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, February 23. 2019
Life’s Too Short for Envy
Bear Grylls in hot water after boiling frog
What actually killed the dinosaurs? Volcanic clues heat up debate.
Climate change causes Moose ticks?
Interesting about Moose, but so tendentious. Moose moving south? So Moose ticks accompany Moose. No Moose, no Moose ticks. Reindeer have ticks too.
War on Conservatives Week in Higher Education
What My Days as a Marxist Taught Me About Modern Political Cults
Public Policy In Action In Progressive New York
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER BLAMES TRUMP FOR INCREASE IN BLACK NATIONALIST HATE GROUPS
Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say
Smollett’s Lawyers Trash Chicago PD, Tout Actor’s ‘Impeccable Character’
Mass grave containing 3,500 victims of ISIS - which could 'hold the answers' to the fate of executed US hostages - discovered in the 'caliphate capital' Raqqa in Syria
IDF: Gaza children being promised NIS 300 ($83) if injured at border protests. Israeli army says troops see Hamas sending kids as young as 8 to front lines of violent demonstrations
Typical. Golda Meir said there will be peace when these people love their kids more than they hate Jews
Friday, February 22. 2019
Conrad Black: Real Scandal Of Trump Term Starts To Unravel
Nude Beaches: Europe vs. the Caribbean
Are our readers ready? If not, why not?
Pompeo slams Huawei: US won't partner with countries that use its technology
Radically Transforming the Nation: Our Politicized Schools of Education
It’s Getting Done: 30-Foot Border Wall Project Begins In California
New migrant caravan forms as Mexican cities that border US keep swelling with asylum seekers
British Warmists Want To Ban All New Homes From Using Natural Gas
Media Hysteria: Climate Change ‘Heat Records’ Are a Huge Data Manipulation
Where to Go on Health Insurance?
Universal, Government-Funded Pre-K May Do More Harm Than Good
Federal prosecutors broke law in Jeffrey Epstein case, judge rules
GOP-ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR PHILADELPHIA MAYOR SAYS ‘MENTAL ILLNESS’ HAS KEPT HER FROM WORKING FOR EIGHT YEARS
Viewers Starting To Doubt Objectivity Of Reporter With 'KAMALA 2020' Face Tattoo
Ocasio-Cortez rips media for reporting on her new luxury high-rise
Lifestyles of the rich and socialist: Bernie Sanders has 3 houses, makes millions
Good for him. It always confuses me, tho, how "public servants" get rich
Bernie Already Won. So Why Run Again? The Vermont independent has yanked Democrats so far to the left that his competitors are becoming mini-mes.
How President Trump Broke the Left
Forget About Jussie Smollett's Fake Noose Lynching, the NYT Has Just Gotten Word of Stunning Late-Breaking News: Emmett Till Has Been Lynched!
Jussie's lynching is Trump's fault
Good quote going around: "The demand for racism has outrun its supply."
Chicago Police Commissioner Calls Out Media, Stars and Politicians for Pushing Smollett Hoax
FBI Official Admits To Infiltrating Trump Campaign - Just Don't Call It Spying
WHO WILL FILL THE VACUUM LEFT BY ISIS? A very interesting phenomenon has taken place in the Idlib area of Syria: the presence of the Islamic State has almost completely disappeared.
GERMAN PRESIDENT LAUDS IRAN ON REVOLUTION THAT SEEKS ISRAEL'S DESTRUCTION
Germany has an excess of whorehouses
Thursday, February 21. 2019
Down on the farm — with robots
The Man Who Wasn’t Gershwin - Oscar Levant…classical musician?
With 2 shots from her pistol, and prayer, 79-year-old woman holds off burglar
Chick-fil-A just did something incredible that has liberals losing their minds
Without Amazon HQ2, What Happens to Housing in Queens?
New York officials face backlash over 'congestion' tax push
Catholic cardinals urge end of 'homosexual agenda'
Colleges are now dominated by women, creating an ‘education gap’ afflicting men
Accused College Students Deserve the Presumption of Innocence. Nineteen attorneys general are lobbying against extending that right in Title IX cases on campus.
Most Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test. Here’s Why We Should Be Worried.
The ‘Times’ and Israel: A Review of 2018. The bottom line: Not good.
Gillibrand To Activist: You’re Right, The Border Wall Would Cut Off “Indigenous” People From The U.S.
25 MS-13 gang members deported from migrant caravan in Mexico, officials say
Census: Highest immigrant population in 100 years, over half Latinos
Governing by National Emergency - What norms?
Get ready for the 'Free Jussie' protests. You can be sure CNN will be there!
Jussie Smollett Wrote The Racist Letter That Led To The Alleged Fake Hate Crime Against Him
CNN Staffers Angry at Network’s Decision to Hire GOP Operative as Political Editor
The Media ‘Think They’re Living in a Cartoon and White Men Are the Villains’
Bruce Ohr Says He Ferried Another Hillary Clinton-Financed Dossier to the FBI, This One Written By His Fusion GPS Employed Wife
John Solomon’s Revelation Of A Third Dossier Is The Latest Sign The Assault Against Trump Has Reached A Tipping Point
Majority of Voters Want a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Attempted Coup Against Trump
Trump signs bill blocking transfer of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey
China's new roads are remarkable:
Wednesday, February 20. 2019
Photo from a reader: Ice castle in Dillon, Colorado, this week
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner Hits 801 MPH Over Pennsylvania, Thanks to Jet Stream
Facebook Still Championing Blasphemy Laws
Scared of Muslims, but nobody else
The opioid epidemic keeps killing my friends
Wrong way to say it. The issue is the popularity of opioids
The Trump Administration’s recent proposal on Title IX would bolster due process rights of students.
Trump administration to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funding
Most See Crime in Justice, FBI ‘Coup’ Against Trump, Want Special Prosecutor
Elizabeth Warren Urges Universal Child Care, 'Ultra-Millionaire' Tax
The return of "cradle to grave"
Get Woke, Get Fired
Barack Obama Might Not Get His Hideous Library in the Public Park
Ban presidential libraries. Disgusting fad.
Grenell Launches Trump Admin Effort Towards Global Decriminalization Of Homosexuality
MacDonald: The Frenzied Search for Racism. Elites bought Jussie Smollett’s story because it confirmed their cherished narrative about a hateful America.
The only hate I see in the US is from the Left. Consumed and blinded by hate.
Why Does the MSM Keep Falling for Obvious Hoaxes?
They do not "fall for them".
Jussie Smollett and the Information Warfare of the Left
Covington student's lawyer to file defamation lawsuits after client cleared in investigation, Says no one should feel safe even after initial round
Rape Survivor Lara Logan Gets Cold Shoulder from Media
Federal grand jury reportedly already convened, issued multiple subpoenas on Jussie Smollett fake mail threat sent to Fox 1/18/19
"The president is not well at all mentally. I think he’s an extreme narcissist... he is having a hissy fit... He does need to be removed under the 25th Amendment." Said Richard Painter, just last night on MSNBC.
Government 'makes Isis bride stateless' by stripping her British citizenship
Reckless foolish youth destroy their lives all the time. A shame.
Russian Bears Need Less Than 20 Minutes To Hack Your Data
ISIS fighters have been fleeing from Syria into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow
Palestinian official throws wrench into Israeli plan for railway link to Gulf
Haters gotta hate, even when it hurts them
Tuesday, February 19. 2019
Scott is a skilled bullshit detector. Entertaining podcast about persuasion, not science.
Biased news is not news, but still: CBS’s Lara Logan Calls Media ‘Mostly Liberal’ in Scorched Earth Interview: I’m Committing ‘Professional Suicide’
“W.E.B. Griffin” — November 10, 1929 – February 12, 2019
Green New Deal Looks To Control What You Eat
MILLER: The Current Democratic Party Has No Use For Jews
It’s Time For America To Break Up With Liberals
Scott Adams podcast: Never believe the news
Protesters take over Border Patrol museum, deface pictures of fallen agents
BRIT HUME TAKES ON NBC REPORTER AND OBAMA ADVISER OVER KAMALA HARRIS COVERAGE
The MSM has selected Harris
Cory Booker, Who Called Smollett Incident An Attempted “Lynching”: I’ll Withhold Judgment Until More Information Comes Out
Al Sharpton: Hold Jussie Smollett accountable if he staged attack
Says the man who invented fake hate crimes
Spreading The Fake Smollett "MAGA Country" Hate Crime: A Mainstream Media Montage
The List Of Fake Hate Crimes Is Pretty Long (Update)
Media following same script against MAGA as it did against Tea Party - From Bill Sparkman to Jussie Smollett, the media still creates false narratives that ordinary law-abiding Americans who oppose liberals are dangerous and prone to violence.
SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN CALLS FOR COUP AGAINST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
'I made a big mistake': American ISIS bride who called for terror attacks at Memorial Day parades and has married three jihadi fighters begs the US to let her go back to Alabama
Monday, February 18. 2019
The Cholesterol Controversy - Why is cholesterol so much more controversial than the other cardiac risk factors? A review of cholesterol’s troubled and contentious history might help us understand where many of the cholesterol controversies originated… and why it’s time to let them pass into history.
Social Justice Warriors in the knitting world
A campus infected with hostility: A professor says he's been targeted for being a conservative Jew
Fifteen Devastating Quotes That Show How Dangerous Social Media Has Become to Society
Gavin Newsom decides to destroy the planet
Maloney (D) Slams Ocasio-Cortez’s Opposition to Amazon: ‘Now We Are Protesting Jobs?’
Democrats are tearing themselves apart over Amazon
Morning Joe worried Ocasio-Cortez’s economic ignorance could hand Trump a 2020 win
People get her wrong. She's not dumb exactly- she's just trying to move the Overton Window. Already has, in fact. Not dumb, but wrong about everything. Being wrong doesn't matter for the purpose.
Massive East Coast solar project generates fury from neighbors
American Legion: The definition of Americanism
What Is and Isn’t a Big Deal in Trump’s Executive Actions Related to the Border
Why Trump will win the wall fight
Democrats reject push to alert ICE when illegal immigrants fail firearm background checks
Outsiders should regard purported hate crimes that sound like crafted narratives with skepticism until they're proven true.
Spreading The Fake Smollett "MAGA Country" Hate Crime: A Mainstream Media Montage
ANOTHER FAKE HATE CRIME? OF COURSE IT IS
The MSM requires fake hate. There is darn little real hate these days - except for the fake hate haters. The fake hate haters are consumed by hate. Lots of Trump haters and America-haters out there, but darn few gay-haters or Black-haters other than crazies.
Ex-FBI Lawyer James Baker Testified Two Cabinet Members “Ready to Support” 25th Amendment Coup Against Trump
Collusion: The Criminalization Of Policy Disputes
Comments On Andrew McCabe And The FBI's Coup Plotters
McCabe told Scott Pelley that he was concerned Donald Trump was a “national security threat” which was his reasoning for opening a counterintel investigation into Trump. Again, McCabe says this based on ZERO evidence.
Trump, Erections, And A Lack Thereof
Henan, Kaifeng Jews persecuted along with other religions
Trump calls on U.S. allies in Europe to take back 800 captured ISIS fighters. "The U.S. does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go," Trump warned.
Nowhere to Hide: The Logic of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria
‘Taking their last breath’: IS hides among Syrian civilians
Saturday, February 16. 2019
Many do. Sad. Scott Adams has it covered, on his enjoyable podcast.
You might not admire his personality, but it's hoaxes all the way down. Malevolent hoaxes.
New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators. The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse
Proposed Title IX rules don’t go far enough for professor group, Harvard law scholars
Blame Amazon’s retreat from NYC on the humiliating ‘Dance, monkey’ competition
The Amazon-slayers are only getting started
Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue
With Amazon NYC 'second HQ' deal canceled, Ocasio-Cortez now officially is a huge problem for Dems
Two Nigerian actor brothers are arrested over Jussie Smollett attack, as it’s revealed they are FRIENDS with the Empire star amid claims the assault was staged to save his career
‘Can’t make this stuff up’! Jussie Smollett case takes another weird turn — and it ‘doesn’t look good’
How To Spot A Hoax
California’s Gov. Newsom plans to shower illegal immigrants with millions in “humanitarian aid”
Networks: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report
IT’S A TWO-WORD ANALYSIS: “BECAUSE TRUMP.”
How the Democrats Went Nuts in Three Months
If Socialism Is So Good, Why Are People Moving Away?
7 Big Takeaways From Andrew McCabe’s Planned Coup
Judicial Watch: Docs Reveal FBI Cover Up of ‘Chart’ of Potential Violations of Law by Hillary Clinton
Trump: Worst warmonger ever!
Palestinians: "Journalism" Hamas Style
Friday, February 15. 2019
Related, After the Coup is Gone
You Can Limit Death’s Financial Costs, if Not the Emotional Ones, The transfer of assets when a spouse dies can be fairly simple—if you learn from my mistakes.
Failure to Launch - Male and Stuck at Home. 25 years old and stuck—six steps to success
Focus on the Family to put live 4-D ultrasounds on Times Square jumbotron
Jordan Peterson: It’s ideology vs. science in psychology’s war on boys and men. The coup of the American Psychological Association undertaken by the ideologues is now complete
Will 2019 be the year that colleges and universities stop openly discriminating against men, 47 years after Title IX?
HUH? Arkansas Swears In All-Female 'Boy Scout' Troop
Undocumented Students and Affirmative Action
Ocasio-Cortez ‘Policy Guy’ Deletes Tweet Saying Public Option Won’t Pay For ‘Hip Replacements For Octogenarians
Sen. Markey Claims McConnell is Trying to “Sabotage” and “Silence” the Green New Deal. He’s so mad, he’s opposing voting for his own bill…
New York Governor: Florida Is Stealing Our Population
Andrew Cuomo Pleads For A Federal Handout And President Trump Tells Him To Frack Right Off
Diversity First—Education, Whenever. In New York City, a blue-ribbon task force agrees that demographics are the best measure of school quality.
Cory Booker: Planet Cannot Sustain People Eating Meat
Being against bacon is no way to get elected
Can You Guess What The Science Is Behind Seattle’s Historic Snow?
Trump To California: Give Us Our $3.5 Billion Back For That 'Green' High-Speed Rail
From a lefty: How Social Justice Ideologues Hijacked a Legal Regulator
McCabe says he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump. The former FBI acting director tells 60 Minutes about the measures taken to ensure investigations into President Trump wouldn’t "vanish."
Deep state plotted a coup. Bad, treasonous.
Eight days in May: New revelations about intrigue to remove Trump
After Collusion Case Collapses, House Dems Set To Launch "Vast" Russia Probe 2.0
Russian Hostile Meddling Backfires in Northern Europe
Mattis May Be Gone, But His Effort to Revolutionize the Infantry Continues
Thursday, February 14. 2019
If this is winning, what would losing look like?
Ingrates. Most sensible places would welcome 125,000 good jobs for their people. For the good of my city, I am deeply disappointed by the political idiots. No giganto biz wants to put up with that sort of BS when everybody else wants them.
While he was not considered a generally 'good' mayor, Robert Van Wyck certainly is an integral part of the city. I've taken the Van Wyck Expressway many times, but I've never wondered who Van Wyck actually was.
A Tammany operative, his scandals eventually cost the group power. Robert was the first mayor elected after the consolidation of the five boroughs.
On Valentine's Day 1899, he signed a law renaming Western Boulevard. Western ran north of Columbus Circle, and his law changed its name to Broadway, thereby extending the famous thoroughfare. Today, Broadway runs all the way north on the west side, then turns east at Inwood toward the Spuyten Duyvil, across into The Bronx, and up into Yonkers (where it becomes South Broadway). At 178th Street, it becomes Route 9.
WSJ: Haze the Dead! More Obit Writers Tell It Like It Was—Warts and All. Once generic and reverent, more remembrances written by family members include frank, humorous assessments of the departed; ‘the biggest tightwad in the mid-Atlantic region’
Every funeral needs some knowing laughs and giggles
Graduation Inflation is Harming Students
Say, Can You Guess What The Science Is Behind Seattle’s Historic Snow?
MCCONNELL ON GREEN NEW DEAL: LET’S VOTE
He's a sly one
Democrats invent a new word for bullsh*t: ‘aspirational’
What was the problem California's bullet train was supposed to solve?
This Train Won’t Leave the Station. If high-speed rail can’t make it in California, it can’t make it anywhere.
The Case for Amazon in New York
Covington high school students cleared of any wrongdoing in viral incident after independent investigation
Chicago Police Will Re-Interview Jussie Smollett Over Redacted Phone Records
FEC Still Refuses To Investigate Alleged $84 Million Clinton Campaign Money Laundering
High taxes are driving away the tri-state golden geese
The Republican Pouncing Problem
Senate Intel Dems, GOP Agree: No “Direct Evidence” Of Collusion Found
Migrants overwhelm New Mexico border post with thousands of illegal crossings
New Mexico border patrol resources stressed after more than 28 large migrant groups make illegal crossings since October
For the ACLU, Antipathy to Israel Trumps Antidiscrimination
HonestReporting Invites Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to Israel
China, Russia Building Attack Satellites and Space Lasers: Pentagon Report
Wednesday, February 13. 2019
It's tomorrow, dummies. Saint Valentine's Day/
University May Ban Valentines Under Sexual- Harassment Policy
Oldest Asian elephant in captivity dies in India at age 88
In 1974, Roger Penrose, a British mathematician, created a revolutionary set of tiles that could be used to cover an infinite plane in a pattern that never repeats.
‘Beautiful Disaster’: Head Injury Reveals Hidden Talent
I could use that kind of injury
Is it time to change our thinking on fraternities?
Doesn't matter. Men form frats and women form sororities organically. It's natural.
Warmist And Climahypocrite Harrison Ford Declares ‘Climate Change’ “The Greatest Moral Crisis Of Our Time” Or Something
USA Powerlifting Stands Up to Transsexual Agenda
Maine Has Been Hit By A “Silver Tsunami”
Williamson: Globalization Is Making Everyone Richer
Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax on the Super-Rich Is the Wrong Solution to the Right Problem
Outrageous NYC Education Pensions
California to pull plug on billion-dollar bullet train, cites ballooning costs
Biased Journalists... Who Would Have Thought It?
Democrats are shifting from ‘You didn’t build that’ to ‘You don’t deserve that.’ This is not progress.
JEWISH LEADERS Thank President Trump In New York Times Full Page Ad – Criticize Freshman Democrats on Anti-Semitic Positions
It's a start
The Hidden State of Illegalia
Trump in El Paso last night: "I'm guilty! I'm guilty! I also live behind walls, okay?"
Dem Congresswoman Blames Virginia Democrats’ Scandals on Trump
New Emails Confirm FBI Tried To Work Deal With State Dept To Minimize Hillary Email Scandal
Was Kamala Harris getting stoned while serving as an anti-pot prosecutor?
"You do love your dogs, don't you? I wouldn't mind having one honestly, but I don't have time. How would I look walking a dog on the White House lawn?"
He's right. Dogs are White House props
The Problem with Trying to Measure ‘Racial Resentment’
SWEDEN BOMBING CRISIS CONTINUES: Man Blows Himself Up as 4 Bombings Take Place in 24 Hours
Hezbollah Is in Venezuela to Stay
Tuesday, February 12. 2019
Fischer makes good points, but Trump would not have been elected as a slick, savvy insider.
People wanted a tough guy with common sense.
Do Animals Have Feelings?
Sensations? Of course they do
The Campus Rape Culture That Never Was
If you have an agenda, you have to have a crisis. Does rape occur? Of course. It's a felony.
Linda Sarsour Attacks AIPAC in Defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar
Electronic Health Records Give Way to Disasters and Dangerous Intrusions
IS GLOBAL WARMING THEORY SCIENTIFIC?
Governor, Virginia’s kindergarteners are not the problem. You are.
Commenter on Hate Hoax:
Appeals court sides with Trump in border wall prototype dispute
42 Million Reasons Why Trump Thinks Democrats' New 'Open Borders' Demand Is "Crazy!
California Gov. Newsom Removing National Guard From Border
Soros Panics Over Populist Revolt: "EU Is Sleepwalking Into Oblivion"
Germany Struggles to Regain a National Identity, with Mixed Results
Coming to grips with the truth about Qatar - A conference shines needed light on how a U.S. “ally” not only does far more harm than good, but also reveals it to be a dangerous threat to the West.
Monday, February 11. 2019
Trump's approval rating among likely voters soars to his best in 23 MONTHS at 52 per cent
Is he the only sane person in Washington? Inquiring minds wonder.
And that's despite this: Video Venom: 33 TV Shows in Jan. Slam ‘Terrorist’ Trump, Praise Abortion
But this helps: Americans' Confidence in Their Finances Keeps Growing
Endurance: Search for Shackleton's lost ship begins
The Wound in American Education - Review: recent debate on free speech in the academy
'Blazing Saddles' at 45: The Movie That Couldn't Get Made Today
Harvard Fires Back in Legal Battle Over Single-Sex Greek Clubs
Vatican ex-doctrine chief pens manifesto amid pope criticism
The Nuclear Option - As atomic power fades, a new band of support
NJ Voters Furious As Governor Murphy Prepares To Sign 'Rain Tax' Into Law
None Dare Call It a Hoax: The Jussie Smollett Saga Continues
Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else
KLAVAN: A Teachable Moment In Virginia
The Beast That Devours Itself - Identity politics and deplatforming in college theater.
Progressivism: What Is The Limiting Principle?
Gallop Poll CEO: ‘Forty-Two Million Seekers of Citizenship or Asylum are Watching to Determine exactly When and How to Make the Move’ to the US
The ‘New Normal’: A New Era of Bigger Migrant Caravans Has Begun
The case for Russia collusion … against the Democrats
Elizabeth Warren just gave a fantastic speech announcing her candidacy.
Maduro turns uglier
More violence in Paris as 'yellow vests' keep marching
Saturday, February 9. 2019
Since the Green Deal seeks to eliminate cattle farts (hey, what about wild Bison?) by banning beef, I'd suggest banning beans due to human methane emission. Or, is it too extreme to suggest simply banning human existence entirely?
Yale University Newspaper Editor Urges Students to Spy on White Male Classmates to Be Able to Ruin Their Careers in the Future
Pennsylvania College Paper Runs Racist Op-Ed Saying White Boys Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Speak During Class
The Climate Scare: Ever More Shrill, Ever Less Serious
Delingpole: Green New Deal Is a Revamped Communist Manifesto
Related, Judith Curry goes to Washington
Four Reasons to Support the DeVos Title IX Rewrite
What a Title IX Proposal Means for Religious Liberty
What If There Were 42 Million at the Border?
200,000 in the past 3 months
Nine Months Later, Trump’s Iran-Deal Withdrawal Is a Clear Success
DECLASSIFIED US DOCUMENT: PALI SCHOOLS TEACHING HATE
Hate is all they have going for them
The NYT: The Progressive Assault on Israel - A movement that can detect a racist dog-whistle from miles away is strangely deaf when it comes to some of the barking on its own side of the fence.
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