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
Sunday, July 5. 2020
This 250-year-old NYC farmhouse is for sale — and shockingly pristine
You can't go to Europe. You can't rent an RV - or even buy one right now due to demand. Very tough to find a runabout boat this year. Many hiking areas are closed. National parks are open, but state parks are iffy.
I am hearing ideas from people. Skill-building is good. New things are good.
- Take an adult driving course. I mean on a track, not on the road. Learn to really drive safely like a pro.
- Learn to camp. REI or Outward Bound. If you want to try roughing it, best to learn how first, or it will not be much fun.
- Make a fitness and nutrition program and get in perfect shape.
- Get your physical exam - doctors have time right now. Dermatology check too. This summer, doctors in most places have nothing to do, believe it or not.
- Take day hiking trips. Nothing wrong with Motel 6. Better than a tent. Around here, the White Mountains.
- Plan a pizza party for friends once/week. Reconnect with cheap pizza and Corona (with lime). Lime prevents corona.
- Find a shooting range or shooting school. Handguns, rifles, and shotguns are great fun and basic life skills. So are fly-fishing lessons, but it's late in the season for actually catching fresh water fish.
- Take some riding lessons. Is handling horses a basic life skill? Maybe. Any new skill is worthwhile.
- Take a boating course or sailing course. Water is wonderful.
Please add your Summer 2020 life-enhancing ideas in the comments
Interestingly, almost every news source came out with that phrase yesterday.
Friday, July 3. 2020
Beavers causing global warming
‘Climate Change” Is The Social Justice Issue Of Our Lives
Going to National Parks Is Racist, Declares ABC News
New York Gov. coronavirus orders unfairly targeted houses of worship, federal judge says.
Parents Everywhere Agree: Reopen Schools -- IMMEDIATELY!
We Have Reached Peak ‘Wokeness’ Now That They Burnt The Elk - Racism is gone, all is now right with the world, stupid white leftists burnt an elk.
UMass Nursing Dean Fired For Saying "Everyone's Life Matters"
NY Lawyers Who Torched A Police Car With A Molotov Cocktail Are Out On Bail
NYPD Police Retreat in the Face of Taunting City Hall Protesters
Woke Harvard Grad Has Meltdown, Says Lost Dream Job After ‘I’ma Stab You’ Video Went Viral
Russians Voters Approve Plan To Extend Putin’s Rule Until 2036
Israel annexing the West Bank isn't the disaster for peace everyone says it is. The move is a mostly symbolic acknowledgment of the current reality rather than a change. That could help both sides be more realistic in negotiations.
Thursday, July 2. 2020
A Massive Star Has Disappeared Without a Trace
The agenda of Black Lives Matter is far different from the slogan
Yes, they could be educating children
When Police Kill
Seattle Police Dismantle CHOP After Protesters Threaten Mayor's $7 Million House
Some animals are better than others
Protesters, politicians slap the NYPD for a quarter-century of saving lives
Bottles And Trash Thrown At NYPD Responding To Crimes
SLOGANS FROM THE POORLY EDUCATED
Two Americas: Risk-Tolerant vs. Zero-Risk—Will One Ruin the Other?
Mainstream Media Go All In With ‘Panic Porn’ Over COVID-19
Herd Immunity To COVID-19 May Be Closer Than We Think, New Studies Say
The Real Pandemic Was a Nursing Home Problem
Salon: It's going to be a long four months: Trump and Fox News just keep ramping up the racism. Desperate to distract from the coronavirus catastrophe, Trump and his media allies are going full-on rabid racism
China Has ‘First-Strike’ Capability To Melt U.S. Power Grid With Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon
Wednesday, July 1. 2020
Via Am. Digest:
Webinars can be hit or miss. The New York Adventure Club, due to the obvious difficulties of getting out these days, have some on offer. I took in one on Five Points that was excellent, and there is one on July 21 about the Brooklyn Bridge that I have signed up for. $10 isn't too much, I guess, though I'd rather do tours on foot (boy I miss the Urban Hike and I hope we can pull one off in the Fall...I was thinking of focusing on movie locations this time).
If you're interested in spending an hour and learning about NYC's history, here's a great way to do it. Just click the link and see what they have to offer.
Genetic clusters in the US
Dr. Scott Atlas Calls For Schools To Reopen: "This Is The Most Irrational Public Policy Probably In Modern History"
Kneeling in the Church of Social Justice. America certainly has work to do on race, but ritual and symbolic acts aren't the way forward.
California Legislature Votes to Strike ‘the State Shall Not Discriminate’ from Constitution, Opening the Door to Legalized Discrimination. Equality before the law is at the heart of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
St. Louis Homeowner Speaks Out After Confronting BLM Militants with Firearm, ‘The Only Thing That Stopped the Mob Was my Rifle’
The Mobs Are Coming for the Progressives
De Blasio Announces Proposal To Slash NYPD Budget By $1 Billion, Divert Cash To ‘Young People’
Police ‘Reform’ and the Making of a Racism Narrative
Scholar forced to resign over study that found police shootings not biased against blacks. Union rep tells College Fix that university should not share data that runs afoul of its support of BLM protests
It took more than five years, but the corporate media finally have the tools and strategy to successfully defeat President Donald Trump.
First Arrests Made Under New Hong Kong "National Security" Law As Thousands Flood The Streets In Protest
India Bans TikTok, Other Chinese Apps Over Security Concerns
Tuesday, June 30. 2020
Roger K is a smart guy, but I think he's wrong about this. This sort of power stuff has gone on, on and off, since the 1800s. Race just happens to be the hook right now.
Does the hook bring you back?
Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to Healthy Individuals
Recent Coronavirus Data Suggests the Lockdowns Were a Colossal Mistake
How Deadly Has The Covid-19 Pandemic Really Been?
Reopen The Schools!
Michael Shellenberger: “On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare”
Mt. Rushmore is racist
July 4th is racist
Academic department calls on Penn State to require 'structural racism' courses
Black Lives Matter NY President: Crime Needs To Be Looked At As A Health Issue, Not A Police Issue
ARE THE WHEELS COMING OFF IN ATLANTA?
An African Country Still Has Slavery — Obama Awarded Them Trade Benefits, Trump Reversed It
Monday, June 29. 2020
European Union Will Ban Travelers From America/Russia…
1619 Project Author Claims Africans Visited America Before Columbus, Used Ancient African Technology
Virus death toll drops to 5 in NY, once the U.S. epicenter
OF STATUES AND SYMBOLIC MURDER
Black Lives Matter Organizer: 'Give Me Money or We'll Break Windows'
Black Billionaire Robert Johnson Demands $14 Trillion in Reparations
"The Princeton University Board of Trustees voted on Friday to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from the university’s School of Public and International Affairs."
Minneapolis council members who voted to abolish cops get private security
Greg Gutfeld Goes Off On Liberal Juan Williams For Blaming Inner City Violence On Trump
De Blasio’s performance grows worse by the day, making NYC unlivable: Goodwin
Toppling attempt led by Harvard student ends after confrontation with statue defenders
The guy is a complete jerk
Trump admits it: He's losing. Amid a mountain of bad polling and stark warnings from allies, the president has acknowledged his reelection woes to allies.
My advice: Don't be an a-hole
Nancy Pelosi: Nationwide Mask Requirement Is ‘Long Overdue’
Sunday, June 28. 2020
18 shot in 24 hours as spike in gun violence in NYC continues.
Guns just keep going off. Maybe hot weather causes it. Climate change?
Four Children, Including 1 Year Old, Killed In Chicago As Violence Spikes In City
Saturday, June 27. 2020
What It’s Like to Live in a City Full of Moose
Revisiting Mengele’s Malignant “Race Science”
Journalist Absolutely DESTROYS California Officials on Coronavirus and Face Masks
1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election
VDH: When states go wild
Noonan in WSJ: The week it went south for Trump
Does the Black Community Support Abolishing the Police?
Then They Came for Abraham Lincoln Week in Higher Education
Tear Gas And Dumpster Fires: Antifa Militants Try to Take Over Portland Police Station
Abraham Lincoln at UW-Madison is the latest target of cancel culture
Friday, June 26. 2020
He tries again to get canceled. A good one.
Good fun. He is right that Obama and Biden behaved like traitors to the country, but few will say so. And he is right: the media is designed to make people upset.
The CDC Lost Control Of The Coronavirus Pandemic. Then The Agency Disappeared.
With Statues Gone, Pigeons Forced To Poop On Rioters
Mayor: ‘What Happened Last Night In Madison Was Far From Peaceful And Exceeding Dangerous’
Dalrymple: It's 1968 Again
According to Ted Cruz, Attorney General Bill Barr Is the Honey Badger
Thursday, June 25. 2020
I am not angry. Anger is unhealthy for body and soul.
NYC Marathon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
A Third Of Americans Have Gained Weight Due To Coronavirus
NY, NJ, Conn. to Quarantine Visitors from Worse-Off States
Good luck with that
Here Come The Bourgeois Bolsheviks
"And all it took was one generation of neglect, just one, and poof, the reserve of bourgeois values necessary to maintain Western Civilizational disappeared. And I'm not sure it's possible to ever get it back."
NASCAR's Bubba Wallace Angry at Attacks on His Character After Fake Noose Incident
Noose stories are pretty much always fake
#FAKENOOSE STORY PROVES RACISM IS OUR NEW RELIGION
The Arrest That Led To The Riot In Madison, Wisconsin Last Night
US brands four Chinese state media outlets 'foreign missions'
Pentagon Names 20 Chinese Firms It Says Are Military-Controlled
Twitter marks Trump tweet in violation of “policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm”
Wednesday, June 24. 2020
I do not like the new rules at my gyms. I will not deadlift with a mask on, and forget cardio with a mask. That is just unhealthy.
I'll be back to my trainer's home garage on Monday for my heavy weights, I hope. Legal or not, I do not care.
What about you all?
At Quillette, The Great Awokening and the Second American Revolution
"Revolution"? I don't think so. Just a bunch of young white kids with nothing to do. Breaking things is much easier than making things.
A Sedentary Lifestyle is the Sworn Enemy of our Health
Planning to Revive Racial Preferences in California
Education Department uncovers $1B in anonymous foreign funding at higher education institutions
Facebook moderators brag about deleting pro-Trump posts in Project Veritas sting
A retired physician's take on epidemiologists
Don’t Count Manhattan Out - The appeal of working from home wears thin, and big real estate deals promise a rebirth of the Big Apple.
D'Souza: THE CRIMES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
Leftists Promise To Tear Down Lincoln Emancipation Memorial in D.C.
The American Museum of Natural History Purges Its Most Famous Patron
I always thought the statue depicted him as helping them
WWII Monument In Charlotte Defaced With Hammer And Sickle
DEAR BABYLON BEE… IT PAINS US, IT DOES, BUT WE MUST ONCE MORE REMIND YOU THAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE SATIRE...
Minneapolis got away with being a liberal city for quite a while, but the rot was deep and the decline was inevitable.
UChicago econ professor’s career being torn apart after criticizing ‘defund the police’
Bolton Is Wrong; I Was There
Tuesday, June 23. 2020
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