Thoughts On A Sunday

It was a half-and-half weekend weatherwise, with a warm and sunny Saturday and a cool and windy Sunday. It was also the first regular game of the NFL season for the New England Patriots who played at Buffalo. The beat Buffalo 23-21.


It looks like the Australian public finally got tired of the heavy-handed carbon taxes, a flagging economy, and endless broken promises and swept the Labor Party out of power. That's what happens when the party in power thinks it can ignore the will of the people “for their own good.”

I wonder if that will happen here in 2014?


This doesn't surprise me in the least.

It appears that my home state of New Hampshire is considered one of the least corrupt in the US.

As Skip opines, “Perhaps it is because most of our elected officials are paid so little and that volunteerism amongst local officials is the norm rather the exception compared to most others around the country?  Or can we just chalk it up to have a better moral fiber here in NH?” Maybe it's a little of both.


Are synthetic girlfriends the future, particularly among the socially inept?

I can certainly see the advantages, but give me an organic companion any day.


This isn't the first time I've heard this complaint.

In light of Oberlin College's notoriety due to the “hate crime” hoax perpetrated a couple of progressive instigators, the last thing they need is to be considered a discriminatory institution, particularly when it comes to “townies”. But apparently that is yet another sin for which they can be condemned – acting more like an upscale gated communit rather than an institution of learning.

There always tension between students and townies in any college town, but to create a “double secret probation” list used to exclude townspeople from campus is going too far.


Here's a safety tip from Bogie: Always check to see if the lug nuts on the wheels are tight, particularly just after you've had your vehicle serviced.


Here's a great < ahref=http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/09/07/quote-of-the-week-down-under-edition/>Quote of the Week by way of Watts Up With That.

There has got to be a better way of stewardship for the planet than by scaring the hell out of everyone.



Is there anything Global Hotcoldwetdry can't do?

Now scientists are saying the world is cooling. Maybe it's because the climate is refusing to cooperate with the multitudes of climate models, all of which say we should still be warming. But the reality is that there hasn't been warming for over 16 years and there may now be a downward trend in global temperatures.


And that's the abbreviated news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where there are still plenty of weekenders around, summer temps are returning, and yard work has kept us far too busy.