Thoughts On A Sunday

It’s the last weekend of summer, at least as far as the tourist season is concerned. I did make it out on the lake yesterday after a friend and I cleaned the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout (something it desperately needed). While we weren’t out very long – maybe 45 minutes – it was enough to make us realize we really didn’t want to be out on the lake with all of the other boats. I usually don’t go out onto the lake during the weekend because of the heavy boat traffic. It usually makes for a lot of wake-driven chop and a rough ride.

I will be getting out on the lake again on Tuesday – I’m taking the day off – when all of the summerfolk and their boats will be gone, a least until next weekend.

I expect most of my boating will be taking place over the next 6 or 7 weeks since I didn’t get much of a chance to head out onto the lake nearly as much as I had hoped during June, July, or August – weather played a big part in that lack of boating – so making up for it seems like the thing to do...weather permitting.


Today’s Day By Day addresses something Biden, WRBA, and the rest of the Progressive elite have either forgotten or ar trying to forget, that being the American people are armed better than the military with better weapons. Counting just the hunters in 5 states alone means there is a potential army of 3 million, making it the largest army in the world.

They should take the warning Admiral Yamamoto gave to the Japanese High Command about not invading the US because “There will be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”

If it ever came down to a civil war because of the increasing usurpation of the government, a government bent upon eliminating our Rights, we must keep this in mind:

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

For those of you who do not remember (or ever knew) the contents of the Declaration of Independence, that’s where the quote above came from.

Best that we keep it in mind and make sure those trying to turn us into Banana Republic dictatorship understand that as well.


This doesn’t surprise me in the least. In fact, I’ve been talking about this again and again.

New study suggests global warming could be mostly an urban problem.

The Urban Heat Island Effect has been skewing temperature readings for decades. Correction factors were applied, but rather than using earlier readings from nearby stations out of the range of UHI effects to generate a correction factor. Instead, readings from the ‘pristine’ stations were averaged with those within the Urban Heat Island. That made the pristine station readings artificially high while dropping the UHI readings. The effect was that the temperatures went up.

The study delves into the UHI problem as well as one other factor being devoutly ignored.

A new study published in the scientific peer-reviewed journal, Climate, by 37 researchers from 18 countries suggests that current estimates of global warming are contaminated by urban warming biases.

The study also suggests that the solar activity estimates considered in the most recent reports by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) likely underestimated the role of the Sun in global warming since the 19th century.

It is well-known that cities are warmer than the surrounding countryside. While urban areas only account for less than 4% of the global land surface, many of the weather stations used for calculating global temperatures are located in urban areas. For this reason, some scientists have been concerned that the current global warming estimates may have been contaminated by urban heat island effects. In their latest report, the IPCC estimated that urban warming accounted for less than 10% of global warming. However, this new study suggests that urban warming might account for up to 40% of the warming since 1850.

The study also found that the IPCC’s chosen estimate of solar activity appeared to have prematurely ruled out a substantial role for the Sun in the observed warming. When the authors analysed the temperature data only using the IPCC’s solar dataset, they could not explain any of the warming since the mid-20th century. That is, they replicated the IPCC’s iconic finding that global warming is mostly human-caused. However, when the authors repeated the analysis using a different estimate of solar activity – one that is often used by the scientific community – they found that most of the warming and cooling trends of the rural data could actually be explained in terms of changing solar activity.

The Climate Change faithful choose to ignore any information that contradicts their narrative. To hear them tell it the Earth’s climate was stable and unchanging until we came along and invented the Industrial Revolution. But we know different, know that climate changes and shifts all the time, sometimes over a short period and other times over millennia. Sometimes it’s a small change and other times it’s large. But it changes, constantly.

That the sun has an effect on weather, climate, the whole shebang, and not just on Earth. Surface temperatures on Mars have been varying, in some cases tracking with changes on Earth. Unless the aforementioned Climate Change faithful are going to make the argument that all of those Mars rovers are causing the temperature changes on a planet whose atmosphere is already 97% CO2, the only other thing Earth and Mars have in common is light and radiation received from the sun. (With one exception, the Mars rovers sent by NASA are solar powered. One, the most recent one – Perseverance - is nuclear powered.) It would be interesting to see how they would make the case.

The real question is how long it’s going to take for the Climate Change faithful to try to discredit the study or ‘disappear’ it, then cancel...er…punish those with the audacity to question their dogma.

After all, they can’t have people doing actual science contradicting the narrative.


It looks like there is another victim of Covid that has been overlooked. In this case, it’s a health care provider, MaineGeneral Health, who fired nurses who refused to take The Jab during the height of the Covid pandemic. It is now asking them to return because they are so short-handed.

Nurses and other health care workers at MaineGeneral Health, one of Maine’s largest health care providers, were unceremoniously fired two years ago if they refused to take the experimental mRNA injections touted as COVID-19 preventatives.

Some of those workers were even slapped with misconduct charges for refusing to comply with the mandate, many were later denied unemployment benefits, and no requests for religious exemptions were honored.

Now, one of the nonprofit hospitals that left some employees jobless and without recourse to Maine’s unemployment insurance benefits is sending text messages to the same employees it cast aside practically begging them to come back to work.

“You were once a proud member of the MaineGeneral team. Would you consider rejoining us? We would be pleased to discuss options with you,” the MaineGeneral Health Recruitment team said in a text message to former registered nurse Terry Poland.

“As you know, nearly 2 years ago MaineGeneral had to comply with a state mandate for COVID-19 vaccination. We lost a number of great employees as a result, including you,” MaineGeneral said.

“MaineGeneral has eliminated the COVID-19 vaccination as an employment condition,” MaineGeneral said.

I hate to say this, but MaineGeneral is getting its comeuppance. That it has the gall to reach out to those nurses it fired because now they need them, acting as if nothing happened despite its vindictiveness. Did they really expect those they cast out to come rushing back into their embrace? Considering MaineGeneral’s actions damaged many of these nurses’ lives, leaving some unemployable, why would any of them want to go back to an employer who did this to them?


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where summer hasn’t quite ended yet, plenty of summerfolk are making the best of this last weekend of summer, and where I don’t have to worry about Monday coming too soon...at least this week.