BeezleBub and I were out on the lake just before noon today and, though it's now fall, you'd think it was a typical summer weekend. There were lots of boats out there, including a large number of sailboats. With the windy conditions it was perfect for sailing.
We also saw a number of people pulling their boats out of the water in preparation for storing them away for the winter, so their boating season is done. We, on the other hand, won't be finished for at least another month. The Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout won't be leaving the water until after October 22nd at the earliest. If the Weather Guys™ are right, the weather is going to be warmer than normal over the next three months, making for an extended boating season.
I can live with that.
Glen Reynolds linked to a post on a commenting on protests in support of the Jena Six.
I liked what I've seen so far so I decided that I'm going to add this blog to the links. Say hello to The Field Negro.
The New England Patriots handed the Buffalo Bills a lopsided defeat, 38-7. It didn't help the Bills that their first string quarterback, Losman, was injured during the first quarter and sat out the rest of the game.
Is it just me or does it seem that the upcoming fall season of new TV series has some promise? Unlike the past few years, there seem to be a number of shows that both the Big Three networks and the cable/satellite channels are promoting that look as if they might actually be worth watching.
But then again, maybe it's all fluff. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
Speaking of the new TV season, Amazon is offering free downloads of new series premier episodes.
I've already downloaded and watched Journeyman and The Bionic Woman, both of which I thought were pretty darn good. I have yet to watch Chuck, but I figure I'll get to that some time tomorrow evening.
Pssst! Hey buddy, wanna buy a Titan missile base? It comes with 57 acres and 16 underground buildings, including three missile silos!
Yours for a cool $1.5 million. Lease terms available......
(H/T The Happy Carpenter)
Bagheera The Magnificent will soon be ending his posting hiatus. As he explained to me, “I've been too busy making the rounds, defending my realm against intruders. Summer is always the busy season for me.”
I expect his activities will be ramping down once the weather gets a little cooler, allowing him more time to bitch and moan.
And now for a John Stossel twofer:
First, a somewhat more detailed account of how bad socialized medicine has proven itself to be, a follow-up from this post.
Second, John takes on the belief about how gun control lowers violent crime. The fact is, it doesn't.
(H/T for the second goes to Individ)
And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where summer refuses to leave, the summer folk have left, and where fall colors will soon appear.