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.
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Sunday, April 26. 2015
What is this all about? Replacing parents and families?
He's especially good on the role of education and training.
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 14:23 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0)
A Deadly Dance - Two prominent doctors. One beautiful woman looking for romance. And a likable misfit who spun tall tales. Their lives intersected after an intense relationship turned sour, but no one guessed that the path to love would lead to murder.
It is a story as old as mankind.
Posted by Dr. Joy Bliss in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 12:36 | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
So much for the terror tactics, which have never worked anyway except on the ignorant. We're in a mild inter-glacial, but not really. Technically, we are still in an ice age.
An Einstein quote in Mauldin's Why Physics Needs Philosophy:
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 07:18 | Comments (10) | Trackbacks (0)
Psalm 23, A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Saturday, April 25. 2015
Not from The Onion, but it might as well be: Trigger Warnings Week at College Insurrection
Trigger warnings trigger me. I might go off.
We have a similar trip planned to the famous Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island in Georgia. We love Georgia but, then again, we love almost anywhere. Again, no phones, no wifi, no TV, no shops, and no transportation other than bike or foot. Other than the old mansion (built by Carnegie), there is no other development. All nature sanctuary. Bring binoculars of course, bathing suit ... and mosquito spray.
Hikes and bikes, and sea, all day.
You get there by boat from Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. Ha. I've been there! Had a fine seafood lunch in Fernandina overlooking the harbor. Huge plate of fried oysters with pepper salsa, as I recall, cole slaw on the side, and a couple of beers.
Pic is Greyfield Inn
And I thought my Coreg was expensive
I like that Lilly stuff. They even make stuff for men, but you have to be above-average macho to wear it.
How about a ‘Capitalism Day’ to balance ‘Earth Day’ to remind us of what’s behind environmental improvements
Everglades shows government threatens the environment
Status Quo On Housing Finance Keeps Failed System In Place
Bill Ayers to University Students: America’s ‘Game Is Over’ and ‘Another World’ Is Coming
Hasn't had a new thought since 1960
Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos
“Teachers Cannot Teach What They Do Not Know” - Sandra Stotsky’s primer for improving American educational standards
"Toughen up, buttercup." Megyn Kelly offers helpful advice to students seeking “safe space” from opinions
They are just play-acting fragile, Megyn. It's a power play.
Playing at Protest - Gotham’s confused politicians demonstrate against a system they own and operate.
Mitt Romney on Clinton Foundation donations: 'It looks like bribery'
NYT Freak Out: Ermagersh! Ted Cruz Has Gay Friends — and Supporters!!! This doesn't fit the narrative.
It's his birthday week. The youth may not know what a talented fellow he was with words, rhythm, wit, and wisdom, and it's tough to know that if you are under age 18 or more. Shakespeare: The Ultimate Dead White Male? Every word he wrote is best read aloud.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Friday, April 24. 2015
"Proudly made in New York City." She's back! The Nora Gardner Spring 2015 Shop
Each garment has a pocket for a phone and is designed to be professional wear which can be easily dressed up for after-work outings. If you're not in NY, you can find her stuff online or in these places.
So say the students: "(It's) a college campus laden with trauma and sexualized violence and full of victims/survivors..."
Sounds terrible. I thought it was a goofy artsy-fartsy, metrosexual, granola place for kids with tats, pink hair, and nose rings - not a dangerous hellhole.
Earth Day Is Emerging As Time To Celebrate Bounty of Modern Life
Largest Bank In America Joins War On Cash
OBAMA EDUCATION SECRETARY: Parents Who Opt Out of Common Core are Racists
"Unsafe" means go away and shut up
Homeland Security Working Overtime to Add ‘New Americans’ by 2016 Election
Immigration has an important place in American life, but it can never become more important than American life.
Back to Tammany Hall politics
Republican candidates need to address the concerns of millions of
Jeb Bush Takes Shot at Romney: ‘He Didn’t Signal He Cared About People’
Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo Evidence
Here in New England, the spring migration is underway. Blackbirds came a month ago, and are still passing through, but the hardy songbirds are beginning to show up despite yesterday's light snow.
The Juncos headed north a couple of weeks ago, and now most of the White Throats have left too. I heard the first Towhee of the Spring this morning.
How quick can bird migration be? Brazil to Pennsylvania in 13 days.
Photo is our Eastern Towhee. Unmistakable, loud call, "Drink your teeeee." Saw my first of the season yesterday, scratching under my feeder. Love those guys.
Here's a chilly male Cardinal. Due to global warming, it was a wicked winter and a cold early Spring this year.
Thursday, April 23. 2015
Did you ever wonder why Al Kooper's organ chords were slightly behind? He didn't know the chords. Besides, he barely knew how to play the organ. He was a guitar player.
Good story, and true. With enough ballsiness, life can be like that.
So soon, we are back in the thick of the old familiar Clinton slime. This morning it was the Russian uranium deal, and this afternoon, this: Hillary's Charities Suffer A "Geithner Moment", Will Refile 5 Years Of Taxes
Tomorrow it will be Bill hanging with crims and underage hookers in the Bahamas...never mind, that already was reported last week by the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
For Clintons, speech income shows how their wealth is intertwined with charity. It's become clear, if it had not been already, that those $300-500,000 speeches were bribes and that their "charity" is a slush fund.
And, via the very lib NY Mag:
Mark Halperin: Will the Old Clinton Playbook Work? Well, Wall St loves her so there's that. Who else does? I wonder. I suspect both the Bushes and the Clintons will be past history soon, if not already.
How would all of this go over if the Clintons were conservative Repubs?
Live and learn. Nobody would eat a daffodil bulb on purpose, but if you do it's bad news.
- Some people are highly allergic to daffodil sap.
- Most other plants cannot tolerate daffodil or narcissus sap. They secrete something which prevents other stems from absorbing water. That's why you never see bouquets or vases with daff or narcissus cuttings shared with other flower or plant cuttings.
"To believe in God is one thing. A relationship with God is the end game.”
Pic: Mr. Volcano in Chile celebrates Earth Day with megatons of CO2 and air pollution, via Gateway
Gender identification based on genitalia is the new bigotry.
Warning: Literature Ahead
Same goes for many people who pursue their dreams
SCOTUS takes on the raisin takings case - Classical taking, government theft, or something else entirely?
Stockman: Thanks For The Investment Advice, Mario!
The Meaning of Their Service: General (4Star-Ret. U.S.M.C.) James N. Mattis
Greenfield: Know Your Social Justice Warriors:
Welfare and Social Insurance Lead to Declining Desire to Work
There has to be something criminal in this
The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy: Hillary Clinton’s Scandals Finally Catch Up to Mainstream Media
Hillary’s Team Outlines ‘Clinton Cash’ Response: Attack the Messenger
The sleaze is piling up again
From Goad's Conveniently Latino:
Marines, Navy Looking for Amphibious Alternatives
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