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Wild country, wild weather…

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Australia is home to some strange weather phenomenons,  and the  dust storm  called a haboob is certainly one of them.   The long-term drought in that nation has made such storms more frequent and displaced more soil.

That was in New South Wales.   Melbourne  suffered huge  hailstones and  torrential  rain.   Add that to the fires…

 

 

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January 20, 2020 at 1:55 pm

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Winter words…

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The South doesn’t get much snow,   and we generally curse it when we do,  but perhaps  these quotations  will at least make you feel a little better.

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January 4, 2020 at 1:49 pm

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Fry shortage?

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Wet and cold weather has  damaged potato  crops in Idaho and  in two of Canada’s largest-producing provinces.   Some growers were able to dig up some damaged crops for storage, but growers in Manitoba,  North Dakota and Minnesota received snow and rain,  forcing them to abandon some supplies in fields.

Demand for this tasty treat has risen internationally, and since the U.S. will have little available for export,  prices could rise substantially and shortages may occur.  Fry makers prefer longer potatoes for use, but this year’s crops are smaller and less convenient to prepare.  Eat up quickly, folks!!

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December 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Trump controls the weather…

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…or he must,  since Iran is blaming him for the flooding occurring there.  Iran appears to have spent the $170 billion His Oneness slipped to them on munitions and supporting terrorism.  Now it still has a broken economy,  and Trump’s sanctions Trump do make it harder to get aid money.  The  real problem  is that its neighbors want Iran to fail,  preferring to deal with a democratic Israel instead of the collection of tyrants they have as alternatives.

 

 

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April 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm

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Damn, it’s cold!

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The Midwest is  a frozen  disaster.  I mean, when have you ever heard of railroad tracks being set on fire with switch heaters (the link has some amazing video) so the trains can roll?  It’s dangerous for man,  beast and infrastructure.  Some of the pix  are quite  educational.   And there’s one that’s just  too cute  for words.

Europe has not  been spared  by this winter vortex,  either,  but the climate change hysterics won’t be quiet for long — and  here they  are.   Pres. Trump had some fun by  calling for  global  warming to  return.   And if you wondered,  Hell has indeed frozen over.

 

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January 31, 2019 at 3:49 pm

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Tim Scott knows…

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…more  about hurricanes  than any of the climate hysterics.   The Senator is from South Carolina, and he has paid attention.   Slow means more water,  even from a Category 1,  which Florence has been downgraded to.

The agricultural sector there took quite a hit from a monster event less than three years ago, so it can ill afford another pounding.   Scott is also correct  about inland  flooding,  despite the week-long breathless reporting by MSM of entire towns being sucked up by Florence.  Yeah,  I know no one actually reported that exact verbiage,  but the effort to make a cudgel of Florence with which to batter Pres Trump and all others still waiting to see actual scientific evidence of anthropogenic global warming was both obvious and pathetic.

Best of all are the signs  saying looters  will be shot  — that sounds like both of the cities where I lived in that fine state.  Wonderful people who will help strangers,  but who avail themselves of their Second Amendment rights.  Few politicians of any stripe are stupid enough to prattle on about gun control except behind tightly closed doors in a few Democratic progressive spots.

 

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September 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Hurricane Florence…

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The  editorial  board of  the Washington Post has perhaps three functioning gray cells to share amongst themselves.  Otherwise they would not have claimed that Pres. Trump is somehow responsible for Florence since he doesn’t swallow the man-made global warming baloney.

I lived in South Carolina for a while.   I doubt that the people “fighting over food” are South Carolinians.  If you live on or near the coast, you are always prepared for Mother Nature because she tends to wreak havoc on you.  I now live in a state which has suffered few hurricanes, and I am still fully prepared  —  tarps,  plywood,  hand tools,  canned food,  a power inverter,  gas grill,  medical kit  —  everything necessary in case of disaster.

Rush Limbaugh is correct when he says the climate change advocates are behind the  hysteria.   More people are in harm’s way now because more people have moved to the beautiful coasts.   Like the Florida crackers, the natives built houses on stilts to stay above flooding and storm surges.  The structures won’t make it onto the pages of Architectural Digest , but they are sturdy and functional.  Natives do not turn into fragile little snowflakes after a few days without utilities and take-out food.   Rest assured that those stores which are able to,  will be reopened as soon as possible after Florence passes,  and that includes the WalMarts as well as the neighborhood hardware store.

Having lived through a hurricane and several tornadoes myself,  I don’t wish such dangerous weather on anyone,  but if you’re in the bull’s-eye, leave.  Few win arguments with 150 mph winds or a 20 foot wall of water.  If you survive you’ll have 5 minutes of fame.  If you don’t, you’ll just be a number,  part of a statistical map.  You choose.

UPDATE;  Flo has weakened a bit,  but as  these pix  show,  she is still a beast.

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September 13, 2018 at 2:04 pm

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