Thoughts On A Sunday

It's the first of two NASCAR race weekends here in New Hampshire. All one needs to do is look at the ramp at Laconia Airport to see all the business jets of the various teams and sponsors parked there to know it's race weekend. (I'm sure the same is true at Concord Airport as both airports are roughly the same distance from New Hampshire Motor Speedway.)

I plan to watch the race from the best seat in the house, mainly my recliner in front of the TV. No lines, no traffic, no waiting at the concession stand or the bathroom.

One thing that makes the Lenox Tools 301 different from many of the other NASCAR races? Danica Patrick. She's racing today and I'm looking forward to her showing some of the good ol' boys how it's done.


BeezleBub is now working his full summer schedule at the farm, meaning at least 8 hours a day, 6 days a week (Wednesday through Monday). It also means I have to get a up even earlier than when he's going to school to get him to the farm by 7AM.

This coming Tuesday he's going for his driver's license test at the DMV and, if he passes, I won't have to drive him too much longer. Even after he gets his license he'll still need to be dropped off at work because his Jeep isn't quite ready to put on the road. Until then Deb and I will still have to drive him.

I have to admit that when the time comes when he's no longer dependent upon us to get him from Point A to Point B will be a bittersweet period. It will be great that I'll no longer need to get up quite so early to get him to work or school, but it also signifies that he no longer needs his dear old dad nearly as much as he used to.


July 4th isn't all that far away, and with it comes a renewal of the meaning of the Declaration of Independence. Chris Muir reminds us that it is as relevant today as it was almost 234 years ago. All one needs to do is “change the names.”

That's scary.


Seeing the reports from Toronto on the G8/G20 summit, it has become quite apparent the rest of the leaders attending hold an entirely opposite view from The One. They understand, even if he doesn't, that they can no longer spend money they don't have and now have to live within their means. Obama appears to be stuck in this cryptp-Keynesian mindset that won't allow him to see his course of action is wrong. There is so much historical evidence to prove his way will do nothing more than drive the US, and probably the rest of the world, over an economic cliff.

But then Obama is incapable of admitting he's wrong about anything. It's the rest of the world (and all the little people in the US) that are wrong. Call it yet another facet of his unchecked narcissism.


Could the catastrophic results of the Gulf oil spill been averted? According to the Dutch, the answer is yes. Apparently the Dutch have the equipment and expertise that would have helped to greatly reduced the effects of the damaged well head and headed off the contamination along the shorelines of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Too bad Obama told the Dutch and other foreign nations offering help to 'piss off'.


Eric The Viking comments about one of the biggest “gotcha's” of ObamaCare:

In Orwellian fashion, the new health care reform bill is called "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." I guess it's an "act" after all.

He'll get no argument from me.


Gee, the GPD expansion rate has been revised downward again? Big surprise!



Poor Bogie.

She and her Wonderful Spouse have to deal with a recurring mold problem in their attic.

Their insurance company paid for the first remediation effort, but it looks like Bogie will be footing the bill for this next round.

Mold sucks.


I like this take on the so-called DISCLOSE Act.

Although the DISCLOSE acronym officially stands for:
Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections
… a more accurate translation is:

Democrat Incumbents S**t on Constitutional Liberties, Offer Sanctimonious Excuses

Yup. I'd say that just about covers it.


Are Congressional Democrats using the Gulf oil spill to pull attention away from their plan to have no federal budget in place for fiscal 2011? After reading this, I'd have to say yes. Ed Morrisey writes:

The Democrats in Congress believe what Rep. Gerry Connolly told the LA Times, which is that no member of Congress ever lost an election because of a failure to pass a budget. They don't want to be on the hook for the hard decisions that must come in FY2011, which is either to drastically reduce spending from the binge levels of the last three Democratic Congresses, or to raise taxes to cover it. Spending cuts won't change voter perception of this Congress at this late date -- and tax hikes will make it worse.

So it appears they figure that if they can delay passing a budget until after the mid-term elections they'll stand a better chance of getting re-elected. Little do they realize that it's already too late and that such a maneuver will gain them nothing but scorn.


Is it any wonder that conservatives have little trust in the MSM?After Sarah Plain's speech at California State University – Stanislaus, the Journalist Variant of Palin Derangement Syndrome was evident as caught by some open microphones at the event.

As the saying goes, “There is no such thing as a closed mic.”

(H/T Cap'n Teach)


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where another NASCAR weekend has come and gone, the Fourth of July is just around the corner, and yet again Monday has returned all too soon.