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
Saturday, March 11. 2017
Toon via Lucianne
Cowen likes Ireland
AVI is annoyed with Bryson
How to cut a steak from an Elk or Moose
North Korea's Hotel of Doom
A strange Hindu cult
Let them eat brains
Let the Kids Eat Cake
Thinking about the Battle of Cerami
Barnard College to Divest from Undefined ‘Climate Change Deniers’
Talk about conspicuous virtue signaling. Need a disparaging term analogous to conspicuous consumption
University Bans Long List of Common Terms Deemed Politically Incorrect
List is far too short. Wait - "short" is disparaging to short people. Why do people look down on short people and look up to tall people? We should get rid of up and down also.
There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble - Groupthink produced a failure of the “wisdom of crowds” and an underestimate of Trump’s chances.
Shaken Dems Introduce Bill Lowering Voter Age to 17, Soros Brings His Billions
Why not age 6? The youth have many unmet wants
In political discussions, much depends on how the discussion is framed
Dismantling America’s Destructive ‘Fourth Branch’ of Government
Elaine Chao: The woman who will keep America great
President Trump Needs To Keep His Promises No Matter How Hard The Haters Squeal
And squeal they much
Trump Derangement Syndrome is not temporary insanity but “a calculated plan to wreck the presidency, whatever the cost to the country.”
Federalism and the End of Obamacare
People need to own their medical resources
A Good First Step - Republicans’ Obamacare-replacement plan is promising but needs some adjustments.
55% of Americans Say Free Market Competition Offers “Better Way” to Provide Affordable High-Quality Health Care
Generous and tolerant nation
Friday, March 10. 2017
10 Crazy Creations of “Plant Wizard” Luther Burbank
Where Have All the Free Speech Fans Gone?
Free Speech = Hate Speech. I hate the people who make that equation, and they hate me. Hate hate hate everywhere.
How Middlebury College Enabled The Student Riot
Podesta Didn’t Register As A ‘Foreign Agent’ When He Represented A Bank With Ties To Russian Spy Agencies
VDH: Politicians who cannot cope with the realities of governing should stop fantasizing about utopia.
Five Reasons Why Ridicule Is The Proper Response To Global Warming Alarmists
Cuomo’s millionaire tax will hurt more than just millionaires
Who Will Wiretap the Wiretappers?
The Most Shocking Revelation From The CIA-Spying Scandal
Did Americans vote for a police surveillance state? I blame Bush
Stop calling our health care pyramid scheme 'insurance'
Now it's Chelsea: The Democrats’ Clinton Problem
We Need A Moore's Law For Government
On Labor and Beyond, Trump Is Following Scott Walker's Playbook
Instead of moving the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the U.S. should move its East Jerusalem ‘embassy’ to Ramallah
Thursday, March 9. 2017
Too Much Emotional Intelligence Is a Bad Thing
An Australian mom sends a piece of cake with her daughter as part of that day’s school lunch. The school responds by scolding the mom for violating nutritional guidelines
'Day Without a Woman' supporters got $246M from Soros
Seems like only teachers took the day off, creating chaos and irritation in thousands of homes
On This ‘Day Without a Woman,’ Don’t Leave Women Oppressed by Sharia Law Behind
There is no gender wage gap
Good News: Scott Pruitt Stacking EPA With Climate Skeptics
DID THE ATTORNEY GENERAL COMMIT PERJURY?
WikiLeaks' CIA Download Confirms Everybody's Tapped, Including Trump
How GOP bumbling just made single-payer health care more likely
IS GOP HEALTH CARE BILL A DISASTER? NO
Trump Gender Reversal Teaches Uncomfortable Lessons
Is the uncomfortable lesson that Trump should go trannie?
About the real Resistance:
Horowitz: The War Against Trump - Trump isn't up against "sore losers." He's facing an army of saboteurs bent on destroying the elected government.
Trump Effect: Illegal border crossings way down
Trump Effect: Peak Manufacturing, eh?
Samsung Plans U.S. Expansion, Would Shift Manufacturing From Mexico - Initial capital investment is expected to be around $300 million
Trump Effect: Trump's first full month in office brings massive employment boom as U.S. companies added whopping 298,000 new jobs in February
WaPo: Trump May ‘Outlast’ White House Press Corps with ‘Unsustainable’ Pace
Trump moves at a private sector pace - press not used to that
Wednesday, March 8. 2017
Image via NYM
13 Lesser Known Tom Petty Classics You Should Add to Your Playlist
I am in favor of Puerto Rican independence. Or return it to Spain. Puerto Rico is just not an American sort of place.
Why Jews’ Names Are Etched Onto Sidewalks Across Europe
Here's how much you need to make to be in the top 1% of every state
GOV MOONBEAM GOES FROM THREATENING TRUMP TO BEGGING FOR $$$
How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them
Scott Adams: My $1 Million Climate Model Bet
Global Warming can do anything and everything, including causing the epidemic of toe fungus
Whites-only group explores its 'racist superiority' at MIT
Platform of Wednesday’s International Women’s Strike Calls for ‘Decolonization of Palestine’
Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K to End US Sanctions On Russian Bank
Campus Disgrace: Will There Be Consequences for the Violent Middlebury Mob?
Middlebury thugs: Security guards ‘used violent and abusive force’ against us
Moonbat Judges Stop Firing of Terrible Teachers on Grounds That It “Shocks the Conscience”
Do government employees stick together?
Charles Murray’s Crime: Telling Liberals They Are Making Things Worse
ARE REPUBLICANS BLOWING IT ON HEALTH CARE?
The GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Has Finally United the Right On Health Care—Against the Bill
Republican Obamacare plan signals that liberalism has already won
Chuck Schumer Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Provides Mammograms
You Can Tell What Leftists Are Doing By What They Accuse Conservatives Of Doing
Wikileaks: CIA 'Stole' Russian Malware, Uses It to ‘Misdirect Attribution’ of Cyber Attacks - "Russian" hacking? It could have just as easily been the CIA
False flag technique
Keep flinging feces: The Democrats and the Left Are Pursuing a Clever Strategy
The Beltway Conspiracy to Break Trump
Eight years of a fawning press have made the Left reckless.
The More Trump Wins, the Angrier They Get
The Obama Admin Declared War On Trump. Trump Just Responded With His Own Declaration
Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook CONFIRMS He Knew About Wiretaps
What a joke
Sweden: Muslim Classmates Gang-Rape 14 Year-Old Girl – Remain in School Because “Rapists are Victims too”
Iraq Agreed to Share More Information With US to Avoid Travel Ban
Tuesday, March 7. 2017
From Kimball's News, Fake News, Very Fake News: A Primer:
Stuck Inside of Stockholm with the Nobel Blues Again
Cursive Writing Is Making a Much-Needed Comeback in Schools
Investing: The World's Most Deceptive Chart
Notwithstanding The Warnings Of The New York Times, Economic Growth Is Limitless
Science Has a Reproducibility Crisis
AS POLAR BEAR NUMBERS INCREASE, GWPF CALLS FOR RE-ASSESSMENT OF ENDANGERED SPECIES STATUS
Michael Moore Moons Over Hugo Chavez And The Success Of Socialism In Venezuela
They do have a good weight-loss program there
Not Just Treading Water: In Higher Education, Tuition Often Does More than Replace Lost Appropriations
Women’s and gender studies degrees have increased 300% since 1990
2 centuries of US immigration: Graphic
Social Justice Syndrome: ‘Rising Tide of Personality Disorders Among Millennials’
Finding an enemy makes some people feel whole
Dreher: The Madness At Middlebury
Scholar IDs ‘axis of intolerance’ killing higher ed: gutless admin, radical profs, crybully students
A Bubble Is Its Own Kind of Cage - The riot over Charles Murray at Middlebury College was an appalling display of intolerance.
How “Family Values” Conservatives Are Hurting Families
Apparently guys won't use condoms
Case closed on the Rosenbergs - A startling confession again proves their guilt. Now it's time for the left to acknowledge it.
New York Mayor Hides 500,000 Illegals, Vows to Ignore Immigration Laws
How to Survive In the Age of Rage
I am not angry
Meanwhile he is trying to do what people want
NY Times Columnist Wants Trump’s Presidency Put “On Pause” Over Russia Allegations…
Here Are The Top 15 'Obamagate' Wiretap Victims
OBAMA’S WIRETAPS? Details of a Watergate-style conspiracy against Trump emerge.
Flashback=> NY Times Front Page Headline: “Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides”
Obamacare did create a new entitlement expectation.
#ObamaGate Is a Lot More than a Hashtag
Gazprom Gloats over Captive European Market
Monday, March 6. 2017
I guess that means...
- you to have to wait 72 hrs after you go out and buy a woman to have your background investigation completed
Hmmmm. And does she think that all guys should have more than one?
Who needs an excuse?
‘Pope Francis has urged us to have fewer children,’ claims Vatican academy member
Yale Students Demand ‘Schwarzman’ Center be Renamed Due to Billionaire Donor’s Ties to Trump
British University Bans All "Politically Incorrect" Words: Here's The List...
Fake Hate Crimes
Marijuana for Free, Just Swipe Your EBT
LIBERALS HATE FREE SPEECH
Mexico advising their illegals to stay in the US
ICE Enforces Deportation Order; Media Goes Wild
Are We Refugeed Out Yet?
ObamaCare's Popularity Is A Myth — Satisfaction Craters To 22% As Law Continues To Collapse
Soros-Tied Obama Lawyers Form Group to Battle Trump
Leaks and unnamed sources fuel media’s plan to destroy Trump
It's the Nixon treatment. Hate hate hate. Smear smear smear. Kill kill kill. Quite familiar.
Melania Reads to Sick Kids, the Left Hates Her For It
Newsmax CEO: "I Spoke To Trump About The Wiretap Story, I Haven't Seen Him This Pissed Off In A Long Time"
They got under his skin. That was the plan.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGS TO OBAMA’S DEFENSE
The Mainstream Is Circling The Wagons: "They're Coming For All Of Us...It's An Orchestrated Attack Against Truth"
As Venezuela runs out of cash, Maduro continues to blame U.S. sabotage
Trump, NATO, and the Burden of the Past
Saturday, March 4. 2017
Your current group of students have dishonored your elite, bucolic school. If police are not called in, and kids are not expelled, the school's reputation and image will suffer for years no matter how excellent the faculty. Forget the college rules of conduct because many laws were broken.
If this is a typical administration, nothing will happen unless the Board and the alums put pressure on a seemingly spineless, castrated administration. Typical administrators.
Middlebury Shouts Down Charles Murray - Here’s why they’ll live to regret it. Ex-Middlebury prof Magnet says:
The article is a big ouch
Ultra-preppy Middlebury College Shouts Down Charles Murray's Talk on "Coming Apart"
A Professor Who Attended Charles Murray’s Middlebury Talk Is Now Wearing a Neck Brace. Protesters Attacked Her.
WHY PEOPLE ONCE LOVED LINOLEUM
Vinyl sheet flooring has replaced linoleum. Same idea. I have fond memories of several linoleum kitchen floors.
More Americans Live in Fear of Retiring Poor
Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists - Perpetually raging about the world's injustices? You're probably overcompensating
Dr. Patrick Moore was right: @Greenpeace IS full of sh*t
At Middlebury College: MORE CAMPUS VIOLENCE: WHERE ARE THE COPS?
Charles Murray is one of the most astute and thoughtful guys in America. Can't have that at college. Arrests + expulsion seem warranted to me.
Up To 20,000 Members Across 46 States: MS-13’s Legacy Of Murder, Drugs And Human Trafficking Is Exposed
‘Stormtroopers’ banned from ‘Star Wars’-themed college reunion over alleged Nazi inspiration -Committee informs Princeton grads: ‘We take very seriously’
They take Star Wars very seriously?
Zinke is another excellent appointment
Trump Takes on The Blob - Washington’s foreign policy elites are used to battling America’s adversaries. Now they have a new common enemy: the president.
Man Arrested Over Bomb Threats To Jewish Groups Is Former Intercept Reporter And Anti-Trump, Bernie Voter
Why Were the 7,000 Antisemitic Incidents Under Obama Largely Ignored?
DEVASTATING PROOF OF MEDIA BIAS: New York Times Airbrushes Away Democrat’s Embarrassing False Claim Without a Trace
Daughter of close Obama adviser will cover DOJ for CNN
What Is With This Weird Obsession With Russia?
The Russian hysteria is a completely made up narrative by the left and it’s being propped up by the fake news media.
Do you ever get the feeling there is an elaborate game underway? That the elite media are working overtime on behalf of their political teammates?
Friday, March 3. 2017
McDonald's vows to win back patrons with better burgers
Mexico's age of sexual OK-ness is 12? Sheesh, just like olden times in Europe.
Instructor files ‘hostile work environment’ grievance because university let Milo on campus
You’re just going to love Rachel Dolezal’s new name
Virginia's Voter Rolls Filled With Illegal Immigrants
Totally New Idea: Sell ‘Climate Change’ To Skeptics By Changing The Wording
Probes of Deep Sea Floor Reveals "Strong" Sources of Methane, a Powerful Greenhouse Gas
The Pantsuit Rebellion - Pelosi presides over a political disaster.
Scott Adams: People enjoy feeling outrage
What Is With This Weird Obsession With Russia?
It is strange. Nobody cares about Russia
The GOP is now Trump’s party — not Reagan’s
The Democrats Abandon the Ship of State - Democrats have two options: 1) #theresistance; or 2) get in the game.
Dems and allies have declared all-out warfare. Let's see how tough the trumpists are, because they have few insider allies. Lots of outsider allies, though.
Deep State at work: Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking
Dem congressmen: Trump is behind Jew hatred
SOROS’S SMEAR SCRIPTS - Welcome to the vast, mega-financed leftist astroturf campaign against President Trump.
Barack Obama's close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, which is now the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against President Trump
Sessions flap shows a Trump administration under constant oppo pressure
Everyone met with the Russian ambassador, let’s all panic!
Brit Hume Calls Out Senator Diane Feinstein For Being A Russian Agent
LE PEN STRIPPED OF EU PARLIAMENTARY IMMUNITY FOR TWEETING PICTURES OF ISIS ATROCITIES
Hate Tweets are Verboten
EU could be reduced to just the single market, European Commission white paper reveals
In politely devastating critique, Israeli negotiator skewers Kerry for dooming peace talks
Thursday, March 2. 2017
Feminists wish to demystify mathematics - and all science too. Go for it, ladies. Please. Math beyond Calculus was a mystery to me due mainly to my IQ limitations. Physical Chemistry stumped me too, which is how I ended up in my career path.
I haven't seen any queer critiques of Pythagoras yet, but he was probably gay anyway, being Greek.
Andrew Breitbart died 5 years ago, yesterday. It doesn't seem that long ago. Here he is a CPAC five years ago, shortly before his death. (h/t, Weasel)
Mount Etna is erupting and it looks spectacular
90-year-old does 24 pull-ups for his birthday and makes us all feel bad about ourselves
Via Insty, Why Your Kids Should Be Lifting Weights
I wish I had started when young
Polar Bears Are a Pest – Time to End Their ‘Threatened’ Status
Let's get rid of these dangerous nuisances that eat Eskimos and cute seals
Huge Shake Up At World's Largest Hedge Fund: Ray Dalio Steps Down As Co-CEO
The Battle of Milo
Christians Urged To Pray On Climate Change
I will pray for a warmer climate anytime
Time Magazine's "Religion" Section: This Lent, I'm Acknowledging My Privilege As a White Heterosexual Christian Male
Victory for Free Speech at California University
GOP wants to eliminate shadowy DOJ slush fund bankrolling leftist groups
That can't be legal
Williamson: Enough with the ‘Presidential’
Perhaps the term is relevant because Trump acted so wild and crazy at times
Krauthammer on Obamacare:
MSM: MIRROR, MIRROR, WHO’S THE MOST MISERABLE. . .
THE NEW REPUBLIC FINALLY LOSES ITS MIND
Media left and right give Trump's speech thumbs up
Trump speech leaves Democrats befuddled, in ruins, with question marks
Democrats Depressed, Disoriented, Demoralized, Devastated and Discredited in the Wake of Trump’s Triumph
Wednesday, March 1. 2017
World's largest Hindu temple is brand new
Meet the terrorist behind the next women’s march
She looks like Emperor Palpatine
Study finds Subway's chicken only contains about 50 percent chicken DNA
The freaky triple deaky Boston Dynamics robot
Bill Nye Unveils the Exact Effect of Human Activity on Climate Fluctuation
Why does Nye keep complaining about growing grapes in England?
New ‘food justice’ course: Assignments include ‘decolonized’ recipe, aiding Trump resistance effort
They call it college
What’s So Bad About Globalism?
#CALINSANITY: CALIFORNIA CONTEMPLATES SINGLE PAYER, IS ONLY $40 BIL SHORT
Soros-Financed Groups Provided Script for Anti-Trump Town Halls
Retirement Challenges Are Worse Than People Thought
Why the University of Chicago Opposes ‘Trigger Warnings’
Georgetown, Slavery, and the Riots in Sweden
Well, they have to get elected
Univision’s Jorge Ramos: America Is ‘Our Country, Not Theirs’—‘And We Are Not Going to Leave’
Stirring up division at Univision
One County Saw a 27% Drop in Assaults After It Helped Enforce Immigration Law
McAuliffe Vetoes Bill to Investigate Virginia Voter Rolls With More Registered Than Eligible Voters
Fabricating Chelsea Clinton - The contrived campaign to make Chelsea Clinton a thing.
DONALD TRUMP “NORMALIZES” HIMSELF
Surber: "We have all seen his Howard Beale side. It was time to see his Norman Vincent Peale side".
Is February 28, 2017, 'The Night the Democratic Party Died'?
In Congress speech, Trump stood to unify while Democrats sat to divide:
They said trump was Hitler, so how can they accept Trump's offer to work and compromise with him?
What were they thinking?
ISLAM SET TO OVERTAKE CHRISTIANITY AS MOST POPULAR RELIGION
European NGOs Colluding With Migrant Traffickers, says European Border Agency FRONTEX
Tuesday, February 28. 2017
Over the transom:
LEONARDO DeCAPRIO's self-declared climate expertise enables him to speak on the world's environmental issues with a high-school education. He never took a college biology, chemistry, physics or climatology course, yet he knows more than most scientists. He proved that by addressing climate change before a full gathering of the UN.
SEAN PENN's quick takes on everything put him at the lofty level of an Einstein. He visited Iraq once and became an expert on that country. The same for Iran. He also became buddies with the brutal Venezuelan communist Hugo Chavez and consistently lauded that murderous thug. Now that Chavez is gone and Venezuelans are raiding dumpsters for food scraps, Penn is having a rare silent moment. Penn deserves some credit for becoming a world-affairs genius based on two years of auto mechanics classes at Santa Monica College.
More below the fold -
Continue reading "Hollywood expertise"
Pediatricians Warn Against Pot Use: Not Your Dad’s Marijuana
Climbing Mount Immortality: Death, Cognition and the Making of Civilization - How awareness of our mortality may be a major driver of civilization
Are you familiar with this Catholic priest, Richard Rohr?
Scraping by on six figures? Tech workers feel poor in Silicon Valley's wealth bubble
Minimum Wage Massacre: Wendy's Unleashes 1,000 Robots To Counter Higher Labor Costs
School Choice Will Restore Our Competitive Edge
No it won't, but choices are good in themselves
"...the feminists have decided that the only acceptable role for a Strong, Independent Woman is victim."
Social Justice Warrior Spends Weeks Peppering Siri and Other Virtual Assistants With Sexually Harassing Statements; Finds the Bots' Acceptance of Such Overtures "Horrifying"
Siri is a secret agent of the patriarchy
California Considers Moving To Single Payer Health System
Zeroing In on Government Fraud - The feds are cracking down on “Enron accounting” in states and cities.
Corruption in government is rewarded. Corruption in business is punished. Government is more corrupt than business.
Charles Hurt: Obama Would ‘Routinely’ Keep Reporters Out of Gaggles
Socialist Le Pen rising in French polls
WHY THE EU CAN’T MAKE SENSE OF THE WORLD AND WHY ITS DOWNFALL IS IMMINENT
Monday, February 27. 2017
Image above via Ace
Feminism Needs Firearms, Say 'Armed and Fabulous' Women of CPAC
Marriage provides socioeconomic stability
Duh. But that's not what everybody is looking for.
Straight people? Are there still any of those in America? From the MSM, you get the idea that everybody has gone gay or tranny by now
America Outsources Our Stories to China - With an eye to a foreign market and government, Hollywood is already self-censoring in its pursuit of profits.
Tennessee Veterinary Board Threatens Jail Time for Giving Unlicensed Horse Massages
Why Did Danish Vikings Move to England?
For the English cuisine?
Silly video: Bathroom Cop
Trinity’s transgender wrestler wins with pin, advances to championship
Fewer Doctors Are Telling Patients They’re Overweight
Like anybody needs to be told
Green Lunacy #1: £450 Million Lost Over Failed Green Power That Is Worse Than Coal
The Daily Caller Presents The 12 DUMBEST EVER ‘Bias Incidents’ On America’s College Campuses
Churches Are Readying Homes And Underground Railroads To Hide Immigrants From Deportation Under Trump
Churches love to conspicuously virtue-signal, especially when there is a defiant edge to it
Tucker Carlson Takes on DNC Advisor Who Doesn't Know How to Identify a Gender
Fast food prices before and after $15
Why the federal government should stop spending billions on private sports stadiums
The First American Revolution: Pueblo Indians vs. the Hispanics
Seriously? WaPo hires John Podesta as a columnist
The idiocy of accusing Trump of anti-Semitism
Justice and 'Social Justice': Two Very Different Things - Americans cannot have both liberty and social justice.
"Social justice" requires government firepower and oppression
Michelle Bernard on Trump Presidency: ‘You Can’t Help But Think’ Slavery Is Coming Back
Donald is all about reinstituting black slavery. Everybody knows that.
Goldberg: Down with the Administrative State
Time to watch more of those old Yes Minister series
What It Takes To Cut The Government Even A Little
'Fahrenheit 451' Perfectly Predicted the Left Morphing Into Intolerant, Crybully Sissies
Trump’s first days in office have gone smoother than Reagan’s
THE TEN WORST CASES OF 'VERY FAKE NEWS' - A lying press is the enemy of the people.
It's hate speech
Trump's Rise Was Rooted in These Three Things
Greenfield: The savages of Stockholm
France: Deradicalization of Jihadists a "Total Fiasco" - "Deradicalization in and of itself does not exist."
Poland, Hungary Join Together To Challenge EU Bureaucracy
HOW IS MASS ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION WORKING OUT IN EUROPE?
Is Judaism A Good Model For Islamic Reform?
European Union Parliament moves to censor “offensive speech”
Is it offensive to say "F - them"?
Saturday, February 25. 2017
How the Blue Model fails. For a century, this conservative Protestant state, the "Land of Steady Habits," was a state of tough Yankee self-reliance and no faith in or expectations from government of any sort. It had no income tax until recent years (damn that Republican jerk Gov. Lowell Weicker who put in the tax and fled the state to avoid his taxes as soon as he was out of office).
Weicker swore that the state income tax would solve all the problems. It was the opposite, with deeper and deeper debt and higher and higher taxes ever since. Did I mention that, since Weicker, the state has been basically bankrupt?
It has been a sad path for the beloved Yankee state of my ancestors: Disgraced Gov. refuses to follow federal law on immigration, half his state wants to leave – but can’t sell their houses.
Under the Blue Model, jobs have fled, manufacturing has fled, the cities are in the ICU and run by various union, ethnic, or other mobsters and predators, and the government unions control the levers of government. Catastrophe. Few remember that in the 1960s Hartford was the most desirable small city in America according to Time magazine. Now it is a dangerous (at night) shithole of degeneracy, dependency, and hugely-expensive and failing government schools.
Pubiic schools in Hartford now cost taxpayers more than fancy private schools.
All the Liberals and Lefties now want to move to red states to survive which I find grimly amusing. Of course, they bring their blue votes with them.
Without the wealth of Fairfield County which is basically a prosperous suburb of NYC, the state wouid now be one of the saddest in the nation. A thin thread of hedge fund taxes barely holds the state together because government has killed the other industries and does its best to kill small businesses. The governor is a pathetic putz, a union hack. A sad story about how the Blue Government illness can kill the goose that laid golden eggs in a lovely New England state.
We stay here despite all the mess. I think it's the same reason people stay in California despite its mess. If you can figure out how to make a living and to minimize your taxes, it's still a fine home.