Thoughts On A Sunday

It’s been a long weekend for yours truly, with it starting a day earlier than I had planned. Some of that was caused by the heavy rains that came through late Thursday, with a number of washouts all over town including entrances to some restaurants and shopping centers as well as along and across a number of town roads. Some caused by an unexpected but welcome visitor – Katy – who realized she had a couple of days free she hadn’t counted on and wanted to come see me. Some was caused by a family issue that also needed to be addressed. It also included a visit to my work lab today to make up for some of the work I missed on Friday. (To say this has screwed up my perception of time all weekend would be an understatement.)

While our town didn’t suffer nearly as many washouts as was seen in the western part of our state, they were inconvenient for a number of folk though the state DOT and our local DPW did a pretty good job of blocking off and re-routing traffic around the washouts.


One thing I managed to get to this weekend was seeing Bob Marley – the Maine comedian, not the dead reggae musician – at a newly refurbished 1914-era theater in the downtown area of our nearby ‘big’ city (big defined as about 17,000 residents).

As usual, he got right to the point, talking about subjects of interest to most folks, and specifically we New Englanders. I will admit to being a bit sore at the end of his show as I was laughing through his whole set.


Skip Murphy has some suggestions regarding legislation to make it easier to ensure the validity of election results, at least here in New Hampshire. Many of these suggestions would also be good steps to take in other states as well.

One commenter suggested mailing absentee ballots in large enough envelopes (and return envelopes) that eliminate the need to fold ballots, something that caused problems here in NH during the 2020 elections. While costing more up front, how much does a recount/audit cost compared to the larger envelopes?


While satire, one has to wonder if this isn’t more prescient than satire. Certainly from what I’ve been hearing from Dr. Fauci, the CDC, and of course, the DNC-MSM, the only way to handle the “even deadlier and more easily spread” Delta variant is to do the same things that didn’t work the first time around.

To defeat the massive, scary, definitely world-ending wave of COVID being driven by the delta variant of the deadly, frightening disease you should remain afraid of for the rest of your life, experts are recommending we try all the things that didn't work the first time.

From wearing masks and social distancing to locking everyone down and destroying the economy, experts are all suggesting that we just try the same things we did last time that didn't work at all.

"We are going to lock down, wear masks, and social distance, all of which didn't work, but hey. It's worth trying again," said Dr. Anthony Fauci in a television interview this morning. "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That's what they taught us in science school. Look at my lab coat. It's white. Do you like it? It has pockets."

The television anchor then assured Dr. Fauci that his pockets were very nice.

"Thanks. I also have the heartbeat thingy. I like to breathe on it to warm it up. Makes me look official and doctory and whatnot."

At publishing time, experts had clarified that while we're going to be doing the same things that didn't work over and over again, we're going to be doing them harder this time.

It reminds me of the Woke variant of Einstein’s definition of insanity:

Doing the same thing over and over again, only harder, but demanding different results this time. (See also Definition of Psychosis.)

I figure any day now…


Really? This is just stupid.


As much as the DNC-MSM has been trying hard to ignore President *’s mental decline, the media in other countries aren’t ignoring his ever more evident slide into dementia. Certainly Australia is talking about it openly.

Biden’s dementia is so conspicuous, it can be seen from the other side of the world. Australia’s Andrew Bolt recently brought on psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed to discuss some of the more obvious symptoms, including confabulation, which is all the more pronounced in an inveterate liar like Biden.

This is not benign senescence. As Dr Ahmed notes, Biden has gotten steadily worse over past 12–18 months and gives the impression of “just holding on” — both features of serious dementia.

I (and others) have no doubt the DNC and WRBA is scared that they will no longer be able to hide SloJo’s decline and that the increasingly unpopular, if not outright detested Kamala Harris might become President.

What the DNC thought they were doing when she was declared Biden’s running mate is a mystery. Maybe they thought if they found someone detestable like Harris that it might keep Biden in office longer because nobody would want a President Harris? Pelosi appears to have no use for her. Neither do most of the Congressional Democrats. It seems the Democrats may have seriously miscalculated when they chose Harris.


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the rains have returned, more flash flooding is predicted, and where Monday has come along to screw up the weekend...again.