Thoughts On A Sunday - Monday Edition

We managed to survive another Thanksgiving, this time without the drama of a snowstorm-driven blackout. For the most part it was all very low key. I believe a good time was had by all of the WP clan at the various Thanksgiving gatherings across the Northeast.

One thing I did manage to get done outside of the Thanksgiving festivities was hauling away the last of the brush pile that accumulated since last spring, getting it all loaded on to the back of the trusty F150 and dumped at our town's brush pile for burning.


I have to admit my disappointment in the performance of the New England Patriots against the Denver Broncos. Too many missed opportunities and too many penalties as well as penalties missed by the refs along with a number of costly injuries stopped the Patriots winning streak, giving them a a 10-1 record.


After the heads of a number of universities caved in to the demands of the coddled special fragile snowflakes attending their institutions of higher 'learning', it's refreshing to see one who tells it like it is: This is Not a Day Care. It is a University!

If you’re more interested in playing the “hater” card than you are in confessing your own hate; if you want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don’t want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want, but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.

At OKWU, we teach you to be selfless rather than self-centered. We are more interested in you practicing personal forgiveness than political revenge. We want you to model interpersonal reconciliation rather than foment personal conflict. We believe the content of your character is more important than the color of your skin. We don’t believe that you have been victimized every time you feel guilty and we don’t issue “trigger warnings” before altar calls.

Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a “safe place”, but rather, a place to learn: to learn that life isn’t about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that’s wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that’s wrong with them. This is a place where you will quickly learn that you need to grow up.



This is something I will be sending to my very liberal brother-in-law who rants constantly about the Koch brothers and the political contributions they make, making it sound like they're they only ones supporting political candidates, particularly those he doesn't like. But looking at this list of top political contributors, you'll see the Koch's are small potatoes compared to those above them on the list.

The #1 contributor? The SEIU at over $224 million. About 99% of their contributions go to Democrats.

The next six are also heavy contributors, with a total of over $531 million of which 99% goes to Democrats.

Where are the Koch brothers on this list? At #49 with a total of $29.5 million in contributions, of which 94% goes to Republicans.

And what about George Soros? He checks in at #18 with $46.6 million in contributions of which 98% goes to Democrats.

As I have said to my brother in law, I'll start paying attention to the Koch's when he starts paying attention to George Soros.

All those numbers above are a total for all election cycles since 2002. If you look just at the 2014 election cycle, you'll find the top eight contributors gave over $285 million of which over 98% went to Democrats. Again the Koch's were dwarfed by these contributors, but they are supposedly the only ones buying the elections? Really?


Has Comcast found a major loophole in Net Neutrality? It could be.

Of course the whole Net Neutrality issue may go away if the federal court finds the FCC went well outside its charter and bypassed Congress and violating federal law.


Gee, if the poor fragile snowflakes on out college campuses really think that cultural appropriation is a bad thing, then I want everyone who has appropriated Western culture to give it all back.

First, let's start with modern medicine, planes, trains, and automobiles, computers, telephones, TVs, classical music, skyscrapers, and the Internet just for starters. Let's see how well these culturally illiterate snowflakes do once that happens, shall we?


Here's another example of snowflake neurosis: A woman was “horrified” to find a bible in her hotel room, calling it “bad manners.”

You know what’s also bad manners? Being such an insufferable douchebag that the mere sight of a Bible causes a meltdown.

I guess she's never been in a hotel room before. With few exceptions I have found a bible in almost every hotel room I've ever stayed in, almost always placed there by the Gideons.

I hope the hotel had a fainting couch handy for the poor woman!


And that's the (delayed) news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where winter temps have arrived, the last of the fall yard work is being finished up, and where the woodstoves are keeping our homes warm.