Thoughts On A Sunday

In case you've been locked away without any connection to the outside world, Saddam Hussein was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging.

My only question is whether there will be other trials for the multiple murderous actions of the former Iraqi dictator, or whether he will swing at the end of a rope long before other trials could begin?


BeezleBub voiced his displeasure at the breakfast table this morning about all of the campaign ads airing on radio and TV. As he said, “It's all a bunch of BS. I'll be glad once Tuesday gets here!”

That's one smart 12-year old.


Even though the electioneering clamor will calm down after Tuesday's election, it won't stop for long. With the number of presidential hopefuls who showed up in the Granite State to campaign for their party's candidates, it portends a similar flood of wannabes looking to win their party's nomination for President.

While it won't be something that happens immediately, I expect that the full court press will start shortly New Year's Day, a full year before the first caucuses/primaries.

The New Hampshire Primary can't happen too soon for me.


And speaking of primaries, it doesn't surprise me to learn that the Democrats didn't learn the lesson of the 2004 election: Front loading actually hurts their chances.

By front loading the primary and caucus schedule – lumping most of them together in the first three months of the year – only candidates with deep pockets can hope to compete. Those without the deep pockets get shoved aside, even someone who might be the Democrat's best hope. With few exceptions, the old fashioned face-to-face retail politicking can't be done in the short time the schedule allows. The campaigns become more about sound bites and 15 to 30 second TV and radio ads, something that takes large amounts of cash. Very few voters will actually get the chance to meet the candidates, to ask them tough questions, or take the measure of the man or woman asking for their vote.

The Democrat's last nominee, John Kerry, had the deepest pockets of all. He was also the worst possible candidate they could have chosen because he was so far out of touch with much of the American public and condescending to boot. Yet here they are, doing exactly the same thing again. I wonder how long it will take them to realize they're shooting themselves in the foot.


Bruce of mAss Backwards is still house hunting in New Hampshire. This weekend he's come across a place that, as he says, could be “it”. There's even a picture included.

Nice place, Bruce!


Both neo-neocon and Austin Bay have thoughts about John Kerry's latest slam against the military, the so-called “botched joke.” Little does he realize that the joke's on him.

Mark Steyn also chimes in on Kerry.

A vain thin-skinned condescending blueblood with no sense of his own ridiculousness, Senator Nuancy Boy is secure in little else except his belief in his indispensability.


Whatever he may or may not have intended (and "I was making a joke about how stupid Bush is but I'm the only condescending liberal in America too stupid to tell a Bush-is-stupid joke without blowing it" must rank as one of the all-time lame excuses), what he said fits what too many upscale Dems believe: that America's soldiers are only there because they're too poor and too ill-educated to know any better. That's what they mean when they say "we support our troops." They support them as victims, as children, as potential welfare recipients, but they don't support them as warriors and they don't support the mission.


It's half-time at the New England Patriots/Indianapolis Colts game. The Colts are up 17-14 at the half.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where preparations for Election Day abound, last minute work before winter arrives still needs doing, and where memories of this past winter are already fading....

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