Everything went without a hitch and the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout is now safely ensconced in its summer berth.
Let the boating begin!
It didn't take long on this Memorial Day weekend to run across one of the first “summah people” of the season.
Deb and BeezleBub and I were out running some errands this morning when it happened. It was after coming off of a traffic light that traffic started to merge together because two lanes turned into one a couple of hundred yards past the light. Someone in one of those new crossover vehicles came blasting up the right lane, past the merge, and forced the person in front of us to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision. The driver of the crossover then signaled their disdain of the person he/she cut off by flipping the bird to the driver of the said car . Typical “summah people” behavior. (It wasn't a local because their crossover had Massachusetts tags.)
I don't know what this jerk was trying to prove. Their stunt didn't buy them any advantage as far as traffic was concerned because they were now behind a line of vehicles that was moving at the speed limit and there was no way they were going to be able to pass them.
A word of advice to this miscreant:
”That type of crap may be the norm on the Southeast Expressway in Boston, but it doesn't play here, jackass.”
It appears that Iranian President Ahmadinejad fancies himself an economist. Witness his boneheaded move to order a cut in bank interest rates, which triggered a sell-off in bank shares in Iran. All this will do is damage Iran's economy more than he and the mullahs already have.
Some have seen this interest rate cut as Ahmadinejad's payoff for groups that have supported him.
In any case, it is the Iranian people that will suffer the most.
As house prices drop, the question that begs to be asked is “How will this affect the economy?” It's a question a lot of people in New England have been asking.
Joe Malchow points us to a pair of brothers who make it a point of exercising their Second Amendment rights.
Though I am a bit late to this particular party, I have to agree with Lorie Byrd and The Anchoress:
Let's impeach President Bush!
Let's get all of the “evidence” out there so we can settle this once and for all.
While there's been quite a hubbub about ethanol as a motor fuel, including it's use at the Indy 500, there are some ugly truths about it that we should all be aware of. John Stossel highlights some of the myths and problems that corn-based ethanol present.
And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the unofficial start of summer has arrived along with the summerfolk, “summah people” have made their presence known, and where tomorrow we will honor those that have died to protect our hard won freedoms.