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
Thursday, August 5. 2021
Omigosh, the Delta Variant Now Has a Variant and You Know What That Means
What the heck is going on in this country?
California May Mandate Menstrual Products for Men
Infrastructure Bill Would Require Alcohol Monitors for All New Cars
But what about THC and meth?
Misinformed about Misinformation
Everyone’s deserted you, Creep Cuomo. It’s over. Just go.
Politico: Biden’s Border Plan A Has Gone Bust, What’s Plan B?
Not a bust, it was the plan
Wednesday, August 4. 2021
PODCAST: KEVIN ROCHE ON CORONAMANIA
Jonathan Turley calls it ‘chilling’ that President Biden admitted the eviction moratorium is unconstitutional but he’s doing it anyway
The Real Story of “The Central Park Karen”: New evidence comes to light. And Amy Cooper breaks her silence.
No Matter What Biden Calls U.S. Troops in Iraq, Iran Is Gunning for Them: Relabeling U.S. soldiers as “noncombat” won’t spare them from militia attacks.
Lhamon fails to advance out of Senate committee; full Senate should not allow her nomination to proceed further
Tuesday, August 3. 2021
It's been 2 1/2 years since our last Urban Hike. We missed 2020 and 2021, so why not plan one now and let the politicians wreck havoc, as they likely will...
Looking at a Greenwich Village hike. We have done portions of the Vilage, but not the whole thing. There's a lot to see again, and new things to look at which we've missed or just not gotten to. Our good friend the Manhattan Contrarian will provide us additional support in planning - so it's sure to be a good one. Assuming it can take place, but I think it will this time.
So let's plan on seeing things like Merchant's House Museum, Tompkins Square Park, Magnolia Bakery, The White Horse Tavern, etc. Hopefully we'll have a great crew in attendance - we always do!
Her problem with Trump is not that he was effective, but because he is declasse. So was Clinton, but he hid his inner redneck. Worked for him.
Monday, August 2. 2021
American Medical Association Wants Sex Removed From Public Birth Certificates
California Voters Were Tricked Into Banning Bacon
What good is life without bacon?
A Day in the Life of a Low-Information Voter
Sydney Police Calls for Army to Help Enforce Lockdown Rules
Biden* Surgeon General Says Libs Should Wear Masks At Home Around Their Children…
Unlicensed Dog Grooming Alarms Local News Reporter
Maher: Maybe the "woke Olympics" shouldn't have taken its cues from the Oscars
'Suicidal' black teenager yells 'I can't breathe' and vomits as white Texas cop lays on top of her to stop her jumping in front of a car while her family yell abuse at him
Saturday, July 31. 2021
He sold cheesesteaks to take his mom on the trip of a lifetime. She died weeks after getting back.
Biracial doctor demoted for objecting to BLM-inspired segregation policy, files lawsuit against hospital
74% Of COVID-19 Cases From Massachusetts Outbreak Occurred In Fully Vaccinated People: CDC
Were they "cases," or were they sick?
Iran’s execution of wrestler Navid Afkari sparks outcry on social media
Friday, July 30. 2021
Thursday, July 29. 2021
What Will Happen When We Kill Meritocracy?
Biden Official Orders Immigration Judges To Stop Describing Illegal Aliens As "Illegal Aliens"
We've Discovered the Real Reason the CDC Is Requiring All Kids Wear Masks in Schools
Calm down about the Delta variant.
Seattle Mayor Who Dismissed Lawlessness Now Begging For More Police…
Biden's latest whopper: "I used to drive an 18-wheeler truck, man." WH staff scrambles to cover for him.
Dusty Hill, ZZ Top bassist, dead at 72
There’s a new “Pride” flag. Do try to keep up.
Power Outages and the Indian Point Closure: An “I Told You So” Event
"While workers of all ages have become accustomed to dialing in and skipping the wearying commute, younger ones have grown especially attached to the new way of doing business."
Can The Care And Feeding Of College Students Go Too Far?
Wednesday, July 28. 2021
America’s ‘Deep Divisions’ That Weren’t
Tuesday, July 27. 2021
Olympian Lolo Jones blasts anthem protests, says 'delicate balance' between sports and social activism
It's not a balance. Despite linking Ms. Jones, I don't care what she thinks either.
As editor of this eclectic site, I am sent interesting links from contributors, readers, friends and family, etc. daily. Not to mention links we all appropriate from other sites without deserved acknowledgment.
As a Dog Days experiment, I'd like to ask our folks to directly post their links onto the website whenever they feel like it.
Run the links through Notepad first though, or the font will be screwy. Sort-of the way Instapundit's contributors do.
It will lighten my load, and, remember, besides the $300 k I get annually from Dunkin (just kidding), this is not a paid job and my life is busy with fun, and with some difficult challenges, always. And yeah, I am not retired and never want to be. (Mrs. BD complains that I can not learn to relax. I hope I never will, although I do read at night in bed.)
In July and August, we tend to run a fair number of re-posts. Our contributors are welcome to repost past stuff that would be interesting. Especially on weekends.
So the vaccinated are "running out of patience," eh?
The Fastest-Growing Group of American Evangelicals - A new generation of Latino Protestants is poised to transform our religious and political landscapes.
Why Are We Selling Farmland to China?
It's About Time We Stopped "Trying Communism"
NYPD Brings a Reckoning on Leftists Who Seize Property and Call Them 'Slavecatchers'
Democrats Realize There Are Consequences to Their Actions
The Left Allows No Deviation From Orthodoxy
IS CRITICAL RACE THEORY ILLEGAL?
It’s Fun Watching The Press Humiliate Itself
1.8 Million Americans Have Turned Down Jobs To Stay On Unemployment
Pope to UN Forum: Hunger Is 'Crime' Violating Basic Rights
Democrats Want To Legalize 8 Million Illegal Aliens…
It's Official: The NSA Unmasked Tucker Carlson
The Guardian view on Haiti’s turmoil: long-term solutions are needed, not an imported fix
Monday, July 26. 2021
Jackie Mason was a Jewish American comedy icon. These videos show why.
Substack: Last, Best Hope for Free Speech
The National Association of Scholars upholds the standards of a liberal arts education that fosters intellectual freedom, searches for the truth, and promotes virtuous citizenship.
Kotkin: The End of Merit
University debuts nation’s first bachelor’s degree in diversity, equity and inclusion
Silicon Valley’s Cynical Treatment of Asian Engineers
Eric Adams is making excellent use of long wait before he can finally become NYC mayor
Fauci Says Mandating Masks For Vaccinated People Is “Understandable”…
St. Louis mandates masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, recommends masks outdoors
Protesters Rage Across Europe As Lockdown, Vaccination Mandates Begin
Govt Workers Sue Connecticut to Avoid Returning to Work
How to Racist
DC Police Chief: 'you cannot coddle violent criminals'
Saturday, July 24. 2021
Divers Discover Ancient Military Vessel in Submerged Egyptian City
Restoring a 1959 VW
Wild birds don’t need your backyard feeders to survive
They are for fun, for people
Almost a Million People Can’t Leave Home in Sydney Because Man in His 80s Died from/with COVID
Cleveland Indians Changing Name To “Cleveland Guardians”
Molotov Cocktail Lawyers Headed to Trial After Plea Negotiations Break Down
Tough Jews, Las Vegas, and the Legacy of Meyer Lansky
Psychoanalysis in the Age of Apology
Biden’s Troubling Department of Education Nominee
Kentucky school district to host year-long anti-racist mathematics training program for teachers
Meet Ben & Jerry’s Board Chair: Anti-Israel Activist Has Published Defenses of Hezbollah, Hamas
Chicago Schools Will Require Masks
A nutty person: 4 Reasons I’m Wearing a Mask Again
Fauci sideshow -- NIH clearly collaborated on dangerous research with China
Virus research is potentially dangerous, of course. So what?
Chinese Virus Retrospective: The Shame Of Our Public Health "Experts"
From a commenter at Powerline:
Making rain in the desert
Friday, July 23. 2021
Fedora, Trench Coat, Cigarette, and Gun. Humphrey Bogart’s legacy as an unconventional heartthrob
Why NYC is still No. 1
NY Times Says To Start With Your Air Conditioning To Solve Climate Emergency
California Decriminalized Shoplifting. The Results Were Completely Predictable.
Ace on the lefties at Tik Tok
Facebook announces sweeping new restrictions on criticism of protected groups.
Democrats Move to Rename 1,441 Places
Fauci Goes From Opposing Masks for Adults to Imposing Them on 3-Year-Olds
Sen Cotton on Breaking the Crime Wave
99.2 Percent of Biden’s Infrastructure Proposals Isn’t about Bridges
Woke Racial Activism Bears Fruit: Gallup Survey Shows Positive Views On Race Relations In Free Fall
BLM goes quiet
Introducing the Journal of Free Black Thought: A celebration of black viewpoint diversity
Psaki Calls Hunter Biden’s Meeting With Potential ‘Anonymous’ Art Buyers ‘Reasonable’…
Che Guevara’s Daughter Calls for More Repression Against ‘Low Class’ Cuba Protesters
Ali Mayorkas, Keep Faith With Cubans. My family and the Mayorkas family were friends who fled Cuba for a better future in America.
Law of the Sea Court Ruling Continues to Challenge Chinese Aggression
Israel: Jews Gaslighting Jews: A Primer
Thursday, July 22. 2021
VDH: The American Descent into Madness. America went from the freest country in the world in December 2019 to a repressive and frightening place by July 2021. How did that happen?
An assistant professor at Appalachian State University recently argued that enforcing behavioural standards in public high schools is rooted in racism
Critical Race Weary
Yes, Critical Race Theory Is Real, And It Is Poisonous
The economic data are surprising. For one, immigrant Africans do better than native whites.
“Patriot” Is Hate Speech: MSNBC Warns Viewers to Be on the Lookout for Online Groups That Use the Word “Patriot”
Pentagon Flags Phrase ‘Truth About BLM’ As Possible Extremist Identifier…
About hate speech in Canada
Good to see that David Warren is back at it
Althouse on Rand Paul, Fauci, and Scott Adams
Former DC Council Candidate Proposes Creating “African Only” Zones Of Washington DC…
Taliban and ISIS already attacking the green zone in Kabul
Response to Cuban Unrest Unmasks the Left
Wednesday, July 21. 2021
The Sriracha guy
Losing battle for NYC streets: Goodwin
Lockdown hysteria did more harm than COVID-19
Senator Rand Paul Confronts a Very Nervous and Lying Dr. Anthony Fauci
Washington Post Columnist: ‘Rand Paul Was Right and Fauci Was Wrong’
Manchin Goes Rogue
HOW CRT LED TO KENDI
‘Pure Orwell’: WH comms director Kate Bedingfield reveals that the Biden admin has their eyes on conservative outlets’ ‘irresponsible content’ on social media
Now They Are Saying That The Republican Party Is The #1 "National Security Threat To The United States Of America"
Axios: Anyone else notice Dems running away from their party?
Shades of Clinton: Joe Biden used private email to send government information to Hunter
" I am quickly learning why the New York Times and the left (but I repeat myself) are so spun up about Hungary"
Tuesday, July 20. 2021
How Bourbon Rose From a Humble Grain to Embody American Exceptionalism
The German Experiment That Placed Foster Children with Pedophiles
The Overdose Wave. America’s drug crisis saw its worst year ever—again.
Jeff Bezos’ flight is an ego trip, yes, but it sets the stage for so much more
A world protected by windmills? In 1717 Christmas Floods in Germany killed 14,000
Joe Biden's Fears Are Expressed and They Show How Far Gone He Is
The Incoherence of the White House's COVID Messaging Reaches Code Red Levels
Another Manhattanite Mugged By Reality: The Case Of Maud Maron
Just How Desperate Is CNN? It's Not Pretty...
Bookworm Beat — the life in Biden’s America
'Your evil revolution': How a reggaeton anthem inspired Cuba protests
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