7/05/2015

Thoughts On A Sunday

The sound of fireworks faded away some time after midnight. We could hear them all across the lake. BeezleBub had gone to one of the high points in our town overlooking Winnipesaukee and watched the fireworks taking place in towns all around the lake.

Unfortunately I was housebound and the only fireworks I watched were on TV, in this case those down in Boston. We did indulge hot dogs and hamburgers.

Overall it was a pretty good Fourth of July.

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One thing we did was watch the Sons of Liberty marathon on the History Channel . While I understand the history of the events leading up to the Revolution taught in school was sanitized a bit, some of what I saw on the show fell prey to political correctness, with too many 21st century ‘sensibilities’ incorporated into the story.

Still, it was a decent program. It did show that if the British had sent someone more sensible and less brutal than General Gage to Boston to calm the city and bring it under control, the Revolution might have never occurred.

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It seems the PC forces have no problems making stuff up in order to destroy the reputation of Professor Tim Hunt. It turns out that all of the claims made by the BBC about his misogyny towards women in science were a bald-faced lie.

Not that the BBC cares.

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The Left got its way on gay marriage, so what’s next on its list?

How about decriminalizing pedophilia?

One has to wonder to what depths some of these folks will sink.

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Deb keeps telling me I have to stop watching all of the home improvement shows on HGTV, DIY and a few other channels because I get an inaccurate view of how long (and how much money) it will take to do all the things I’d like to do here at The Manse. As she reminds me most of those shows have large crews that can get things done in a day or two what would take us all summer to get done.

That doesn’t stop me trying to make plans for much needed improvements.

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Speaking of Deb, she had an unexpected visitor arrive at her place of employment this past Friday.

As Deb told me, he was willing to visit the New Hampshire Veterans Home while our own governor hasn’t.

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David Starr shows us how government bureaucracy can take something that has worked well for years and turn it into something that has just the opposite effect of what they claim was intended.

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You know it’s past the point of ridiculous and entered the realm of terminal stupidity when the SJW’s state with full sincerity that reason is simply a white male Euro-Christian construction.

WTF?

So reason and, by extension, logic should be ignored merely because of white privilege? The professor who put this forth of crap should be fired because it is quite obvious he has lost touch with reality and needs help.

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Remember when Obama claimed ObamaCare would reduce health insurance premiums?

Now it appears that the insurance premiums for 2016 will higher…again. The only direction rates have been heading under ObamaCare has been up, and this time around rate increases are expected to go up between 20% and 54%.

Notice how not one thing that was promised that ObamaCare was supposed to provide has been kept? While health insurance is a little more available, the costs for most have skyrocketed. And while more people can get health insurance that does not automatically translate into access to health care, something Pelosi, Reid, and Obama never told anyone.

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Skip points us to an Independence Day speech by Calvin Coolidge, one of the most under-rated presidents in our history.

Coolidge was prescient as what he spoke about resonates today as the things he enumerated are the very things that are happening.

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And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the last echoes of fireworks have faded away, the grills are still running, and where folks are busy at the beach or on the lake.

7/03/2015

Light Posting - An Explanation

In case you have been wondering about my dearth of posting, I have a simple explanation.

Since Mother’s Day weekend I have been dealing with an ongoing health issue that has had me hospitalized more than once, and therefore unable to post on any kind of regular basis. (Some of the meds I’ve been taking also made it difficult and unwise to do so.) I will be dealing with this for at least a couple of more weeks. Once past that I will be posting again on a regular basis.

6/29/2015

Is A Nationwide 'Yes Means Yes' Affirmative Consent Law In Our Future?

File this one under “Just when I thought they couldn't get any stupider.” (Yes, this is the second time in two days I've used that tagline.)

It's bad enough when the so-called “Yes Means Yes” requirement is put forward on college campuses. It's worse when a state (California) passes a law that requires “affirmative consent” (meaning Yes means Yes) that applies to college campuses. Now two legal 'geniuses' want to make such a law nationwide that applies to everyone.

They don't seem to care that it will leave men so open false accusations, even years after the sexual encounters. (Think it won't happen? Just ask any divorced dad who had to fight for custody about false accusations of child abuse that came up 'suddenly' during the custody battle.)

It's bad enough the government has been making almost everything illegal, but now they want to make sex illegal too. Excuse my language, but are these fucking morons serious? This is taking the feminist-driven PC crap too damn far. I thought these liberal assholes wanted to get the government out of our bedrooms, not into them.

What's next, getting the lawyers involved before each sex act?


I'm afraid that's what it will boil down to in the end. There will also be a requirement for video proof and/or an impartial third party to witness all such sexual interactions, and then only after duly notarized contracts are signed by both parties.

If it ever comes to that it would be best of we burn everything down and start from scratch because the lunatics will indeed be running the asylum.

6/28/2015

Thoughts On A Sunday

Here it is, almost at the halfway point in the year, and time seems to be flying by. It seems like it was only a few weeks ago we were still hip deep in snow, waiting for spring to come.

I have no idea where the time goes.

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The rains arrived last night, at times heavy with driving wind. That means we will have no real outdoor activities today other than maybe a trip to the local farm stand for some fresh baked goods. (Quality control, don't you see...)

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You know Title IX has become a hydra-headed monster when references to it are included in every college class syllabus.

This crap is getting ridiculous.

Title IX original intent was to deal with discrimination in colleges based upon gender. It has morphed into an all consuming nightmare that has had a chilling effect on all aspects of campus life and has been trying to institutionalize gender bias against men, tacitly painting all male college students as rapists.

I have a feeling the only way this is going to end is if some court case ends up in federal court, with Title IX being struck down as unconstitutional. If nothing else the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Education should be abolished and its employees indicted for civil rights violations and abuse of office.

Title IX has had a number of unintended consequences that are only getting worse:

Title IX has created a chilling effect at UD [University of Delaware] as students no longer feel that they can be open in discussions with their class and their professors. Every student has different experiences that allow them to add to class discussions in constructive ways. These candid discussions about sexual assault on campus can create an open, supportive environment where victims can speak about their experiences. However, by forcing professors to report sexual misconduct, Title IX is interfering with the choice a victim has as to whether he or she wants to report the incident or not.

Yeah, that's really helping...absolutely no one.

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In regards to the above, are we seeing the death throes of our Republic? Rand Simberg seems to think so.

When we ignore and sidestep the Constitutional and legal process to achieve a desired end, the bedrock starts to turn to sand.

We have a president who seems to think that our laws and Constitution don't apply to him, rogue government agencies that ignore the law and court orders and go far outside their charters, and a Supreme Court that makes up constitutional rights out of thin air in direct contradiction to the Constitution and legal precedent.

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You know it's gone right past ridiculous and fully into ludicrous when the term “trigger warnings” is in and of itself now a trigger that will cause many of the special Fragile Snowflakes to get a case of the “vapours” and require the presence of a fainting couch. Writes Skip:

Serious, the issuance of “trigger warning” is now a trigger?  These females should not be allowed out in public, they are so weak-kneed...

This is just plain absurd...

Here, I disagree with Skip. It's outright insane.

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Here's one unintended consequence of the SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage – it mandates nationwide concealed carry reciprocity.

I doubt any of the gun-grabbers have glommed on to that little side effect of the Court's ruling.

Read The Whole Thing.

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Color me shocked!

It seems an overwhelming majority of Americans (about 83%) are not in favor of Big Government enforced neighborhood diversity. The Rasmussen poll cut across all lines, showing that it isn't “just white folks” being against it.

The poll questioned 1,000 people who are likely to vote and determined that 83 percent of respondents say it is not the government’s job to diversify neighborhoods in America so that people of different income levels live together, but 8 percent say that it is a role for the government and 9 percent are not sure. An additional 86 percent say that government should not play a role in deciding where people can live, while a small 8 percent says that the government should.

How much do you want to bet that those who believe government should be involved are guilt-ridden white liberals?

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David Starr takes note that a rising number of visitors to his blog are using Linux rather than Windows.

I've seen the same thing in my stats, too, though not to the level David has. But I have to wonder whether it's because more people are using Linux or because more Linux users prefer our blogs than Windows users.

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This is the only mention I'm going to make about CNN's idiocy in believing an ISIS flag was present at a London Gay Pride parade. As more than one commenter pointed out to CNN, “Take a closer look at that 'ISIS' flag.”

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First, the government wants to enforce neighborhood 'diversity'. Now it wants to force your doctor to warn you about climate change.

Just when I thought they couldn't get any stupider....

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I think this explains a lot of the past six-plus years:

As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a down right moron. – H.L. Mencken –

Heh.

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This is something we all must remember, but more so the Progressives amongst us:

Jesus never called anyone out for racism or our other popular sins. He did call people out for self-righteousness.

But since the quote above it mentions Christ I expect it to be devoutly ignored by the Left, some of which are the most self-righteous, close-minded and judgmental people I've ever come across.

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As a follow up to the above, AVI has another observation that matches with my own well earned prejudices.

But when I encounter people who have some education and status, who have some idea how systems work, how power is distributed, and have the verbal cleverness to put their opponents down and put in a good word for their friends, I consider them very dangerous, possibly evil, and self-righteous enough that they cannot be reasoned with, and must be simply opposed.

'Nuff said.

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I agree wholeheartedly with this: The GOP debates should include all candidates.

While it may not be easy to do, it's something the GOP should do if for no other reason than some of the less popular or well known candidates may have ideas the others don't. That's also a reason I have always supported New Hampshire's “First in the Nation” primaries.

Being in the debate allows these less well known (and less well funded) candidates a national forum to speak their piece. That is also true of the New Hampshire primaries because it's all retail politics and money plays a very small role in the success of candidates as compared to primaries in large states which require millions of dollars in ad buys and little time for personal appearances or interaction with the man-on-the-street voters.

If nothing else it will make for interesting television.

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And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the rains have come, Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, and where summer is in full swing.

6/27/2015

SCOTUS On Gay Marriage - Who Cares?

Now that the Supreme Court has made a decision about gay marriage, I can state my honest opinion about it: I don't really care.

I figure it this way – Why shouldn't gays have the same opportunity to be as miserable as heterosexuals? They want it? They got it...in spades.

The only fallout I can see from this Court decision, other than some of the politicians being hoist upon their own petards, is how it will affect churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques. Will SCOTUS end up sticking their noses in if/when a gay couple decide they want to be married in a religious ceremony and the religious leaders say “No”? Will the various religions be forced to perform and sanction gay marriage even if it against their deeply held beliefs? We've already seen that happen with some businesses so it wouldn't surprise me to see something like that happen when it comes to religion.

I figure it's just a matter of time before someone somewhere decides to go after religion on this matter.

6/25/2015

SCOTUS Makes The Wrong Decision On King vs Burwell

It appears the Supreme Court has put yet another nail in the coffin that holds what is left of our Constitution and our nation.

If nothing else the King vs. Burwell decision has proven to me that Chief Justice Roberts does not have the best interests of the American people at heart, siding with the liberals on the Court (again) to defend that piece of crap legislation called ObamaCare (again). It appears Roberts buys the bullshit that our Constitution is a “living document” and that the original intent of the Framers and the Amendments mean nothing.

He and the others continue to saddle the American people with this feel-good, do-nothing, very expensive and ineffective program that hasn't delivered on the promises made by The One, Pelosi, or Reid. It will in the end destroy a once great health care system and replace it with artificial shortages, forced rationing, and rapidly increasing costs to be followed by decreasing quality of care and a reversal of the trend towards longer and healthier lives.

It's time to end this bullshit put forth by the “but it makes me feel better even if it doesn't really help anyone” leftists. To them results don't matter as long as their intentions were good. We've seen again and again how that's worked out over the years.

I'm beginning to think the only way we can solve the decay within our nation is to start fresh. Maybe it's time for a Second Civil War. If not that, then maybe it's time for a divorce.

6/21/2015

Thoughts On A Sunday

It was a busy day at The Manse yesterday, pushing to get some of the never ending yard work done knowing Sunday was going to be rainy. Even BeezleBub had to put in extra time at work Saturday, trying to get the haying done and the bales put away before the rain started.

One thing that that many of us are looking towards is the end of Motorcycle Week, which ends today. Though there isn't much in the way of bike traffic as I write this (because it's raining), there will be plenty later this afternoon once the rain clears out and the sun returns.

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After the GOP won a resounding victory in both the House and retook the Senate, I had hopes that some sanity would return to Congress. It turns out my hopes have been dashed.

It appears the GOP leadership has started ignoring the more conservative branch of the GOP members in Congress, kowtowing to Democrats while punishing conservative Republicans in Congress, in effect treating them as a political enemies to be crushed,, in one case stripping Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) of chairmanship of House Government Operations Subcommittee in retaliation for not toeing Speaker John Boehner's line and voting in favor of the awful Obamatrade bill, for one.

I have to agree with Mark Levin on this one: It's time to declare open warfare on Boehner and his cronies. They aren't doing this nation any good and are dividing the GOP when it needs to be cohesive in light of The One's push to further weaken the Constitution.

Boehner, McCarthy, and Scalise have got to go as these three are working hard to make sure the GOP becomes a non-entity in Congress.

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The Barrister comments upon things we did as kids that would get someone arrested today.

The kids today are being turned into weenies.

Who is to blame for this? Weenie Dads? Tort lawyers? Government? Mom-headed households? Truth is, when I was ten I would disappear all day on bikes with friends, exploring woods, swimming illegally in reservoirs, building forts (snowball fights in winter, rock and stick wars in summer), shooting BB guns, fishing, sailing a Sailfish, playing vacant-lot baseball, shooting hoops on the asphalt-covered schoolyard, enjoying occasional fistfights, stealing candy from the candy shop, smoking cigarettes stolen from parents, teasing girls (mainly the ones we liked). Home by dark of course. That was the rule.

These days parents would be jailed and their kids put into foster care because they let them be kids.

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I have to agree with Matt Ridley on this one: So-called climate science as it is promoted has caused me to lose trust in science. That's because these days it's all about politics and funding and not about actual science anymore. It's all about consensus and not rocking the boat rather than discovery and learning new things. It's Lysenkoism brought forth into the 21st century.

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As I've said before and I'm going to say again, if you want a perfectly good and recent example of why socialism is an awful economic system all one needs to do is look at Venezuela It was once a prosperous country with a strong economy. Then Hugo Chavez took over, instituted sweeping changes based upon the Marxist Economic Handbook and turned it into an economic wasteland. It's gotten so bad it's selling off fixed assets as a stopgap measure to hold of fa total economic collapse. Unfortunately that will only put off the inevitable for a short period of time. Once those assets are gone, so is the money the Venezuelan government needs.

As Maggie Thatcher said, “Socialism works until you run out of other people's money.” Venezuela has just about reached that point. I have a feeling Argentina won't be too far behind.

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Should we cut to the chase and just add a crawler to the bottom of the TV screen that CNN is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Obama White House and the DNC? It might be easier and more truthful since CNN is willing to back up just about everything Obama says even if it's a blatant and easily disproven lie.

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Is there anything it can't do?

The latest bit of Climate Change stupidity: Someone actually found a way to tie the massacre in Charleston to climate change.

Really? These folks need to get help.

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By way of Instapundit comes this tweet about the reactions to any mass shooting:

Every time a crazy person shoots up a place, the press demands Republicans – who had nothing to do with it – answer for the crime.

And how many times have we found out the shooter isn't some right-wing radical but rather left-wing, often a Democrat, and almost always either insane or an wannabe Islamic jihadi?

Yet it's the GOP who are the 'haters'.

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It's the first Father's Day since my dad passed away. I didn't think it would affect me all that much. While his birthday last month passed without bittersweet feelings overwhelming me, this day had me missing him so much it hurt.

I love you, Dad.

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And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the roar of motorcycle engines have faded away, summer has officially arrived, and where yet again Monday has returned all too soon.

6/18/2015

A Rabbi's Lament - The Old America Is Gone

Received via e-mail: While this post by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky refers to the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election it is just as poignant today as we head into the 2016 elections. Perhaps it's time we started paying attention.

The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo – for the incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship, incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of responsibility. And fewer people voted. As I write, with almost all the votes counted, President Obama has won fewer votes than John McCain won in 2008, and more than ten million off his own 2008 total.

But as we awake from the nightmare, it is important to eschew the facile explanations for the Romney defeat that will prevail among the chattering classes. Romney did not lose because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy that devastated this area, nor did he lose because he ran a poor campaign, nor did he lose because the Republicans could have chosen better candidates, nor did he lose because Obama benefited from a slight uptick in the economy due to the business cycle.

Romney lost because he didn’t get enough votes to win.

That might seem obvious, but not for the obvious reasons. Romney lost because the conservative virtues – the traditional American virtues – of liberty, hard work, free enterprise, private initiative and aspirations to moral greatness – no longer inspire or animate a majority of the electorate. The notion of the “Reagan Democrat” is one cliché that should be permanently retired.

Ronald Reagan himself could not win an election in today’s America.

The simplest reason why Romney lost was because it is impossible to compete against free stuff. Every businessman knows this; that is why the “loss leader” or the giveaway is such a powerful marketing tool. Obama’s America is one in which free stuff is given away: the adults among the 47,000,000 on food stamps clearly recognized for whom they should vote, and so they did, by the tens of millions; those who – courtesy of Obama – receive two full years of unemployment benefits (which, of course, both disincentivizes looking for work and also motivates people to work off the books while collecting their windfall) surely know for whom to vote; so too those who anticipate “free” health care, who expect the government to pay their mortgages, who look for the government to give them jobs. The lure of free stuff is irresistible.

Does anyone think that the lure of 'free stuff' is any less now than it was then? Haven't both Hillary and Bernie promised more 'free stuff'? Of course they still haven't come right out and told anyone who is actually going to pay for all that 'free stuff', but I'll give you a hint: It ain't gonna be the wealthy progressives, that's for sure. Instead it will be the working men and women still struggling to recover from the past six-and-a-half years of Obama's jobless recovery and broken promises (all of which turned out to have an expiration date).

To delve deeper into the rabbi's thinking on this, please Read The Whole Thing and take it to heed.

6/16/2015

The Three Stooges Of The Apocalypse

When I first saw the title of this opinion piece by Michael Goodwin in the New York Post, the first name that came to mind was Obama. Seeing as the Post is a New York paper, I figured the next two names wouldn’t be out of Washington, and I was right. Still, Goodwin got it right, including both New York governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

A new world order may be coming, or it may just be a long period of bloody disorder. The only clarity is an unshakable conviction that something fundamental is changing for the worse.

The biggest change is that America, the modern world’s anchor of stability and security, is being roiled by a never-ending loop of turmoil and division. Mankind’s last resort feels unsettled and unreliable, adding to the sense of impending danger.

The lion’s share of the blame belongs to our awful governments, from New York City to Albany to Washington.

I can think of no other period when we simultaneously had such terrible leaders and ineffective lawmakers at all three levels. They seem to feed on each other’s worst instincts, competing to lay claim to the most sweeping changes, no matter the method or impact.

All three are clueless and singularly unaccomplished prior to gaining elected office.(Obama was still unaccomplished even after gaining elected office, particularly in the US Senate where he did absolutely nothing of note). They gladly wear ideological blinders that keep them from seeing the world (or at least their areas of responsibility) as it really is, turn a blind eye to “corruption, incompetence and arrogance, trickling up and trickling down”, and don’t give a rat’s ass about what the citizens really need because, after all, everyone else is wrong/greedy/stupid/unworthy. Their only accomplishments so far have been to damage the economy, alienate even those who support them, generate divisiveness where it will benefit them, and pee on our backs and tell us it’s raining.

They make things worse and while telling us things are getting better. It’s sounding more like the old Soviet Union all the time, telling us we’re on our way to a “glorious socialist future” that never arrives.

Their very public failures? Here’s a short list:

Obama – ObamaCare, Smart Diplomacy (Iraq, Syria, ISIS, Libya, Iran), the wasted $878 billion stimulus, a stagnant U6 unemployment rate, and the lowest labor participation rate in over 4 decades, just to name a few.

Cuomo – Banning fracking, widespread corruption in state government, his office under investigation, and handing out 10-year tax incentives for new businesses while taxing the bejeezus out of existing businesses.

De Blasio – Utterly clueless about what’s need to run New York, pushing wealth redistribution while riding high on the hog himself, backing away from the highly successful “broken windows” policies instituted by Rudi Giuliani and continued by Michael Bloomberg, hamstringing the NYPD in other areas which are bringing back the bad old days of “Fort Apache – The Bronx” with rapidly rising murder rates and shootings.

The least thing New York and this nation need are more of the same. These three stooges symbolize everything that’s gone wrong over the past six years and they’re doing their best to make sure things get even worse.

6/14/2015

Thoughts On A Sunday

Motorcycle Week started here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire with the arrival of the first wave of bikers on Friday. We can count on hearing the roar of motorcycle engines until some time next Saturday evening.

At least the weather looks like it will be cooperating, with the only rain being forecast is showers on a couple of days during the upcoming week.

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BeezleBub and Horse Girl attended the Toby Keith concert last night at our local concert venue.

Not a bad way to start the concert season.

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Government has got to get a grip, particularly when it comes to kids. Far too often someone in Child Protective Services (or the equivalent thereof) goes out of their friggin' minds when kids are doing stuff that normal kids do, but without their parents hovering over them like the proverbial helicopter.

The latest bit of insanity: A Florida couple was arrested after their son was 'caught' playing basketball in his own back yard for 90 minutes.

Excuse me?

Yes, his parents weren't there, being delayed by traffic and heavy rain. The boy, 11-years old, wasn't neglected, mistreated (except maybe by CPS and the local police), or in emotional distress.

This is almost as bad as the case of a new mother in New York some years ago who called a counselor when she wanted to know if having a sexual flush while breastfeeding her newborn was normal. (It is.) The counselor referred the case to NYCPS and the newborn was taken away because they believed the new mother might be molesting her baby. It took months for mother and child to be reunited and the CPS personnel were cited for their failure to perform due diligence. (A call to an OB/GYN or to one of the many clinics that deal with breastfeeding would have told them it is a normal reaction.)

Why everyone in government has come to believe 24/7 surveillance of children by their parents is the only way to raise children is beyond me. This overwrought reaction by child welfare offices and others who seem to think children are being kidnapped by the millions every day is doing far more harm than doing nothing more than what our parents did while raising us.

Frankly, I blame the media for a lot of this.

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David Starr disses the EPA for forcing yet another useless but expensive 'fix' for a problem that doesn't exist. In this case, they want to impose air pollution regulations on aircraft emissions, something they're doing to collect 'air pollution credits', not to make aircraft more fuel efficient.

As David writes:

With jet fuel at $2.50 a gallon the airlines have all the incentive necessary to conserve fuel as much as possible.  The air frame builders have every incentive to improve fuel burn, namely,  planes that burn less fuel have better range and can haul bigger loads.

In a nutshell, market forces have made air travel as fuel efficient as possible.  EPA regulation won't improve anything, it will serve in place of a tax.  In the depths of Great Depression 2.0, we don't need more taxes.

The aircraft industry is doing everything it can to make their aircraft more fuel efficient which has the byproduct of making them pollute even less. After all the biggest expense any airline has is fuel cost. The EPA may state they're doing this to make aircraft more fuel efficient, but they're using it merely as an excuse to take even more money from businesses using unrealistic regulations knowing full well no one can meet the requirements.

It's time to do away with the EPA and start from scratch.

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David Starr also has some suggestions for police departments to set things right in relation to the events in Baltimore, Ferguson, and New York.

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While I understand the intent of a bill put forth by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), I do not believe either one really understands what's actually happening on college campuses in regards to sexual assault.

While sexual assault is an ongoing problem, they're making it out to be a much bigger problem than it is. One of the biggest issues their bill is supposed to address is the “all it takes is the accusation to convict” attitude being promoted on campus. Colleges aren't competent to investigate criminal cases, nor should they. But the thrice-damned “Dear Colleague” letter is forcing them to do just that.

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One has to wonder why people in Baltimore, specifically certain sections of Baltimore, who demanded lighter police presence are so surprised that violent crimes and murders have skyrocketed in those areas. What did they expect?

When the police switch from being proactive to reactive to crime, is it any wonder the criminals will be more active knowing the police won't be around until well after they've committed their crimes?

As Cap'n Teach writes:

Funny, most articles and preachings fail to mention what their ideas for better policing are. Most tend to be squishy feel good Kumbaya notions that fail to reduce crime. They also fail to mention what they will do to get the people in their neighborhoods to be less criminal.

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Want to see the future of more California cities if the Golden State doesn't get its head out of its ass? Then all one needs to do is look at San Bernadino.

The thing is that there are plenty of other cities across America heading towards the same fate and for the same reasons: lengthy one-party rule, systemic corruption, over-the-top influence by public employee unions, and unchecked tax-and-spend policies, just to name a few.

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And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the roar of motorcycle engines can be heard day and night, the weather is cooperating, and Monday has once again returned too soon.