Thoughts On A Sunday

It was a busy day around here yesterday, between major cleanups in and around The Manse, helping a new neighbor move in next door, prepping the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout (aka The Boat) for a trip to the local boatyard for some maintenance and a new canvas cover for the cockpit, and helping BeezleBub get things ready for a gathering of this year's crop of new farmhands. It left little time for much of anything else.

Obviously there was no post yesterday, but I was more than willing to make the trade off so we could get things done.


Seeing the GOP establishment trying to distance itself from the presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, shows just how disconnected they have become from much of their base. I'm not sure what that means in relation to the survival of the GOP as a party. Whether this schism between the American rank-and-file and the party leaders will act as a wake up call to the GOP leadership or lead to it becoming irrelevant as the rank-and-file 'take their business elsewhere'.

The political elite are fooling themselves if they think the great unwashed masses will blindly follow them even as they lead the country into ruin. Frankly, the average American appears to have lost faith in our political and governmental institutions, and rightfully so. It's time for the party leaders in both parties to put up or shut up.


Some people find it hard to believe that HuffPo columnist Justin Curmi doesn't believe we have the right to use lethal force to defend ourselves against violent criminals trying to do us or our loved ones harm. He believes the criminal's rights outweigh our own and that they have a right to a fair trial rather than being killed by someone they're trying to harm or kill.

Despite numerous court cases and legislation stating that we do have a right to use lethal force to protect ourselves. Instead we're supposed to let these violent miscreants have their way, let them harm or kill their victims, and only then can anyone act, arresting them and giving them a fair trial.

This guy is seriously deluded. Perhaps we should move him someplace nice like Detroit, the South Side of Chicago, South Central L.A., or other bastion of violent crime and let him live up to what he believes. One of two things will happen – he will get beaten or murdered, in which case the problem takes care of itself, or he'll wake up and realize that the only one capable of defending him is himself, and that sometimes you have no choice but to use lethal force.

Of the two, I'm betting on the former.


As a twofer from Weazel Zippers comes this bit of irony by way of Cap'n Teach.

Obama believes Trump's record “Needs to be examined....”

Yeah, how about your record, pal? Yours has never been anywhere near as good as The Donald's.

If this isn't a case of the pot calling the kettle black, I don't know what is.


A single image in this post shows us the glorious future of Socialism and its success in Venezuela by bringing the people the abundant fruits of government control of all aspects of the economy.



From the “Just When I Thought They Couldn't Get Any Stupider” Department comes this gem:

Apparently the trees in our national parks are racist.

The cause? Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
Talk about a race to the bottom!


As if you need any other proof that Hillary isn't the right person for the job at the Oval Office, here's a video showing her lying for 13 minutes straight.


To quote Glenn Reynolds, they said that if I voted for Mitt Romney, the esx police would be out in force, and they were right!

The state senate in the ironically nicknamed Constitution State passed its version of the Affirmative Consent Law. This ought to do for sexual relationships what the Salem Witch Trials did for people who were disliked by their neighbors.

Since it is quite apparent the Connecticut legislature (dominated by the Democrat Party for decades) has no interest or understanding of the Constitution, they should pass legislation changing their nickname back to the “Nutmeg State”. It seems more appropriate somehow.


Skip at Granite Grok points us to a study that shows that while only a fifth of the US population lives outside the suburbs and cities, about half of the military recruits come from that one-fifth of the population.

The reason? Many urban and suburban recruits are rejected because of the poor quality of their education. While rural schools spend less per pupil than suburban and city schools, they get more bang for the education buck and actually teach their students what they need to know to survive in the real world. That includes the military.


I have a feeling this is going to backfire big time and the taxpayers are going to have to pay...and pay and pay.

What's “this”?

A plan put forth by Obama's Housing Secretary Julian Castro's idea to force suburbs to become less white and less wealthy.

Yeah, that ought to work...just as well as government control of the economy has worked in Venezuela.

As always, there will be unintended consequences that will do far more harm than good. Then again, that's exactly what Obama wants as part of his mission to “fundamentally transform America.”


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee where more boats have been appearing on the lake, preparations are being made to reopen summer camps and cottages, and where Ciderbelly Donuts will soon be reopening!