Thoughts On A Sunday

We've received a little bit of snow,enough to remind us winter is still here. Ice-In was declared for Lake Winnipesaukee this past week, meaning the entire lake is frozen over.

Though frozen over it doesn't mean the ice is thick enough for people to drive on, as one fellow from the People's Republic of Massachusetts found out the hard way. It became quite evident the ice was still too thin when his 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition broke through the ice 400 feet from shore and sank to the bottom. The poor fellow had driven up from his home in Andover, Massachusetts to test the ice prior to his ice fishing trip planned for this weekend.

I don't know about you, but I think I would test the ice thickness with an auger, drilling holes in the ice and measuring it. The ice is thick enough to walk on just about everywhere, but not thick enough to support a 3-ton truck. Also, it is known by many of the locals and regular visitors that the area he tested rarely gets thick enough to support vehicles due to the water currents that run through there.

I wonder how the poor guy is explaining this to his insurance company?


Am I surprised Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton in yesterday's South Carolina Democratic Primary? Not in the least.

Once her campaign started using tactics out of the old Clinton playbook I figured it was only a matter of time before the voters got wise and would slap her down. It wasn't just a slapdown she got from them, but a body slam, with Obama receiving 55% of the vote and Clinton only 27%. The Clinton campaign seriously miscalculated, for once they started playing the race card they lost the voters.

Maybe it's time for Hillary to muzzle Bill as it seems he's more of a hindrance to her campaign than a help. The question is, will she?


The fans started gathering at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough early this morning for the New England Patriots Super Bowl Rally. The Patriots will be departing for Arizona later today for next weekend's Super Bowl. Can they go 19-0?


I'm gonna get hate mail on this one:

We were watching ventriloquist Jeff Dunham on Comedy Central last night when he brought out one of favorite characters “Walter”, and Walter laid this one on the audience.

“Yeah, I had an argument with my wife this morning. She rolled out of bed, hopped on her menstrual cycle, and rode right over my ass....”


If you GOP voters out there don't like the present field of Republicans running in the upcoming primaries, Bill Quick suggests writing in Fred Thompson. If nothing else it sends a message to the rest of the candidates they aren't conservative enough. As a longshot it could also garner Fred the nomination.

(H/T Instapundit)


Here's yet another example of Palestinian fauxtography used to inflame anti-Israeli forces.

You'd think they'd at least get the proportions right, wouldn't you?


I warned about the unintended consequences of “free” health care as provided by the government. Some of you may have thought I was being over the top with such a prediction. But here's a cautionary tale from the UK showing exactly what will happen here in the US should we go the path of the UK's National Health Service.

Doctors are calling for NHS treatment to be withheld from patients who are too old or who lead unhealthy lives.

Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone.

I have no doubt the same thing would happen here should we ever be foolish enough to go to socialized medicine like Europe and Canada. I wonder if euthanasia will be far behind, rationalized as a means to preserve health care resources for the “truly deserving”? And if so, who would make the decision?

Hmm. This sounds familiar. Where have we seen this before?

Ah, yes! I remember now. Nazi Germany, wasn't it?


One of my all time favorite bloggers – Rachel Lucas – tackles the incessant male bashing that goes on, ad nauseum, in this case deconstructing an article called “10 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman.”


Tonight's episode of ABC Extreme Makeover – Home Edition is about a family here in New Hampshire that lost their home to the Mother Day's Flood of 2006. The Voisine family lost everything, their home completely destroyed by the unusual flood waters. All that was left of their home was the lot and a little bit of the foundation.

While we've already seen what the exterior of their new home looks like we'll have to wait until the episode airs to find out what the interior looks like.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the snow has returned, the lake is ready for ice fishing, and the New England Patriots are enroute to Phoenix for the Super Bowl.

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