Thoughts On A Sunday

It appears we're headed for the deep freeze, going from well above normal temps to below normal temps in a matter of a couple of days. It's expected to get below 0ºF tonight, meaning I'll have to make sure to stoke the Official Weekend Pundit Woodstove properly before going to bed tonight.


BeezleBub got back from the WP In-Laws last night, bringing his new girlfriend, Polka Girl, to The Manse for the next couple of days. She flew in from Ohio the other day to spend some time with her favorite farmer. His friend Guinness also has his girlfriend visiting, in this case from Alaska. The four of them have been hanging out the past couple of days, catching up.


I find it interesting that Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda offshoot, took Hillary's suggestion and started using The Donald's speech about banning new Muslim immigration as a recruiting tool. Some may say her accusation was accurate, but the video itself wasn't created until weeks after Hillary made the accusation and wasn't made by ISIS.

The Donald has used that as the basis of a snappy comeback, reminding everyone that if it hadn't been for Obama and then-Secretary of State Clinton, ISIS would have never come into being to begin with.


This is something I've known for a long time:

Liberalism is an ideology of insanity.

Of course I am speaking of liberalism in its present form, which is really Progressivism, a political ideology that works very hard to ignore human nature or to corrupt it through 'education' (which has failed again and again), indoctrination (which has failed again and again), or brute force (which has failed again and again).


Apparently some radical Muslims have so much hatred in their hearts that it drives them to try to kill troops protecting their mosques.


It appears David Starr's outlook on 2016 isn't all that different than mine.


As if we need any further proof that President Obama doesn't really care about the backbone of America, namely the blue collar and rural Americans, all we need to do is look at the climate deal he's signed on to during the Paris COP 21 meeting.

Then again, we've all known that, particularly after he made his “bitter clingers” crack at those of us who knew him for the dictator-wannabe he was.

For his next trick – making your Second Amendment rights go away, to be followed by your First Amendment rights.


Yeah, this ought to work out well...NOT.

A city councilman fed up with police from other counties racing after small-time crooks in his Jackson, Mississippi, neighborhood has called for residents to throw things at officers in pursuit.

Now, the governor and a county sheriff are threatening to have prosecutors investigate him over the suggestion.

Writes Glenn Reynolds on this kerfuffle, “Remember, the police, ultimately, aren’t there to protect the citizenry from the criminal class. They’re there to protect the criminal class from the citizenry.”


I don't know how they managed to do it, but the New England Patriots managed to lose their fourth game in a row, in this case losing to the Miami Dolphins, 20-10. I cannot believe they lost to this Punch & Judy team. Both the Pats offense and defense fell apart against one of the worst teams in the AFC.

The only saving grace the Patriots have is that they have a first-week playoff bye, giving more time for the first string players to recuperate and maybe, just maybe be ready to play in the playoffs. But I'm not holding my breath.


And that's the abbreviated news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the Ice Fishing Derby is about 6 weeks away, there's not a bit of ice anywhere on the lake, and where sub-zero temps are on the way.