Thoughts On A Sunday

We’re expecting a few inches of snow up here by tomorrow morning, nothing unusual for winter. But I did see something quite unusual at the dump yesterday, something so incongruous I didn’t remember to take out my phone and take a picture. What was this ‘something’ that I saw?

A pickup with a snow plow...bearing Florida license plates.

I kid you not. I even have a witness – the WP Mom – who was with me during the dump run.

I never knew Florida needed plow trucks. Could it be the climate change faithful are right, but in the wrong direction and the next Ice Age is coming?

Or maybe he was up here to earn some extra money for the winter?


When I first read the following I laughed because I thought it was funny...until I realized it was true.

You could cure cancer while simultaneously saving a baby from a burning building and you will never get the boundless love, devotion, and compassion a journalist will show to a murderer.

— James Kirkpatrick (@VDAREJamesK) January 27, 2024


You know Biden’s campaign for re-election is in trouble when even Obama is worried about Biden being able to beat Trump.


I have to agree with Neo on this one, that being that Trump needs to stop doing this if he wants to win.

What is it he needs to stop doing?

Being petty and juvenile.

The thing is he doesn’t need to be this way in order to get his point across. He really doesn’t, but it seems like he can’t help himself. I know that’s the reason the WP Mom doesn’t like him. I have a feeling that’s true of a lot of people who might otherwise support him.


It seems I am not the only one wondering what would happen when Texas stood up to the feds. It appears we now know.

They fold.

In defiance of the Biden Administration’s wishes, senior figures within Customs and Border Protection have stated that there are no plans to have Border Patrol agents remove razor wire barriers erected along sections of the border by the Texas National Guard.

Fox News reports that a high ranking CBP official told the network that their relationship with the Guard is “strong”.

“While this issue plays out in the courts, the relationship between Border Patrol, Texas DPS [Department of Public Safety], & TMD [Texas Military Dept.] remains strong,” the official said, adding “Our focus is and will always be the mission of protecting this country and its people.”

“On the ground, we continue to work alongside these valuable partners in that endeavor,” the official continued, adding “Bottom line: Border Patrol has no plans to remove infrastructure (c-wire) placed by Texas along the border.”

It’s been known for some time the Border Patrol has been frustrated by the Biden Administration’s choice to not enforce our nation’s immigration laws, allowing a flood of illegal immigrants to cross our borders in increasing numbers.



It seems labeling Gen Z – Zoomers - as ‘snowflakes’ might not be a misnomer considering it seems a lot of them end up taking off one day every work week for “mental health” reasons. (The link is paywalled, sorry.)

Have we raised a generation of young who have been so sheltered and spoiled that they are incapable of dealing with daily work stresses that generations before them shrugged off as being “just a part of life”? It appears so.

For anyone willing to seriously consider the plight of Generation Z, it’s not sufficient to simply write them off as laughably broken, as if its members spontaneously emerged from the womb psychologically compromised, endowed by their creator with unprecedented neuroticism and limitless self-entitledness.

Rather, this is the result of a decadent, depraved, neurotic Western culture. They are products of their environment.

Of course there are other factors, some of it dealing with the measures taken during Covid that added to the stresses. (It must also be noted that some of the data quoted in the article was specific to the UK, but some of the findings also apply to the US.)

Have we made things too easy for our kids and grandkids? Have we made them so entitled and so emotionally weak they are incapable of handling stresses that previous generations handled without thinking.


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee where we’re waiting for the snow to start, watching the AFC and NFC playoffs, and getting ready to shovel snow...on Monday morning.