Thoughts On A Sunday

It’s the second day of great weather that’s expected to last all week. It’s promising since Beezlebub and I plan to get the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout back into the water before next weekend. All of the arrangements have been made, all the bills paid, and the only thing left to be done is clean the cockpit – vacuum the carpet, clean the windscreen, and wipe down the vinyl surfaces – and load all of the gear which includes two anchors, PFDs, the cushions in the cuddy cabin, mooring lines, paddles, tow lines, a spotlight, the marine radio, an updated nav chart of the lake, and a host of other small odds and ends.

One of the big problems I’ve had in the past is loading too much stuff into the boat, so BeezleBub and I made a list of stuff that needs to be in the boat versus stuff that should be left back at The Gulch unless it would be needed during a specific trip out onto the lake. Doing this reduced the amount of stuff stored on the boat by more than half. One can’t get tripped up by the “We might need this” trap if a list of “must haves” and “nice to haves” are put together. Then and only then can we prevent all of the “might need this” stuff from being loaded on the boat and filling every bit of storage space.


I have to say I like the cut of Ron DeSantis’s jib, particularly when come to schooling the media about their inappropriate use of euphemisms as a means of trying to diminish the reality of the surgical mutilation of children.

WATCH: DeSantis interrupts reporter on sex transition for minors.

"Seriously? … I know people in your industry will dress it up with a euphemism, and they'll say it's 'healthcare' to cut off the private parts of a 14 or 15-year-old. That is not healthcare, that is mutilation." pic.twitter.com/Nok2YuYmbk

Transitioning kids when they really don’t know what they want, or worse, they are being pushed into it by a mentally ill mother – Jazz Jennings being but one example – or trans activist sickos that do not have kids best interests at heart is not a good thing. The kids are an ends to a means for them, period.


I’d like to think that corporations are leaning the “Get Woke, Go Broke” lesson, particularly after the example of Bud Light’s fall from grace. It took 20 years for AB to take “Bud Light beer to the No. 1 beer in the country, and it took them one week to dismantle it.

AB didn’t learn the lesson of Disney or Gillette or any of the other businesses who found out the hard way that pissing off the majority of their customer base they rely on in favor of trying to capture a very small percentage of the population is a good way to lose customers and go broke.

At least it appears someone at AB realizes what’s happened:

Robert Lachky, a former chief creative officer at Anheuser-Busch, said the decision to work with Mulvaney was a mistake, according to the Post-Dispatch.

“The minute you step into the political or religious spectrum, when you know your target audience is going to have a real issue with this, you know you’ve alienated at least half of your target audience,” he said. “People don’t like getting preached to, especially when it comes to drinking beer.”

One has to wonder if the other corporations contemplating targeting marketing towards the woke will reconsider after seeing what happened to Anheuser-Busch. But my guess is they won’t because to them being woke is more important and they couldn’t possibly make the same mistake all of their predecessors made.

Yeah. Right.


China has its ghost cities, with some claiming there may be as many as 50 of them. Modern cities built to house millions of people, trillions of dollars invested by banks and Chinese citizens buying apartments unseen, yet they are all empty, the only occupants being the caretakers, government functionaries, and a few residents who actually moved into their new digs.

While the US doesn’t have new-built ghost cities, it does have cities that are increasingly looking like ghost towns, particularly those cities under the control of increasingly Leftist Democrats.

The Democrat Death Spiral has been destroying American cities. Democrat policies drive out productive citizens, resulting in a population that elects increasingly left-wing Democrats, resulting in still more insane policies in a vicious circle. Eventually, no one is left but a core Democrat constituency living like rats and cockroaches amid decaying ruins (e.g., our formerly wealthiest city, Detroit). Covid tyranny has accelerated this tragic process…

The downtown areas of San Francisco, St. Louis, Portland, Oregon, and other North American cities remain deserted months after the pandemic waned, despite many urban areas bouncing back to life, new data show.

Researchers tracked smartphone use across 63 cities and found that San Francisco, which is battling waves of crime and homeless addicts on its streets, only has 32 percent of the activity that was recorded before the pandemic.

Other cities not under the thumb of Democrat leadership bounced back after Covid. Then again, those cities haven’t being doing their best to make themselves unlivable, haven’t gone out of their way to be soft on crime, haven’t tolerated lawlessness, haven’t crippled their police departments by defunding them, haven’t had their justice system crippled by Soros bought-and-paid-for District Attorneys.

The big difference between the ghost cities in China and those coming into being in the US is that the ones in China are clean and don’t have lawlessness while the ones in the US look increasingly like movie sets used in a post-apocalyptic film.


This is not a surprise to me or anyone else who’s been paying attention to SloJoe, the present Resident.

It looks like the meds they’ve been using on SloJoe to slow the progression of his dementia aren’t working any more.

Joe Biden’s idea of engaging directly with the media is submitting himself to the rigors of MSNBC “reporter” Stephanie Ruhle, who is an unusually lightweight and ideologically partisan media figure. But even she managed to summon up the moxie to ask Biden about his age. His answer belongs in the museum exhibit for “old man yells at cloud” phenomena—he’s just so darn much smarter than anyone else in the country…

When they have to vet questions the media is going to ask and make sure Biden has a ‘cheat sheet’ so he can answer those questions without having to think about them, you know it’s getting bad.


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where summer weather has returned, more boats are appearing at the lakeside docks, and Monday is returning too soon...again.