Thoughts On A Sunday

It's NASCAR weekend here in New Hampshire, with 100,000 racing fans ready to fill the stands at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Deb and I got a chance to check out some of the racing team business jets at our local airport. While there were only a few there yesterday there should be 30 or more there today. I wish I could say I'll be watching the race, but the Patriot's game will be taking place the same time as the race and my priority will be the football game.


Yet another case of a school zero tolerance policy punishing someone defending a helpless student being beaten by a bully has come to light.

In this case the student being beaten was blind, so he couldn't even defend himself. The hero? He was kicked off the football team and suspended from school.

What are we teaching our kids with policies like this? Nothing good: It's better to turn our backs and not get involved rather than put ourselves into harm's way while defend a helpless person being assaulted.

Yeah, that's just what we need.

This silliness has got to stop.


For yet another bit of scholastic stupidity, a Seattle-area school has decided to ban “tag” because “school officials think it affects the "emotional well-being" of students.”

Earth to Seattle school administrators: It's a friggin' game kids have been playing for generations.

Really? Do they really think children are so fragile that they must be prevented from playing a game that they believe will permanently damage children? Really? I have to wonder whether some of these idiots are really banning it because as children they weren't any good at the game, driving them to become school administrators once they grew up.

It's obvious that none of these geniuses have actually talked to real, bona fide child psychologists because if they had, the kiddie shrinks would have said the administrators are the ones needing psychological help.

I like the next to the last line in the post:

I suppose eventually, they [school administrators] will come to the conclusion that school itself is dangerous to kids and shut themselves down.

That would probably be the best solution. The parents can then send their kids to good private schools that will not tolerate such foolishness or home school them so they get a real education and not end up becoming the neurotic fragile snowflakes these idiots are trying to create.


I don't find it surprising that Donald Trump is starting to fade in the polls. While still in first place, he is presently in a statistical dead heat with Dr. Ben Carson. Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina are presently tied for third.

I expect a few more of the outliers are going to pull the plug on their campaigns over the next month or so.


Call this yet another case out of the Rathergate files:

A 'hate crime that wasn't' at the University of Delaware is still being declared a hate crime by students.

The incident happened Tuesday night, when students thought they found several nooses hanging from a tree. Word quickly spread as campus officials swiftly released a statement condemning the foul hate crime. But come morning, police said a short investigation had led them to conclude the “nooses” were really just the remnants of paper lanterns from an event held all the way back in June.

So what kind of hate crime was it? No one seems to know.

I guess it's another “fake but accurate” report from the bastions of SJW group-think.


Remember all the hoopla about the Ground Zero mega-mosque going to be built next to Ground Zero?

The project is now dead.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s proposal four years ago to create a 15-story Islamic cultural center near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks sparked a national uproar. Developer Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties, who was originally on board with the plan, rendered the whole debate moot by opting to build a 667-foot condominium tower for the property instead, Crain’s New York Business reported Friday.

Many people saw the mosque as a poke in the eye of the people of New York City.


Neo-neocon dares bring forth the question “When exactly did we lose the courage to see things as they are?”

There are too many warning signs we are ignoring, and specifically the Obama Administration is ignoring that will, like Neville Chamberlain did, bring about a greater evil by ignoring that which is right in front of it. What will it take for everyone to wake up to the danger, a mushroom cloud over New York or Washington or Los Angeles?



Christina Hoff Sommers tells us about the ongoing War against Boys.


Now that John Boehner is stepping down as Speaker of the House and, in addition, leaving Congress, there are a few suggestions David Starr has for his replacement as Speaker.

One of his better suggestions that I can wholeheartedly agree with:

No more "continuing resolutions" no more "omnibus spending bills, no more"one-big-fund-everything" bills.  From here on in, we will pass single bills, one to fund each Federal government activity.  A defense bill, a highway bill, Justice department bill, a FAA bill, a HHS bill, a Homeland Security bill, and so on.

This is the way it was done from George Washington's time down to very recently.  Recently something fell thru the cracks and the necessary appropriation bills were not passed.  When the end of the fiscal year came up, Congress would pass a stop gap to keep the government running. One huge stop gap.  And they are still doing it. 

The problem with omnibus budget bills is that there are usually too many hidden 'gotcha's' that obligate the government to do something the lobbyists have paid for, even if it is detrimental to the well-being of the American people and/or the economy. As David states, the One Big Bill approach is the lazy way out and it makes it difficult to look at anything in detail to find out what's really being budgeted. It's but one reason why we have an $18 trillion plus debt and trillion dollar deficits. There's no accountability with omnibus bills.


And that's thenews from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the “moon is the color of blood”, the slightly warm weather has returned, and where we shan't hear another thing about NASCAR until next year.