Saturday, January 27, 2018

Blizzards: Show Me Where Global Warming Is Touching You

MichelleNotThatOne mentioned that yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 1978. I liked this part (paraphrased):

Student apartment management to tenants: “God will take care of the snow.”

Student tenants to management: “Then God will also pay the rent.”

Oddly enough precisely 11 years earlier, on January 26-27 1967, another blizzard of monstrous proportions blew through pretty much the same path:

The days prior to January 26 and 27, 1967 were unseasonably warm with temperatures in the 50s and 60s in some parts of Michigan. Then suddenly winter temperatures returned and with them came several feet of snow. An eight-mile long traffic backup occurred between Grand Rapids and Jackson with drivers abandoning their cars and walking to a nearby farmhouse to spend the night. Kalamazoo took the brunt of the storm with 30 inches of snow falling. Eyewitnesses say the storm brought the state to standstill for two days. Dairy farmers had to dump milk that couldn’t be delivered and state troopers relied on the National Guard for transportation through the deep snow to emergency calls.


I remember it well as I was in high school and snow days in the land of notorious “lake effect” snow were very few and far between.  It was a glorious time to be very young.8-gr-1978-snow-storm-video

Eleven years later I was out of grad-school and working at my first “real” job when the Great Blizzard of ‘78 descended. If getting a snow day while in school was cool, getting one (two, actually) when you’re working was awesome. In my area (West Michigan) the blizzard began the evening of the 26th and continued through the morning of the 27th. And  while there was quite a bit of snow it was the near-hurricane force winds and resulting stories-high drifts that caused the most havoc.west michigan-1978-snow-storm telephone pole in drift

According to The National Weather Service, The Blizzard of ‘78 was the worst winter storm to hit Michigan since record keeping began. Again falling on January 26 and 27, the lower peninsula was hit with 10 to 30 inches of snow depending on location.

Wind gusts were between 50 and 70 mph and windchills were as cold as 30 below. The severe blizzard caused whiteouts and zero visibility for hours.

The Blizzard of 1978 ranks as the #1 snowstorm ever for Grand Rapids and much of Lower Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The barometer reading of 28.28″ in Cleveland still ranks as the lowest non-hurricane barometer reading in U.S. history. ..Several inches of snow that were already on ground in many areas prior to the storm compounded the blowing snow. As the storm passed over Mt. Clemens, MI, the atmospheric pressure fell to the third lowest ever recorded in the United States outside of a tropical storm.

Still, it was a glorious time to be young.

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If you weren’t born yet of course you don’t remember. But odds are good if you didn’t live in the effected area you probably don’t remember them either. That’s because there were no all weather/news channels to cover the event 24/7. That’s right: no CNN (1980) and no Weather Channel (1982). How great was that!? Your local weather man (they were all men then)  and newscasters were your only lifeline to critical weather information.

By the time the Great East Coast Blizzard of 2016 came along every citizen everywhere was barraged with round the clock coverage of the Great Snowpocalypse whether you were effected by it or not because…Washington D.C.!

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And yet we can’t get so much as a nod from the 24/7 news Leviathans about the emerging Deep State-gate scandal.

78 a great time to be youngYes, it was a great time to be young, back before 24/7 fake news, Deep State, Global Warming and #MeToo.

We’ve got much bigger fish to fry now.

al gore and his little polar bear“Show me on the polar bear where global warming is touching you.”

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Friday, January 26, 2018

FLOTUS Friday: We’re Good

FLOTUS passed on the Davos trip,

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choosing instead to weekend at Mara Lago, in sunny Florida.

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Before she left she visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, ahead of tomorrow’s  International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives and families were broken by the horrors of the Holocaust," the first lady said in a statement. "My heart is with you, and we remember."

The first lady later tweeted that the visit was "a powerful & moving tour that honors the millions of innocent lives lost, and educates us on the tragedies and effects of the holocaust." Image result for melania trump holocaust museum

But mark my words, all the fake news networks will report on this weekend is that Melania refused to go to Davos because of Stormy Daniels, and “the GOP’s fake FBI conspiracy theory.”  Because the soaring American economy and a conspiracy to take down a sitting American president aren’t real news. And even if there is any truth to it, it’s nothing more than a glitch.

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We’re all good here.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

A Most Convenient “Glitch”

It turns out that Resist™ is not so much a protest movement as it is a political coup: a planned regime change by a group of elitists who think they know better than the voters what’s best for America.

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And for those who believe themselves better and smarter and more capable of governing the masses than the duly elected President, the end always justify the means. Some of those means will be revealed when “The Memo” is released. At first the clandestine means were intended simply to maintain their existing power structure. This included the disappearance of Lois Lerner’s emails, the “poofing” of Hillary Clinton’s BleachBit data, the counting of votes from non-existing voters and voting machines and the magical disappearance of Trump votes.

But then the tide turned and they were forced to implement The Insurance Policy™. Fake dossiers, illegal snooping, spying and all the requisite cover-ups that entailed. Which brings us to the Inconvenient Glitch™:

Thousands of mobile phones used by the FBI were impacted by a glitch that resulted in the loss of text exchanges between bureau employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Fox News reported on Wednesday. The Hill

Except it appears the “Glitch” was actually bigger - and longer - than originally noted.

Officials had indicated that the "glitch" that caused the texts to go missing had affected thousands of cellphones at the FBI. CBS News Justice Department reporter Paula Reid noted that the DOJ confirmed that the period time that data was lost for the other cellphones was longer than just five months, instead spanning an entire year. DailyWire

Coincidently the “Glitch” covered the exact same timeframe that the Deep State covert activities were in high gear:

Nearly all of the groundwork that laid the foundation for the Russia investigation took place between June 2016 and May 2017. The first dossier report from former British spy Christopher Steele was on June 20 and the FBI began its investigation in late July. The five-month period of missing texts between Strzok and Page ends on May 17, 2017, the same day that Robert Mueller was appointed the special counsel in the Russia investigation.

And unfortunately for Deep State this latest “Glitch” looks to be reversible.

Don’t you just hate it when the means you put in place to smite your enemy come back to bite you in the ass?

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Old Praetorian Guard Senses A Disturbance In The Force

I’m so old that I remember when we used to think journalists were the Praetorian Guard:

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It turned out they were but one of the cohortes praetoriae. The demands of the early 21st century required the deployment of all 9 of the cohorts so the U.S. Intelligence community was pulled in.

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The Praetorians were known to engage in espionage, intimidation, arrests and killings to protect the interests of the Roman emperor. For clandestine operations, they may have employed a special wing of troops known as “speculatores.” Formerly a reconnaissance corps under the Roman Republic, by the imperial era this unit had graduated to serving as couriers and intelligence operatives in the service of the Caesar.H

And before anyone could even say Hail Caesar! we found ourselves deep-down this rabbit hole.

And that, good people of the Republic is precisely why we’ve got Trump.

While the Praetorians supposedly made a valiant last stand along the Tiber River, they were soundly defeated, and Maxentius was killed. Convinced the Praetorians could no longer be trusted, Constantine disbanded the unit once and for all, reassigned its members to the outskirts of the Empire, and oversaw the destruction of their barracks at the Castra Praetoria.

I sense a disturbance in the force.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hang ‘Em High

Wow! You don’t need to be even an honorary member of the tinfoil hat society to suspect conspiracies everywhere anymore:

There is serious talk on Capitol Hill about the appointment of a second special counsel amid several new bombshell revelations swirling around the Trump/Russia probe. First, there are the allegations of shocking and substantial government surveillance abuses under President Obama outlined in the FISA abuse memo. Secondly, the FBI lost five months of key text messages between the anti-Trump/pro-Clinton FBI officials Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page. And now there's talk of a "secret society" of officials within the FBI that apparently met the day after the election of Donald J. Trump to plot against the president-elect. – PJMedia 

Expect to see “treason,” “sedition,” and “fifth column” trending on the Twitterverse.

And as I mentioned yesterday, we’re going to need a lot more rope.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

What Is WRONG With You People?

After all, it’s not as if we haven’t told you what the problem is.

CNN’s Maeve Reston: All We Talk About At CNN Is Russia And Voters Don’t Care About The Issue

Here’s some free marketing advice for CNN in case they’d like to improve their ratings: start talking about what voters do care about for a change. here’s a partial list, thoughtfully submitted by Stash 186:

















Meanwhile, at liberalism’s other iconic gathering of self-indulgent histrionics, the Sundance Film Festival, Ruth Bader Ginsberg arrived to great fanfare to  view the “wonderful” movie made about her life.

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“I knew it was going to be good, but I haven’t got words for how marvelous it was,” Ginsburg told a Park City audience Sunday evening, after the premiere of “RBG,” a CNN Films-produced documentary about her, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

She was also impressed with meeting Robert Redford, the Sundance Institute’s founder. “He’s just as good looking [in person],” she said. SLT

redford5At least as good looking as the kitchen sink

And rest assured that here at the Sundance Festival, the country’s premier display of self-absorbed self indulgence, the movie makers and shakers will do their best to come to grips with the intersectionality of feminism and every other ism on the planet to lend their voices to RESIST! And also in order to make a movie and/or documentary about all of the abuses in the world in order to exploit expose it. The ultimate point of course is to sell your wares to a Big Movie Industry Distributor for a lot of money. So you can go forth in the world and do good.

harvey and hillaryBecause nothing does more good than a fistful of dollars

(Ruth Bader Ginsberg) called Park City “a wonderful town. It’s part out of a fairy tale, and part looks like Switzerland.”

Truth is Sundance brings the fairy tales with it and when they leave we’re left with the part that looks like Switzerland, where everyone is required to own a gun.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Nobody Trolls Like Trump

It’s Day Two of the government shutdown. Democrats spent yesterday celebrating and marching, even here in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival. Their message was an important one, according to the Daily Beast:

This year’s rally seemed united by two themes: the importance of this moment for women, and, well, “F*ck Donald Trump.”

While last year’s march at the Fest was said to top out at 4000 (yuge, in Park City) this year’s was exaggerated to reflect “hundreds.”  Of course last year’s numbers included Harvey Weinstein who was marching in solidarity with them, and we all know how many independent, strong women were attracted to Harv, wherever he went, and no matter what he did.


This year’s march has headlined by Hanoi Jane and Gloria Allred, which could explain the lower turnout.

As snow fell at the rate of an inch an hour, the temperature fell to 22 degrees, and traffic crawled to a stop, the crowd gathered in a Park City athletic field to mark the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration and the women’s rallies that sprang up around the country and the world. They waved signs that read “Dream Act Now,” “Free Melania,” “Make Russia Great Again,” and “Our Rights Are Not Up For Grabs.” In one of the more imaginative protests, Nina Kaufman, a Salt Lake City-based performance artist, stripped to a sports bra and rolled down a long banner adorned with a poem about the environment. As she wiped snow off and sipped coffee, Kaufman told Variety that she had been retired for 15 years, but had been spurred into action by the #MeToo movement. – Variety

Wow, way to protest Nina! But wait, there’s more:

Allred, a women’s rights attorney, led attendees in a chant of “Resist. Persist. Insist. Elect.”

“This marks the end of fear being used as a weapon to silence women…this is the year that women’s voices have been heard…and the year we said to rich, powerful, famous men, ‘You can break out hearts, but you cannot break our silence!’”


 William Wallace would be so proud.

Although he couldn’t attend himself, VSG-PDJT sent a message:

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