Thoughts On A Sunday

At least the heat wave here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire has abated, with temps in the upper 80's yesterday and the mid-80's today. It's still a little humid, but not bad at all compared to the middle of last week.


I was out with Submarine Tim and his boss, Dawn, yesterday, taking in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 at the IMAX theater just outside of Manchester. While not exactly new to IMAX, I haven't seen a major Hollywood release on the big IMAX screen, particularly in 3D. All I can say is WOW!!

About the only gripe I have is that at times the 3D was a distraction, drawing attention away from the main action rather than enhancing it.


During breakfast with the WP Parents late this morning, the WP Dad told of of one of his friends from church (who shall remain nameless) who stated unabashedly that if all the Republicans were to disappear tomorrow the US would be a paradise.

This is a case of yet another deluded leftist who forgets who it is who creates the jobs, pays the bills, and keeps the economy going. But then like most leftists, they believe that money just appears and that no work is required to make it appear, except for taxing the rich out of existence. The only exception are the rich socialists who will, of course, be he ones in power.

I guess this fellow has failed to look down into the socialist paradises that are Cuba and Venezuela, places where Republicans (or their Cuban and Venezuelan equivalent) are outlawed.

Yup everything is fine in those two countries. There are no shortages. Everyone is equal. (Equally miserable) And those in power are more equal than everyone else. The press is free (to print government propaganda). And everyone has everything they need provided by the government, except for food, clothing, housing, transportation, jobs, and basic utilities that the rest of us take for granted.

It never ceases to amaze me when the leftist here in the US are incapable of learning the lessons of failed socialism, figuring they can make it work this time. Yet they never do.


The effects of the Law of Unintended Consequences is unfolding in regards to the odious Dodd-Frank bill as it's provisions come into effect.

...a monstrous 2,300-page law named after two of the most corrupt clots of slime ever to disgrace the Beltway. It was a reaction to the $zillions our rulers flushed down the toilet in bailouts after Democrat race-based mortgage policies crippled the housing sector and with it the entire economy in 2008. Supposedly it would do away with the alarming concept that politically connected firms are “too big to fail.”

Except that the “too big to fail” firms will be receiving even more billions in taxpayer funds under the provisions of the bill. And it adds even more of a burden on companies that also have to deal with the consequences of an even more odious piece of legislation, the Sarbanes-Oxley bill, which has burdened businesses across the board with even more time consuming and equally expensive and useless financial reporting paperwork.


Bogie proves to us that at times concealment can be a good thing, and she has the pictures to prove it.


I think Eric the Viking has the right of it: This is but one more a proof of Hanlon's Razor.


Regarding the Viking's point, Pundit & Pundette add this commentary, calling Obama “President Planless.”

Let's face it, other than bloviating and pointing fingers, he hasn't got a plan.

This also plays into Gateway Pundit's post about a certain someone calling “President Snippy Pants” bluff.

(H/T Pirate's Cove)


While we're piling on the One-Term Wonder, let's add Kathleen McKinley's thoughts on his latest presser.

I was stunned as well at Pres. Obama’s press conference yesterday. I’ve never seen a President act so childish. I’ve never seen a President complain about not getting his call returned. The entire press conference was surreal. The President wanted it to seem that it wasn’t him that welshed on the deal, when it was (“I’ve been left at the alter a few times”). Boehner clearly saw that Obama wasn’t serious about the debt talks. He figured it would be better to just go back to the leaders in the Senate, on both sides, and get a deal done.

The President is starting to sound more and more like a spoiled child who throws a tantrum when he doesn't get his way.

How presidential!


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the weather has returned to normal, the town beaches were full, and where my boat still isn't fixed.