Thoughts On A Sunday

It's been quite wintery here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire this weekend, with light snow falling all day yesterday. It made the roads a bit slick, particularly after sundown.

The driving conditions were challenging for one of BeezleBub's friends at the farm, a fellow from Brazil. He's never had to drive in snow before so it was a learning experience for him.

This morning it was foggy, indicating warmer air had moved. The Weather GuysTM have predicted temps in the 40's for today and the 50's and 60's for the beginning of the week so any snowfall will likely melt away before temps fall again.


The Official Weekend Pundit Christmas Tree went up today, with BeezleBub and Horse Girl taking care of the decoration. BeezleBub decided it was time to update things a bit by changing the lights over to LEDs as he liked the two strings we had that I picked up a couple of years ago. So he and Horse Girl headed out to Walmart to pick up more LED lights for the tree.


Chris Muir has the right of it – the Progressives are not revolutionaries.


Found on Facebook – Socialism versus Capitalism.

One commenter takes it a little farther, writing:
To be a good capitalist, you must pay very close attention to what other people want and need. The socialist decides what they should want and should need rather than bothering with paying attention to other people.

Quite true.

(H/T Maggie's Farm)


The New England Patriots played the Miami Dolphins in Miami today, beating them 23-13.


ObamaCare fall-outs continue to mount, with colleges, cities, and retailers taking steps to minimize their exposure to the onerous requirements mandated by that POS legislation. ObamaCare has even driven Walmart to take steps to lessen its exposure.

If this continues we'll see America become a part-time nation.

Way to go Pelosi, Reid, and Obama, for showing us yet another example of the Law of Unintended Consequences!

(H/T Pirate's Cove)


Here's a two-fer from fellow Granite Stater Tom Bowler.

First, he directs us to Let's Play Name That Party!, which points us to a Ruth Marcus column that covers Susan Rice and the double standards Marcus claims are being applied to Rice. The problem is that it's not the Republicans applying the double standard.

Then there's Tom's coverage of the so-called Tax Hike Champions, multibillionaires all, and all members of the board of Costco. That in itself isn't the important part. But this is:

There is newsworthiness here. It came about when the Costco board voted voted itself a $7.00 per share stock dividend in time to beat the Obama tax hikes. Not only that, they're borrowing $3.5 billion to do it. The payout to the board amounts to about $29 million, of which $14 million goes to [Costco founder and former CEO Jim] Sinegal. He will pay taxes on his $14 million at the rate of 15% instead of up to 43.4% if they had waited until the first of the year. That 's a difference of about $4 million in taxes that Sinegal won't pay.

Gee, there's no self-interest there, is there? Talk about hypocrisy.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the snow has been replaced with rain, the temps are rising, and where we're one week closer to Christmas.