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, August 4. 2015
Find out what your DNA says about you and your family
You’re 100% Wrong About Showering
5 Reasons Why Being Immortal Would Suck
Rogue waves more than a myth
How to Raise Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
Funhouse Psychotherapy With Poker Chips - When the casino is a harsh classroom
The Decline—and Fall?—of Religious Freedom in America
Dutch King: the Party’s Over - RIP, the Welfare State.
Obama poised to unveil major climate change plan
All This for .01 Degrees Celsius?
More Green Cards in 10 Years Than Population of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina Combined
Green Cards in 10 Years Than Population of Iowa, New Hampshire, and
South Carolina Combined - See more at:
Hillary Supporters Call For Repealing Bill of Rights - "You can't have the rules of yesteryear now"
Why I Think Scott Walker Would Make a Great Foreign-Policy President
Russia Is Upgrading S-300 Defense Missiles Intended For Iran
Vietnam's Unending Oppression
Why Empower Iran?
Monday, August 3. 2015
Image via NYM
5 Rucking Rules Every Backpacker Should Know
Uber is just the tip of the iceberg
Yes, people do not like to work for a boss.
Company with crowds for hire sees opportunity in politics
The Twitter Mob: Society’s New Mechanism for Enforcing Morality
Can College Tenure Survive the 2016 Election?
TV legend Norman Lear gives 6 strong opinions about American life
The Six-Year Slough - New GDP revisions show the worst recovery in 70 years was even weaker.
Spending More on Health Care Is Actually Sort of Good
Chinese Company Replaces Humans With Robots, Production Skyrockets, Mistakes Disappear
Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture
Is the U.S. Ready to Become Scandinavia?
Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it
Good grief, Now I'm scared!
The New York Times begrudgingly admitted that raising pay arbitrarily to $15 an hour stinks.
Congress wonders: Can the nation survive without Planned Parenthood?
Combative Fiorina targets Bush, Clinton and the media at Koch-funded summit
Obama Wants 5-Year Plan: ‘I Guarantee You This Is Not How China’ Handles Its Infrastructure
Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack
Here Comes Puerto Rico’s Default
A Home Without young Yazidi Slave Girls Is So Boring
Venezuela Increasingly Looks Like A War Zone
More "bad luck" for Venezuela as the phones go out.
DEMOCRAT POLICIES WORK! Which country is out of food, pays doctors $15 a month, and has no beer?
Behind the Lines: Erdogan’s bait and switch
Saturday, August 1. 2015
More: L.A. City Council Wants to Make Life Worse For People Trying to Get from LA's Main Airport: Uber shows-not-tells the people why legal transportation cartels suck
Photo of the new American rural landscape
Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet
Man shoots drone trespassing over his property and is arrested
That dude could easily be me. I would do that.
Why My Kitchen Floor is Always Disgusting
How And When To Harvest Potatoes
Five Facts About Chiropractic That Might Make You Reconsider Getting Your Back Cracked
UC Irvine Applications Offer Six Options for Gender
I am royalty born in a commoner's body, and society is discriminating against me
UC Irvine Applications Offer Six Options for Gender - See more at: http://moonbattery.com/?p=61396#sthash.m73ngVJb.dpuf
Who knew that jumping out of planes was safer than getting out of bed?
Marion Zimmer Bradley: “Children are brainwashed into believing they don’t want sex.”
Laughing Over Dead Babies? Media Bored
Rock musicians vowed to smash capitalism and to “imagine no possessions.” What’s the problem here?
What "Everyday American" Would Pay $600 For This Haircut?
"... after fifty years of structuring everything in Europe to prevent German hegemony, is it really a big surprise that Germany isn’t well set up to act as a hegemon?"
Planned Parenthood’s Mammogram Lie
At this point, municipalities across the country need to seriously consider refraining from applying for Community Development Block Grants and other grant programs sponsored by HUD.
In Michigan, Bad News for Unions with Hands in Workers’ Pockets - State supreme court upholds right-to-work for public employees.
Asymmetrical politics: Republicans act like an unruly mob, Democrats like a regimented army
Immigration As Obama's Vehicle For 'Fundamentally Transforming' America
Clinton touts 'passionate commitment to helping people'
Central Planning Emerges As a Classic Error In Clinton’s Strategy
I'm sure she calls us plebes, not proles. I know her type.
Hillary Clinton's camp fears a new 'bimbo eruption' will put the kibosh on candidacy - especially from Gennifer Flowers who claimed Bill liked to be blindfolded and tied up with silk scarves and called his wife 'Hilla the Hun'
Hillary Clinton has never won a competitive election.
Hillary’s Friends in High Places - Everyone—from her aides to the State and Justice departments—is bending over backward to protect her.
Theodore Dalrymple - David Cameron’s Muslim Muddle
WHEN “MIGRANTS” BECOME SUFFICIENTLY NUMEROUS AND VIOLENTLY INSISTENT, THEY’RE CALLED “INVADERS
Undermining the US military - Along with budget reduction, the armed forces must endure social engineering
What Obama doesn’t want us to know on Gitmo closure
The Ayatollah's Plan for Israel and Palestine
Rutgers Prof Deepa Kumar Criticized for ISIS Tweet; Complains of 'Death Threats'
Friday, July 31. 2015
A big game hunter speaks (short vid)
Who's Afraid of Uber?
I Used Windows 10 And Survived, And You Can Too
Would you let your 12-year-old daughter sleep in a tent with an 18-year-old boy?
Robert F. Turner: Thomas Jefferson and slavery
The Chappaqua Case: The Feds Muscle In on Local Zoning Laws
The Regulatory State’s War against ordinary Modern Life
Why Do So Many Working Age Americans Choose Not To Enter The Workforce?
Raising Children Contributes to 43% of American Poverty
White House Says Planned Parenthood Videos Are Fake
Undercover Journalists Have NINE More Planned Parenthood Videos In The Can
Abortion word games come to end
Sen. Ernst: Funds Will Still Be Available for Women’s Health Services, Just Not for Planned Parenthood
Hidden Motives Behind the Huge GOP Primary - Sixteen Republicans are running for president. Why is the roster so large?
DNC Chair FREEZES-CAN’T ANSWER=> ‘What’s the Difference Between Democrat Party and Socialist?’
Jeb Bush Takes Positions on Climate Change, EPA Rules, Other Energy Issues
Pay Attention Republicans — Especially You, Mr. Trump
Attention Republicans — Especially You, Mr. Trump - See more at:
Revelations put Clinton in crosshairs of broadening inquiry into whether she mishandled classified information
U.S. intel preparing for massive breach of classified data in Hillary Clinton emails
From Hill-ary To Mountain-ary - How UBS Sent Millions To The Clintons After Saving The Bank In 2009
A.B. Stoddard: Clinton must be joking:
The Truth About Western 'Colonialism' - How the misuse of a term legitimizes the jihadist myth of Western guilt.
Top French Official Contradicts Kerry on Iran Deal
India About to Surpass China as World’s Most Populous Country
India’s Faltering Economic Revolution: Lost Opportunity, Lost Future
Palestinians: A Rare Voice of Sanity
Hamas's Child Abuse Camps
HuffPost Arabic’s Muslim Brotherhood connections
Young Africans to Obama: 'Clean your own house first'
Thursday, July 30. 2015
Big game is hunted all the time in Africa, quite legally. All you have to do is pay and the guides will find a convenient target for all of the Bungalow Bills. Poor schmuck shot the wrong one (but with a bow, to his credit). For real heart-wrenching, ‘It’s Another Boy!’
So we progressively humanize animals and dehumanize people. Something wrong there. I am neither pro-abortion nor anti-all abortion. I have been in a moral limbo about it for years while finding the very idea of abortion spiritually revolting. Abortion is not health care. PP abortions should not be funded by taxpayers. They can abort all the lions they want if they have too many.
care more about animals than about humans is the mark of true
depravity. - See more at:
"Although I grew up in a union household and surrounded by progressive peers, I kept noticing liberal policies sound good but actually reinforce poor choices. It dawned on me: I’m a conservative."
Why Do Government Services So Often Suck So Badly?
Mexico Cracks Down on Illegal Aliens From North of the Border
Indian restaurant fined for trying to hire Indian waiter
Don’t blame ‘evil’ landlords for the free market
Would Cat-Lovers Give Up Their ‘Pets’ To Save the Earth?
What it’s like to be a veteran at one of the most liberal colleges in the country
Health Care Costs To Accelerate, Report Says
Atlantic Writer Jeffrey Tayler Wants Christianity Officially Considered a Mental Illness
Networks Spend More Time Covering Cecil the Lion Than Planned Parenthood Videos
Raising the Minimum Wage Is the Perfect Way to Kill the Summer Job
Bernie Sanders schools Vox on immigration
Cracks Down on Illegal Aliens From North of the Border - See more at:
Fed Keeps Interest Rates Near Zero, But Increase May Come Later This Year
Chinese Stocks Rise After Government Injects $100bn Into Sovereign (Rescue) Fund; Sell-off 'Blame' Shifts To Hong Kong
Unfortunately for Coates’ persuasiveness, white people, unlike blacks, have never actually done anything terribly bad to him.
Reporters Covered up Bill Clinton Affair During Hillary’s 2008 Presidential Campaign
If Spending Is Our Military Strategy, Our Strategy Is Bankrupt
10 Ways for America to Deal with the South China Sea Challenge
Self-Contradiction, Priorities, Conflict, and Women in the USMC
US Military's Bomb Techs Fear Flying IEDs
What Information Collected by Israeli Intelligence Reveals About the Iran Talks
Has the U.S. Just Sold Out the Kurds?
Turkey and Syria: From Bluff to Buffer
TERRORISM TASK FORCE CHAIR: IRAN NUKE DEAL INCREASES HEZBOLLAH THREAT TO US
Wednesday, July 29. 2015
I wish I could care about Cecil the Lion, but as much as I think his killer is a bit of an asshole, I'm more disturbed by the outpouring of death threats he has received.
More to the point, I'm trying to figure out what I'm supposed to be upset about today? The kid whose body they found in the dumpster or a freaking lion who was killed legally (however much the kill was rigged to be legal, and however much of an ass the guy is, it was legal).
Yeah, Cecil is a sad story. Yeah the dentist is probably an idiot. But let's face it - we have a presidential contest about to start and a host of issues here at home that have led us to be concerned about way too much:
1. a moron former first lady who claims she is 'for the people' and gets $600 haircuts, while roping herself off from the people in parades
2. a moron socialist who occasionally says something cool, but is generally an asshole because he wants to pay everyone a minimum of $15 an hour but won't even pay his own staffers that wage - because it's too much.
3. a moron businessman who speaks plainly and pisses people off because running the country isn't the same as running a business. Yeah, he makes a few good points, but he has no shot at winning and even if he did I wouldn't trust him with my tax dollars.
4. a moron president who is no doubt hoping someone will change laws and allow him to run for a third term (while I'd support changing that law, I don't support him)
5. a bunch of morons trying to ban the Confederate battle flag, but not really caring about the 20 other Confederate flags which were equally "racist" then, but have different meanings today.
6. a bunch of morons who think banning guns is a good idea so they created "gun free zones" which have become kill zones - and they believe this supports their cause!
7. a bunch of morons who think certain words are triggers and should be outlawed because they 'offend'
The list of things I need to care about is endless. I have to remind myself each day to not offend anyone, to not be myself because someone else may not like what I am or what I stand for, to abide by some of the dumbest laws a nation can devise (and be concerned about others which are certainly headed our way), and generally be sensitive and caring to all people and all animals, all the time, everywhere, no matter what.
I'm pissed off about Cecil. But he's a freaking lion and he's thousands of miles away. There will be more lions, and he's not in my backyard. But I'm tired of having to care about every little thing that someone thinks is 'important' to them. I care about me, and my family, and my friends. I care if they are healthy, and I care if someone is impinging on mine, or their rights. So yes, I care. But I really just can't find time in my day to care about Cecil. Sorry.
Africa is beginning to go down that dark road towards western-style prosperity, development, and freedom. Like Cuba, see it now before the old Africa disappears. Is "poverty" a Western concept? Masai warriors with iPhones? What next? Disney Africa?
Already, there is no "wild Africa" remaining. Its future is like South America.
Don't forget to throw a few coins to Wikimedia
Finding Out How Boa Constrictors Kill
Dutee Chand, Female Sprinter With High Testosterone Level, Wins Right to Compete
Another Video Released: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts
Palin Asks Which Killed More Black People: Confederate Flag or Planned Parenthood?
Order, Please, Not Utopia - Bill de Blasio’s New York has the wrong priorities.
FDA: Mexicans Defecating in Farm Fields Getting Americans Sick
I hate cilantro anyway
Responders Anticipate Possibility of More Illegal Crossers - Border Patrol apprehending about 3,100 people a week
Bias-Free Language Guide claims the word 'American' is 'problematic'
It's a mental illness. Or maybe meant to be satirical.
Gun control? Americans increasingly see more guns as the solution, not the problem.
Prince Charles extends climate doomsday deadline by 33 years
Why not 34 years?
EPA Chief: Climate Change Is Fact Because Bad Weather Leads the News
Policies like Virginia's new corporate welfare for a local brewery are three sheets to the wind.
When government gives tax breaks, working stiffs pay for it
Single-Family Zoning Racist? Seattle Thinks So
Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race
Geraldo Rivera Frets Planned Parenthood Scandal ‘Might Put an End’ to ‘Garbage’ Used to ‘Be the Cure for Cancer’
Rivera Frets Planned Parenthood Scandal ‘Might Put an End’ to ‘Garbage’
Used to ‘Be the Cure for Cancer’ - See more at:
Carly the Communicator
Clinton campaign pledges to be carbon neutral, aide says
Wall Street is in Hillary Clinton's corner
Clinton's New Email Fuss Is No Scandal
Hillary Clinton’s $600 haircut puts Bergdorf on lockdown
UK Government Admits 250,000 Porn Websites Visited On Parliament PCs
A detailed review of the Iran verification plan
Tuesday, July 28. 2015
A fun, wide-ranging interview. She gets it wrong on Clinton-Cosby though. It's not "wired-differently," it's a refusal to exercise conscience. Low-life pond scum. Most people manage to refrain from doing whatever they might feel like doing.
One quote from her re academic craziness:
Christianity: Now Isn’t the Time to Flee the Public Square
You don't actually need to drink 8 glasses of water a day
Tatanka Iyotaka, more commonly known as Sitting Bull
No Wonder Insurers Want to Merge
I'm really glad I grew up a tomboy before all this gender confusion stuff came into vogue.
‘Student Voices’ Exposes Anti-Semitism in the College Classroom
‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen
Ezra Levant: ‘Crazy’ prosecutions
Go get 'em, Ezra
John Oliver Slams Mandatory Minimums - He emphasizes the importance of making shorter sentences retroactive.
One-Fifth of El Salvador, Estimated One-Quarter of Mexico Now Living Inside USA
African-Americans lose out when immigration favors low-skill labor.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: America’s Next Top Victim - You owe us for slavery. Now enslave us all over again.
This Week in Progressive Lunacy: Air Conditioning is Sexist
Liberals worry that workers with specialized skills make more money
Three for the Money: Carly, Walker, and Cruz
Mitchell: Experts can find no reason for a private e-mail system except to thwart oversight
Nigh Inconceivably Stupid Would Be a Fair Phrase For Clinton’s Tax Hike
Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours after launching global-warming push – and she's using a FRENCH aircraft
What Militarism Means - Its perfect symbol isn’t Prussia, it’s the F-35.
U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians from Testifying about Persecution
How Obama Misunderstands LBJ’s Vietnam History
How Obama’s Poor Judgment Led to the Chinese Hack of OPM
Falsifying the Six-Day War - As Censored Voices makes its American debut, my advice to American Jews is this: save your tears—the Six-Day War was decently waged and morally just.
Obama presents a false dichotomy on Iran
Monday, July 27. 2015
Image via Moonbattery
If Male Musicians Were Described The Same Way As Female Musicians
Woman who shot alleged attacker may have slain a serial killer, police say
NASA estimates 1 billion ‘Earths’ in our galaxy alone
Where Does the Bible Say Extra-Marital Sex is Wrong? The big picture of God's design for sex.
Call off the bee-pocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high
Honeybees are not native to North America
When I worked at Marxism Today, my desire to
At Anti-Bullying Conference, Middle Schoolers Learn About Lesbian Strap-On Anal Sex, Fake Testicles
The New York Times' Nail-Salon Exploitation Narrative Is Falling Apart - Another case of advocacy journalism proving full of factual inaccuracies.
"... why stop at Jefferson and Jackson?"
Supremely Naive: The Impact of Southworth on the "Marketplace of Ideas"
Charles Murray’s Prescription for American Government
Obama Admin Plans More Executive Action on Immigration
Democrats’ handout strategy is failing
Carly Fiorina Shows Us How It's Done
As Hillary! Craters, Democrats Search for Panic Button
As Military Strength Plummets, the New York Times Cheers Cutbacks
Hungary’s Orban Urges Hard Line Over Migrants in ‘Broken’ Europe
Iran vows to bar international inspectors from military sites
Iranian FM: Using Ballistic Missiles No Violation of N. Agreement
Sunday, July 26. 2015
Saturday, July 25. 2015
Man, I love this amazing city with one surprise after another.
Citibike (subsidized, I believe) price is good, but I constantly wonder about this: Financial Prices Should Be Discovered, Not Administered. Central bankers think they are smarter than markets. They should be abolished.
Mayor DeBlasio hates Uber, as does Hillary!. Everybody else loves it. Let the market (the people) decide: Uber Wins a Battle With New York, Now It’s War. What an arrogant jerk, just like our last mayor. Not enough government controls on enterprise?
I am out on the town tonight, boating and fishing next weekend. Life is good here, despite all the political frustrations. NYC in summer is good stuff, beautiful, intelligent, ambitious, fun people everywhere you go. Just say "Hi." The annoying people are in the Hamptons. Trump for Mayor!
Addendum from the Editor below - could not resist -
We Are Told Jazz Jennings Is a Girl, yet Boys Aren’t Biting
Rutgers Professor: White People Are “The Face Of The Oppressor”
All the Illegals Get to Stay
Anthem to buy Cigna — and then there were three: 7 key points
Colorado Nuns Appeal Birth Control Ruling to Supreme Court
New York Times alters Clinton email story
HILLARY PUTS ‘FUN CAMPS’ ASIDE TO PROPOSE ‘CARING CORPS.’
Sheesh. She should run on the Fun Camps thing. A winning issue.
Walker is not anti-union. He is anti-government employee unions. So was FDR. The real reason he is dangerous is because he rides a Harley, while Hillary! can't drive a car.
Italians Finally Rise Up Against ‘Migrants’ - Slow-motion but steady invasion of Europe by Africa and the Middle East gets some pushback.
From Foe to Frenemy - Why the United States is Courting Vietnam
Hungary expects to complete Serbian border fence by November
Get Ready, Japan: Russia Has Its Own Island-Buildup Project
Amnesty protests 'staggering execution spree' in Iran
Mission to Purge Syria of Chemical Weapons Comes Up Short
The President’s Preferred Bad Deal
Salman Rushdie on Islam: 'We have learned the wrong lessons'
We Are Told Jazz Jennings Is a Girl, yet Boys Aren’t Biting - See more at: http://moonbattery.com/?p=61094#sthash.L7S0XnqV.dpuf
Friday, July 24. 2015
Helicopter Parenting is Mandatory Now
Index Funds May Work a Little Too Well
The World's Biggest "Hedge Fund", $30 Billion Bigger Than Bridgewater, Remains Mysterious As Ever
You Have a Right to Buy and Sell Sex. Will the Courts Protect It By Legalizing Prostitution?
It's immoral, but why illegal? It's victimless.
Global warming team iced in
NYT-CBS Poll: Race Relations Bad, Getting Worse
Not in my life, they aren't
Planned Parenthood Pulls Names of Corporate Donors After Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox Object
In Texas, an illegal immigrant crime wave
Obama Admin Plans More Executive Action on Immigration - Proposed rule expands number of illegal immigrants allowed to stay in country
How Our Current Immigration System Impedes Black Progress - African-Americans lose out when immigration favors low-skill labor.
Clinton on candidacy: 'One of the merits is I am a woman'
One, or the only?
Swedish Countermoonbats Plan Gay Pride Parade Through Muslim Zone
"Refugee Children" Invade Sweden
Iran's Prison Archipelago
PA education: A recipe for hate and terror
Secret Iran Deals Cover Military Site, Other Past Arms Work
Thursday, July 23. 2015
Praise music: AVI on Church Music
I find it embarassing
Liberals have won a series of victories on social issues. Most Americans aren’t thrilled about it.
OBAMA’S ICE DIRECTOR: NO IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT UNTIL AMNESTY IS PASSED
Unions vs. Obamacare
Three Huge Reasons Why the Fed Cannot Let Rates Normalize
Wouldn't that be good for Gaia?
Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood videos should appall even pro-choice advocates
In defense of PP: The Campaign of Deception Against Planned Parenthood
Venezuelan farmers ordered to hand over produce to state
How Goldman Sachs profited from the Greek debt crisis
The squid never rests
Army chief Odierno, in exit interview, says US could have ‘prevented’ ISIS rise
Iran Nuclear Agreement Meets With Public Skepticism - Little Confidence in Iran’s Leaders to Live Up to Deal
Wednesday, July 22. 2015
And special thanks to Gov. Weicker, who rapidly exited the state after instituting his new taxes. His noblesse oblige is on us, not him.
Scott Walker Shrugs Off CNN Reporter's 'Gotcha' Gay Question
Single Siberian migration peopled the Americas, DNA research shows
Oz Declares War on Feral Felines; Krazy Kat Ladies Hardest Hit - Four-legged environmental disasters also responsible for human mental illnesses.
Kill 2 million cats. Good riddance
Medical bill for a rattlesnake bite
Parodying moonbats gets harder every year
Parodying moonbats gets harder every year
Robert Putnam Knows The Real Reason the American Dream Is Fading
She Blew $90K Her Grandparents Gave Her for College–And Then Blamed Her Parents
The Institute for Justice vs. New Jersey’s ‘headstone dealer cartel’
Arctic ice 'grew by a third' after cool summer in 2013
Climate Seer James Hansen Issues His Direst Forecast Yet
Nobel Winner to Obama on Global Warming: 'Mr. President, You're Wrong'
Will Someone Please Explain Diversity to Me?
Islamic State Is Not Islamic, Sex Grooming Gangs, Sharia Sportswear - One Month of Islam in Britain, June 2015
Ex-IAEA Leader: 24-Day Inspection Delay Will Boost Iranian Nuclear Cheating
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