Thoughts On A Sunday

Here it is, the last 'official' weekend of the summer season. It came upon us all too soon.

The weekend traffic has been insane. What's even more insane is that it started mid-morning on Friday. The traffic has made running some of my usual weekend errands difficult, so I've put many of them off until Monday.

One slight damper of the weekend has been the weather, with it being very windy yesterday and rain today. However Monday is supposed to be spectacular.


How many times over the past decade or so have we found out that all of the various types of food that were supposed to be bad for us weren't? How many times have the 'substitutes' we were supposed to use instead were found to be far worse for us that what they were replacing?

The latest “Oops, we got it wrong!” when it came to something that was supposedly bad for us: salt.

It turns out that, except for those who have high blood pressure or hypertension, a low salt intake can actually be bad for you.

Color me surprised...NOT.


It seems that no matter what President Trump does, it's never enough for the Left and the DNC-MSM.

The latest thing they're blasting him about?

That he only gave a million dollars of his own money to the flood relief efforts in Texas.

Really? And how much of their own money have they given in comparison? If I had to guess, the answer is “not much”. But then they are perfectly willing to give other people's money to the effort, so why should they spend their own?

Call it overt hypocrisy in action.


Also by way of the good professor comes this comment from one of his friends on Facebook about the rescue and recovery efforts in Texas: “It doesn’t take a disaster like Harvey to bring out the best in us; it takes a disaster like Harvey for the press to notice the everyday decency of most people.”

Indeed. Every day decency isn't newsworthy these days.


It's amazing how people's opinions can change once they can get past what the media has been telling them. In this case people in Houston who met President Trump have changed their opinions about him, including one person who posted on Facebook: “I think he's a wonderful man!”

Heads are exploding across the Leftosphere.


Who knew that a simple object like a banana peel could cause a widespread shortage of fainting couches at Ole Miss?

They sure don't make college students like they used to. These days too many of them need intense psychotherapy to cope with the real world. Maybe the need to skip college and check themselves into the nearest mental health facility because they sure as heck aren't ready for college.


One unexpected side effect of Hurricane Harvey?

It makes a clear case for nuclear power.

Refineries were shut down. Renewable energy sources (wind and solar) were offline. At least one chemical plant had explosions and fires because the cooling system used to keep them stored safely lost power. Twenty percent of the nation's oil production was shut down.

But the Texas nuclear power plants have been running smoothly.

The two nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project plant near Houston were operating at full capacity despite wind gusts that peaked at 130 mph as the Hurricane made landfall. The plant implemented its severe weather protocols as planned and completed hurricane preparations ahead of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey striking the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25th.

Anyone who knows anything about nuclear was not surprised. Nuclear is the only energy source immune to all extreme weather events – by design.

These plants were not like the Fukishima plants in Japan. The backups and the rock solid construction of both the reactors and the power generators made them shrug off the worst effects of the storm. They're still online. That can't be said of the wind and solar generation facilities.


And that's the news from a rather soggy Lake Winnipesaukee, where it's been a all day soaker, outdoor activities were curtailed, and where work on The Manse came to a screeching halt.