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
Saturday, January 28. 2023
The Flu-ification of COVID Policy Is Almost Complete
White people need to ‘work’ on their ‘whiteness’: sociologist
Don’t Know Much About History
What's wrong with "French"?
Some Suggestions For Christopher Rufo And Company To Fix New College Of Florida
TGIF: 90 Seconds to Midnight - Even more classified docs, this week care of Mike Pence. All the news you need from the week that was.
Antifa is on the job
"Madness": France, Croatia Deny 'West At War With Russia' After German Foreign Minister Sparks Outrage
She spoke the truth
EU Ministers Seek Trump-Style Border Walls Amid Spike In Illegal Border Crossings
Friday, January 27. 2023
About that antarctic iceberg
Living for Pleasure by Emily A Austin – an Epicurean guide to happiness. A timely guide to the Greek philosopher – and rival to the Stoics – who saw freedom from anxiety as the ultimate goal
Activists at U. Texas-Austin Have Driven the DEI Agenda Into Every Corner of the School. “Throughout our analysis, we have found an entrenched bureaucracy with an ever-expanding ideological agenda.”
Geology Professor Explains How Woke Policies Create Profession “Not Worthy” of His Effort - A case study in what’s happening in academics as real science morphs into narrative support.
NYT is totally fair! I swear!
The U.S. Probation System Has Become a Quagmire. What was originally intended as an alternative to incarceration has become a system for mass state control.
Adam Schiff Vows Revenge as Kevin McCarthy Blocks Him, Eric Swalwell from Intelligence Committee
George Santos Embraces ‘Storytelling’
Thursday, January 26. 2023
Venison: Free the meat
Lunch Atop A Skyscraper: The Story Behind The 1932 Photo
Vermont Supreme Court Upholds Measure That Allows Non-Citizens To Vote
Deborah Birx Openly Admits to Lying About the COVID Vaccines to Manipulate the American People
The Crypto Token Economy Is Second-Order Fraud. The entire industry is artifice built atop artifice.
If everyone in North America dropped dead, it would do no measurable good for the world’s climate, if you believe the Leftists’ numbers.
The Problematic Arrival of Anti-Obesity DrugsFat activists say they’re tools of coercion. Celebrities are taking them to get slim. Is this really the road people want to go down?
Exhibit #1 in why it’s so hard to build housing in New York City
Biden And Trump Classified Documents Scandals: Progressive Talking Point Falls Apart
How America's Abrams, Germany's Leopard 2 and Britain's Challenger compare to Russia's outdated T-72 tanks as they are sent to help defend Ukraine
Wednesday, January 25. 2023
The Sullivan brothers - the real story
Whatever Happened to Light Verse? A paean to a disappearing and misunderstood literary tradition.
The Vindication of Cheese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk. A new study exonerates dairy fats as a cause of early death, even as low-fat products continue to be misperceived as healthier.
Dr. William Beaumont and the human gut
The Epidemic of #DiedSuddenly - Why is the public turning to ominous explanations for tragedies like Damar Hamlin’s collapse? Two doctors explain.
Real Climate data
Formerly Respected Organizations; Now Just Foot Soldiers Of Leftist Orthodoxy Enforcement
Tuesday, January 24. 2023
Is It Time to Unleash Herpes on Invasive Carp?
Plague trackers: Researchers cover thousands of years to understand the elusive origins of the Black Death
THE DAILY CHART: THE SUICIDE OF ACADEMIC HISTORY
Artificial Intelligence ChatGPT Passes Elite Business School Exam…
University requires photos of applicants for ‘Diversity In Surgery’ internship
“Rape the White Girls” Poet Included in Florida’s Black AP Course. “We are all beautiful (except white people, they are full of, and made of s__t),”
Des Plaines, Ill., Councilwoman Goes Off on Censor-Happy Leftists, and It's Glorious
Ending the Stranglehold of Public Employee Unions
Monday, January 23. 2023
Machu Picchu closed indefinitely, tourists stranded again
LET THEM EAT BUGS!
Scientific American Has Newspeak Dictionary Updates
The Opponents of Free Speech Are Gaining Ground.
“Re-imagining Undergraduate Mathematics…with Structural Disruptions”: Vanderbilt Professor Denounces the Math Field as Racist
George Soros spent $40M getting lefty district attorneys, officials elected all over the country
Corporate suicide watch: Harley-Davidson plans to go all-electric
Why was Biden allowed to visit the crime scene before the search for evidence was complete in the classified documents scandal?
Talking Heads Strangely Quiet on Biden After More Classified Docs Found at Delaware Home
FBI is weighing up 'whether to seek searches' of Biden's other homes after DOJ finds six MORE classified documents at his Wilmington house: House Oversight Committee promises to probe President's finances in 'next phase' of its investigation
Saturday, January 21. 2023
Where is everybody? A new hope for solving the Fermi Paradox
Naive Realism - When you're certain that you possess the real truth
California’s Green Debacle = The Golden State’s energy policies impose ruinous costs on residents but make no measurable impact on global climate.
Debt, Not the Debt Limit, Is the Real Fiscal Crisis in the US
Spectator: The Pink Tide Returns to South America
In China Things Head South Quickly
Friday, January 20. 2023
"It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away."
The latest Boston Dynamics robot video is amazing and a bit scary
Repressive Tolerance: “Once they get you to change your language, you have now complied with their ideology”
White People Can't Criticize Ugly New MLK Statue
America’s Police Exodus - The fallout of 'defund the police' is still unfolding.
Spectator: The beautiful people turn their private jets towards Davos. It’s that time of year again!
Al Gore Attempts Own 'Greta Moment' In Unhinged Davos Rant: "Equivalent Of 600,000 Hiroshima Bombs Daily"
WEF: Insanity On Display?
Classified Documents Were At Joe Biden Residence While Hunter Biden Took Millions For “Representing The F**king Spy Chief Of China”
Thursday, January 19. 2023
Gerard Vanderleun is hospitalized
The UK proposes no cake in offices
For decades we’ve been told recycling helps the Earth. It really doesn’t.
WEF Promotes Scientist Behind False "Billions Will Die" From Climate Change Claim
Norwegian government funds research to find out if white paint is racist
College upholds firing of whistleblower who shared ‘antiracism’ training with media
FBI Decided Not To Monitor Biden Document Search
Wednesday, January 18. 2023
No More Fun of Any Kind! Don’t Send Your Kids to Syracuse
‘Massive shortage’ in trade professionals was inevitable
"If diversity trainings have no impact whatsoever, that would mean that perhaps billions of dollars are being wasted annually.... But there’s a darker possibility..."
NY Supreme Court Strikes Down COVID Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers
San Fran City Panel Urges Reparations Of $5 Million Per Black Adult
Shockingly, the Trans Cult Keeps Finding Ways to Get Weirder
DC goes soft on criminals in law too lenient even for the Democratic mayor
The View’s Joy Behar disparages 'heterosexual men' and 'conservatives” for supporting the NFL
THE SANCTUARY CITY FRAUD
Tuesday, January 17. 2023
It’s Time to Get Serious. Prevailing wisdom insists that your twenties are for extreme exploration—collecting memories, friends, partners, identities. It’s BS.
America doesn't do well in helping people peacefully pass on
How to Regulate Pediatric Gender Medicine - Pursuing bans on drugs and surgeries may not be the most pragmatic approach—lawmakers hoping to reverse the medicalization of youth should instead consider these eight avenues.
First They Came For My Showerhead And I Did Nothing, Then They Came For My Light Bulbs And I Did Nothing, Now They Want My Gas Stove And …
FDA’s Medical Interference
A World Without Affirmative Action - We need creative thinking and real problem solving to address inequality in education.
Youngkin goes ballistic on equity and what schools do to achieve it vice excellence
Facebook Admits To Suppressing “Often-True Content” At WH Request
All The President's Men: Biden's Use Of Lawyers Raises Additional Concerns Over Handling Classified Material
NYC Mayor Says His City Has “No Room” For Illegal Immigrants During Border Visit…
Monday, January 16. 2023
Over half of the world's shrimp crop is farmed
NEW GOVERNMENT FUNDED “FOOD-PYRAMID” SAYS LUCKY CHARMS ARE HEALTHIER THAN STEAK
Misreading Others' Minds: Asymmetric Insight
Coverage Of Biden & Trump's Mishandled Classified Documents Reveals Media Double Standard. Most everything the media reported last week turned out to be wrong
Democrats fear Biden's classified documents will be his 'Hillary emails moment'
Saturday, January 14. 2023
7th dead whale washed up on Jersey Shore ‘bad news on top of bad news’'
Knowledge and Verve - Remembering Paul Johnson
Rural school choice is more common than you think
Democrats Overwhelmingly Support Killing Newborns
Kamala Harris Explains Caribbean Geography to World, World Stares Slack-Jawed
It Looks Like There's More Fallout for Adam Schiff Following Last Week's Twitter Files Reveal
Friday, January 13. 2023
America Runs On... Bottled Water
Rufo: Recapturing Higher Education - On the plan to transform New College of Florida into a classical liberal arts institution
TGIF: Planes, Trains, and Gastric Bypass for Kids, Out for 2023: the IRS, gas stoves, pictures of Muhammad, National Merit Scholarship certificates, cardigans, and the British monarchy.
New rules in the House worry Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries
Thursday, January 12. 2023
Attention Please, COVID Is Not Over. We Repeat, COVID Is Not Over.
Under White House Pressure, Facebook Censored Accurate Covid Vaccine Information
Harvard med students learn how to care for LGBTQIA+ infants
Democracy’s Trenches - The idea that the war in Ukraine is not our business is seductive but dangerously mistaken.
Wednesday, January 11. 2023
More about concrete, ancient and modern
Biden administration gas stove ban idea
Got (Raw) Milk? How the Cow Became a Culture Warrior
Chronicle: How Mitch Daniels Made Purdue a University Conservatives Can Love
Why are we only finding out now about the classified docs Biden took?
Former Top CIA Analyst Condemns FBI For Censorship & Misinformation
Mission creep, or do they want to be the SS?
MAINSTREAM MEDIA CONFESSES RUSSIA HOAX AT LAST
USC Bans “Field Work” Because It’s Racist. "Phrases such as 'going into the field' and 'field work' may have connotations for descendants of slavery.
The Problem Artificial Intelligence Poses for Colleges
Biden’s New Border Strategy: Blame Republicans First
Prigozhin praises Ukrainians as Russians leave their own soldiers to die
Tuesday, January 10. 2023
New Medical Advice for Fat Kids Urges Drugs and Surgery Over Diet and Exercise
‘We don’t want to be Yale’: new University of Austin constructing a different model of excellence
Classified Documents Found At President Biden's Think Tank
Media Silent as Latest Twitter Files Expose Flagrant Misconduct in Govt. & Journalism
Biden’s Insult at the Border
Jordan Peterson’s License Fiasco Highlights Why Government Licensing Should Be Abolished
Monday, January 9. 2023
Mystery of why Roman buildings have survived so long has been unraveled, scientists say
MacDonald: Strategic Charitable Giving - A guide to supporting the classical music organizations that hold true to their missions amid the relentless DEI tide
Minnesota Art Professor Fired For Showing Depiction Of Prophet Muhammad
That is Moslem art
Will Jordan Peterson Lose His License for Wrongthink? The Canadian psychologist is right to resist re-education.
A Puritanical Assault on the English Language. Social justice zealots think they can save the world by inventing absurd new ways to describe it.
It does work...
NYC, Chicago Mayors Politely Ask Democratic Governor to Stop Busing Asylum Seekers to Their Cities
The New Work Ethic
I hear about that, but don't see it
Again, I hear about that but don't see it
How DEI Is Supplanting Truth as the Mission of American Universities. An obsession with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion threatens students, professors, and the very credibility of higher education in the U.S.
Friday, January 6. 2023
Can Capitalism Save Hollywood? The gulf between elites and audiences is eroding profits throughout entertainment and news media—but signs of correction are emerging.
Climate change: is there anything it can't do?
'Did We Win?' Damar Hamlin Communicating With Doctors, Inquired About the Game
Jordan Peterson: I will risk my licence to escape social media re-education
Thursday, January 5. 2023
A Powerful Case Against Deinstitutionalization
How many people before we have enough?
No strong proof yet that diversity trainings ‘work’: Princeton psychologist
Can feel like that
Trump is his own worst enemy
Wednesday, January 4. 2023
Stuck in the Middle (of Academia) - Academia is a mess, but there is still hope.
No, Humans Are NOT Causing A "Sixth Mass Extinction". CBS "60 Minutes" sacrifices its credibility in selling apocalyptic pseudoscience
Massachusetts Prof Writes Book Detailing the Problem of ‘Deflective Whiteness’. “The Route 2 symbol is a tribute to the Mohawk people, but Noel said the route doesn’t even sit on Mohawk territory.”
The problem of "deflective whiteness"
College trustee: Time to "cull" faculty that oppose DEI
NC State Broadcaster Suspended Indefinitely For Saying “Illegal Aliens” During Broadcast…
Jordan Peterson says he’s been told to submit to social-media communication retraining
Tuesday, January 3. 2023
Cops Question Connecticut Mom Who Let 7-Year-Old Walk a Mile. "She is way too young to be walking this distance by herself," said the cops.
A Good Walk Spoiled
Coming to terms: The COVID lockdowns were all for naught
NY Times Blames Refusal to Teach America is Racist for Complaints by Disabled Students.
The U.S. Government’s Woke Training - Read instructions from the Army, NASA, the VA, and more, obtained via open-records law
Rethinking the European Conquest of Native Americans - In a new book by Pekka Hämäläinen, a picture emerges of a four-century-long struggle for primacy among Native power centers in North America.
There Is No Right Side of History. I’m a political progressive. The idea that “history” is on our side—which we’re sure to hear during this 118th Congress—is a dangerous myth.
One Of The All Time Worst Political Liars
DeSantis is the new Hitler
Monday, January 2. 2023
Pope Benedict: Defender of sacred tradition
DECEMBER 31, 1912
CDC Wants Teachers To Rate Students On Level Of “LGBTQ Inclusivity”…
Detransitioners Are Blasphemers Against The Left's Gospel Of Normalizing The Mental Illness Of Transexuals
Virginia school district pays almost $500k for ‘equal outcomes’ consultant
In the name of ‘equity,’ companies are now ignoring educational achievement
U.S. Senator: 'Hate Speech' Not Protected Under First Amendment
The incredible weirdness of the Ray Epps saga
Revisiting The Rationale For Pouring Money Into Ukraine
After 100,000 Migrants Arrive In 2022, Italy Set To Take Action Against NGO Ferry Boats
Saturday, December 31. 2022
Photo: I hate NY Eve parties, (but I understand that it can be a reasonable excuse to throw a party); Champagne gives me a headache; I hate excess booze (for myself anyway); and there is no way I will willingly stay up until midnight. Call me grumpy.
All the same, I wish all a healthy, loving, prosperous and contented 2023.
Singing lessons give threatened birds a chance of survival
Are These 7 Movies on the Woke Mob’s Chopping Block? From comedies to inconvenient dramas, the following films could be 'Gone' next
The Making of Norman Mailer - The young man went to war and became a novelist. But did he ever really come back?
WSJ: Jonathan Haidt on the ‘National Crisis’ of Gen Z. Warped by social media and a victimhood culture, today’s young people will imperil American culture and capitalism, the social psychologist warns.
Rebalancing the Gender Narrative - Richard Reeves’s new book is a valuable contribution to a gender debate stuck on outdated axioms.
Democrats Abandon Free Speech
Free speech is reactionary
MIT Adopts Free Speech Resolution: "We Cannot Prohibit Speech As Offensive Or Injurious"
Powerline: WHY FREE SPEECH IS IMPORTANT
Spectator: Do Biden’s words even matter anymore? As his staff once again rushes in to clarify, it isn’t clear who’s running the country
NIALL FERGUSON: 2022 was the year we realised we're now fighting Cold War II against China... and this time our opponent is far more fearsome than Russia
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