Thoughts On A Sunday

It was a weirdly busy day for yours truly yesterday, taking care of a number of tasks but not really getting all that much done. It wasn't that I was lazy (though I am at times), it was just that these tasks took a lot of time but there wasn't much to show after all that effort.

I guess it just happens that way now and then.


Who knew Winston Churchill was a visionary along the lines of Nostradamus? He certainly predicted previously free nations becoming more socialist little by little and becoming less free and weaker economically.

He warned us about the trend and what its outcome would likely be...and he was right.

(H/T Instapundit)


No matter how hard the tax-and-spenders try to spin it, there's no way they can raise taxes above 19% of the Gross Domestic Product for any length of time. Goodness knows they've tried it again and again, but economic reality slaps them in the face when the economy (and therefore revenues) adjusts to the new taxes and the total collected remains 19% of GDP. Of course if they raise taxes high enough the economy contracts and revenues fall off, but don't try to confuse them with the facts...or history.


Is this the first sign the machines are starting to push back?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

(H/T Vermont Tiger)


Gregory Sullivan gives us a brief primer on Maine politics and his thoughts on last month's election results.


Fellow Granite State blogger Dan Pierce will be filling in for talk-show host Bradley Jay tonight between 10PM and midnight EST on WBZ-AM (1030 on your AM dial). Since WBZ-AM is a 50,000 watt clear channel station you should be able to hear the show from just about anywhere in North America.


Moonbattery points us to this fine video comparing Republican women to Democrat women.

“Fine” versus “Fugly” indeed.


Cap'n Teach gives us a lesson about how Obamanomics works at the state level. Hint: It doesn't.


It's one thing to try and put some restraints on food being sold in schools. But once you start messing with bake sales it means war!

Surely, President Obama has more important things to do than to micromanage school bake sales. Afghanistan is having issues, the economy is tanking, and the unemployment rate went up to 9.8 percent. Everyone can see that these problems are all much more significant to the nation at large than school kids indulging in cookies and brownies from school bake sales, right?

Apparently not everyone. A child nutrition bill that is on its way to President Obama's desk for signing would put the federal government in charge of bake sales.


The Jawa Report makes some interesting comparisons I think you'll enjoy. (No, I'm not going to spoil it for you.)


And last, but not least, there's this from Glenn Reynolds Sunday column in the Washington Examiner where he compares the Obama presidency to Nigel Tufnel.

The more I watch this administration at work, the more I think we're seeing the first Nigel Tufnel presidency.

Nigel Tufnel, many will remember, was the fictitious heavy metal guitarist in the fictional "rockumentary" "This Is Spinal Tap." In a classic scene, he displays his guitar collection and his special amplifier that -- unlike all other amplifiers in existence -- has knobs that go all the way up to 11, instead of just 10.

And that's what Obama has done: In his first two years as president, he's taken us to 11 in so many ways.

As the saying goes, Read The Whole Thing.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where winter has still made only a momentary appearance, the snowblowers are being pulled out of storage and tuned up, and where the cord wood stacks have started to shrink.