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, August 18. 2018
Photo is a big slice in Yonkers
Your Carbon Pollution Infused Beer Is Killing Off Bloody Mary’s Which Help With Your Beer Hangovers
How US Sugar Subsidies Bring A 'Red Tide' Of Algae To Florida's Shores
Sugar and corn subsidies are abominations
Women At War
How does diversity strengthen us?
When digital platforms censor
GAY ANTI-TRUMP LEFTY UNDER FIRE FOR SAYING NOT ALL REPUBLICANS ARE RACIST
John Brennan’s Trumpian Turn
"Deeply Troubling" - Wall Street Journal Implores "What Was Bruce Ohr Doing?"
Bruce Ohr Docs Show Christopher Steele “Very Concerned” About Comey’s Firing – “Afraid They Will be Exposed”
NY Times Columnist: Trump ‘Would Certainly Like to’ Murder People Without Due Process
Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack
Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan
Friday, August 17. 2018
The feathered revolution: How dinosaurs became birds
Vanderleun: Back to School
The Tragic Decline of Music Literacy (and Quality)
Well, that's pop and folk music. Art music seems relatively recent in history
The shattering honesty of V.S. Naipaul - Teller of truths and tales
Sacrificing a Child's Education on the Altar of Diversity
Why I favor vouchers
White male professors to be given female minority scholar mentors in anti-bias effort
Bleeding-Heart Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan to Prove “Evil Is a Make-Believe Concept” — Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS
If you ever doubt the existence of evil or of Satan, look into your own heart. You can find it right there.
Klavan: The Enemy Is In The Church
DOJ: Iraqi man who fought, killed for ISIS entered US as refugee under Obama
Sarah Jeong is the Alt-Left
Piers Morgan Says Omarosa Manigault Offered Him Sex to Win ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
He declined so she concluded he was gay
New Poll Reveals Shocking Results On What Black Voters Think Of Trump
As Insty says, Just consider them Democrat activists with bylines and you'll understand
Trump Rages "Honesty Wins" As Nationwide Anti-Trump Editorial Blitz Strikes
The hate, you can feel it
Former CBS News Reporter Delivers Kill Shot to Liberal Media Narrative That Trump Is Silencing John Brennan
New Info Indicates Clinton-Funded Oppo Research Launched FBI’s Trump Investigation
Former Obama aide Ben Rhodes is now a person of interest in the unmasking investigation
Thursday, August 16. 2018
Shark attack victim suffers puncture wounds to torso, legs
Just down the beach from where we were last week
A Weird-But-True Story Takes Flight In 'The Feather Thief'
NYC's Gowanus Canal cleanup has unearthed historic treasures — covered in toxic goo
Prof Claims 'Responsible Fatherhood' Reinforces 'Patriarchy'
COLORADO IS GOING AFTER JACK PHILLIPS OF MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP AGAIN
Obama Foundation’s monumental rip-off
We are not Rome. I detest these self-aggrandizing presidential monuments
Democrats are out to sabotage the middle class on health care
Dems against choice, just one-size-fits-all government medical care
Not a joke: The New York Times has an advice column about how to 'cure' white skin privilege
Trump Slams NY Gov Cuomo's "Total Meltdown" After "America Was Never That Great" Comment
"The narratives that painted Black Lives Matter activists as 'violent' have turned into legislation that targets black people, leftists, and other marginalized groups."
Washington Post: Trump’s Guilty Till He Proves Himself Innocent
Michael Barone: Either Trump is delivering on his economic promises, or he's very lucky
Mainstream media ignores Trump’s success on world stage
A Journalist Reflects On His Profession’s Anti-Trump Collusion
Laws of Armed Conflict in Gaza
Wednesday, August 15. 2018
From last Fall
The Nastiest Feud in Science - A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.
Good News: Climatruther Computer Model Predicts End Of Civilization By 2040
Al Gore says Trump undoing environmental regs has done less ´damage´ than he once feared
Pennsylvania priests 'abused thousands of children'
How To Identify Racist And Sexist Remarks And Slurs
NY Times Advice Column Tackles White Guilt
Antifa, Democratic Socialists, & New World Order All Want Same Thing: "No Borders, No Wall, No USA At All"
Forbes Slammed for Wilbur Ross 'Grifting' Report
Feinstein, Strzok, and the Sinister Russia Probe
Prof: Free speech could normalize Trump
Re Kavanaugh: DEM DESPERATION DIALED TO 11
Boycotting Sam Adams Beer Over Trump Support?
Stung by President Trump’s repeated charges of “fake news,” last week The Boston Globe announced an alliance of more than 70 newspapers planning to run editorials protesting a ‘‘dirty war against the free press.”
America’s Newspapers Just Played Right Into Trump’s Hands
THE COORDINATED 'WAR OF WORDS' AGAINST TRUMP - The latest surge of fake news from the establishment media axis.
Kurt Schlichter: NeverTrumpers Don't Hate Trump. Primarily They Hate You.
The Media Are Hiding Their Knowledge and Duplicity – Buzzfeed, WaPo and New York Times Had Unredacted FISA Application For Over A Year
No time limits, no 'public circus': Bruce Ohr to testify behind closed doors, Trey Gowdy says
THE CONFERENCE THAT PAVED THE WAY TO THE MURDER OF MILLIONS - In one fateful day, 200,000 Austrian Jews were caught in the jaws of the power-hungry, Jew-hating monsters to whom nothing was sweeter than Jewish blood.
"Furious" Swedish PM Rages At Violent Gang Rampage: "What The Hell Are You Doing?"
London Declares TERROR ATTACK After Man Mows Down Bicyclists In SUV
British Prime Minister's Comment On Terror Attack Makes CNN Look Stupid
Tuesday, August 14. 2018
Trump in 1987. The man is consistent.
Residents of the small French town of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon saved thousands of Jews during World War II
Demonizing Ride Hailing
The pros and cons of NYC's ban on new Uber and Lyft cars
Professors allow students to pick their own grade
Without Free Speech, Everything You Say Is Meaningless
Most of us are familiar with the Stepford Wives, but how many of us realize that the men involved in the so-called Deep State have wives that are anything but Stepford-type women?
Alex Jones doesn’t represent anything new in this country. We’ve always had our share of paranoid crackpots
Democratic Socialism: Who Knew That 'Free' Could Cost So Much?
Howie Carr: If I ever get jammed up, I ask for no special treatment — just treat me like an illegal immigrant.
The Trump economy is destroying the Obama coalition.
SARA CARTER: House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte Preparing to Depose Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr and Glenn Simpson
That Time Omarosa Was Fired from the Clinton White House
A democratic revolution has just begun in Vietnam. Massive but orderly protests across the country hint at the beginning of the end of Communist Party rule
China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows
Monday, August 13. 2018
Saturday, August 11. 2018
Tyler Cowen wonders why
Friday, August 10. 2018
Painting by John Grillo. We have met him on many occasions and have some of his pictures. Always wanted one of his big oils but too much $. No wall space anyway.Yes, Wellfleet had a secret ocean nude beach for the free-love bohemians, artists, architects, and Harvard intellectuals. Not easy to find. Not much nude there now.
What Is War Good for? Ask a Chimpanzee. What apes and monkeys can teach us about the roots of human aggression.
Now another poet gets in trouble with the Red Guard
Nobody ever expects the Spanish Inquisition. Where are the grown-ups?
The troubled 29-year-old helped to die by Dutch doctors
Canada To Chronically Ill Man: How About A Little Euthanasia Instead Of Home Care?
Apple Vows iPhones Do Not Listen In On Users... But Its Apps Are Another Story
Ethanol Is Destroying the Environment
We had corn on the cob with steak last nite. Corn is good food. And ethanol is for cocktails.
Steyn: MS-13 are nice kids
Why California Cities Are Becoming Unlivable. California has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. and is rated dead last in quality of life.
A tale of 3 ctiies: In 1960, Detroit had the US's highest average income
Sarah Jeong Is a Boring, Typical Product of the American Academy
She is predictable: Hates the US, hates whites including Jews, loves Palis. illegals, and loves all self-anointed victims, hates the New York Times (yeah). I doubt she ever met a roofer or a hunt dog trainer.
Twitter Explodes After Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Shapiro In Response To Debate Offer
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy: Big Tech ‘Must Do More Than Take Down’ InfoWars
Who next? Is Maggie on his little list? We feel he is a deplorable punk.
Court denies preliminary injunction in U. Michigan Bias Response Team lawsuit
The Red Guards win one
Watch Ivy League Students Try To Explain First Amendment
Berkeley: In addition to higher wages, the union workers are demanding that the school guarantee them free tuition and childcare, subsidize their housing costs, disarm the campus police, and provide financial support to illegal immigrants.
No free lollipops?
With the possible exception of Baltimore, there is no city where the consequences of leftist policies in terms of law and order are more dire than Chicago.
Democratic Socialism Threatens Minorities. Nothing better protects victims of bigotry than a system where they can pursue their needs and wants outside the realm of popular control.
NAACP's own poll reveals surge in black support for Trump – and they react badly
Blacks' approval of Trump reaches a high of 21% and NAACP charges 'racism'
Here We Go… Far Left Actress Alyssa Milano Blames Russia for Republican Win in Ohio Special Election
I blame climate change
Dianne Feinstein was an easy mark for China’s spy
Byron York: What Was Hillary Clinton's Cut-Out Christopher Steele Doing Pallin' Around With a Putin-Linked Russian Oligarch Who Wasn't Allowed in the United States But Really Wanted that Prohibition Lifted?
Is there any doubt about a spy-FBI- Russia-Clinton nexus?
"The Outlook Has Become Grim": Trump Trade War Causing "Rare Cracks" Within China's Communist Party
Why the EU Won't Comply with Trump
There has never been free speech in China
Thursday, August 9. 2018
Richard Jarecki, Doctor Who Conquered Roulette, Dies at 86
CAL POLY TO REQUIRE PROFS TO SUBMIT ‘DIVERSITY STATEMENT’ AMID CRACKDOWN ON WHITE STUDENTS
American Jews: oppressed minority or privileged ?
Rabbi Sacks: On not being a victim
Meet America's Elite Farm Subsidy Club
Hall of Famer Jim Brown says he'd never kneel during anthem
Why Chicago can’t get a handle on deadly shootings
Drug gangs killing eachother. Maybe Chicago doesn't care about that
"Heavily Armed" Muslim Extremists Arrested In NM; Trained 11 Children To Commit School Shootings
The Great White Culture War
Never will you hear the Progressive say “this is good enough, we can stop now.”
The Elite Freaks Out When Trump Puts Americans First
Trump May Lose Star on Walk of Fame, But Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey Won't
Americans Give Trump An 'A' For Economy
STEELE, SIMPSON, AND OHR LINKED WITH RUSSIAN OLIGARCH
Beijing demands Christians infuse faith with 'Chinese characteristics' amid crackdown on religion
Saudi Arabia crucified a man in Mecca while aggressively calling out Canada over human rights
China has had a strategy to supplant the United States as the dominant military and economic power since 1949.
How to Combat the Left’s ‘Alternative’ Israel Brainwashing - My time among the propagandists
Wednesday, August 8. 2018
The real story behind the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ controversy
UCLA students forced to pay for ‘Toxic Masculinity Committee’
THE LEFT’S WAR ON WHITENESS
Should Christians Vote for Muslim Candidates?
Why not? It depends
The Latest “Trump The Tyrant” Article From The WaPo Is A Real Gem
HOW THE MEDIA EMBRACED EN MASSE FAKE NEWS ABOUT TRUMP TOWER MEETING
CNN’S OWN LEGAL ANALYST DASHES PANEL’S COLLUSION NARRATIVE
Obviously. And unlike Clinton, there was no payment for Russian dirt
Socialist ‘Future of the Democrat Party’ Just Had a VERY Bad Night
Beyond family separation: Trump’s ongoing war on asylum, explained
But if you get arrested, you can't be with your kids
How a senior DOJ official helped Dem researchers on Trump-Russia case
Why Doesn’t President Trump Get More Credit?
German Spy Chief Warns, Islamist Children "Pose Real Threat" To Nation
Asylum seeker who raped 17-year-old student in a cemetery replies ´Yes, I did that. Why not?´ as he is jailed for 16 years for attacking her and another woman five months apart
We have to be more multiculturally understanding, right?
Trump drives tough deals
Tuesday, August 7. 2018
Trump Insults Anybody Who Angers Him, Regardless of Color
Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend World's Biggest Heavy Metal Festival
Amish man starts "Uber" ride service with his horse and buggy
Air Force silent after 2-kiloton meteor hits Earth near base
I blame climate change
EPA: Maybe adding ethanol to gasoline wasn’t smart after all!
Kudos to Netflix For Dropping Farrakhan ‘Documentary’
Apple’s Stock Market Scam - The tech giant just became America's first trillion-dollar company, but it wasn't thanks to the iPhone.
Free the carmakers from government regs
We’ve Got To Stop Letting ‘Outrage Mobs’ Get People Fired
CHINA Murdered or Imprisoned 20 CIA Operatives and Sources While Feinstein Had a Chinese Spy as Office Manager
Mayor Blames Trump For Black Doll Hung In Playground. Reverend: Here's Who Actually Did It.
California government official: “Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
Unfunded US state and local government pensions totals $5 trillion
FAR LEFT MOBS RIOT In 3 Major US Cities — NOT ONE Mainstream Outlet Reports on the Widespread Leftist Violence
The New Underground Railroad… To Canada
Monday, August 6. 2018
Bees are not in Danger
An extensive report from the Environmental Protection Agency found that including ethanol into the U.S. gas supply is wreaking havoc on the atmosphere and soil
New York Bill Mandates Three Months Paid Bereavement Leave
That is crazy on so many levels
California fires and sprawl into fire zones
Scott Adams discusses his visit with Trump
A delightful report
CBS News Tries To Blame Portland Violence On Trump Supporters
This will not stand: Judge orders DACA fully reinstated
South Africa Moves Forward with Expropriation of White Land Without Compensation
Saturday, August 4. 2018
Those elites do not know real people.
Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.
San Francisco Bans Everything
Except pooping on sidewalks
Thugs in Portlandia
On Liberal Numerology
Is there really that much hate?
Sarah Jeong Is A Warning Sign Of Something Wrong With The Left
Funny: Trump will surely read her tweets at his next rally
Why does she hate the utterly limp and innocuous David Brooks?
‘Why Do The Press Hate The American People?’
Cory Booker Bashes America: Things Are “Savagely Wrong”
The Clinton campaign sought dirt on Trump from Russian officials. Where’s the outrage?
Trump’s foreign policy rooted in Nixon, Reagan principles
Independent voters a major headache for the GOP as midterm elections loom
The idea that Trump et al are ignorant about trade
These guys still get it wrong. They are just doing hardball negotiating
Trump Creates 830,000 Manufacturing Jobs in 19 Mos. — 804,000 More than Obama in Previous 19 Mos.
Mike Pence scolds mainstream media outlets that did not cover ceremony honoring return of Korean War remains
FBI CONTINUED TO GET INFO FROM STEELE AFTER TERMINATING FORMAL RELATIONSHIP
Steele was on a mission to destroy Trump
Denmark Bans the Niqab, and Media Reacts Exactly as Expected
Friday, August 3. 2018
Not drinking alcohol in middle age increases dementia risk, says report
Omega-3 fatty acids do your heart no good - waste of money
Aborigines: Reclaiming Work as a Virtue
Whenever I get around to running a most punchable face contest on Power Line, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal will be one of the contestants.
NYTIMES’ NEWEST HIRE SENT TONS OF ANTI-WHITE RACIST TWEETS
Times has to keep up with radical chic
IRONY: Social Media Mob Comes For Sarah Jeong, Who Cheered Social Media Mobbing Of Others
This isn't culture war. It's worse.
Proposed Changes to CAFE Standards are Good News for Consumers
"Start with a politics cleanse: For two weeks — maybe over your August vacation — resolve not to read, watch or listen to anything about politics."
Socialist Venezuela Falling Apart As President Maduro Shockingly Blames Party
Venezuelan Dictator Nicolás Maduro Now Admits Socialism Sucks
'Force field' technology could make US tanks unstoppable
Thursday, August 2. 2018
The Enlightened Superstitions of Steven Pinker
Are All Cultures Equally Good?
About Cardinal McKerrick
Paramount Owes America an Apology for Jay-Z's Trayvon Series
MIDDLE RAGES - WHY THE BATTLE FOR MEDIEVAL STUDIES MATTERS TO AMERICA
Environmental scare stories
Photographer of starving polar bear admits losing control of “climate change narrative”
But there is still CO2 in the air!
Social Justice Warriors Have Finally Come for the Comedy Classic ‘Animal House’
NY Dem Governor Attacks Media For Asking Tough Questions
They're sposta be on his team
SURVEY: Americans support 1A rights, but don’t know what they are
Understanding Trade Deficits
Z-man: The fight over open borders today is actually a battle to expand the franchise by those seeking to push through a post-national agenda.
Noncitizens across U.S. find it easy to register to vote, cast ballots. Russian national surprised to be on rolls in San Francisco
Majority of Democrats: Illegal Aliens Should be Given the Right to Vote
Media don´t want to understand Trump voters, all 63 million of them
Politico Reporter: Between Them, You’d Get A Full Set Of Teeth From The Crowd At A Trump Rally
All Democrats have to do is act crazy, and Steyer will back them.
Wednesday, August 1. 2018
Pres. Trump phones Rush on Rush's 30th anniversary of his radio show.
Anybody must admit that Trump is fun to listen to, regardless what you think of him. Trump is a powerful schmoozer, maybe as good as Bill Clinton. Talks fast like a real New Yorker.
Toon via Theo
Mario Vargas Llosa’s journey from Castro groupie to steel-eyed critic of both Leftism and populism gives the observations and commentary of his latest book the authority of a long life both lived and examined. To describe it as a joy of the first order would be to engage in understatement
The Nation Apologies for Publishing an 'Ableist' Poem - "Caused harm to members of several communities"
I doubt it. Nobody reads it
Distributing the Green (Cards): Permanent Residency and the Income Tax after the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
Former Hippies Put in Horrible Position of Rooting for F.B.I.
Connecticut is poised to reject Democrats’ economic mistakes
German Police: 126,000 Immigrants Set for Deportation Have ‘Disappeared’
Tuesday, July 31. 2018
A 'Mini Ice Age' Is Coming in The Next 15 Years
'Trigger warnings' may undermine 'emotional resilience,' Harvard study finds
Nonsense. These are crybullies, not snowflakes. Fake snowflakes.
GENDER FLUIDITY HAS ITS ADVANTAGES
Whatever Happened To The ‘Unmaskings’ Probe?
Andy McCarthy: My Collusion Confusion
Despite Media Hysterics Trump’s Approval Remains Unchanged – And He Is Still 3 Points Ahead of Obama at Same Point In His Presidency
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: “President Fulfilling A Major Economic Promise, The U.S. Economy Is Booming” - Economy doing so good even CNN can’t lie about it.
THE DEMOCRAT FUTURE ISN’T SOCIALIST, IT’S CRAZY. They don’t want socialism, they want Trump dead.
Seven 'Great' Marxist Leaders Young Socialists Need to Know
300,000 Illegal Immigrants in Islamic Colony Saint-Denis
Echoes of Venezuela: Ortega relies on street gangs to crush Nicaraguan government rebellion
Monday, July 30. 2018
Why Are Men So Terrible, And What Can We Do About It?
A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade - It could revolutionize everything from medicine to agriculture. Better read up now.
Nat. Geographic Admits They Were Wrong About Famous Climate Change Polar Bear Pic
WaPo: Connecticut is drowning in debt. Should the rest of us have to pay?
Mike Rowe Talks To Ben Shapiro About The Gap Between So-Called ‘Elites’ And Everyone Else
Martin Armstrong: Is CNN Creating A Civil War?
You Have Just Entered The Twilight Zone; CNN — Creating Narratives Nightly
Tucker Carlson Reports the FBI Collaborates With Southern Poverty Law Center
Trump Anxiety Disorder: Therapists Say Patients Are Experiencing More Trump-Related Anxiety
Mueller probably hasn’t exhausted the possibilities of building obstruction of justice charges against Trump based on his regular activities. Trump’s use of Twitter barely scratches the surface of the potential wrongdoing that falls within the scope of Mueller’s probe...
President Trump Is Correct--Study Shows 90% Of Administration Media Coverage Is Negative
I see CNN and MSNBC in the gym all the time. It truly is Destroy Trump's Reputation 24/7
The Rules For Beating Donald Trump
Janice Atkinson, MEP: The EU Is Killing Itself from the Inside. As All Dictatorships Do
Number of Islamists in Germany Reaches Record High, says Intel Report
Saturday, July 28. 2018
It's not uncommon to see small family groups of Chimney Swifts overhead during the summer months. Wonderful fliers, catching bugs on the wing.
I've seen parents pass a bug to a child, both on the wing. Cute.
Their numbers have declined drastically over the past 40 years, for unclear reasons. Maybe more chimney caps, or steel flues. They need masonry flues to get a grip.
My best Chimney Swift story is about the day one accidentally came down our old church's chimney and started flying around the church - on Pentecost! I finally was able to snatch it when it was banging against the window, and somebody opened the window and off it went like the Holy Spirit.
There are a couple of other species of Swifts in the western US. If anybody can distinguish a Vaux from a Chimney Swift, good for you. Swifts spend the cooler months in the Amazon basin.
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