Friday, August 25, 2017
Although the federal government's hurricane office often rates the power or category of a hurricane as a major hurricane, if you look at the top wind-speeds recorded in the area, the actual wind speed is generally much smaller. Anyway, Category 2 (minor) Hurricane Harvey is coming ashore in Texas. They may count this as a major hurricane but I doubt it deserves such a rating.
On the up side, here is the drought index the federal government keeps track of. Some abnormal dryness in south Texas is about to be ended. That's a good thing.
Hope everyone keeps safe in the storm.
Labels: Hurricane Harvey; Bright Side
Whatever we can do with our cameras, even what NASA, et al., can do with its telescopes, there is nothing recorded which compares to live viewing of the event. (Sorry to be so "I saw it, you didn't" grade school taunting). But here are some of the photos I made.
The last two were as the sun came out from behind the moon and the very last has an early Star Trek special effects vibe, for some reason.
Labels: Eclipse Photos
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The entry into the bar on Sunday of the guy in the giant Death disguise has me thinking about the supposedly ancient story, retold by Somerset Maugham, of Death and Samarra. Here is where I first heard it, from Boris Karloff in the early Bogdanovich movie Targets.
Samarra is about 80 miles from Baghdad. Must have been a pretty magnificent horse.
Very Early Halloween
Saw Die Antwoord at Red Rocks on Sunday. Very impressive. They are clearly my favorite co-ed South African rap duo.
But the night was young, so I went to my favorite bar and about 30 minutes later, Death comes in and freaks everyone out. Very good costume. He was on the stilts the dry-waller's use. I took a few photos.
Wonder what Death was drinking?
Disrupting the Karaoke DJ's song.
She was streaming on facebook, not taking a selfie.
Then he left.
Labels: Death Has a Drink at SoBo 151
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Thought of the Day
Beforehand, I had no idea where the establishment stood on Nazis, but now it's crystal clear. They hate Nazis because Nazis are bad. Everyone from CNN to Mitt Romney hates Nazis. I couldn't be prouder of an establishment that takes that kind of tough stand. They're going to hate Nazis, and they don't care whose jack-booted toes they step on!
I also learned that if you hate Nazis for being bad, you're not allowed to hate anybody else who’s also bad, because Nazis are so bad that you have to devote all your hating capacity to hating Nazis such that there's no room left to hate anybody else. Those hammer and sickle flag-carrying Communists? Well, you must love the Nazis if you hate them, because you have got to hate the Nazis with all your mind and all your heart since, as we learned this week, Nazis are bad. I'm so glad that our moral betters have this all figured out.
Labels: Kurt Schlichter quote
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The people, like Roger Waters, who support removing all the Jews living in the West Bank are supporting a Nazi idea called "Judenrein" -- clean of Jews. Most of them are too blind with anti-semitism to see it.
Here's another practice the fascist antifa/left has adopted. Which one of the next several photos is not like the others?
Like adopting Nazi ideas as your own, destroying statues that offend you puts you in some pretty awful company.
Statues Whose Removal I Could Support
Labels: Local Eyesores
Thought of the Day
Iceland isn't actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They're just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Labels: Thought Crime
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thought of the Day
When I was young, liberals would often offer some iteration of the quote misattributed to Voltaire: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." This was typically in defense of artwork that was offensive to Christians or bourgeoisie types -- a soiled painting of Mary, a bad heavy metal album, whatnot.
You don't hear much of that today. You're more likely to hear "I disapprove of what you say, so shut up." Idealism isn't found in the notions of enlightenment but in identity and indignation. And if you don't believe this demand to mollycoddle every notion on the left that portends danger of freedom of expression, you haven't been paying attention.
Mr. Harsanyi and I shot sporting clays several years ago at the ATF party. Good guy.
Labels: David Harsanyi quote
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Recently he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in his brain. People all over the internet, including President Obama, are praising his fighting spirit and saying such things as cancer doesn't know what it's up against.
The truth is any brain cancer with 'glio' in its name is very bad news indeed.
UPDATE: I noticed I added an H to RINO. More fool I.
Labels: John McCain; Glioblastoma