Thoughts On A Sunday

It was a gorgeous day yesterday here at Lake Winnipesaukee, being sunny and warm. We had the windows open to enjoy the fresh air. I even managed to hang a couple of loads of laundry on the Official Weekend Pundit Clothesline to dry. (I think this may be the last or next to last time I'll be able to do that and have the clothes actually dry.)


You know winter is closing in when BeezleBub takes his 1975 Jeep CJ5 to the WP In-Laws to store it away for the winter. He and one of his friends from the farm made the trip this past week during one of his rare days off from work.

We still have to move, service, and cover the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout, aka “The Boat”. While it hasn't been on the lake over the past two years our plans are to take it back to its usual berthing place next spring now that finances are in a little better shape than they have been over the past three years.


Unless you've been locked away in solitary confinement or sequestered away in a hermitage, pretty much everyone knows the EPA has been doing its best to make sure energy costs will skyrocket and jobs will go away. Supposedly all of this is to 'protect' the environment. But in reality the EPA has gone rogue, driving the President's agenda and thwarting both Congress and ignoring Supreme Court rulings. It's all about political power and has little to do with protecting the environment.

(H/T Maggie's Farm)


I was watching one of the local politics TV shows this morning and it gave me some insight into one of the false accusations made against the GOP candidate running for the office of Governor here in New Hampshire.

Maggie Hassan, the Democrat running for governor, has ads accusing her GOP opponent, Ovide Lamontagne, of wanting to gut Medicare and do away with it here in New Hampshire. On today's Close Up on WMUR-TV, Lamontagne answered the allegation, stating that as governor he would have absolutely no control over Medicare as it is a federal program. So how can he possibly “gut Medicare and do away with it” if he has no power to do so? The answer: he can't, and Maggie Hassan knows that. But then she really can't run on her record in the state senate as she was one of the architects of the state spending explosion (up 37% in 4 years) and heavier taxation that occurred between 2006 and 2010, which still left an $800 million budget deficit which wasn't corrected until she and a majority of the Democrats in the New Hampshire House and Senate were voted out bag and baggage in 2010. (The GOP had a super-majority in the House, Senate, and Executive Council after the 2010 elections. State spending and taxation were reined in by the GOP dominated legislature and the deficit erased in only 2 years.)

As we can see the outright lies being fostered as truth have trickled their way down from the national level.


Is lefty attorney Gloria Allred getting ready to spring her “October Surprise” in an effort to ruin Romney's chances in November?

I wouldn't put it past her. She pulled the same stunt against John McCain in 2008 (a bogus claim of an affair), Meg Whitman in 2010, and Herman Cain earlier this year, making accusations with no evidence to back them up. It was all innuendo and fluff with no substance behind the allegations. Meg Whitman lost her bid for California governor to Jerry Brown after Allred's accusations about a housekeeper who was fired after Whitman's family found out she was an illegal immigrant. (What's wrong with that?) Herman Cain was brought down by Allred's accusations of numerous extra-marital affairs, including the names of women with whom he'd supposedly had those affairs. It wasn't until after Cain suspended his campaign that the allegations fell apart.

I wouldn't put it past her to cook up something against Romney that will be found to be a fabrication, but not until after the election is over.

Seeing her actions as well as some of the clients she's represented and cases she's tried over the years, Allred is the definition of a scumbag lawyer.


Apparently Sandra Fluke (she of the “I want you to pay for my birth control so I can screw anyone I want” fame) is so over, drawing a crowd of 10 (ten) people to hear her speak in Reno, Nevada.


I've been watching the New England Patriots play the New York Jets in Foxboro. (It's half-time as I write this.)

I thought the Pat's were going to have problems defending against the long pass as they have all season, but it seems they've managed to figure out how to do just that, at least during the second quarter. Let's see if they can pull off a win this time.

UPDATE: The Patriots managed to pull off the win in overtime, 29-26. It was a near thing.


Apparently Obama has his own 5 point plan for his second term. However his isn't nearly as good as Romney's. If fact, it sucks.


Soccer mom Opus tells us about how she was threatened by a leftist thug after she took a picture of an Obama sign. I guess this jerk just doesn't like anyone who doesn't think just like him.

Yup, just another 'tolerant' Democrat showing their true colors.

(H/T Pirate's Cove)


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the fall colors are still pretty, the weather has been warm, and where there's still plenty of getting-ready-for-winter work to do.