Thoughts On A Sunday

One might call this the Hurricane Irma weekend as it's “All Irma All The Time”, at least on the news.

Not that I'm tired of hearing about it, but the coverage could have easily been handled by recording many of the segments and replaying them on an endless loop with the occasional cut-ins for up to date information. The MSM could have saved a fortune and still had relevant coverage.

Far too often we saw scenes of their intrepid (but woefully stupid) reporters out in the midst of the roaring winds, driving rain and flying debris, doing exactly what they were warning their viewers not to do. I kept waiting for one of those wind-driven pieces of debris to take out a reporter on live TV, being flatted by a section of a roof or speared by a 2x4 or a shard of glass. While it would have been tragic, it would have served as a life lesson for the rest of the MSM.


A man comes home to find a naked woman he doesn't know in his bed and calls the police.

Smart man.


Ward Dorrity commenting on a post at American Thinker hits the nail on the head when it comes to things like 'social justice'.

Many of the dupes and useful idiots on the left claim that they are all for 'social justice' but most of them have no real idea of what that term really entails. 'Social justice' as the term is used today is a con game used by the clever to advance their personal wealth and egos, and by the ruling class as an instrument to destroy trust.

...the chief problem with the 'social justice' meme is that it is based upon a defective notion of human rights. 'Human rights,' after all, are the chief argument made by advocates for the imposition of social justice and the redistribution of wealth.


This is a low-rent way for the smug and the self-righteous to assert their assumption of moral superiority, as it neatly dodges - and in fact destroys - the larger questions of human dignity and aspirations.



I find this to be a bit of idiocy on the part of the media.

Florida residents call on Trump to open Mar-a-Lago as a shelter for hurricane victims.

Sounds like a good idea, right? There's just one teensie-tiny problem with doing that, that being that the area where Trump's resort is located has been ordered evacuated because the storm surge was expected to flood the area. What good is a shelter that's is going to flood when the storm surge hits?

I bet they didn't think about that, did they? Or maybe they didn't care. It was just one more thing that could be used against Trump, much like his personal contribution of $1 million to the Harvey relief efforts.

A lot of people complained that he didn't give enough. I have to wonder how many of the wealthy Democrat politicians opened their checkbooks and cut a check for $1 million? (Remember, the $1 million was his personal money, not government money. Then again, Democrats love telling other people what they have to do with their own money. They are also quite generous with other people's money. But it isn't often you hear of them donating their own money for things like disaster relief.


From Stacy McCain comes Remembering 9/11: Friday Fiction Special.

I have no words.....


Adrienne shows us why the so-called “Snap Challenge” is just so much bull pucky.

Explains Adrienne:

The first word of the acronym "snap" is supplemental.  It means that the money is to supplement your earnings in order to be a short term help in time of need.  It was never intended to be your entire food budget.

She goes on to explain that stated purpose of the challenge ignores a number of important facts and proves through grocery purchases of her own that she could easily meet the challenge even if she didn't use her own money. It's all about being selective with your purchases, avoiding junk food, and whatever your do, and don't go to a place like Whole Foods to buy your food because food is a hell of a lot more expensive there. (Most folks that I know who shop there are virtue signaling. How do I know this? Because they make sure to let me and others know that's the only place they buy their groceries. It has little to do with the supposed superiority of 'organic' fruits and vegetables.)


This explains a lot.

As Dave Blount at Moonbattery puts it, “This is the fate that awaits statists when the day inevitably comes that Big Government is not there to wipe their noses for them.”



And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where most of the summerfolk are gone until next year, the die-hards are hanging on until Columbus Day, where we don't have any hurricanes coming this way...at least not at the moment.