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, September 25. 2016
Saturday, September 24. 2016
Fireplace at a place I am quite fond of
Diagnosing Van Gogh
When Did Sex Become Fun?
Land use and The Curated Landscape
The case for legalizing narcotics
Gal with gun. Good
Skidmore College: When you leave this campus, you will not be able to file a bias incident report if someone has written “Make America Great Again” on a surface you happen to walk by.
Charter schools in Massachusetts
Rutgers prof equates pet ownership with 'torture'
Satire or serious?
Gov’t Study Confirms Weather Stations Are Increasingly Surrounded By Asphalt, Concrete And May Show Too Much Warming
The ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World, Study Finds
Hysteria without data. Plus there is the "Who cares?" factor
Zika Reminds Us That Climate Change Is a Women’s Rights Issue
Not satire, but should be
As Americans Tire of Eco-Panic, Hillary Quietly Drops ‘Climate Change’ Rhetoric
Kids Joining ‘School Lunch Advisory Councils’ to Deal With Michelle Obama’s Rules - Teach students to ‘nudge’ others into healthy eating
An apple is healthy? Shut up. An apple is a sugary dessert.
That outfit is cool
Black America does not have a race problem.
After Charlotte shooting, press downplays a key fact: The officer's race
"Keith Lamont Scott was scum." The media spin; “Family and neighbors call Scott a quiet ‘family man.’”
Quietly sitting in his car with his PCP and his firearm (he did he get a firearm?). Rule of thumb: Never, ever, wave a handgun at police officers.
Like everything else, the debates are all about Trump
Why Trump Will Win: It's the Likability, Stupid!
Finally! The Clinton Family has a compound
Greedy social climbers, pond scum, like the Kennedys were/are. Maybe that's the Clintonian aspiration.
Here’s a question Donald Trump should try and work in to the debate: why is Hillary Clinton against the right to work?
OK, that is not news and not a reason not to vote for her
Friday, September 23. 2016
From David Bromwich's What are we allowed to say?in the London Review of Books:
How One Twitter User Proved The "Intent" That The FBI Missed After Months "Investigating"
Destruction of subpoenaed evidence, at the request of Hillary's flunkies. A crime that makes Nixon's cover-ups seem trivial. But never mind, it was just about yoga classes - but it doesn't look like Hillary does yoga with her weight and her inability to climb stairs.
Toddler survives three days alone in remote Siberia wood
Got Low T? Testosterone Drugs Probably Won't Help
Burmese pythons found in Key Largo, western Palm Beach County
Say good-bye to your cats and little yappy dogs. They eat babies too.
Wharton mentioned Wyndclyffe in her books, and it’s said that others
California University Students Call Words ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stupid’ Hate
That is stupid and crazy
Northwestern president uses microaggressions against people who use microaggressions
Where do they find these morons?
University of Miami cancels Milo event due to ‘security concerns’
A very dangerous faggot
Public Pensions Are Being Overly Optimistic
Most physicians report low morale, burden from new payment models
Coming soon to a doctor's office near you: Obamacare public option
Mass immigration costs government $296 billion a year, depresses wages
Uh oh, climate change is threatening the world's coffee supplies
Sheesh, now really scarey
Email shows federal immigration bosses in OT push to swear in new citizens 'due to election'
"... neo-conservatism was always a Progressive heresy and never had roots in Anglo-Saxon conservatism."
Sorry, Chicago, but Peter Thiel is (mostly) right
Trump the Only Republican Who Can Handle the Media Onslaught? - See
Why Movement Conservatives Are Rooting for Hillary - Her victory is their only hope of preserving the status quo.
Wealthy Voters Abandon Republican Party for Hillary Clinton
Clinton proposes bumping up estate tax
Tax and spend is all she's got. But everybody knows that the wealthy pay no estate taxes. She will not, for sure
Inside Hillary Clinton’s Outrage Machine, Allies Push the Buttons
On the road with the Israeli ambulance drivers who save Palestinian lives
Palestinians: "The Mafia of Destruction"
France: Human Rights vs. The People
Netanyahu Lectures UN: “The UN Begun as a Moral Force Has Become a Moral Farce”
The UN is a total waste
Thursday, September 22. 2016
I hope some lefties are reading us because they need to know how many of us non-lefty people think and feel. Case in point, "Alt-Right." First off, there is no Alt-Right. However, there are lots of people fed up with the recent waves of Lefty insanity which we take the trouble to post here because the MSM refuses to.
In other words, the non-existent Alt-Right is a creation of a wacko left fringe which has left truth and reality far behind.
Dangerous Faggot Milo explains it very clearly.
Maybe it should be the economy, stupid, but a lot of it is culture wars. The culture radicals and cultural Marxists have won the battles, it seems, so they are pushing their advantages to the point of utter, joke-worthy irrationality. But the joke could lose you your job.
...than listen to this woman screeching at me for four years. What is wrong with her? Her behavior is so inconsistent. Not that it matters. She makes it clear, for sure, that she is against Right to Work. Sheesh. Listen at your own risk.
And Scott Adams (Clinton voter) says it's the vibe of a loser.
How to live to 100: Town full of centenarians spills its secrets
No secrets there. Some drink a lot, some don't. Some smoke a lot, some do not. Some eat "healthy," many do not. Good genetics. In small southern Italian towns, everybody is a cugino.
Your dog can make you feel better, and here’s why
Real Reasons Americans Are Fatter Than Ever
"Would I like to go on a hike? A hike? Do you know what we call a hike in New York? We call it walking."
Why not pacifiers? And diapers?
Italy: Let's mock them for that
Soros-Linked ‘October Surprise That Will End Trump’: The Campaign To Register 8 Million ‘Global Citizens’ To Vote
America still in a depression
They have a million friends
House votes to halt Guantanamo detainee transfers
An Appalling Appeal - President Obama warns blacks to vote Democratic—or risk insulting him.
Obama to U.N.: ‘In America, There Is Too Much Money in Politics.’
Bill Clinton on immigration
Douthat: Clinton’s Samantha Bee Problem
Clinton campaign raced through $50 million last month
Hillary Clinton Outlines Vision of More Job Opportunities for People With Disabilities
Nobody disagrees with that, in principle. But this is just more pandering.
The Decline of Economic Liberty During the Bush-Obama Years
"Cops dehumanize African Americans in order to administer an
What horse hockey. Cops kill more white guys than black guys, despite the crime disparity
Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs and Non-Profits Implicated
Media Bias Grows as Trump Gains
Post-Ebola, West Africans flock back to bushmeat, with risk
Syrian writers, artists, journalists condemn U.S., Russia involvement
U.S. says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at United Nations
Eastern Europe: The Last Barrier between Christianity and Islam
In Gaza and West Bank, Palestinian journalists fear squeeze on free press
Wednesday, September 21. 2016
Photo from Why Is Socialism So Damned Attractive?
Pope Francis Hosts Feathered Serpent God As Part Of Deity Exchange Program
The curse of MANXIETY: How men worry themselves to death - but women don't
Worry is part of a man's job in life
Because of the ADA, Universities May Withdraw Free Online Course Content
In the safe spaces on campus, no Jews allowed
UC Berkeley Rescinds Suspension of Controversial ‘Antisemitic Anti-Israel’ Course Without Any Change to Syllabus
More people die in their government jobs than get fired.
Protecting America's Children From Police-State Goons, Bureaucratic Idiots, & Mercenary Creeps
10 places where health care ate the economy - In some metropolitan areas, many, many people work in health care services
From How did it happen?
'Deplorables' and the Myth of the Single-Issue Vote
Presidential Leadership: Uniting Behind Exceptionalism
Reddit Users Break HUGE Clinton Email Story – Proving Hillary ORDERED Emails to Be Stripped
There’s little doubt at this point that members of Team Clinton should
Hillary’s hybrid ‘Clinton State-Foundation’ is a national disgrace
Tuesday, September 20. 2016
Free money, free "services," etc. More than 100 million Americans get some form of federal welfare (not to mention state and local):
I agree with Hanson that Trump was the only person with a chance against the Clinton-Dem-media machine. He begins:
A reptilian anachronism: American alligator older than we thought
L.A. Times climate science denial article instead shows the Times clearly denying well established climate science
Let the kids get dirty!
"...if it keeps moving, regulate it..."
Chicago's Awful Crackdown on Food Trucks - A pair of orchestrated hit pieces from media outlets has spurred the city to hand out massive fines.
"... if it moves, tax it."
No means No. End of discussion
Economic Freedom in the World Is Increasing - The United States ranks 16th in the world on economic freedom index
Census data: How Incompetent Are The Mainstream Media?
Red State, Blue Cities - Will the Texas model become a victim of its own success?
More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship
Aid budgets under pressure as funds stretched to cope with refugees, say campaigners
A doctor asks: Was ObamaCare designed to fail?
Clinton offers Temple students debt relief, urges them to vote
Vote-buying is legal
Inside the Beltway, hide your support of Trump
Trump unhappy first three debate moderators are Democrats
Want to understand Hillary Clinton? Read Saul Alinsky
Venezuela: Over 15% of People Eat Garbage to Survive
A New York Times Editorial Calls for Cutting US Aid to Israeli Military
Obama Admin ‘Laundered’ U.S. Cash to Iran Via N.Y. Fed, Euro Banks
Iran: Let’s Make a Bad Deal
Monday, September 19. 2016
Minnesota terrorist ID’d, but the big story is the potential for backlash.
All you can do is laugh at how the media and sometimes the pols spin every Muslim violence story. But really, it is not funny.
Missed it: Happy Constitution Day
Edward Albee, writer of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?', dead at 88
P.J. O'Rourke on Why Snobbery Is a Good Thing
Taleb: The Intellectual Yet Idiot
Letter With Arabic Writing Found on Second Bomb in New York City; Witnesses Saw ‘Arab’ Man With Suitcase
A red herring. Presbyterians did it
University Warns Students Against Thoughtcrime
College-Aged Students Are Ill-Informed About Global Issues
The federal government happily subsidizes inferior state colleges that graduate few if any of their students.
An AVI quote: "When your current-event justice argument is basically founded on long-past injustices, it means your current argument isn't very strong. "
Dog rescue scams
Blue Model Blues - Desperate Pension Funds Mull Buyouts
California: The pension gap - It was a deal that wasn’t supposed to cost taxpayers an extra dime. Now the state’s annual tab is in the billions, and the cost keeps climbing.
California: Drug crime Leniency has been hard on homeless
Evil Trump kids killed a Triceratops
Endangered species, isn't it?
Normal Interest Rates - Low Neutral Rates Blunt Central Banker Tools
Politico: Donald Trump Does Have Ideas—and We’d Better Pay Attention to Them. The post-1989 world order is unraveling. Here are 6 ideas Trump has to replace it.
A Frail Looking Hillary Hits Trump for Calling NYC Attack ‘Bombings’ — After Doing the Same
Seems confused about her message
Clinton Foundation Spent Millions More On Travel Than Charitable Grants, IRS Filings Show
Trump Says Clinton Would ‘Effectively’ Abolish U.S. Borders
The wheedle and the damage done: Hillary edition
A disastrous Sec of State
Illegal immigration: What Trump should say:
ANGELA MERKEL’S VIRTUE-SIGNALLING WAS A TERRIBLE BASIS FOR POLICY
Putin’s lesson for Obama in Syria
Congress Investigating Obama Admin-Funded Campaign to Unseat Israeli PM - State Department purged emails about $300,000 grant to anti-Netanyahu group
Saturday, September 17. 2016
Low- functioning men play a lot of video games
Privacy Concerns Around 'Smart' Dildos
Fully-intact. What a find! With video (h/t NYM)
Here Are The "Lines Of People" Waiting For The New iPhone 7
Colorado College Accused of ‘Body Shaming’ for Being Committed to Healthy Living
Canadian college student sees “safe space” violated by classmate … wearing Trump hat
Most retired people I know had no choice about it. People like work best when they do not feel like they have to do it.
Why Black Tie Optional Deserves to Die - The "optional" part of the dress code should never be an option.
Former French President and presidential candidate Sarkozy states his position as a climate skeptic
Marc Jacobs is accused of 'cultural appropriation' after sending white models including Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid down the catwalk with fake dreadlocks
Stop the insanity! High school football fans told to stop chanting "USA, USA"
New Study Finds Taxpayers Are Fleeing New York, Illinois and California
Clinton and Trump in child care bidding war
From Scott Adams' When Reality Turned Inside Out:
'LES DEPLORABLES!' Trump floors cheering Miami crowd as he enters to Broadway anthem
Enthusiasm gap looms for Clinton
Ethnic cleansing: Memories of 1929 and 1948
Can the European Union Survive? Scholars debate the E.U.'s future but agree the answer is in the economy.
Nope. It's also culture and history.
Why the U.N.’s Israel obsession should worry even people who don’t care about Israel
Friday, September 16. 2016
Related, for many years Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) did indeed claim to have been born in Kenya. Even his bio on this first book said so. The Rickroll - Brilliant and amusing tricksteration. The Donald is having fun. Like I say, not a fan but have to cast my meaningless vote for some fool, so why not him? National politics in America was a reality show long before TV.
Paris, Sept. 2016
A reminder about O'Sullivan's Law
How to tell if you're a jerk: If you think everyone around you is terrible, the joke may be on you.
Milo Yiannopoulos update
As Marijuana Prohibition Winds Down, What Will Control Freaks Ban Next?
Computer prices go one way, college tuition goes another — why?
Merkel Meets With German CEOs To Address 99.97% Unemployment Among "Highly Unqualified" Migrants
DHS accused of sitting on damning border report as immigration issue drives presidential race
Unaccompanied minors swelling ranks of American gangs, say experts
On his recent Asian tour, President Obama characterized his fellow
$216 Million From Clinton Foundation Donors Bought 205 Invitations to White House State Dinners
The $1 million supper
U.S. confirms two more freed Guantanamo inmates rejoined militant groups
Internet Group ICANN Boosted Member Who Transferred U.S. Technology to Iran - Obama administration pushing to hand over control of internet to ICANN
First female soldier in Green Beret training fails to complete the course
‘New Peace Theory’ aside, the persistent nature of war has a way of giving the lie to rumors of its demise.
Sultan on 9-11
Thursday, September 15. 2016
Travelogue: The Imperial Capital. It's a part of the world where there is never a recession, pay and benefits are generous, and where few can feel good about their job. Managers and paper-pushers by the tens of thousands, and a large load of talented schmoozers. A modern Ancient Rome.
If there's ethanol in the tank, can the car be arrested for DUI?
Answering a Troubling Question: Man, Woman, or Whatever?
Feds to Spend $4.6 Million to Give ‘Emotional Wellness’ to Refugees
President Barack Obama plans 30% increase in refugees admitted to U.S.
I thought immigration laws were up to Congress
Black Lives Matter's Anti-Semitic Bedfellows
Senator Tim Kaine: Everyone Deserves Affordable Higher Education
The NYT working hard to damage Trump
Big Government Cracks Down On ... People Sharing Books
Yes, Immigration Hurts American Workers - The candidates tell drastically different
It is always either a Great Kid or an Honors Student
‘South Park’ Trolls Kaepernick with ‘Cops are Pigs’ National Anthem
Obama Admin Provided Iranian Terror Orgs With $37.4 Million in Cash - Cash payment by U.S. goes to Iran’s military budget, report finds
Clinton Surrogate Blames Christianity For Campaign’s Lies About Hillary’s Health
Whenever I lie, I blame Jesus
Colin Powell: Hillary’s Hubris ‘Screws Up Everything’
Guy Asking Question of Chelsea Clinton (Who Really Ought to Be
Ace terms such males "Salad Men"
Scarborough: Trump a 'Big Government Liberal From Manhattan'
Hillary Clinton’s murky drama - The issue for the secretive candidate goes beyond health to truth
'This is a funeral' Le Pen predicts the end of the EU as she promises FREXIT referendum
Venezuela's "Death Spiral" - A Dozen Eggs Cost $150 As Hyperinflation Horrors Hit Socialist Utopia
Is Deference Really Safer than Deterrence?
Here’s why Assad’s army can’t win the war in Syria
The Oslo Disaster: Executive Summary
Wednesday, September 14. 2016
She has never accomplished anything in life. She has held positions, but that's not the same thing as accomplishment. That is resume-building.
She got into Yale Law (gee, a real ordeal) and met Bill there. She got a job with the Watergate Commission, but got fired for being dishonest. She failed the bar exam in DC. Smartest woman in the world. She went to Arkansas with Bill, passed the Ark. bar, got jobs through Bill's political connections and made money via shady deals. When Bill was Pres, she screwed up everything she touched but managed to parlay her Bill connection to a NY Senator gig (being from Illinois and Arkansas but going where the $s are). She got to be a marquee-name Senator but did little there. She had some books ghost-written. Then she got Sec of State as a booby prize for losing to but endorsing Obama, and screwed up all of their major decisions there (Russia, Libya, Syria, Iran, Egypt). In the meantime, she devoted herself to making a magnificent fortune, because she and Bill love money and hobnobbing with the rich. On top of it all, she and Bill have a farcical marriage. They do not live together. Theirs is a political (and financial) alliance because he owes her.
To you Feminists, what would she be doing in life without Bill? Or without an adoring press (for being a Lefty female)? Surely she wonders that too. Famous for being famous.
This is not an ad for Trump, just putting things in perspective. If you are a Lefty, you will hold your nose and vote for her regardless. Obama had zero accomplishments too but he had some charm and youth.
Addendum: Colin Powell has more scathing things to say about the lovely Clintons
Just for fun, to whom did Bill confess, a few years ago, that "Hillary gets more pussy than I do"? A trivia quiz. BTW, I do not care whether HRC is gay. Lots of people say Obama used to be gay in his Chicago days hence his "Bathhouse Barry" nickname. But so what? It's been a good gig for Mrs. O.
Italian immigrants: How Did “Vincenzo” Become “James?”
Why not Vincent? Or Vinny? I think Giacomo is James (or Jacob)
2016 Waterfowl Forecast - Another large fall flight is on its way as duck and goose populations remain strong
Dutch police fight drones with eagles
The Metro-North Bar Cars Are Coming Back
A venerable Fairfield County tradition
U.S. tech firms urge Congress to allow internet domain changeover
Good News Liberal-Arts Majors: Your Peers Probably Won’t Outearn You Forever
Open Letter to University of Vermont Students Regarding The Bias Response Team
University Of Oklahoma’s ‘Bias Hotline’ Goes Hot After Six-Month Delay…
Columbia U. conservatives’ horror stories: Threatened, bullied, censored
Brownshirts at work
Improve your fight for racial justice by cleansing yourself of ‘toxic whiteness’
Columnist Says He Won't Date Feminists, Feminists Instantly Validate Him
Citing bathroom law, NCAA pulls 7 championship events from North Carolina
ABC/WaPo Poll: Obama Approval Rating Highest in Over 7 Years
John Kerry’s State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter’s Nonprofit
On Election Day, it's OK not to vote. Really.
When Donald Meets Hillary - Who will win the debates? Trump’s approach was an important part of his strength in the primaries. But will it work when he faces Clinton onstage?
Why a Trump victory in November is a virtual certainty
Trump Emerges in Center, Outmaneuvering Clinton, As Race Enters the Stretch
An Unplanned Absence for Hillary Clinton at an Inopportune Time
A Helpful Step-By-Step Guide To Defending Every Clinton Scandal - Now you can also be a member of the Praetorian Guard.
Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia cover-up reinforces hard-earned reputation for dishonesty
Colin Powell lashes out at Hillary
Tuesday, September 13. 2016
Hillary's health has little to do with the election in my view, but I am curious about what this movement is which alarmed the press. Any ideas? A tic, a movement disorder, an odd startle reflex?
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