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
Tuesday, December 18. 2018
At Watts Up:
Why the Boston Tea Party Was Such a Great Event
The Biggest Junk Science of 2018
Is abortion "medical care"?
Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to. Analysis: Microsoft adopting Chromium puts the Web in a perilous place.
Poorer Than Other Generations - Millennials are less wealthy and are lower-income than previous cohorts. Here's why.
Metropolitan Police Testing Facial-Recognition Technology In Central London
Don Boudreaux hates limits to immigration
Life as a Trump-Supporting Female in Manhattan
Wow: Christopher Steele Says He Was Hired To Help ‘Challenge The Validity Of The Outcome’ Of 2016 election
It worked. A mess ever since
Reporter who broke news of Steele dossier used to surveil ex-Trump aide calls its claims largely 'false'
New Legal Filings Reveal Hillary Camp Funneled Cash to Chris Steele to Help Her Challenge 2016 Election Results
Justice Department careerists, led by special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, have now served notice that they are targeting the presidency of Donald J. Trump.
NYPost: If he’s ever brought low, it’s less likely to be from the pressures of his responsibilities than his cussed inability or unwillingness to make a minimal effort to conform to his role.
Minorities held in China sew clothes that can end up in US
China’s Bizarre Program to Keep Activists in Check - As part of “stability maintenance,” people the state considers troublemakers may be sent to jail—or sent on vacation.
It's a different culture
Will China Rule The World? China’s worldwide influence campaign requires a coordinated response from all segments of American society—not just politicians and policy-makers.
Monday, December 17. 2018
Episode 340 Scott Adams: Our Useless Congress, Climate Hoax, Flynn Pardon, Wall Funding
More Evidence Organic Farming is Bad
Schools Ordered to Teach Eight-Year-Olds That ‘Boys Can Have Periods Too’
Is practicing yoga cultural appropriation? Students react.
Baltimore County Spends $147 Million On School Laptops; Four Years Later Test Scores Still Terrible
HOW THE LIBERAL PRESS SHAPES THE NEWS
Good Riddance to Obamacare
Mueller's ‘Enterprise’ Witch Hunt
Mueller Destroyed Messages From Peter Strzok's iPhone; OIG Recovers 19,000 New "FBI Lovebird" Texts
Saturday, December 15. 2018
Via Insty, It’s Not A Carry Gun If You Don’t Carry It
Daughter of India's wealthiest family marries. Video
The Clintons were there, of course
Organic food worse for the climate
"You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate Change."
Professor hired mercenaries to rescue student from ISIS in Iraq after he said he wouldn't finish his thesis
The Left Attacked A White College Student For Saying He Loves White People. That's Wildly Hypocritical. Here's Why.
Former FEC Chief: Actually, Those 'Hush Money' Payoffs Were Not Campaign Finance Crimes
Mueller releases Flynn files showing FBI doubts over ‘lying,’ tensions over interview
Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers Testify: "It Operated As An Unregistered Foreign Agent"
New York Times photographer posted support for terrorism on Instagram
Jerry Brown Says Dems Are Becoming Too Extreme
Surber on Trump: Those who complain about his style are superficial people. The real test is substance, not style.
IF TRUMP WERE A DEMOCRAT, WE’D BE SEEING COMPARISONS TO JFK NOW
Deportations under Trump are on the rise, but still lower than Obama's, ICE report shows
Trump Releases Video Showing Hypocrites Schumer, Obama and Hillary Pushing Border Security
Dems Voted For Border Fencing In 2006, Now Claim Oppose Wall Because ‘You Can’t See Thru It’
Brexit falters over a faux border problem
South African Political Leader Defends Comments to “Kill Whites” – “Kill Their Children and Women”
Friday, December 14. 2018
How does screen time affect kids’ brains? The first results of a landmark study are alarming.
Watch the brief video at the bottom. Your brain is being hacked.
A good one: “I Now Understand How Nelson Mandela Felt”
Survey reveals America’s favorite Christmas song to sing in the car
Everybody wants to be a writer, but I feel sorry for the gal.
Climate change causes more animal bites
10 YEARS AGO TODAY – Al Gore Predicted North Pole Would Be COMPLETELY ICE FREE in Five Years
Gary Sinise Flew 1,000 Children of Fallen Soldiers to Disney World for Christmas
Google CEO Exposes Shocking "Full Extent" Of Russian Meddling In 2016
DOJ investigation turns up thousands of missing texts from Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
Being conservative is more stigmatizing than being gay
Conservatives are the only "marginalized group" left
Cowardly Republicans defend due process for Kavanaugh but not accused students
GETTING IT WRONG ON DEMOCRACY, PART TWO
University of California First to Issue Academic Boycott Condemnation
'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go': Egypt's president decries migrants heading to Europe and refusing to integrate instead of fixing their own countries
He is right
Members Of Congress Will Now Have To Pay Out Of Pocket To Settle Sexual Harassment Claims
Scientific American: If you like Trump, you suffer from 'antagonism'
Seems like plenty of "antagonism" from the Trump haters
That Oval Office sit-down? Pelosi and Schumer got skunked.
Border Patrol chief urges senators to support border wall
China readying plan to widen foreign access to its economy: WSJ
Thank you, Pres. Trump. Crazy dumb guy wins again
Mexico announces crackdown on illegal immigration: 'Get in line and you can enter our country'
Their new pres. doesn't want to piss off Trump. The contrast with Obama shows what a pussy he was.
Thursday, December 13. 2018
Christmas Image: Looks like she's going postal with her gift. Annoyed with her brats, or pissed there were not enough carats in her diamond necklace?
The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
Pope Francis Enacting Change to Lord’s Prayer: ‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’
I never imagined that God would lead me into temptation. Always knew that life would/does. Daily.
Our Nation’s Health: Obesity Rate at All-Time High
It's become normal to be overweight in the US.
Are you kidding? I view bread and crackers, etc., mainly as food delivery vehicles. Other than the rare sandwich, in an Italian restaurant I like hard-crust white bread soaked in olive oil with roasted garlic schmeared on top. I dislike other than white bread because other breads interfere with the flavors of the real food. Exception: Pastrami on rye.
Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy
Sports Illustrated’s Choice To Present Its Inspiration Of The Year Award: Christine Blasey Ford
Students oppose new multicultural space because it’s too welcoming
Not from The Onion: US colleges handing out colouring books to students to reduce stress - A growing number of student welfare bodies are picking up on the adult colouring trend as a form of therapy for stressed students
YGBKM: TIL California Wants To Tax … Text Messages
Powerline: GETTING IT WRONG ON DEMOCRACY
Yes. There is a rebellion against the elites who claim to know what is best for us peons
Why Dems Changed on Mass Immigration
SUSPECTED TERRORIST LEADING MIGRANT GROUP DEMANDING ENTRY INTO US
Flynn says FBI pushed him not to have lawyer present during interview
When they want a friendly conversation, stay away.
New York AG Announces Plans to Weaponize Office to Target Political Opposition….
Incoming New York AG Plans Political Witch Hunt Against Trump, Family, And Associates
In the Image of Joseph Stalin — Incoming NY AG Promises to Target and Destroy Trump and Family — Will Find a Crime Later!
Oh, they will find them. You can find them in anybody if you look hard enuf.
Robert Mueller’s case against Michael Cohen has very little to do with Trump or campaign finance violations
Wednesday, December 12. 2018
A recovering Lefty claims that his ex-brethren consist mostly of malcontents who are sad or angry that reality is not as they wish it to be.
On top of the world: Incredible new shots show 'free solo' climber on top of El Capitan as he became the first to climb it WITHOUT ropes, as National Geographic documentary about his exploits is released
VICTORY: Radio Station Lifts Ban On 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' After Overwhelmingly Positive Poll
Researchers find promise in new treatment for peanut allergy
WALSH: Republicans Didn't Defund Planned Parenthood And Never Will. Here's Why.
GOOGLE EMPLOYEES SOUGHT TO BLOCK BREITBART FROM ADS, EMAILS SHOW
Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump $293,052.33 in attorneys’ fees, costs, and sanctions
Stormy Weather for Campaign-Finance Laws
House Dem Unity Falling Apart Already Over Medicare For All?
China Moves to Address U.S. Economic Concerns - Beijing agrees to reduce auto tariffs and buy more American products, but key differences remain
Trump: Let's Debate the Wall in Public, Now - Pelosi and Schumer: No Let's Hide the Debate and Stage-Manage It - Leftwing Media: This is Terrible, Why Won't Trump Agree to Stage-Manage the Democratic Process?
The Gilets Jaunes Have Cowed Macron. But For Them, That’s Just The Start.
Tuesday, December 11. 2018
I am not impressed.
Photo: 4 faiths celebrate in Haifa: Bahai, Christian, Jewish Muslim
Despite the devastation all around him, Camp fire dog waited for his owners to return home
Amount of deep life on Earth quantified
As FDA Contemplates Strict Vaping Regulations, Lives Hang In the Balance
How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location
Let the kids have their fun
I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?
UMass Amherst students, faculty rally for ‘more to be done’ about campus racism
UMass is a hotbed of racism
The Counterrevolution on Campus - The backlash to the backlash.
Anti-Semitism A Part Of The Women’s March Almost From The Start
Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women
Are they allowed to say that?
Study exposes political bias in shaping ‘newsworthiness’
Duh. Too obvious
Trump Is Right — Subsidies For Electric Cars, Renewable Energy Must End
Judge rules Trump administration justified in ending Obama-era immigration program
Asylum claims soar 67 percent at U.S. border
It's the new scam
Questions Of Massive Regulatory And Taxation Schemes Are Burning Up At UN Climate Meeting
Ocasio-Cortes is Jewish
Conservatives and urban dwellers
Naked partisan: James Comey's mask comes off
James Comey's hubris has done irreparable damage to the FBI he claims to love
MUELLER’S THEORY: TRUMP DEFRAUDED VOTERS
A college kid running for 13th Ward alderman gets a lesson in the Chicago Way
South African MP: “Your Time Is Up, White People”
Meanwhile In Brexit... Total Chaos
The Latest: EU official: Bloc won’t renegotiate Brexit deal
European Court of Human Rights Blasphemy Laws: Where a Word out of Place Can Cost Your Life
Vive La French Revolution 2.0 – And Our Own!
Schlicter points out that Trump is the American riot
Monday, December 10. 2018
Image: That was me.
POPE TO GAY PRIESTS: TAKE A HIKE
Progressive scolds are obsessed with destroying our holiday classics
MN Prof: Mary 'did not consent' to God impregnating her with Jesus
She most certainly did. See The Magnificat, idiot.
How the Principal Stole Christmas: 'I MUST Stop this Christmas from Coming! But HOW?'
NJ Doesn’t Say How It Will Enforce Magazine Confiscation After Court Upholds Law
Confiscate my Field and Stream?
What Happened When We Tried to Debate Immigration
It's not allowed
Higher Ed: The Diversity Mania Forges Ahead
Jordan Peterson update: The more they hate him, the more popular he becomes
Strand Bookstore: Wife of a Liberal Senator Gets ‘Mugged by Reality’
Definitely the most fun store in NYC
Student government demands NYU divest from any company ‘involved’ in violating human rights
Political correctness itself can be politically incorrect.
From a Liberal: Ten Signs Your Movement Is Evil
Dominique Sharpton Gets $95,000 for Spraining Her Ankle
Unions bosses fight losing battle to protect dues
Bill and Hillary Clinton Using Groupon to Boost Sagging Ticket Sales
What is Groupon?
Feds Discover Largest Oil, Natural-Gas Reserve in History
Incoming House Judiciary Chair Planning To End Probe Into FBI, DOJ
'Presidential harassment': Trump under unprecedented attack on multiple fronts
Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before, or after, FISA warrant
Just an excuse to spy on Americans
WILL TRUMP BE INDICTED FOR ALLEGED CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATIONS?
Andrew C. McCarthy: Why Trump is likely to be indicted by Manhattan US Attorney
New Cuba law that artists say amounts to state censorship will be implemented gradually
Palestine: Social justice activist tortured and punished for going on hunger strike
Jamaica resorts covered up sexual assaults, silenced victims for years
They paid them off
Anti-Semitism: The Fast Track in Turkey to a Government Career?
In Latin America, Awash in Crime, Citizens Impose Their Own Brutal Justice. Mobs routinely kill suspected lawbreakers in Latin America, home of the world’s highest murder rate
Sunday, December 9. 2018
GLOBALIST ARMY: Armored Vehicles with EU FLAG Storm Paris to Quash Protests
No doubt in my mind that the EU aspires to recreate the Holy Roman Empire, with force of economics or military if necessary. German Empire.
Saturday, December 8. 2018
More People Experience Severe Food Allergies Than Ever Before
A shot-in-the-dark email leads to a century-old family treasure — and hope of cracking a deadly flu’s secret
Sleeping Beauty After #MeToo
One month of abstinence from cannabis improves memory in adolescents, young adults
OH FER CRYIN’ OUT LOUD: It’s Now Racist To Ask Students To ‘Be Respectful In Class.’
A victim of an academic witch hunt
I’m a Democrat and a Feminist. And I Support Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Reforms. There is an uncomfortable truth in the current system. No one wants to talk about it.
Electric-Vehicle Subsidies: Kill the Tax Credits and Let Consumers Decide
80% using Obamacare's Medicaid expansion are ineligible, Louisiana report finds
´No collusion´ by Trump with Russia shown in new Cohen and Manafort court filings
Some sleaze though, unsurprisingly
Whose government is this?
Democrats Are Just Too Darned Smart
IRAN'S LEBANESE CONTROL DEMANDS REEVALUATION OF WEST'S SUPPORT FOR BEIRUT
Friday, December 7. 2018
77 years ago, a date that still lives in infamy
Sugar Taxes Haven't Proved Effective in Tackling Obesity
Duh. Just another tax
Why Louisville Bridges Project Is the Biggest Transportation Boondoggle of the 21st Century
Mother Forcing Transgenderism on 6-Year-Old Son May Suffer From a Mental Disorder, Pediatrician Says
When they go after ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside,’ you know #MeToo has gone mad
A Giant List Of Questions The House Needs To Ask James Comey In His Deposition - These are a lot of questions, but if handled by a skillful attorney, James Comey can be led through the details efficiently.
"He's Barack Obama, But White" – The Manufacturing Of Beto O'Rourke
MSNBC’s Katy Tur: Life Is Pointless If We’re Not Focused On Climate Change
Airhead discovers the meaning of life
University suspends fraternity members over constitutionally protected speech
Student cooperative stays silent on no-whites-allowed student housing
DEMOCRAT RESIGNS AFTER FREQUENTING WOMEN’S BATHROOM: WHY?
Against Federal Law: Obama OK’d $310 Million In Free Legal Advice To Illegal Aliens
Illegal immigrant families shatter records in November
Tucker Carlson says Trump is ‘not capable’ and hasn’t kept his promises
OCASIO-CORTEZ: ‘INEVITABLE’ GLOBAL WARMING GOVERNANCE WILL CREATE ‘ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND RACIAL JUSTICE’
Climate Crusaders Weigh In On The Cost Of Energy From Renewables
France scraps fuel tax, weighs wealth tax in response to massive protests
Proving it's about the other kind of green
Justin Trudeau’s Canada Embraces a World Without Borders
'We were gonna die together’: Trial testimony lays out years of work by Iran that led to deadly attacks on US troops in Iraq
Thursday, December 6. 2018
Warren is "possibly" as much as .09 Native American, well below the white American average. For native American DNA, look to the Indians themselves, or the Latinos. Come to think of it, how much Latino blood does Beto have?
The incredible termite mounds of Brazil: Researchers reveal how they found over 200 MILLION dirt mounds covering an area the size of Britain
To Grandmother’s House He Went: Busybodies Alert Cops to Boy, 8, Walking Alone
Whole-Fat or Nonfat Dairy? The Debate Continues
No, the debate is long done. Skim milk is a scam
Fast Train to Failure - California’s mismanaged high-speed rail project has gone on for long enough.
What’s Really Happening to Retail? Manhattan’s shuttered storefronts tell a larger American story: Only Amazon-proof businesses can now survive in brick and mortar.
Stone-faced Hillary Clinton IGNORES Donald Trump as he and Melania arrive for front row seats at George H.W. Bush's funeral
Everybody was pleasant except for Hillary, who gave Melania the regal "Do not approach" sign
Taxpayers Will Pay $1 Million to Tear Down $18 Million Baseball Stadium That Predictably Failed to Rejuvenate Camden
Camden has taxpayers?
Tomorrow is the 85th anniversary of the end of alcohol prohibition (Drug War I); hopefully, we’ll someday end our second failed attempt at prohibition (Drug War II)
They should call this decision what it really is: The Taxi Cartel Protection Act.
Empirical SCOTUS: Differences between “Obama” and “Trump” judges, while sometimes subtle, can’t be denied
Heather MacDonald: “We’re all in gender studies 101 now”
Ross Douthat Accused of Racism Over Bush 41 Column
"An all-male Princeton University a cappella group will no longer perform a song from Disney’s 'The Little Mermaid' because some students there complained that the performance promotes misogyny and 'toxic masculinity' and violates consent."
Columbia teaches grad instructors that grading is ‘capitalist’ and not ‘inclusive’
Grading eggs? Grading apples too?
What Hypocrisy?… Hey Tim Cook: Apple Is Banning “Hate Speech” but “F*ck White People” and “Suck My D*ck Hoe” Are OK?
Michael Bloomberg backtracks on ethanol, slams Trump in Iowa
Yes, he totally caved
Pandering is a big part of politics
It May Be Over -Theresa May is ‘in office but not in power’ after bruising Commons defeats which leave her career on the brink
Wednesday, December 5. 2018
What Is Channukka?
Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost
What’s Really Happening to Retail? Manhattan’s shuttered storefronts tell a larger American story: Only Amazon-proof businesses can now survive in brick and mortar.
Minimum Wage Creates Robot Janitors
UN climate chief has solution to ‘urgent’ climate threat: ‘We require deep transformations of our economies and societies’
Wind Power Lunacy in Virginia
The left’s nauseating love affair with “Beto.”
POP CULTURE CLOBBERED CONSERVATIVES IN 2018
Return to civility means surrender to the Democrats and media
The Guardian’s Reputation In Tatters After Forger Revealed To Have Co-Authored Assange Smear
On Losing the Thread -- Update on What Actually Remains of the Russia Collusion Tale
The view from PMSNBC: Mueller Could Ensnare Trump And Family In Conspiracy Case
Mattis calls for help in ending war in Afghanistan: ‘40 years is enough’
Tuesday, December 4. 2018
Image via Pirate
The War On Advent - Death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell
UC Berkeley settles landmark free speech lawsuit, will pay $70,000 to conservative group
How college campus bureaucracy makes ‘snowflakes’
A site keeps tack of hoax hate crimes (h/t reader)
Understanding the Data: The American Working-Class and the Economy
63% of Non-Citizen Households Access Welfare Programs Compared to 35% of native households
35% of native households get welfare money? That sounds crazy, but maybe it includes Medicaid
Rutgers Profs Outraged After Illegal Arrested for DUI, 'Reckless Endangerment'
Mueller's Perjury Traps
The Only Good Republican Is A Dead Republican
People in the White House listen to Scott Adams re China's Fenanyl (pod)
Monday, December 3. 2018
What It Was Like To Work For George Bush
"When I come to your city, please just pour me a Macallan 15. Neat."
It's about whiskeys. But neat? Never. Always a splash to "open it up".
Hollywood Is a Sex-Grooming Gang.
Being kind to older men seems to be the price women pay in show biz
That is obnoxious. He is 47
First They Came for Confederate Generals, Then for Black Conservatives
Black college lacrosse player, 21, is arrested for spraying N-word and swastika graffiti targeting HIMSELF and other minority students in two incidents that terrorized the campus
And yet another one last week: Another Hoax: Racist Notes Found at Drake University Were Written by the ‘Victim’
These stories have become routine
What's the point?
France In Chaos; Macron Mulling State Of Emergency Amid "Yellow Vest" Protests; "All Options" Considered
China and America Compete for World Dominance
Afghanistan: “Pack up and go” doesn’t seem so bad after 17 years.
Sunday, December 2. 2018
Former Fed prosecutor Andy McCarthy explains what's going on with Mueller in his podcast.
He makes some similar points here: Robert Mueller’s Plan
Saturday, December 1. 2018
Image via Never Yet Melted
I wasn´t supposed to like George H.W. Bush -Then I got to know him
Radio station drops "Baby It´s Cold Outside" over #MeToo concerns
What? Is seduction off the table? It's a charming song, the romantic dance.
Gun Sales So Low At Dick’s They May Yank All Hunting Gear
Results of Colorado Marijuana Legalization 4 Years Later
Why your state is smaller than you think (video)
It's about federal land
Mueller Racks Up Yet Another Process Crime with Michael Cohen's Guilty Plea
Process crimes are lame without a real crime
Powerline: A MUELLER UPDATE
Donald Trump Jr Responds To NPR Finally Retracting False Story About Him "I guess this is as close as I’ll get to an apology where yet another 'bombshell' bites the dust."
Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister: New Global Compact on Migration Makes it Criminal "Hate Speech" To Criticize Pro-Immigration Policy
Are you kidding me?
Sixteen FBI Agents Raid Home of Clinton Foundation, Uranium One Whistleblower
It's dangerous to be a whistleblower
Blue State Blues: Democrats Stole the Election in California — Legally, Through ‘Ballot Harvesting’
Democrats find the secret sauce: No more 'pandering to white people'
Establishment Media Admit Caravan Migrants Looking for Jobs, Not Asylum
CNN FINDS A QUARTER OF EUROPEANS ARE ANTI-SEMITIC.
Revealed: Emptying of the Iranian “Atomic Warehouse” at Turquz Abad
The Iranian Regime's Transfer of Arms to Proxy Groups and Ongoing Missile Development
For Israel, a rearmed Hezbollah in Lebanon is top concern
Friday, November 30. 2018
"The problem is Mueller is straying away from his mandate to find crime and he is now looking for political sin."
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