Thoughts On A Sunday

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I can honestly say I will be watching the game more for the commercials than to support either of the teams playing.

I admit I am leaning towards the 49ers seeing as their quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, was the second string quarterback for the Patriots and did very well for the Pats when Tom Brady had been suspended for the first four games of the season due to the bogus Deflategate controversy. (The Patriots won the SuperBowl that season, their fifth, a well deserved slap in the face to NFL Commissioner Goodell.)


The coronavirus is at the top of the news and Glenn Reynolds has collected a number of coronavirus stories ranging from the predicted spread and fatalities to its effects on tourism to the Chinese government silencing doctors in China.

Since this whole thing started I keep hearing Blue Oyster Cult’s Don’t Fear The Reaper running through my mind. I’m just waiting for someone to start mentioning either The Walking Dude, Mother Abigail or ads for Flu Buddy.


I don’t know about you, but I’m glad the impeachment farce is just about over. It’s been a sham from day one.

What’s worse is the House only did a little of the work they needed to do to build a solid case. There are only two reasons I can think of to explain that:

1. The Democrats knew that they had nothing but tried to build a case on a foundation of sand because they hated Donald Trump that much, or...

2. To paraphrase something seen on Facebook, “They didn’t do their work and they got mad when someone else wouldn’t do it for them.”

In the case of the second possible explanation, it would explain why the House Managers pushed so hard to get the Senate to call witnesses and allow submission of ‘new’ evidence. The House didn’t do its job during the Impeachment Inquiry and wanted the Senate to do it for them. They got pissed off when the Senate said “No”.

I think both explanations work as Pelosi pushed to get a vote to the House before Christmas which didn’t leave much time for the inquiry to do its job. Because of that, they had a poorly investigated case based upon conjecture, innuendo, and wishful thinking. The Democrats got exactly what they deserved.


To give you an idea of just how bad TDS has infected Congressional Democrats, they have already vowed to continue their “investigations” of Trump after he’s acquitted.

This is going to come back to bite them this coming November.

As if they haven’t given Team Trump and the GOP enough material for campaign commercials and converted enough voters over from voting Democrat/not voting Trump to voting Trump, they want more.

President Donald Trump’s scrutiny by Congress won’t end with his expected acquittal in the Senate. House Democrats have a list of inquiries they plan to pursue when the impeachment saga is over.

“The investigations and oversight will continue,” said Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York, head of the Oversight and Reform Committee, the lead investigative panel in the House. “We’ve got several cases.”

Democratic-led committees in the House will keep seeking a wide range of evidence and testimony as they look into Trump’s administration, his policies and his businesses and finances. They also plan to keep a focus on his conduct in dealing with Ukraine.

They can focus all they want on Ukraine, but there’s no “there” there. I doubt they can go after him in regard to Ukraine again because double jeopardy applies. But let them waste their time as it means they won’t be paying attention to things the rest of the House will be taking care of.


Powerline gives us some photos of the Brexit celebrations in the UK. I am happy for our British brethren now that they will be free of the bureaucratic BS from Brussels. I figure a UK-US trade deal will help cement the UK’s freedom from the EU.


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where we await the Super Bowl, more winter weather, and an early spring.