While the foliage has started to change colors, at least farther north, we don’t expect to see the leaf peepers in this part of New Hampshire for at least a couple of more weeks. I have seen a few of the swamp maples already making the change, their leaves sliding from green to bright crimson. The sugar maples will follow in a few weeks, with the bright oranges and yellows of the oak, ash, birch and beech accompanying them. While some expect the colors to be muted this year due to the drought we’ve been experiencing this summer, I don’t think it’s going to make a difference to the folks coming up to take in the scenery and fall colors.
I was talking with a number of my friends about the weather this morning and the subject of the wildfires out west came up, seeing as how the smoke from those fires has traveled across the US and have affected the sunrise and sunsets, giving them a reddish cast deeper than we usually see. At times there is also a hint of smoke in the air, something we usually only experience during the winter months when folks have their woodstoves fired up to keep their homes warm.
That the wildfires out west are as bad as they are because of poor forest management over the past two decades or so makes it even more tragic. Millions of acres burned, thousands of homes destroyed, and lives needlessly lost because pseudo-environmentalists decided they knew better. Their ‘better’ knowledge was not based upon science but upon what they ‘felt’ was better.
They were wrong.
With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the speculation of who will replace her, and when, have been running rampant on both sides of the aisle. A number of Democrats have demanded no nomination take place until after the election. Nancy Pelosi has threatened to impeach Trump if he pushes forward with a nomination. (She seems to think that will be enough to stop Trump. Apparently she didn’t learn her lesson from the last time she tried that. Her last attempt made Trump even more popular. I have to wonder what the charges will be this time. Or is she just blowin’ smoke...again?)
Trump announced he would be making known his choice for Ginsberg’s replacement sometime this coming week.
What I find interesting is that former president Obama stated publicly that it is the President’s duty to fill Supreme Court vacancies and that there are no conditions laid out by the Constitution imposing limits on when he can do so.
Contrast and compare:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passes away and there are condolences for her passing and praise for her years of service and opinions she’s authored coming from both sides of the aisle.
Justice Antonin Scalia passes away in 2016 and it’s a different story.
Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Justice Scalia was a diehard defender of the Constitution, and when he died during the last year of Obama’s presidency, many on the Left couldn’t contain their glee.There are plenty more examples of the hatred voiced by the Left after Scalia’s passing. Have you seen any such reaction to Ginsberg’s death from the Right? Not that I’ve seen, even from folks who disagreed with her opinions on cases heard by SCOTUS.
David Ehrlich of Rolling Stone asked, “How long do we have to wait till we can openly not be sad about it?”
Charles Finch, a contributor to the New York Times, Slate, and The Washington Post, wrote “I mean, if you don’t want your death politicized, don’t lead a repugnant and profoundly influential political life.”
And therein lies the difference.
How dangerous is it being a conservative in the US today? It can be deadly...and some Democrats seem to be fine with that.
On Thursday, The First shared a street interview with one of their reporters. In the event, the reporter asked people around Portland their thoughts on the recent murder of a Trump supporter. Here’s what one lady had to say.That is a scary thought. This woman and others like her are already dehumanizing those who support Trump. That’s the first step towards these same people to consider a pogrom to eliminate them. (Every totalitarian state requires someone to hate.) Of course it wouldn’t come down to that if for no other reason that a lot of Trump supporters are armed and will shoot back.
“Tough luck. Don’t be a f**king Trump supporter in Portland.”
Yes, not one single person cares that a man lost his life. It is as if the left is saying he deserved to lose his life because he was a Trump supporter. Let me correct that statement; that is exactly what the left is saying.
And that’s the (abbreviated) news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where it’s been very cool at night, boating is still taking place in large numbers, and where we expect to start seeing fall colors appearing very soon.