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
Friday, February 23. 2018
Notes from a travel-phobic
Beijing takes over Waldorf-Astoria
On Valentine's Day, CBS reconsidered infidelity
First Do No Harm - Medical Ethics vs Transgender Politics
I Totally Get California, But the Golden State's Nightmare Confuses Me
Law grads: It wasn't worth it
Law Prof AMY WAX LOOKS BACK
The global ‘educational-gender-equality paradox’: the more gender equality in a country, the fewer women in STEM
Sheriff: armed officer at Florida school “never went in” even as he heard gunfire
FL Shooting Survivor Colton Haab: CNN Told Me I Needed To "Stick To The Script"; Entire Town Hall Scripted
Go Green Europeans Rip Trump On Climate Change, Import Record Amounts Of U.S. Coal
Former Official Will Cooperate With Investigators Probing Scheme Funneling Money From State To Kerry’s Daughter
PRESIDENT LE TRUMP?
On Russia, Democrats Try To Rewrite History - There's a case to be made that in every way, save rhetoric, the president has been tougher on Russia than his predecessor.
Yet another way Obama’s spies apparently exploited the Trump ‘dossier’
Oxfam's 'Aid For Sex' Scam Exposed
It's not just Oxfam. It;'s Save The Children, Unicef, and the UN in general
Marine Corps again lowers requirements for Infantry Officer Course. Brig. Gen. Jason Q. Bohm: ‘The course is as hard as it’s ever been’
Thursday, February 22. 2018
Powerline: How can you move a guy’s birthday?
Only a fool would dare interrupt Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini from opening a door
An Olympic challenge: Eat Korean food
Taleb's new book:
Hamilton College students protest too many “white, upper class, able-bodied males” at campus pub
Has Amazon become too successful?
#Fakenews and free speech—in 1967. Fifty years ago, Wayne C. Booth, AM’47, PhD’50, gave an eerily prescient speech.
Fake news: MSNBC Crank Claims Governor Rick Scott “Too Busy” to Meet With Students – Later Admits Gov Scott Was Attending Shooting Victim’s Funeral
Previous Identification of Groupthink: Part of Why the Public Doesn’t Believe in Global Warming
Israel proves the NRA's arguments. In reality, Israel's gun policy is living proof of the arguments the American gun lobby has been making for years.
Brit Hume Discusses Possible Push for Gun Control Legislation…
VDH on the Trump-destruction movement:
Wednesday, February 21. 2018
Photo is a Farmall at St. Nicholas Abbey (a sugar cane plantation and rum-maker) on Barbados
Billy Graham has died
With ten million acres in Patagonia (bought with private money), a national park is born
"Thirty-two years ago I, too, fell in love with a man I worked with. It started the way so many office romances start..."
Charles Krauthammer: Recovery from surgery 'progressing steadily slower than I would like, but steadily'
How Democrats use dark money — and win elections
30,000 gun related deaths per year
Did the Progressive 'Broward County Solution' Cost 17 Student Lives?
A Cure for Mass Shootings Doesn't Exist - There are no plausible options that offer more than the faintest prospect of preventing the next massacre.
A fine firearm, but butt-ugly
The Next Step Toward Universal Health Care
Small-business confidence hits record high in 2018 after Trump tax-reform win
Tuesday, February 20. 2018
Where is the possible crime?
The Forgotten History of New York’s Bagel Famines - Remembering Local 338 and the world’s toughest bagel bakers.
100 Chicago Professors "Propose To Exclude Viewpoints They Find Objectionable"
Government Spending on Higher Education Reaches an All-Time High
Once again, climate scientists use a single tree to define global change
San Francisco's Diseased Streets
Everything you ever wanted to know about chain migration
A merit-based future beats our 19th-century immigration system
According To The FBI, Knives Kill Far More People Than Rifles In America – It’s Not Even Close
Fla. Sheriff Says Gun Control Is Already on Campuses and Calls Arming Teachers a 'Game-Changer'
Government unions are in deep trouble. And they have themselves to blame.
Why American Media Fawn Over Communist Murderers
Does Mueller Indictment Mean Clinton Campaign Can Be Indicted for Chris Steele?
Flashback: CNN and MSNBC Helped Russia Sow Discord by Promoting Fake Anti-Trump Rally
FACEBOOK'S AD VP PROVED RUSSIA DIDN'T INTERFERE IN THE ELECTION
'DEMOCRACY PARTNERS': PROVOKING VIOLENCE & CHAOS AT TRUMP RALLIES - Exposing the deep, radical roots of the Democratic Party's close ally.
The future of war - War is still a contest of wills, but technology and geopolitical competition are changing its character, argues Matthew Symonds
For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal
McMaster to allies: Track your investments and stop funding Iran’s proxy militias
Macron Vows to Reform Islam in France - "It is time to bring in a new generation."
Monday, February 19. 2018
When I was in high school, we kept our firearms in our school's shooting range lockers.
Related from Klavan: The Left Is Reaping the Whirlwind of the Culture They Made
Many thanks to Roger for the past week's Morning Links. I can't compete with his wit and wisdom, but we all do the best we can with what we have. Pic is Bajan Rum Punch - highly refreshing after a 4-hr mountain hike in Barbados.
Mrs. BD watched it on the plane. She recommends.
Barry Farber, the Godfather of Modern Talk Radio
Still going strong at 89
Switzerland Bans Boiling Lobsters
Good. My preference is a freshly-strangled Swiss lobster
Global Warming Causing Record Cold Temps at Winter Olympics
Beware: ‘campus values’ are infecting the rest of America
Brown students thought censoring Guy Benson would protect free speech
The NLRB Weighs in on James Damore
Like Peter Thiel, Tech Workers Feel Alienated by Silicon Valley ‘Echo Chamber’
The Media’s Walk-of-Shame Won’t End
Diversity in the Managerial World
REPEAL THE 2ND AMENDMENT? YES, PLEASE TRY
Should We Give Up Half Of The Earth To Wildlife?
An emerging police state that spies on Americans? The left yawns
Saturday, February 17. 2018
Hello everybody. If the news seems pretty grim these days, don't worry too much about it. The government will fix everything. They're peculiarly suited to coming up with the answers to today's problems. After all, the surgeon who leaves a sponge, retractors, and his watch inside a patient knows where to look when they open the poor sod back up. Been there, done that.
We soldier on. On to the links!
Doesn't anyone take responsibility for their own actions anymore? That was a rhetorical question.
The Internet is a woman riding the subway wearing a bustier and a thong while complaining that everyone is looking at her.
A smart politician would tweak stalking laws in the US to include covertly tracking people across the Internet without their express written consent, with a one-button opt-opt that erases every bit of your data at any time from any web service. I don't know any smart politicians, and don't expect to meet one anytime soon.
I hate to break it to you poindexters, but the Uber driver's only real job is to supply the car you ride in. Oh, and to clean the puke out of the back seat every third passenger. Getting rid of the driver is a sideways move.
When I was young I learned about the Triangle Trade in history class. Sugar, tobacco, and cotton to England, textiles and rum to Africa, and unpaid interns to the Americas. I could have sworn they outlawed that sort of thing.
When I was young the kids who walked into walls a lot had their own classes, which were held outdoors quite often. They had their own bus, too. Now they have their own office building, which is nice.
I use Femgoplaces.com. It's a pretty cool search engine, you probably haven't heard of it. You type in your search terms, and they dispatch a girl to drive to a part of town she's not familiar with. When she gets there, she rolls down the window and asks the first person shes sees for the information she wants.
Yes, but will they shoot a tractor trailer into space? That's the true measure of technical innovation nowadays.
If I recall correctly, Romney really cornered the Mormon vote in Massachusetts. Well, he drove his wife to the polls. Same thing. Say, are there any Mormons in Utah?
When I read the headline, I assumed all the employees joined a New York City longshoreman's union, and one of their brothers was a union delegate.
Have a great Saturday, one and all!
Friday, February 16. 2018
What a charming and inspirational message.
I'm sorry, I was being pretending to be pleasant. As you know, I'm no good at it. Let's start over: Keerist, what drivel. But it's unexceptional drivel. No need to comment on how trite and meaningless the message is. Let's look at the spelling. I guarantee it was written, and shared quite a bit on social media, by college graduates. "You body"? Really? However, I'd like to point out that the word isn't misspelled. It's not a typo, either. The person who wrote it, and apparently a lot of people who read it, are blind to the fact that it's the wrong word. They have a condition I hereby christen Facebook Aphasia. They no longer have the mental ability to tell one word from another. It's not that they don't have the innate intellectual horsepower to learn the difference between you and your and you're. After all, they probably learned Klingon for their cosplay wedding ceremony. They're broken, not dumb.
I think, technically, I'm talking about semantic anomia, but I'm just a blowhard on the Internet, so Facebook Aphasia is good enough for me.
Of course proper doctor-type persons know you generally need brain damage from a shovel to the parietal or a tumor that makes tempura of your temporal lobe to give you a proper dose of semantic anomia. I hereby posit that a contemporary public school education followed by a trip to the academy is on par with a severe blow to the head. People have become brain damaged by a refusal to enforce abstract standards of right and wrong for grammar, or anything else for that matter. Through a continual process of calling anyone who notices you're in error a Nazi, and exposure to a continuous stream of word salad on electronic devices, there are entire generations who are literally unable to tell one word from another. They've been taught from the cradle to simply take a stab at all things grammatical. They've been conditioned to rely on hunches, and they're blissfully ignorant of where the knee-jerk reactions they call hunches are spawned.
So, welcome to the Facebook Aphasia world, where every voice is passive, every sentence starts with an adverb, and to, too, two is just the sound a Sesame Street train makes. There's no use whining about it, when wining about it works better. And dismember, never leaf anyone who touches your sole more than you body.
On to the links!
The horror! Pornography will not be immediately displayed by default on your computer screen? What do I need one for, then? And remember, never leave anyone who touches your soul more than his own winkie with safe search turned off
Remember kids, Tesla's taxpayer-subsidized piece of automotive space junk is brilliant, and Donald Trump is a doodyhead for wondering if a space station could be useful to anyone. It's just a hunch you have, but you hunches is always wright.
I hereby support research that may, one day, after millions in grants, allow humans to live to be 41, too. I sleep by hanging upside down in the closet already, so I've got a head start.
I bet conditional cash transfers break the poverty cycle from the moment the recipients get the dough until the moment their boyfriends make it to the strip joint.
Hmm. Maybe brain damage from Pokemon-induced car crashes is the reason no one can spell "definitely" anymore.
I dunno. Screaming, "No raises for anyone, NOW GET BACK TO WORK," always works great for me. I find this saves the employees the embarrassment of hearing how worthless and lazy they are during formal reviews. See, I worry about other people's feelings too much. It's a curse, really.
In the room the women come and go, talking of Michelangelo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
By definition, a parent who wants their minor child to get a Facebook page is unfit, so wangling clear consent from them shouldn't be too difficult.
I thought Mark Zuckerberg's mentor's name was spelled "Beelzebub."
Yes, I'll be glad to give a screenshot of my driver's license to "Bongo International." Sounds as buttoned-down as the Bank of England.
Everyone have a great Friday. I hope today's links touched your soul more than you body!
Thursday, February 15. 2018
Try searching on the Internet for information about Thor. Good luck if you're not interested in comic book movies. The Internet is a million miles wide and 1/16" deep, and it's turtles all the way down. References to Thor, the actual Norse god of thunder, are an afterthought. The actual Thor, not the wisecracking Australian guy, seems like he was pretty important back in the day. When a day of the week is named after you, you matter.
I'm always fascinated to see who matters on the Internet, because I wandered the Earth before it existed. The Internet likes all kinds of people who seemed half a joke in their heyday to me. I think it's a totally ingrained fetish for pointless contrariness. It's a Howard Zinn world, and whatever you trot out, there must be a cranky alternative we can decide to like instead. That's why the Internet loves Tesla, a weird, mostly useless crank, and hates Edison. The daily Google Doodles are always nobodies that somebody has decided to exalt in place of people who accomplished a lot. I prefer the real deals. I have no interest in a movie about comic book Thor. The original article was interesting enough.
Speaking of original articles, How about Jack Kilby? Who's that you say? Oh, he's not Internet-famous enough to get welfare queens like Elon Musk to name their subsidized cars after him. He just more or less invented the integrated circuit by himself in 1958:
Almost all of the truly useful things in the world are invented by invented by guys like Kilby, not Tony Stark wannabes. They bring lunch to work in a paper bag, wear short sleeve shirts and clip-on ties with their J. C. Penney suits, and have ink stains on their shirt pockets. The Internet's not interested in them. Then again, the Internet isn't all that useful, so it's foolish to think a Facebook world would be interested in a real god, when a comic book god is available.
On to today's links:
The Gallivans don't sound like Internet people. The Free Sh*t Army wouldn't have asked for the packages to be stopped.
It's interesting that post-WWII Hungary didn't bother to collect taxes, because the money was devaluing so fast. They just printed some more and spent it. Stop me when I say something that sounds unfamiliar.
I'm a grown man, more or less. Like I said, I don't have heroes, or go to comic book movies looking for them. But Adam and Shivaun will do in a pinch if you put a gun to my head. Slaying dragons that desolate the landscape and sleep on mountains of gold still cuts some ice with me.
The Soviet Union used to announce they were lightening up every once in a while. Perestroika, tovarish! After a few months of letting you vent your spleen at the party meetings, they'd say, "Never mind," and anyone who opened their yap would be mining gold in Siberia with their bare hands for twenty years. Giving a recruiter access to your social media accounts is about the same idea.
I'm so old I remember when "scientists" warned us that living near power lines would give us cancer, but major roads giving us dementia is almost as good. Of course since next-to-no-one lives far away from power lines or major roads, your study can be bent, folded, or mutilated to suit any agenda.
Yeah, but at least your computer is finally doing something productive. I say leave it.
For $2,500 I'll promise to never work there in the first place.
Breakfast options and alcohol? That's a redundancy at my house.
I think there are still four or five days on the Millennial's calendar that aren't Halloween, but I wouldn't bet on it.
What's for dinner tonight, mom? Cling peaches in heavy syrup, creamed corn, and cranberry sauce with indentations from the can. You know, same as last night.
Well, that's it for today. Have a great Thor's Day! Look out for Saint Boniface, though.
Wednesday, February 14. 2018
Hello everybody. Roger de Hauteville here, King of Sicily. Bird Dog has asked me to sit in for him while he's away at a retreat. It's not exactly summer camp. He's in a 12-step program for toxic masculinity. He's been leaving puddles of masculinity on the floor here and there, and his minders have decided it's got to stop. So you're stuck with me again. I was available because I'm on a forced hiatus from my job, too. Damn HR harpy got me in hot water with the shareholders. She secretly recorded a marketing meeting I called. Total entrapment, in my estimation. I'll let you be the judge:
See? This is why American industry is falling behind the rest of the world. No respect for old fashioned quality control.
On to today's links!
I guarantee the wedding T-shirts all come in XXXL
For the sane reader who's avoided Snapchat's charms, a "Streak" is an endless stream of pointless, ephemeral messages sent between two instant message accounts. They give you a little gold star if you keep it going for 3+ days. Pavlov was born too soon, I guess.
Remember, if you want to test this theory, don't test it on animals if the HR lady is looking.
I didn't think this was possible. Apparently, you can rent a car with cash, too. The smart traveler always relies on carjacking only as a last resort.
They wouldn't have debated an invitation to golf with Donald Trump.
Now all you have to do to nullify your marriage is let your Snapchat Streak lapse.
Mr. President, we must not allow a radioactive harbor gap!
Do they have styrofoam classical columns for rent, too? Those things work great. You can pay for them with untraceable foreign credit card payments, too.
Further down the page there's a similar headline: New Macrobiotic family discovered in Whole Foods.
It's probably part of an ancient tradition that continues to this day. You make a pilgrimage to the shrine that holds the triptych with the sacred runes of plenty scrawled all over it. There are fantastic, indecipherable signs everywhere. You beg the totem for succor, and then while you're fumbling for a sacrificial offering, a disembodied, sonorous, god-like voice booms: Do you want fries with that?
That's nothing. Over 70 percent of Gen X-ers said they'd be willing to have their heads pounded onto a stake in a Swedish lakebottom for six months of free Netflix.
Have a great Wednesday, everybody!
Tuesday, February 13. 2018
Why Tarantino sucks
Scientists Unearth Hope for New Antibiotics - Researchers identified new compounds by sifting through genetic material from soil samples
If gender is a social construct, how can gender identity be innate and immutable?
Earth to NBC: Russians did not change one vote in 2016 - CNN just lost its Fake News crown to NBC. Its effort to win the gold has been Olympic this month.
George Soros hits back at 'toxic, personal criticism' and defends donation to anti-Brexit campaign
The US is selling oil to the Middle East
Kimball: Our New Secessionists
MSNBC Host Isn't Sure If She's Out Of Touch After Getting Filleted Over Bonus Remarks
Unhinged Conspiracy Theorists: Leftwing Professor Lawrence Tribe Floats Theory that a Carter Page Associate Was Murdered in an Engineered Plane Crash, Then Deletes His Noxious Tweet
Dem Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: My Constituents Outside New York City Are “Wrong” And “Racist” About Guns And Immigration…
Trump Starts Year Two In a Far Better Position Than Democrats Imagined
Anchors Await - The Navy is failing at its most basic responsibilities.
Low Recruit Discipline Prompts Army to Redesign Basic Training
IDF shows Iran and Syria it’s serious about Israel’s security
Monday, February 12. 2018
Via Mike is Out
Image via ‘Gender trouble’: Museum removes 19th century painting to ‘prompt conversation’
Lucky fellow. Like Narcissus, but with admirers
Experimental Drug Promises to Kill the Flu Virus in a Day
L.L. Bean Drops Life-Time Guarantee
Makes sense. Their customer has changed. I doubt that I will ever wear out my 2 prs of Maine boots
On the other hand, GoRuck's products are lifetime-guaranteed
The 10 Whitest Things About the Woman Who Flushed Her Emotional Support Hamster Down the Toilet at the Airport
Is the 'Global Warming' Cult Finally Coming to Its Senses?
Growing number of state laws are passed or introduced focusing on campus free speech
Why would laws be needed?
California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director
In Defense of Offense by Michael Robillard
"Real life is beginning to mimic college tribunals. When the perpetrator of an anonymous list accusing dozens of men of a whole range of sexual misdeeds..."
BEN SHAPIRO: TOO HOT TO HANDLE
Too smart to handle
AK-47 Rifles, Claymore Mines, & Grenade Launchers Discovered On Mexico Border
The Democrats’ secret weapon to take back statehouses
'Hire the best and fire the worst': Trump proposes biggest civil service change in 40 years
Doubt this will go anywhere.
GREAT NEWS ON REGULATION FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Russia-Trump Investigation: How Did Hillary Clinton Get FBI, FISA To Do Her Political Dirty Work?
Peeling back the layers of Hillary Clinton’s deceit
GOP LAWMAKERS RELEASE VIDEO EXPOSING DEEP STATE LIES TO FISA COURT - ‘The Republican memo fairly raises questions about why certain facts were never disclosed to the FISA court’
Saturday, February 10. 2018
The sun is growing colder
Yikes. I can feel it
Many or most kids do not pay full-freight, tho
The Amazon-ification of Whole Foods - There’s a broader strategy behind two-hour delivery for heirloom tomatoes.
Rent Control Needs Retirement, Not a Comeback
Rent control harms low-income people. It's not about logic, it's politics
Update, public housing in NYC
San Francisco Bay Area Experiences Mass Exodus Of Residents
Local Man Takes Advantage Of 3-Hour DMV Wait To Pen Blog Post Arguing For Government-Run Healthcare
The Idolatry of Journalism - The Newseum is a monument of absurd self-praise.
California confronts the complexities of creating a single-payer healthcare system
Deep in the fine print of the two-year budget deal in Congress
CLINTON ALLY IN STATE DEPT ADMITS PASSING BLUMENTHAL/SHEARER MATERIAL TO STEELE
Breaking: Peter Strzok KNEW Hillary Camp Used Bleachbit to Delete Emails – The Week They Were Deleted
U.S. Spies Paid $100,000 To Shady Russian Who Promised Them Stolen Cyberweapons And Dirt On Trump
Tom Steyer Hires Army of Operatives With Eye Toward Impeachment
Has Anyone Seen the President? Michael Lewis goes to Washington in search of Trump and winds up watching the State of the Union with Steve Bannon.
Amusing. Trump's flaws are such easy targets though. So are my own.
Justice Dept. and FBI Personnel Changes Amid Probes
Can't keep track of the probes
Assad Is Still Using Chemical Weapons in Syria. Neither the threat of U.S. action nor an Obama-era agreement appears to deter Bashar al-Assad.
It’s Hard to Believe, but Syria’s War Is Getting Even Worse
Israel Carries Out "Large Scale Attack" On Syria After Israeli F-16 Shot Down
Friday, February 9. 2018
Gabon fights elephant poachers with hi-tech tracker collars
Goodbye to Newsweek
Columbia University Professor Warns Women’s March Has Been “Deeply Infiltrated” By Zionists…
Trump's environment chief Scott Pruitt suggests climate change could be good for humanity - 'We know that humans have most flourished during time of warming trends'
It is true
Governments Hate Bitcoin and Cash for the Same Reason: They Protect People’s Privacy.
The Senate’s immigration debate, starting next week, is really at least 7 different debates, And Mitch McConnell has just wrapped the whole thing in yet another layer of confusion.
House passes bill to ease Obama’s excessive menu labeling rules - Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act erases more nanny-state nonsense implemented through Obamacare.
DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison Sits and Applauds as Linda Sarsour Calls America Racist, Hateful Country Founded on Murder
Chuck Schumer 2014: You Know What We Should Have? A Military Parade
Sultan on the congressional black caucus: It’s become a gang of thieves united by greed, racial solidarity and racial animosity.
A TIMELINE OF TREASON: How the DNC and FBI Leadership Tried to Fix a Presidential Election
"They (Dems) are being hoisted on the petard of their own moral narcissism. It has made them blind."
CVS Announces Wage Hike To $11 An Hour Thanks To Tax Law
ECONOMY RATING WENT FROM 39% UNDER OBAMA TO 70% UNDER TRUMP
It Takes Chutzpah to Call This the ‘Obama Boom’ - Hundreds of thousands of Americans are moving from part-time work to full-time employment.
Can't people celebrate this?
U.S. Jobless Claims Drop To Near 45-Year Low
A visit to Albania today
Revisiting Vietnam 50 Years After the Tet Offensive
George Soros, the man who 'broke the Bank of England', backing secret plot to thwart Brexit
Complicity of Poles in the deaths of Jews is highly underestimated, scholars say
Thursday, February 8. 2018
Peeling the onion, it begins to be clear that the Clintons, in league with Russians, created the anti-Trump dossier and manufactured the Trump-Russia brouhaha. #Hillarygate: How the Clinton machine manufactured ‘Trump-Russia’ - All roads – and all dossiers – lead back to Hillary.
Had Hillary been elected, none of this would be known. However, I am tired of all this dirty Clintonian scheming - Uranium to Russians, illegal emails, and now the Clinton dossier. Top Justice Department Official Who Helped Oversee Clinton Email Probe RESIGNS
It never ends. Drain the swamp.
Love vs. Lust: Don’t Know What the Angular Gyrus Is? Your Heart Does
Hmmmm. I call it all "desire"
WHY IS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION FAIR?
Maryland School District Dedicates This Week To ‘Black Lives Matter’ Lessons…
Study: New Minimum Wage Laws Will Eliminate More Than 260,000 Jobs in 2018
Including teens who want to work
California and the definition of insanity: Why do Democrats love tax hikes so much?
Philip Hamburger on ‘The Administrative Threat’
FBI Informant Testifies: Moscow Routed Millions To Clinton Foundation In "Russian Uranium Dominance Strategy"
Clinton ‘Hatchet Man’ Shopped Trump Dirt Earlier Than Previously Believed
FBI lovers' latest text messages: Obama 'wants to know everything'
Reynolds: “Hypothesis: The spying-on-Trump thing is worse than we even imagine, and once it was clear Hillary had lost and it would inevitably come out, the Trump/Russia collusion talking point was created as a distraction.”
VDH: The press used to uncover government wrongdoing. Today’s press is defending it.
Trump's Right: The U.K.'s Health System Is Broke And Failing
Wednesday, February 7. 2018
“Emotional Support Animals” Help Explain How America Is Losing Its Mind
" Ms Schaefer, who teaches performance art to those less gifted than herself, is a recipient of the Boston ICA’s 2015 Foster Prize, and has been described by the ICA’s senior curator as “amazing,” “compelling” and yet inexplicably “underfunded.”"
Transgender College Student Files Complaint Against Professor for Not Using Preferred Pronouns
Justin Trudeau interrupts a woman to tell her to use 'peoplekind' instead of 'mankind' because 'it's more inclusive'
Guy is a putz
The death of the American newspaper
Why “Open Borders” is a Dangerous Idea
Hillary’s Attempt to Steele the Election
DON'T CALL IT THE STEELE DOSSIER, CALL IT THE CLINTON DOSSIER
From Russia, with love
Václav Havel’s politics of encounter
Tuesday, February 6. 2018
FBI and DOJ Officials Broke The Law And Tried To Decide The Election - an Annotated Timeline (h/t reader)
Two points were missed there. First, the info that Carter Page was an FBI agent/spy, and, second, the fact that Loretta Lynch has no grandkids to discuss on the tarmac.
I’m basically a kid. Sure I’m 55 going on 56, and I am starting to feel the aches and pains which we associate with age. Herniated and bulging discs make moving difficult sometimes. I have to watch what I eat and work out regularly to keep weight off. I miss the days of eating as much as I want, and as indiscriminately as I did. Bags of chips, tubs of ice cream, a whole pizza. Those days are memories. But one thing keeps me young. Sports. I love sports of all kinds.
I played soccer and beach volleyball in my youth, but really enjoyed being team statistician for basketball. I love numbers, and sports are about numbers. Sabermetrics got me back into baseball after all the scandals and negative stories of the 80's and 90's caused me to lose interest. When you get right down to it, sports are a great combination of the things I love. Physical activity, competition, and data.
But one sport has always been my favorite. Football. Never played it, always loved it. Especially one team in particular, where the team is mostly religion.
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