Thoughts On A Sunday

The main Weekend Pundit site is still down and I haven't heard yet from the folks hosting it. This sucks.

In the mean time I'll be looking for a new home for WP, preferably one that will be a bit more local and allow me some more leeway in setting WP up that way I want it. My biggest problem in making a move will be restoring all the posts from the existing site, or at least a lot of the photos that have been posted over the years.

Sometimes blogging sucks.


Methinks he doth protest too much. Barack Obama, that is.

Barack took comments made by President Bush while addressing the Knesset in Israel as a slam against him. It became obvious to me from his response to those comments he really has no understanding of the situation in Israel. The Israelis know all too well that appeasing one's enemies does nothing but embolden them, that sometimes the only negotiations you should make with your enemies is how you are going to kill them if they don't surrender, or at least back down from committing further acts of war.

Barack shows his ignorance and inexperience of foreign policy by making blanket statements that embolden our adversaries and causes dismay among our allies. That is not the mark of someone with the knowledge , experience, or demeanor needed to sit in the Oval Office. That is not the only fault I have seen he bears. The more I hear from him, the more convinced I am that an Obama presidency would be a disaster for the US, both on the world stage and domestically.


Could it be that the real cause of “global warming” is fat people?

(H/T Maggie's Farm)


To show you how out of touch Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi happens to be, both the Iraqi government and Moqtada al Sadr think her idea for rapid withdrawal of US troops would be a very bad idea.

To show how truly out of touch she is: she doesn't care.

I guess that shows us what she thinks of the Iraqi people and of the sacrifices made by them and our armed forces serving there.


Bruce at No Looking Backwards points out some major flaws with the plans of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for reversing the outmigration of its residents to other states.

I can certainly make a few suggestions to them about that: cut taxes, remember what the Second Amendment means, and stop treating the remaining residents of the Commonwealth as if they were too stupid to make their own decisions.


If you're in the market for an HDTV you might want to take a look at this guide to selecting the proper size screen for your home. Biggest is not always best.

(H/T Instapundit)


Work on The Boat continues in preparation for its launching later this week. All that's left to do is to finish applying wax to the hull and upper deck, buffing it to a semi-reasonable shine, vacuuming out the cockpit, and reloading the gear into the appropriate lockers. A quick check of the navigation lights and installing the bilge plug will finish the pre-launch work. Then, if the weather cooperates, we'll be launching sometime Friday, just is time for Memorial Day weekend.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the summerfolk have been opening up their cottages, the locals have been out on the lake, and where Motorcycle Week will soon be upon us.

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