Thoughts On A Sunday

The warm weather that graced us with its presence last week has fled, leaving us with cooler than normal temps over the weekend and over the upcoming week. If this trend continues I expect we'll see a cooler and wetter than normal summer, something we dealt with three or four summers ago.

Does someone want to tell me about global warming...again?


I must admit my surprise when I heard one of the Sunday GMA host say in regards to the Boston Marathon bombers, “We shouldn't be speculating about whether they worked alone or with others. It's too soon to make any assumptions.”

Could it be that at least one person at ABC gets it?


BeezleBub and I spent part of the afternoon cutting back the sumac that infests the grounds of The manse. (I say 'infests' because sumac is really a weed, a really big weed.) It tends to drive out the other vegetation so every year or so we have to go out with loppers or a chain saw and cut out every sumac we find.

We put the sumac in piles in order to make it easier to haul it off to the brush pile at the very rear of The Manse's grounds. (It's in the woods out back, meaning you can't see it from the rest of the property.) I'll be spending time after work over the next few days hauling those piles to the big brush pile.

At least hauling that stuff isn't all that difficult because the brush pile is down hill from the rest of the property.


If you want to know what some of the left really think of immigration, take a gander at this.

Need I say more?

Then there's this, showing that the wave of immigration from Mexico ended years ago. It makes sense to me. After all why would they want to come here where there are no jobs when there are plenty of them in Mexico?


Glenn Reynolds comments upon and links to a piece that asks whether Obama is losing control of his Middle East policy. My question is whether he ever had control of it to begin with?


It appears Georgetown University has been caught up in a racial and gender discrimination scandal, where it is alleged admission applications from white males were trashed, regardless of their qualifications.

The background of this story is pretty disturbing. [Arianna] Pattek, who clearly has issues with sexual and racial bigotry, decided she would not only trash the applications of white males on sight, she also decided to blog about her activities under what she assumed was anonymous conditions.


Apparently the prejudicial screening criteria she employed were not limited to just white males who played chess and were interested in mathematics.  She also targeted a man of Arab descent because of his stand on Israel.

It goes to show you that bigots can be found anywhere, even in prestigious universities. Had the perpetrator been a white male trashing applications from minority women, the media would have been all over it and Georgetown would have been bombarded with discrimination lawsuits. It's possible even the Feds would have gotten involved in something that could be considered a civil rights violation.

The leftist double standard raises its ugly head yet again. It also illustrates that it is the left that are the racists and sexists.

I have a post I've been working on that deals with the unintended consequences of things like Title IX and the Justice Department's “Dear Colleague” letter that have made colleges a mine field for men.


Scary Yankee Chick has her take on the media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt for the perpetrators.

I have to agree with her on this one.


I have to follow SYC's link with this one from The People's Cube which delves into the logical fallacies used to push for banning assault weapons.

In my opinion none of the things displayed in the various misleading ads should be banned, including 'assault' weapons.

(H/T Pirate's Cove)


“Our belief in individual freedom makes us inconvenient.”

I plan to be as inconvenient to President Obama as I possibly can. While I respect the office of President of the United States, I do not have respect for the person presently occupying that office. He's wasted any good will he might have had pursuing petty agendas, trying to get around the constitutional limits of his office, and acting like a petulant child when he doesn't get his way.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where it's been too cool, the spring yard work is running behind schedule, and yet again Monday has returned too soon.