Thoughts On A Sunday

The weather here in New England has been milder than normal, with temps in the 60's. Not that I mind since it means we don't need to run the furnace or the woodstove. Any time we don't need to use either one means that much less of our hard earned money going up the chimney.

I've heard a few folks blaming it on global warming and more than once I had to stifle the urge to debate the issue with them. I didn't have the time to devote since I had my own errands to run. That, and I didn't want to waste my time debating with the media-indoctrinated.


John Fund explains why Barack Obama's choice of Rahm Emmanuel as his Chief of Staff is a smart move. Basically it comes down to this: Emmanuel will remind Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the Democratic Congress has a lower approval rating than President Bush, and that they not get 'uppity'.


Michael Crichton is remembered as “a champion of good science.”

"As the 20th century drew to a close," he warned, "the connection between hard scientific fact and public policy became increasingly elastic. In part this was possible because of the complacency of the scientific profession; in part because of the lack of good science education among the public; in part because of the rise of specialized advocacy groups which have been enormously effective in getting publicity and shaping policy; and in great part because of the decline of the media as an independent assessor of fact."

[His speech at Cal Tech in 2003] drew considerable criticism, as did "State of Fear," the 2004 novel that drew on the same themes. Al Gore, among others, was dismissive. Then again, Crichton had serious scientific credentials.


You've got to be kidding, right?


Bogie shows off a new addition to her family. Check out the nice photos!


California Yankee gives us the shocking news the Washington Post ombudsman admits the newspaper was heavily biased in favor of Barack Obama and neglected to do any in depth investigation of Obama or Biden while doing just the opposite in regards to McCain and Palin.

Ya think?


Jay Tea explains why Joe Biden's election as Vice President is an affirmation that White European Males like us are really OK.


I haven't checked Rachel Lucas's blog for almost a week and when I finally did I find she and soon-to-be husband Rupert are moving to the UK for three years.

A Texas gal moving to Britain? That will be interesting, particularly once she gets the UK to surrender to her rather than the Islamists.

She promises to keep blogging, partaking in some guerrilla journalism.

Britain will never be the same.


The New England Patriots have double duty this week, playing the Buffalo Bills today and the New York Jets Thursday night.

They beat the Bills 17-10.


Deb and I have been watching Ken Burns' documentary The War on PBS. While Deb knows a little about World War II, I have been interested in the history of that war for a very long time. I remember watching The World At War, a 26 episode BBC series, with my folks back in the late 1970's. It was a haunting glimpse into a horrific period in the 20th Century.

Burns' documentary looked at the war from an American viewpoint, while the The World At War looked at the war from both sides.


I finished stacking the latest delivery of firewood for the Official Weekend Pundit Woodstove, listening to Patriots game as I did so. The game kept my mid off the work I was doing, allowing me to finish just about the time the game ended. It felt good to see all that cordwood stacked and covered.

They say firewood warms you twice, once when you cut, split, and stack it, and again when you burn it.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the warm weather lingers, the firewood is being carefully stacked, and where yet another weekend is winding to a close.

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