At least today will be a nice day, allowing us to take care of more of our pre-winter work outside The Manse. We even let the fire go out in the Official Weekend Pundit Woodstove, it was that nice a day.
*********While President Obama dithers about Afghanistan, troop morale there is plummeting. Between long and repetitive tours of duty and a Commander-in-Chief incapable of making a decision in regards to their mission, is it any wonder morale is deteriorating?
It all comes down to this: “Mr. President, make the g**d*** decision!”
The longer he waffles, the harder it will get for our troops and the stronger the Taliban will become.
He's starting sound and act more like Jimmy Carter every day.
*********If this isn't a case of hypocrisy, I don't know what is.
*********What happens when supporters of Obama/PelosiCare hold a rally and no one shows?
When the anti-Obama/PelosiCare rallies turn out hundreds or thousands and pro-Obama/PelosiCare rallies can only scare up a couple of dozen, one has to wonder if Congressional Democrats' claims of broad support of Obama/PelosiCare refelct reality to any degree.
I'd have to say the answer to that is a resounding 'no'.
*********I have to admit to thinking the same thing as these folks on more than one occasion. I may have even thought it out loud. I'll even admit to thinking it far more often over the past few years.
Every year since he was 13, Henry Ladd Sr. has hunted deer, moose, bear and whatever else the forest provides. And each year, like clockwork, Ladd has hung the catch in front of his home, where it was gutted and drained of blood before the meat was cut.One thing that's always bothered me has been the folks moving up here to New Hampshire from Massachusetts and then trying turn their new home town into a clone of the very place they fled. As I've said to the them more than once, “If the place you came from was so damn good then why don't you go back there?”
That was until last week, when a neighbor who spotted a hanging doe called the police to complain about Ladd, who is now 81.
For the police, the call was a minor animal complaint, just one of many on Oct. 31, according to Sgt. Margaret Lougee. An officer spoke to Ladd, but there was nothing illegal about using his own property to process venison.
However, the idea that a neighbor would not understand a hunting tradition the Ladds have passed on for 68 years left a foul taste in their mouths.
"Did you tell them to go back to Massachusetts? That's what we do up here," Henry Ladd Jr., 43, recalled saying to the officer.
(emphasis added – ed.)
(H/T No Looking Backwards)
*********You'll get no argument from me on this one.
Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Until they start speaking out, their silence will be taken as tacit approval of the actions of the militant jihadist factions within Islam.
*********Obama has tripled the national deficit in less than a year yet Bush is still given the blame for everything regarding the economy. I still can't fathom the idea that people still believe the government can spend tons of money we don't have yet that such spending will somehow 'cure' the recession. That might work in the short term, but once the bill comes due the damage will be worse than the original problem.
*********There certainly was a lot of hullabaloo about the possible federal bailout of a number of failing newspapers, which many feared would mean a media beholden to the government (specifically the Obama Administration) making them de facto propaganda arms of the government. But it turns out it wasn't the feds we had to worry about. Instead it was the Executive Council of the state of New Hampshire that voted unanimously to approve a bailout for a local failed newspaper in the western part of the state. This move was so out of character that it received coverage on Glenn Beck's show on Fox.
The statewide newspaper, the Union Leader of Manchester, NH is against the idea because it sets a bad precedent.
*********Speaking of a bad precedent, the idea of using GPS in vehicles to allow taxation by mileage has two effects:
That sounds too 1984 for me. Big Brother will definitely be watching everything you do and every place you go.
It will reduce traffic, and...
..it makes tracking the activities of citizens very easy.
*********I'm sure their parents are so proud.
What lesson will these college students learn from this incident?
New London, N.H., police have arrested 105 students at a party where officers say underage youths were drinking.
Police said 91 of the youths arrested Friday night are from Colby-Sawyer College. Police said 55 students were charged with alcohol possession after their blood-alcohol levels registered at 0.02 percent or higher. The rest were released to their parents.
Don't let your kegger get so loud the police can hear it from the police station.
*********Could the Democrats lose Obama's old seat in the US Senate?
That would be a real kick in the teeth if the GOP takes the seat.
*********The New England Patriots played a late game against the Colts in Indianapolis tonight. As I write this the game is tied 7-7 in the first quarter.
*********BeezleBub and I finished cleaning out the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout, removing the cushions, life jackets, tools, anchors, and just about everything else not otherwise attached. We also started assembling the winter storage frame, used to support the large tarp we use to shelter the boat over the winter. But unlike past years where we used store-bought lumber, we decided to use the materials we had at hand.
If you read last week's Thoughts On A Sunday I mentioned we were cutting brush around The Manse. There were a lot smaller trees Beezlebub downed that were originally destined for the burn pile or the wood pile. Instead we're using them to build the frame. On top of that we aren't using any metal fasteners (screws or nails) to put it together. Everything is being held together with wooden pegs and sisal rope (the only item we bought). The pegs have been fashioned from the smaller tree limbs trimmed from the trees taken down last week.
While it isn't beautiful it will serve the purpose for which it was constructed – protect The Boat.