attacked because his probe endangers powerful people
And, finally, urban heat islands distorting temperature measurements
Obviously. Every mile outside of NYC shows a temp. drop
- Mini-AOC has done it again. (Both vids here). Adorable kid.
- Scott Adams has admired AOC - until now: The World’s Dumbest Tweet AOC, It’s a Doozy
- And another. This is "truthy," as they would say on The View:
Your Love Of Wine Is Driving ‘Climate Change’ Or Something
Berkeley Cracks Down on Coffee Cups
Saving the earth, one Starbucks cup at a time
Most Austrians don’t know 6 million Jews were killed in Holocaust
Leftist comedian Bill Maher: 'Nothing is free...Neither is college'
At Williams College, Zionists Need Not Apply. The hall of shame.
What are they drinking at Williams? And where are the adults?
Here Comes the Government, Protecting You from Cauliflower Rice
High School Mulls Removing George Washington Murals Because They 'Traumatize' Students
New York Times issues correction after calling Jesus a 'Palestinian man' instead of Jewish as it continues to face criticism for anti-Semitic cartoon of Trump and Netanyahu
DePaul professor defends pro-Israel op-ed, says he 'will not be silenced'
Baltimore Mayor Pugh resigns after month on leave amid investigation into her business deals
NYT: New Details Emerge About Connection Of Bidens To Ukrainian Corruption Scandal
DIGENOVA LOOKS AHEAD
Spying on Trump: AZRA TURK, IF THAT REALLY IS YOUR NAME
FBI Sent Investigator Posing As Assistant To Meet With Papadopoulos In 2016
Trump Campaign Responds to NY Times Report Finally Admitting Obama Admin Spied on Him and His Campaign
"Democrats and the media are turning the AG into a villain for doing his duty and making the hard decisions that special counsel Robert Mueller abdicated."
Barr laid it on the line with the simple question the Russia Hoaxers can’t answer
Liberal Hack and Idiot Mazie Hirono Attacks the President and Slanders AG Barr and Demands he Resign — It Gets So Bad Lindsey Graham Jumps In
It is war. They lost the Mueller battle, now want to find ways to continue the war.
Ilhan Omar Says U.S. to Blame for Venezuela's Problems
Why do other member states feel so positive about staying in the EU?
European Elections: "The Battle for Europe has Begun"
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Can’t Get a Divorce. Despite Yemen, Khashoggi and U.S. energy independence, the relationship is critical for both sides.
Thursday, May 2. 2019
It's Time to Bring Back Leper Colonies—for Anti-Vaxxers
Victims of Communism Day 2019 - Why May 1 should be a day to honor the victims of the ideology that took more innocent lives than any other.
Reproductive MD Association Okays Providing Care Doctors Know Won’t Work
Camille Paglia Can’t Say That - Art students are trying to get the social critic fired from a job she has held for three decades.
Mathgate: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Caught in Massive Grade Fraud Scandal
Instagram: Wounded Veteran ‘Violated Community Standards’ by Posing with Trump Jr.
Walls and fences: Barriers Against Barbarism
RENT-A-CHILD SERVICES THRIVING AT THE BORDER - When a child becomes a get-out-of-detention-free card.
BETO O'ROUKE SAYS WORLD WILL END 2 YEARS SOONER THAN HE CLAIMED LAST MONTH
The End Is Near. Oh, well.
Yes, Amazon Pays Taxes
The United States Is Giving the Caravans a Huge Incentive to Keep Coming
Nellie Ohr Criminal Referral Being 'Finalized' According To Jim Jordan
Wasn't she one of the Kremlin-Clinton links?
Nellie Ohr’s Emails To DOJ About Russia Collusion While Working For Fusion Should Alarm Us All
5 takeaways from the Barr hearing
Thelma Nadler and Louise Schiff - Congressional crazies are taking the Democrat party over the cliff.
Watch Live: 'Steele Dossier' May Have Been Part Of Russian Disinformation Campaign, Barr Says
Bill Maher to Adam Schiff on Trump: “Now it just looks like you’re stalking him”
Not "looks like"
Swedish Anti-Extremism Tsar Allows Returning ISIS Fighters Re-Entry As "Caring Citizens"
Afghanistan: Tar baby
Are we still there?
Wednesday, May 1. 2019
Comey Viciously Attacks Bill Barr Mid-Hearing – Then Turns His Ire Toward Rod Rosenstein!
TDS makes people crazy. Sad.
The endless Russia hoax and the Charlottesville hoax. Stephen Colbert lied to attack President Trump this week. Again. It's the new normal for late night "comedians."
Students at Amherst College in Massachusetts convened in April to ruminate on whether or not the teachings of one of history’s most influential environmentalists remain relevant, given that he is a “dead white man.”
WaPo Writer: James Holzhauer Has Become “A Menace”
Amazon goes into the freight biz
Previewing Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial: ‘Social Justice’ free speech or defamation?
Should Cory Booker Pay Slavery Reparations to Himself?
Actor Isaiah Washington To Join #WalkAway Town Hall In Los Angeles
Pope Joins Soros In Funding Immigrant Caravan Invasion Of US Southern Border
An Adams essay on the "fine people" hoax
The press knows it's a lie, and don't care
Byron York: Amid good news, can Democrats talk down the economy?
Why Are Clapper and Brennan Not in Jail?
Puerto Rico won’t recover from bankruptcy unless it embraces fiscal reform
German Intelligence Issues Taboo-Breaking Report on Muslim Antisemitism
Poor Friendless Erdoğan
Tuesday, April 30. 2019
The time is upon us. That is, spring time. A time of hope, renewal, and (for the last 5 years) the Maggie's Farm Urban Hike.
Each one has had its own persona, as we've explored various parts of NYC. Art, architecture, history, music, food, humor - we do manage to run the gamut of interests and topics. We encourage anyone and everyone to join, the group has always been a great deal of fun to meander with.
There is a 'set' path we follow, and there will be some additional commentary along the way. But we are always willing and open to adding more places based on interests, or hearing additional commentary from our companions, especially if they are familiar with the history/stories of New York (and elsewhere, as the case may be).
The hike is 11 miles this year. That's a little longer than it's been the first few years, though shorter than last year.
Bring comfortable shoes, and rain gear. Right now there is a 50% chance of rain. I have friends in high places, so we'll work on arranging the weather machines to produce some sun. The temperature should be nice, in the 60s.
Meeting at 9am at the Natural History Museum - the statue of Teddy Roosevelt on his horse. There is a Dunkin' around the corner, so if you need coffee and donuts, it's not far.
Teen Who Refused Cancer Treatments While Pregnant To Save Baby Passes Away - "She faced the greatest fear of all, death, and smiled back with a grin only God can instill."
Your Big Carbon Footprint Is To Blame For April Snow In Chicago
Oxford Professor: Aliens are Interbreeding with Humans Because of Climate Change
Global Warming Going the way of Russia Collusion
What economic lessons about health care costs can we learn from the competitive market for cosmetic procedures?
Who Are You Calling Privileged?
I’ve noticed a trend: The more that white people apologize, the more they get mocked.
COMBAT VET WHO STOPPED THE SYNAGOGUE SHOOTER: ‘I SCARED THE HELL OUT OF HIM’
There Are Two Little Problems With "Taxing The Rich" To Pay For "Free Everything"
No One Is Coming to Rescue You—Especially Not a Presidential Candidate
Byron York: When did Mueller know there was no collusion?
Democrat Darling Pete Buttigieg Accused of Sexual Assault by 21-Year-Old from Michigan
Update - just another political hoax. How much of "news" consists of political smears and hoaxes?
Scarborough to Trump: Spilled Blood Is 'on Your Hands'
Bartiromo's Interview With Border Patrol Agents Was Interrupted... By Illegal Aliens Crossing The Border
Thousands of Illegal Aliens from Terrorist Nations Live in U.S. after Being “Deported”
Sense And Nonsense In Dealing With Russia
The Mexico Tragedy - America’s southern neighbor confronts metastasizing violence and institutional corruption that threaten its future.
Monday, April 29. 2019
Were any of our readers taken in by the Russia Hoax or the Charlottesville Hoax? Politics is a dirty, dirty game. Scott Adams discusses.
We Have to Do Something About Outdoor Cats
They are an environmental abomination
Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse
Yuk. And I don't care about climate either.
'Meat Kills' Study Is Rotten To The Bone, But NYT Swallows It Anyhow
Participants in AOC's 'fun run' didn’t know they were donating to her campaign
Universities now requiring loyalty oaths taken to ‘diversity’
Trinity College Professor: “Whiteness Is Terrorism”
Many University Campuses Are Playgrounds For Insanity
Student Activists Outraged as Williams College Tries to Adopt Pro-Free Speech Policy
Where are the grown-ups?
“There is no substitute for how the industrial economy runs today.” Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind and Solar Energy
" This is a robust economy that is thriving on a red meat-and-potatoes pro-growth diet of tax cuts, deregulation, fair trade policies, and a focus on domestic energy."
Most Of America Thinks Your Outrage Is Outrageous
Pope sends aid to migrants stranded at the US border
Stranded? What? They are in Mexico, not Somalia.
2020 DEMS CONDEMN "GUN VIOLENCE" INSTEAD OF ANTI-SEMITISM AFTER SYNAGOGUE ATTACK. Guns don't kill Jews. Anti-Semites do.
Joe Biden Is In For A Rude A-WOKEning
Joe is dopey, but this is unfair to the guy
Ukraine Tapped By Obama Admin To Hurt Trump, Help Clinton And Protect Bidens
Rod Rosenstein Has a Few Choice Words for Media, FBI Leakers, and the Obama Administration
Trump Makes Post-Mueller Vow To Release "Devastating" FISA Docs
Saturday, April 27. 2019
Shrew skulls shrink for winter survival
Springsteen goes fake country
Do Most Homeless People In Seattle Have A Substance Abuse Problem?
Career and Technical Education Is Important, but Some States Do Better than Others
James Hansen Calls Green New Deal “Nonsense”
Teenage Climate-Change Protestors Have No Idea What They’re Protesting
Exposing Utilities’ Big Green Energy Con Game
Fear Mark Zuckerberg’s Illiberal Impulses. Social media’s censors are too illiterate to distinguish between Charles Manson and Charles Murray.
Evergreen State College Film: The Hunted Individual
UMich $10M multicultural center makes grand debut
California Politicians Hiked Gas Tax, Now Demand Investigation Into State's $4 Per Gallon Gas Prices. What could possibly be increasing California's gas prices?
MILLIONAIRE BERNIE SANDERS: MILLIONAIRES IN SENATE ARE "IMMORAL" AND NATIONAL "DISGRACE"
Joe Biden Says Illegal Aliens Are Already ‘American Citizens’
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Did President Trump obstruct justice?
Sri Lanka suicide bombers became distant, ‘totally crazy’ in years leading up to Easter massacre, siblings say
AFTER SRI LANKA CHRISTIAN MASSACRE, MEDIA DEPLOYS "MUSLIMS FEAR BACKLASH" MEME
You’d Better Believe We Need A “High” Border Wall, Says … Tom Friedman?
Keynote speaker at Harvard diversity conference says Christians should be ‘locked up’
What Admirers of Socialism Like AOC Could Learn From Just the Title of Adam Smith's Classic Book
Strzok-Page Texts Sure Look Like FBI Was Attempting To Spy On Incoming Trump Admin
How did Mr. Mueller spend two years investigating every aspect of Russian interference—cyberhacking, social-media trolling, meetings with Trump officials—and not consider the possibility that the dossier was part of the Russian interference effort?
Friday, April 26. 2019
Rod Rosenstein’s new info about Russia & the 2016 election makes Obama & Comey look even worse
30 Common, English Idioms and the History Behind Them
Who was Ferdinand Columbus?
Re Ferdinand, here's The Catalog of Shipwrecked Books (Wapo)
A Tale of Two Shities: Portland and San Franciso
DRIVING A TESLA RESULTS IN MORE CO2 THAN A MERCEDES DIESEL CAR, STUDY FINDS
Unemployment Claims Lowest Since 1969 Despite Workforce Twice the Size As Trump Economy Roars Ahead
Activist Massachusetts Judge Who Helped Twice-Deported Illegal Alien Evade ICE Arrest is INDICTED
James Clapper Knew There Was No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion In 2016. President Obama’s top intelligence official stated categorically that no evidence existed of Trump-Russia collusion. So why did Rosenstein appoint Mueller two months later?
How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost
SWEDES DON’T CARE ABOUt RAPE
The Iran Deal Is Dead. Democrats Should Move On. Politicians should commit to a new agreement — one that might actually work.
Don't Rejoin the Iran Deal, Fix It
Vietnam's forgotten Cambodian war