4/20/2008

Thoughts On A Sunday

Saturday was BeezleBub's first day back at the farm. He had a great day on his first day back, but he did overlook one thing.

Sunscreen.

Even though his dear old dad reminded him more than once to put on some sunscreen, he neglected to do so.

When I went to the farm to pick him up at 4:30 in the afternoon, he looked like a UFO – an Unidentified Frying Object.

He put on some SPF 50 before he left for the farm this morning.

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While yesterday I would have said Ice Out on Lake Winnipesaukee wouldn't happen until next weekend, today I have to say it will be by Wednesday. Yesterday the ice was still white. Today it's dark blue, meaning it's melted and there's liquid water on top of the ice. It's quite thin and all that's needed to speed things up is a stiff breeze to break up the large sheets of ice covering most of the lake.

Once the ice is gone the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout, aka The Boat, can be moved to its slip.

Let the boating begin!

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Canada's Human Right Commissions receive even more well deserved disparagement at the hands of the Toronto Sun.

(H/T Instapundit)

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This is one lucky dog.

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At least one state (mine) is trying to convince some of those people that vacation here it's also a good place to live and work.

They're right. But it also takes more than moving here to actually live here. A lot of people have to adjust their way of thinking to make the transition. Far too many don't succeed, which causes no end of trouble for them and us.

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Other than rising gas prices for the upcoming summer, another worry is the lack of summer jobs that is expected to hit teens and young adults the hardest.

While that isn't as much of a concern up here in central New Hampshire, it will certainly be an issue in the southern tier of the state and the rest of New England. I have no doubt it's any different throughout the rest of the US.

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George Will warns us that the Fed is suffering from “mission creep”, which will make it far more influential in regards to the economy, which was never its raison d'├ętre. That will not be good for any of us.

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This is incredibly stupid.

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And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the ice is quickly disappearing, boat owners are dreaming of the upcoming season, and yard work has started.

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