BeezleBub worked at the farm all day Saturday, getting back onto the swing of farm work with most of his day spent out in the field pulling plastic 'mulch' from the soil in preparation for plowing. He'll be spending most of his April vacation working at the farm, getting things ready for the farm stand's opening on May 1st.
Today we took a drive around the lake, checking out the scenery and the preparations being made for the upcoming summer tourist season. We also stopped at the Old Country Store in Moultonboro to pick up some Vermont sharp cheddar cheese and some homemade chocolate.
*********While there has been wide coverage of the Tax Day Tea Party protests on blogs like Instapundit and blog media like Pajamasmedia, two New Hampshire blogs have links to the Tea Party activity in the Granite State – GraniteGrok and Amy Kane'sAtlantic Avenue. Both also have extensive coverage of the Tea Parties, and Amy's blog has links to Tea Parties in Boston as well.
*********Pam Meister explains why she, I, and so many others are now considered radical right wing extremists by the Obama administration.
I wear the title proudly if it means someone who stands for the freedoms hard won by our forefathers and paid for with the blood of patriots. I wear the title proudly if it means someone who stands for the United States Constitution and understands it (particularly the Ninth and Tenth Amendments). I for one cannot stand idly by when tyranny comes to us in the guise of a charismatic socialist incompetent with delusions of adequacy.
*********To add more fuel to the fire: It looks like Obama is taking some pages from Atlas Shrugged. Unfortunately, he's taking the wrong pages and working to cripple the economy, not free it.
*********Here's a picture gallery of Philadelphia's Tea Party.
*********Via Sissy Willis comes this observation by Andrew Klavan:
Zombies are dead creatures that don't produce anything and must devour the lives of others, even though once everyone becomes a zombie, there'll be nothing left for anyone to eat. Government is exactly the same. It doesn't start businesses, it doesn't create wealth, it doesn't invent anything. It devours all the stuff that you make.
You bar the door against property tax, they come in through a sales tax. You board the windows against income tax, they reach in through an energy tax.
Now, there are some differences between the movie zombies and the government kind. In the movie the zombies didn't try to tell their victims that being devoured was good for them … or, my favorite, let me devour your flesh because I know how to use it better than you do.
Thus it is always with the self-proclaimed elites. Too bad they're always wrong.
*********Despite claims to the contrary, the Tea Parties are far more diverse than the Leftist Anti-War/Anti-George Bush protests ever were.
*********Yet another story via Instapundit, this time dealing with the poor protection our infrastructure possesses against Electromagnetic Pulse attacks. A perfect illustration of the effects of EMP on the US was the TV series Dark Angel, showing a post-'pulse' America.
While some telecommunications is becoming a bit less susceptible (more is switching over to optical fiber every day), the electronics that runs it all is still vulnerable. The same is true of our power grids for there is little built in protection to help the systems survive EMP, whether man-made or natural (massive solar flares can also generate EMP).
There may be some measures homeowners can take to protect their home electrical system and electronics from EMP.
*********Dr. Helen Smith points us to a new blog with a John Galt theme. Go check it out.
*********From the aforementioned Galtslist blog, a picture I wish I'd had for the Tax Day Tea Party protest last week.
A larger version of the picture can be found here.
*********In case you've never read Atlas Shrugged and don't understand the phrase “Going Galt”, the Atlas Society has posted an explanation.
*********There must be something in the water down in Texas because they've got a lot of beautiful women...and most of them appear to be conservative.
That certainly is true of Texas blogger RightWingSparkle.
*********Anyone that has a basic understanding of economics and the law of diminishing returns already knows this: Even if Obama taxed the rich at 100% the revenue collected won't even come close funding his planned spending.
Gee, ya' think?
*********Don Surber tells us of a smart move by the Montana legislature exempting Montana-made guns from federal gun laws within Montana. As Surber writes, it's “a move which underscores a state’s right to legislate commerce that occurs totally and exclusively within its own borders.”
New Hampshire should do likewise. Two companies – Sturm Ruger and Thompson/Center Arms – manufacture guns in the state. It's time to exercise our Ninth and Tenth Amendment rights.