NOAA’s Awful (But Predictably Warm) Winter Forecast;
Governor Windmill of Texas & His Humanitarian Crisis
[Buck Throckmorton]

Last October, the politicized frauds at NOAA issued their predictable winter forecast of an abnormally warm winter for most of the country. They do this every year. They have to –their apocalyptic climate religion requires it. From New England to Texas and throughout most of the West, it was going to be abnormally warm. Uh-huh.

NOAA’s Winter Forecast

NOAA Winter forecast - 2021-2021.JPG

Despite significant snowfalls as far south as Texas in January, the climate clowns doubled down – predicting that a really, really warm February would make up for their failed prophecies.

Weather Channel - February.JPG

Nope, the Northeast got a blizzard on February 1, which was just an appetizer for the current arctic blast that has smothered most of the country.

The situation in Texas is unfolding as a post-apocalyptic nightmare, as millions of people shiver in their homes without heat, electricity or water. And when it thaws, they’ll have flooding from all the broken pipes. I pray that this doesn’t turn into in to a mass casualty event.

Texas gets about 25% of its electricity from wind. That isn’t working out so well right now.

Windmill - Frozen.JPG

How did America’s biggest producer of carbon energy find itself in this mess? Oh…

Gregg Abbott - Wind Mill.JPG

Governor Weathervane has earned a new nickname – Governor Windmill. Governor Abbott’s new tech-bro friends that he’s bringing en masse from Silicon Valley may love the “clean energy” of windmills, but I suspect “windmill” will be a four-letter word for millions of regular Texans going forward.

At least everyone in Texas is sharing the misery equally, right? Oh wait. The gentry liberals in downtown Austin are not having any interruptions in their power. Too bad for the regular folks in their single-family homes across the highway from downtown Austin.

Downtown Austin - Rolling Blackout.JPG

Of course, once you get north of Texas, it’s even colder. Much of the central plains is dealing with temperatures below zero. They are rationing power too.

Rotating power outages in Lincoln and Omaha metro area

A snapshot of Midwest electricity production on February 17 shows that 55% is coming from coal while less than 3% is coming from “clean” wind and solar. The sun isn’t shining and the windmills aren’t turning. Yet our current ruling class is promising to take that coal down to 0% and replace it with wind and solar. Our country would be a frozen killing field if that plan were in place now.

Wind Energy Pie Graph.JPG

Don’t forget, according to the prophets of the climate religion, snow longer exists.

Snowfalls are thing of the past.JPG

Yet the United States is buried under an unprecedented snow cover.

Snowpack - Nationwide.JPG

And Europe is suffering under record cold too. It’s even snowing in the Mediterranean.

In Athens, rare snow blankets Acropolis

With tens of millions of people freezing as electricity blackouts roll across America, and with our political leaders promising to eliminate the carbon energy that is producing the vast majority of electricity that is being produced, what does the future hold?

General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035

Where are those cars going to get their electricity?

We are ruled by a deluded class of fools who are no longer satisfied to use the climate hoax to limit our liberty and economic freedom. They are now freezing ordinary Americans to death. We need better leaders. Maybe this awful freeze and the accompanying blackouts will help motivate people to no longer play along with the climate hoax and all that goes with it.

(buck.throckmorton at protonmail.com)

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1 Sponge!

Posted by: Bete at February 18, 2021 06:06 PM (Ojki1)

2 and fuck Abbot the Boneless

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:07 PM (ifmtJ)

3 Its not like predicting the weather is like , science or something.

Posted by: NOAA at February 18, 2021 06:07 PM (Ojki1)

4

Snow panic amuses me.

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:09 PM (zr5Kq)

5 I knew one was on its way

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2021 06:09 PM (Cxk7w)

6 dammit, willowed, AND it is on topic to boot --

Oh, this is gonna be a huge stinkbomb -- via PJ Media:

Records show the two top office holders of the 15-member board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), live out-of-state. Three other ERCOT board members also appear to live thousands of miles from Texas.

https://tinyurl.com/w2ccawwu

As it turns out, these board members nominate each other for the positions. Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 18, 2021 06:09 PM (F0YaR)

7 I had high hopes for Abbott. Sad!

Posted by: Jmel at February 18, 2021 06:09 PM (bVhJi)

8 General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035

*

Little Dead Corvette

Posted by: Lysenkos Bagged Lettuce, 100% abortion free and only tested for safety using abortions at February 18, 2021 06:10 PM (1+b9Z)

9 Like, OMG !! 2 inches of snow and its bellow 30F !

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:10 PM (zr5Kq)

10 And yes, power outages are hitting rich and poors alike. Southlake, Texas was hit hard. Along with Keller and Ft. Worth.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:10 PM (Qq3ZN)

11 So what were the lowest temperatures Texas got?

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2021 06:10 PM (Cxk7w)

12 Has anyone resigned or been fired in Texas yet?


Oh.

Posted by: LMAO at February 18, 2021 06:10 PM (UylZP)

13 But the hockey stick...


T H E

H O C K E Y

S T I C K

Posted by: Michael Mann at February 18, 2021 06:10 PM (BDQo0)

14 On the bright side, the birds may be freezing into feathered rocks but they're not getting chopped up by the windmills anymore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 18, 2021 06:10 PM (guGkK)

15 Haves versus have nots going to get really sporty, real quick when you are talking about luxuries like water and power.

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:10 PM (KnJdm)

16 That pic of the helicopter spritzing the wind turbine blade might be the best example of just how fucking stupid green technology is.

Colossal fucking stupidity.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (x8Wzq)

17 There's a highly respected weather guy up in the PNW, Cliff Mass, who was fired and deplatformed for daring to point out that Climate hysteria was not supported by data.

He still has a good weather blog but it's mostly PNW oriented.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (ifmtJ)

18 ...So is this going to damped the Academy Awards speeches about this being the hottest year evah?

Spoiler: of course not.

Posted by: Bete at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (Ojki1)

19
Warmest February, ever!

You read it here first!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (pNxlR)

20 Maunder... Minimum.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (Vt39O)

21 Dana Loesch has been posting her experiences, as has Colion Noir.

It's not good out there. Dana in particular has generators that have no fuel because gas stations are closed, and solar backups that have no power because the cold weather has destroyed the stored power.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (Ve//x)

22 At least everyone in Texas is sharing the misery equally, right? Oh wait. The gentry liberals in downtown Austin are not having any interruptions in their power. Too bad for the regular folks in their single-family homes across the highway from downtow

I dont' think that's accurate. Those pictures mainly show hotels and a few office building that im sure have their own generators, but they are shut down anyway because no water. Adler has a place in the W which probably has a generator, so who knows how he is fairing, but Hyde Park (where the idiot liberal UT professors tend to live) was without power for almost 40 hours straight.

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (Ed8Zd)

23 board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

*

Wasn't the re-education office where wrong thinking people were tortured in 1984 named the Ministry of Love?

Posted by: Lysenkos Bagged Lettuce, 100% abortion free and only tested for safety using abortions at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (1+b9Z)

24 Abbott the Boneless has been a big disappointment.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (cyXD6)

25 Texas gets about 25% of its electricity from wind.


And that's 25% too much.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (Qq3ZN)

26 Weather has been unpredictable and weird throughout my long life
I've seen people golfing on New Years Day and I've seen snow in June. All my life.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (lgiXo)

27 That pic of the helicopter spritzing the wind turbine blade might be the best example of just how fucking stupid green technology is.


It would really be crazy of the helicopter didn't operate on Earth-friendly renewable energy sources.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (guGkK)

28 I often say, If it's snows on Memorial day and then Labor Day your in a ice age.

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (Cxk7w)

29 This is why they say, "climate change," instead of, "global warming." It's tautological.

Posted by: Haimerej at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (806Q6)

30 Difficult to predict weather is just more evidence of Climate Change.

Posted by: ... at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (uEbPt)

31
Not only has Every Single fake global warming prediction not come true, the opposite happened.

For instance, they said we'd have more hurricanes and the hurricanes would be more intense.

Not only have we had less hurricanes since that prediction, the hurricanes have been less intense.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (+voN6)

32 So what were the lowest temperatures Texas got?

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2021 06:10 PM (Cxk7w)


About -2F in my part of DFW

About 47F in my house during the rolling blackouts

Posted by: phreshone at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (BDQo0)

33 24 Abbott the Boneless has been a big disappointment.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (cyXD6)

Just following in W's steps. At least we found it out before we felt we had to defend him while in the White House.

Posted by: Bete at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (Ojki1)

34 Personalized Plate on Gov Abbot's Wheelchair :

ROCINANTE

Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (EZTPr)

35 I'll also say that when I was a bank examiner based in Los Angeles, I reviewed a lot of windmill loans at banks further north. Not a single windmill was able to generate enough power to pay for itself. Government subsidies are the only reason I was able to keep from classifying those loans.

Even some owners who leased out a few towers for cell phone antennae couldn't make ends meet without subsidies.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (Ve//x)

36 28 I often say, If it's snows on Memorial day and then Labor Day your in a ice age.
Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (Cxk7w)
---
Or Wyoming.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (6ufqr)

37 I've been lucky in Monroe not having more than sporadic power outages, but despite that, gonna get a beefy NG generator with failover switching as soon as price gouging goes down.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (ifmtJ)

38 General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035


*starts browsing internet for a red Barchetta*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (x8Wzq)

39 We need better leaders, but these things build up a head of steam too -- the climate religion has been going on for decades.

Reality is on our side. We need "reliable" power, not "green" or "sustainable" power.

Posted by: Revenant at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (UelxP)

40 If it hadn't been for them spilling that Chinese soda in 'Pepsi Syndrome' we would have damn plenty nuke plants today.

Posted by: Eromero at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (gjvwR)

41 . Maybe this awful freeze and the accompanying blackouts will help motivate people to no longer play along with the climate hoax and all that goes with it.

(buck.throckmorton at protonmail.com)
Close it up

Doubtful. We ALL are just audience. Doesn't matter if you're an enviro-nut or a rabid fan of fossil fuel, the people who run things have their minds made up.
It'll take pitchforks and torches in front of the right houses to make a difference.
So far, nothing.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (z79tQ)

42 Is it like 15 degrees in Texas?
-1 maybe?

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (Cxk7w)

43 Reminds me of a funny Dilbert strip:

Dogbert: "Buy your electricity from my company! We generate our power with the help of California environmentalists!"

Next panel shows two guys throwing a mummy wrapped environmentalist into a furnace and one remarks "These are getting kinda scarce these days."

Posted by: Eat The Eloi at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (RGRIY)

44 Records show the two top office holders of the 15-member board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), live out-of-state. Three other ERCOT board members also appear to live thousands of miles from Texas.

Posted by: GnuBreed


Head of ERCOT lives in Michigan. Vice head lives in Germany. Yeah. That Germany.

World's 'solar and wind capital' freezing due to snow blanketing millions of solar panels.

https://tinyurl.com/biljcrv2

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (Qq3ZN)

45 Record cold temps won't faze the Warministas, though. I read yesterday that this cold snap is caused by the warming arctic, which pushes cold air down to us.

Science!

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (sWM8x)

46 Personalized Plate on Gov Abbot's Wheelchair :

ROCINANTE
Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (EZTPr)

The horse or Sci Fi corvette?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (ifmtJ)

47 Those winter forecast maps are a real laugh riot. Fire everyone at the NOAA and Weather Channel.

Posted by: exdem13 at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (W+kMI)

48 To be fair, we have had above average temps in south MS for Dec/Jan, but from prior experience when that happens, Feb usually delivers the long avoided cold snap.

The Alberta clippers are not to be denied. Just postponed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (F0YaR)

49 For those who may not know and to give some more context to the comment about Austin, "East Austin" is mostly the yet-to-be-gentrified part of the city.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (qc+VF)

50 What's the lesson here?

You get enough Californians in one place and you end up with blackouts.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (Ve//x)

51 Even some owners who leased out a few towers for cell phone antennae couldn't make ends meet without subsidies.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (Ve//x)



Base jumpers might pay big money to jump off of those things. Just sayin'

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (guGkK)

52 General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035





*starts browsing internet for a red Barchetta*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (x8Wzq)

Here you go.
https://youtu.be/FAvQSkK8Z8U

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (KnJdm)

53 Abbott the Boneless has been a big disappointment.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (cyXD6)

Totally agree.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (1lKRm)

54 Everything is proof of climate change.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (lgiXo)

55 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (arJlL)

56 Is this true Texas morons?

@GregAbbott_TX 5m

As of this afternoon there are no residential power outages due to lack of power generation.

If any residence doesn't have power it is due to downed power lines or the need for the power company to manually reconnect.

If you don't have power contact your local power provider.

Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (cF8AT)

57 Of course, you ninnies. That's because record cold temps and snow all over the world are actually a sign of GLOBAL WARMING!

Posted by: Caliban at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (HgGBT)

58 Screw you mortals. Who do you think you're fucking with?

Posted by: Maunder Minimum at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (jvt6t)

59 >>Abbott the Boneless has been a big disappointment.


I don't see the appeal of that guy.

Posted by: Dan Crenshaw at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (EZTPr)

60 "Farmers Almanac" also predicted a warm winter, but they're probably not getting the same size paychecks as folks at NOAA.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (VP4Cd)

61 At least everyone in Texas is sharing the misery equally, right? Oh wait. The gentry liberals in downtown Austin are not having any interruptions in their power. Too bad for the regular folks in their single-family homes across the highway from downtown
***


Also, my son's girlfriend lives in east Austin (which is pretty expensive now too) and she has had power more often than my boy, who lives in north central Austin. And they have had more power than we have in the gateway to the hill country This Is not the "class" battle some want it to be.

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (Ed8Zd)

62 Abbot is low energy.

Posted by: Jeb! at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (vD+8F)

63 Caption on the photo of the de-icing windmill should read, "Helicopter built and powered by fossil fuels carrying de-icing unit built by fossil fuels using de-icing fluids manufactured and derived from fossil fuels attempting to fix poor excuse for green energy technology."

Posted by: Archer at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (gmo/4)

64 18 ...So is this going to damped the Academy Awards speeches about this being the hottest year evah?

Spoiler: of course not.
Posted by: Bete at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM


Gawd. Are those still a thing???
And what movies???

Posted by: Diogenes at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (axyOa)

65 We've had continuous power in my part of DFW since 11am yesterday

Posted by: phreshone at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (BDQo0)

66 Climate is probably the most complex multivariate system in the world. It is at least as complex as the economy or the food chain. Why people who have been failing to predict or manage the economy for the sum history of human civilization think they can predict or manage the climate is just another form of the same hubris.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (UZVEt)

67 Also he is low-T.

Posted by: Jeb! at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (vD+8F)

68 Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (cF8AT)

Seems to be as far as I can tell.

Posted by: C 137 at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (2DOZq)

69 So what were the lowest temperatures Texas got?

Posted by: Skip


Not sure. West Texas and the panhandle get really cold every winter.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (Qq3ZN)

70 Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (cF8AT)

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I've had power since 8:30 last night. So yes. Water? Well, they're working on it. Tomorrow they say.

Posted by: Maunder Minimum at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (jvt6t)

71 It's worse than Buck thinks when one includes the cost "green" power, both in money and in the environment. Making the beastly things requires the highly toxic mining of metals in (where else?) China, and then when they die out, the fiberglass (also toxic) cannot be recycled and must be landfilled. That's a future disaster. Throw in the killing of apex predator raptors and the thousands of people driven nuts by the low-frequency hum of the things, and you have something only a sadistic class could want to foist on the masses.

Oh wait. Explains it perfectly. Carry on.

Posted by: Mookie at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (u+Y3T)

72 >>The horse or Sci Fi corvette?


I don't recall the corvette having anything to do with Windmills or Tilting at said.

Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (EZTPr)

73 Abbot is low energy.
Posted by: Jeb! at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (vD+8F)

ISWYDT, twice

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (ifmtJ)

74 Abbot is low energy.
Posted by: Jeb!

Except when he slaps Costello.

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (arJlL)

75 Off doom sock.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (jvt6t)

76 Is this true Texas morons?

@GregAbbott_TX 5m

As of this afternoon there are no residential power outages due to lack of power generation.

If any residence doesn't have power it is due to downed power lines or the need for the power company to manually reconnect.

If you don't have power contact your local power provider.
Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (cF8AT)

Probably. Everyone I know has power now - some (like us) have no gas, but most have electricity and water, so yay
!!

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (Ed8Zd)

77 I wonder how many of those certified "experts" know that the Earf was covered in ice not to long ago?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (HaL55)

78 "Farmers Almanac" also predicted a warm winter, but they're probably not getting the same size paychecks as folks at NOAA.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (VP4Cd)

I saw that, too. I am wondering how much of that is just circle-jerked nonsense like the rest of the media.

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (KnJdm)

79 and fuck Abbot the Boneless
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:07 PM (ifmtJ)


Stand up for yourself governor !

Posted by: Joey Toots Bidet at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (M+Lyo)

80 Record cold temps won't faze the Warministas, though. I read yesterday that this cold snap is caused by the warming arctic, which pushes cold air down to us.

Science!
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at February 18, 2021 06:14 PM (sWM8x)

Oh good. If it doesn't make the cold air warmer, then I guess Earth is fine.

Posted by: ... at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (uEbPt)

81 The horse or Sci Fi corvette?


I don't recall the corvette having anything to do with Windmills or Tilting at said.
Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (EZTPr)

Are there space windmills in The Expanse?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (ifmtJ)

82 Abbot pees sitting down.

Posted by: Archer at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (gmo/4)

83 sooo, they REALLY do want a French style revolution, don't they...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (8D42x)

84 I've had power since 8:30 last night. So yes. Water? Well, they're working on it. Tomorrow they say.

At least beer is safe to drink.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not using Okta to secure logins (Unlike Parler) at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (SchxB)

85 "Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past."
"Wind power is safe, reliable, and efficient!"
HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

Seriously, when do we rise up and get rid of all these useless parasites?

Posted by: exdem13 at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (W+kMI)

86
Yesterday, I read that with current prices, it will cost $900 in TX to charge your Tesla.

But yeah, go all electric GM. This time you CAN commit suicide.

Posted by: shibumi at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (tjZg/)

87 You know what never gets mentioned about weather? The effect that volcanic ash can have. Any eruption that puts ash into the atmosphere drives the temperature down. It's how we got the year without summer.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (YynYJ)

88 The wind-heavy Midwest...that's the one that's mostly Proud Union Blue, right? Gosh, it's almost like these lefties come up with bad ideas and then pawn them off on others while doing whatever they want to in their own backyard.

Posted by: CppThis at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (zcf1k)

89 31 currently. Going down to 15 tonight. Was 2 degrees Tuesday morning.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (Qq3ZN)

90 So what were the lowest temperatures Texas got?

Posted by: Skip


Not sure. West Texas and the panhandle get really cold every winter.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (Qq3ZN)


It was 7 here -about 25 north of Austin

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (Ed8Zd)

91 What is a Throckmorton?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (lgiXo)

92 So what were the lowest temperatures Texas got?

Posted by: Skip


Not sure. West Texas and the panhandle get really cold every winter.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (Qq3ZN

Texas is big. Has anyone pointed that out yet?

Posted by: C 137 at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (2DOZq)

93
Don't want to remind people, but eventually, *damn I can't say that either*.

Self-censoring thoughts is not easy when one grew up in a formerly open society.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (sy5kK)

94 It also looks like the MSM/dems are using this to take out Ted Cruz. Their coverage is waaaay over the top.

Posted by: WisRich at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (qKfc+)

95 The temps here in the Hill Country have been below freezing since last Friday. Lowest of lows at 1 degree, the average high 20.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (jvt6t)

96 >>Are there space windmills in The Expanse?


Wherever there's Jasmine and Summer, you can count on at least a breeze.

Posted by: Seals and Croft at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (EZTPr)

97 66: Hey, I was able to figure it out over a breakfast made of synthetic meat! Follow me! Also, I'm developing a vaccine this afternoon, want to try it?

Posted by: Bill Gates -- expert at everything at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (Z7rbj)

98 It's 30 here now.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (jvt6t)

99 77 I wonder how many of those certified "experts" know that the Earf was covered in ice not to long ago?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at February 18, 2021 06:17 PM (HaL55)

Those damn T-Rex's and their convertibles.

Posted by: Bete at February 18, 2021 06:20 PM (Ojki1)

100 I don't see the appeal of that guy.

He ain't David Dewhurst. Beyond that, I got nothing.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 18, 2021 06:20 PM (qc+VF)

101 82 Abbot pees sitting down.
Posted by: Archer at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (gmo/4)

On Costello's head.

Posted by: Caliban at February 18, 2021 06:20 PM (HgGBT)

102 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:13 PM (ifmtJ)

We may too. Definitely making a list of things for next time. Especially since we didn't get a chance to go shopping, although I have to admit to not thinking it would really be all that bad.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 18, 2021 06:20 PM (1lKRm)

103 Climate Change strikes again. No matter what happens and how many times it's happened before, it's brand new and because of Climate Change.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 18, 2021 06:20 PM (N1fmz)

104 Why people who have been failing to predict or manage the economy for the sum history of human civilization think they can predict or manage the climate is just another form of the same hubris.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 18, 2021 06:16 PM (UZVEt)

Now toss in a suprise volcanic eruption which blots out the sun for months.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 18, 2021 06:20 PM (z79tQ)

105 We need to mock them relentlessly. It is all they deserve and will make normal people embarrassed to support them.

Posted by: iandeal at February 18, 2021 06:20 PM (iEpAM)

106 Posted by: WisRich at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (qKfc+)

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Yawn. Good luck with that.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:20 PM (jvt6t)

107 You know what never gets mentioned about weather? The effect that volcanic ash can have. Any eruption that puts ash into the atmosphere drives the temperature down. It's how we got the year without summer.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 18, 2021 06:18 PM (YynYJ)


Pinatubo !

Posted by: Joey Toots Bidet at February 18, 2021 06:20 PM (M+Lyo)

108 Would be funny/not funny if we're kicking off the next ice age early.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 18, 2021 06:21 PM (N1fmz)

109 It was -20+ degF here for 5 days, and there was never a burp from our coal-fired generating stations. Odd how that works.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 18, 2021 06:21 PM (03n3v)

110 Half of Cadillac dealers in the US opted to fold rather than be forced to sell EV's.

Given that in 2020 half (HALF!) of all Escalades sold in the US were for $100K or more, go figure.

Virtue signaling in your $100K electric Escalade that you can only drive 3 days a week because it's recharging in-between isn't attractive to the demographic that buys those vehicles.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:21 PM (3H9h1)

111 LASue can appreciate that, that's what it is here.

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2021 06:21 PM (Cxk7w)

112 For those who may not know and to give some more context to the comment about Austin, "East Austin" is mostly the yet-to-be-gentrified part of the city.
Posted by: Oddbob at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (qc+VF)

True, but its pretty gentrified already. I spent last summer looking at properties there and the prices per square foot are through the roof.

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:21 PM (Ed8Zd)

113 Repost.
Mack Jefferson - Invisible Resistance to Tyranny
https://tinyurl.com/y59xpqet

Almost 20 years later, it offers a prophetic look at today, describing a tyranny of democratic mob, and offering a recipe for resistance.

I am about half way through, and it is kind of a paradigm-altering short read.

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:21 PM (KnJdm)

114 Where are those cars going to get their electricity?
.......

bicycle powered generators, of course.

Posted by: wth at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (v0R5T)

115 17 There's a highly respected weather guy up in the PNW, Cliff Mass, who was fired and deplatformed for daring to point out that Climate hysteria was not supported by data.

He still has a good weather blog but it's mostly PNW oriented.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (ifmtJ)

YES! I've met Cliff Mass, and he is a great guy. You would never think he is now the enemy of the Left, for essentially speaking his mind using actual science. Can't have that.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (sy5kK)

116 "26 Weather has been unpredictable and weird throughout my long life
I've seen people golfing on New Years Day and I've seen snow in June. All my life.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (lgiXo) "



This !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (h89VN)

117 Mack Jefferson - Invisible Resistance to Tyranny
https://tinyurl.com/y59xpqet

Almost 20 years later, it offers a prophetic look at today, describing a tyranny of democratic mob, and offering a recipe for resistance.

I am about half way through, and it is kind of a paradigm-altering short read.

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:21 PM (KnJdm)

bookmarked, thankee

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (ifmtJ)

118 "The wind-heavy Midwest...that's the one that's mostly Proud Union Blue,
right? Gosh, it's almost like these lefties come up with bad ideas and
then pawn them off on others while doing whatever they want to in their
own backyard."

The steel workers love wind. The rest of the unions, not so much. More like they don't care. I've lived in Iowa and Indiana and the union tradesmen are full on conservative. Don't blame them - blame the moronic GOP governors who like greenshade and subsidies.

Posted by: Mookie at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (u+Y3T)

119 Global-warming-climate-change is not science, it is Marxist minimal-lifestyle utopic posturing using bogus science as a stalking horse. I've known this for years. We've known this for years. Why is this even still being attempted??

Posted by: exdem13 at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (W+kMI)

120 We're expecting more and more severe hurricanes this year. Because of Climate Change.

[two measly hurricanes limp in ]


Hurricane activity was down this year. Because of Climate Change!!!!!

Posted by: Sphynx at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (N1fmz)

121 Here in the Pacific NW, warmer than usual winter. They got that wrong, too.

Posted by: exliberal at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (pd+Xc)

122 It also looks like the MSM/dems are using this to take out Ted Cruz. Their coverage is waaaay over the top.
Posted by: WisRich at February 18, 2021 06:19 PM (qKfc+)


So dumb. No one but the MFM cares.

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:23 PM (Ed8Zd)

123 Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:21 PM (Ed8Zd)

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East Austin was the only "affordable" part that had been occupied by lower income middle class POC forever. Until the soiboys arrived on the scene to save everyone.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:23 PM (jvt6t)

124 Best weather forecasters are the folks at NHK World News.

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:23 PM (zr5Kq)

125 Abbot requested TX be designated a disaster zone 5 days ago to get the feds to assist with needed equipment and supplies. Five days is a long time.....I think that Trump would have had supplies, equipment and boots on the ground a lot faster.

Posted by: Cheri at February 18, 2021 06:23 PM (oiNtH)

126 My brother who lives in Wimberley Tx got about 10" of snow. I live in the north Panhandle and we got frozen fog.

Posted by: huerfano at February 18, 2021 06:24 PM (DzhEB)

127 The infrastructure in most of Texas is not set up for this type of cold or the duration. It has been below freezing for a week or more.

Posted by: Joey Toots Bidet at February 18, 2021 06:24 PM (M+Lyo)

128 My SIL's house in Mansfield (near DFW) was without power for 3 days. They woke up to 28 degrees in the house one morning before making a firewood run. They've got power now, thankfully.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at February 18, 2021 06:24 PM (wjXsE)

129 I don't mind wind and solar; personally on my ranch when we build a home I'm planning on putting in solar at least. Makes sense to try to be off grid and self sufficent.

But I'm not blind: wind and solar are not reliable, always on. Gotta have a reliable source of energy when it's frozen, cloudy, and no wind.

Generators, then. I'm looking at a wood based generator; after all, wood is a "renewable resource" so why not, right?

Thinking about putting in a wood cookstove too. At least in a barn somewhere. Makes sense to be energy independent, and solar and wind are a big part of that. Just don't be stupid about it. And yeah, probably not as cheap as hooking up to the power company... but then, I'm not hooked up to the power company.

Posted by: Vance at February 18, 2021 06:24 PM (DN0pc)

130 OT: Doctor god now tells ABC thing won't be back to normal until "2022."

Yeah, I read that someone (CDC maybe?) said that we can't get back to normal until X% of the adult population in the WORLD is vaccinated, and that will take 7 years.

So really, they're probably going to drag this out a decade. Be prepared.

Posted by: shibumi at February 18, 2021 06:24 PM (tjZg/)

131 What does the Left's idiocy about the weather have in common with their idiocy about trannies?

Both allow them more granular control over your life than ever before.

The weather bs lets them control how you throw garbage away, what you eat, how you light your home, and the mechanisms inside your washing machine. The tranny bs lets them presume to tell you how you go to the bathroom, who you have sex with and what you can say.

Posted by: ... at February 18, 2021 06:24 PM (uEbPt)

132 Texas is big. Has anyone pointed that out yet?
Posted by: C 137

Depends on your perspective.

Posted by: Alaska at February 18, 2021 06:25 PM (vD+8F)

133 General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035
........

Think I'll invest in a tow truck stacked with lithium batteries.
Only 10K apiece, take it or leave it.

Posted by: wth at February 18, 2021 06:25 PM (v0R5T)

134 105 We need to mock them relentlessly. It is all they deserve and will make normal people embarrassed to support them.
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Screw the mocking stuff. Every last one of those idiots needs to be sent to the Green Gulag in the Yukon for an entire winter to survive in a "green" manner with wind power, kerosene room heaters, and firewood. Then they can come back and lecture us about the heat death of the planet.

Posted by: exdem13 at February 18, 2021 06:25 PM (W+kMI)

135 So really, they are probably going to drag this out a decade. Be prepared.

This ends tomorrow if we stand up to it.

Posted by: Mookie at February 18, 2021 06:25 PM (u+Y3T)

136 The past 5 days remind me that I should re-read 'One Second After' by William R. Forstchen. Maybe a good idea for some others too.

Posted by: Eromero at February 18, 2021 06:25 PM (gjvwR)

137 Posted by: Alaska at February 18, 2021 06:25 PM (vD+8F)

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Whatever coast huggers.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (jvt6t)

138 We are all grist for the Left's mills.

Posted by: aelfheld at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (Zy9Yy)

139 Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2021 06:15 PM (cF8AT)

Maybe? Downed power lines was what I was worried about, since that's a reasonable fear from an ice storm. I assume that such things did happen, but they may not have been able to tell where when the entire system was down.

I had no idea Texas was being so stupid about "renewable" energy or I would have been more prepared.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (1lKRm)

140 "26 Weather has been unpredictable and weird throughout my long life
I've seen people golfing on New Years Day and I've seen snow in June. All my life.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (lgiXo) "

Yup. In 1994 we were living in Montana, and we basically had no summer that year. The jet stream had split, and Montana and Wyoming were in between the two streams. We got rain every day, and the temperature barely cracked 60 the whole summer. It was often mid 50s (reminded me of summer in Alaska). Went to Cody WY for the 4th of July Stampede. 53 degrees, and snow flying on the mountains west of town.

Weather is a chaotic mess.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (x8Wzq)

141 "26 Weather has been unpredictable and weird throughout my long life
I've seen people golfing on New Years Day and I've seen snow in June. All my life.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 18, 2021 06:12 PM (lgiXo) "
This !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (h89VN)

Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (M+Lyo)

142 We need small modular nukes everywhere in Texas. '

And pop-up turrets with target recognition systems that can determine if a car is from California or from America, and respond with a "HELLO" flag if they're from, like, Wyoming.

Other options for other situations. Like "TEXAS IS FULL - TURN AROUND CALIFORNIAN! HYMNALS CROSSING ROAD AHEAD!". Etc.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (1lKRm)

143 While I think the NOAA is packed with fools and the whole climate change thing is driven by ideology and not science... you can't really hold anyone accountable for not accurately predicting the weather unless they are Noah.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (KZzsI)

144 I literally just shoveled 4-5 inches of global warming off my driveway and walkway in friggin TEXAS so it would not be a frozen hip breaking mess tomorrow morning when we hit 10 degrees. .

That is not supposed to happen.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (JUOKG)

145 Just dropping in to say the helicopter wind mill picture is from Sweden from over a month ago. I do not read Swedish but I think it is some kind of company demo of a deicing agent. Not entirely sure. Anyways reverse Google image search the picture.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (UPoLF)

146 The past 5 days remind me that I should re-read 'One Second After' by William R. Forstchen. Maybe a good idea for some others too.
Posted by: Eromero at February 18, 2021 06:25 PM (gjvwR)

That book gave me nightmares

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:27 PM (ifmtJ)

147 Maunder... Minimum.
Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (Vt39O)

and i saw some nasa idiots saying that based on model projections they expect to see sunspots trending up this next cycle and we are NOT getting anywhere near a maunder style minimum and stop saying that...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 18, 2021 06:27 PM (8D42x)

148 Thanks for your answers Texas morons.

I hope y'all get water soon!

Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2021 06:27 PM (cF8AT)

149 I don't mind wind and solar; personally on my ranch when we build a home I'm planning on putting in solar at least. Makes sense to try to be off grid and self sufficent.

But I'm not blind: wind and solar are not reliable, always on. Gotta have a reliable source of energy when it's frozen, cloudy, and no wind.

Thinking about putting in a wood cookstove too. At least in a barn somewhere.
Posted by: Vance


Solar works for off grid single family living. Doesn't scale up for cities. Easy enough for me to brush off 10 or 12 panels. Not so much for hundreds of acres of panels. Wood cookstove on the back porch.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:28 PM (Qq3ZN)

150 Weather is a chaotic mess.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (x8Wzq)

Weather is just fine. Humans are a chaotic mess.

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:28 PM (KnJdm)

151 Our threatened one-week water outage has yet to happen. Mind you, I'm not complaining. I did the laundry. But it would be nice if someone from the water company would tell us WTF.

Posted by: creeper at February 18, 2021 06:28 PM (XxJt1)

152 Posted by: SturmToddler at February 18, 2021 06:27 PM (8D42x)

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Yes. Because government is soooo trustworthy.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:28 PM (jvt6t)

153 Biden, AOC, KumHola and the rest will never have to experience a blackout. That is only for the plebes.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 18, 2021 06:28 PM (r8ptT)

154 Obviously the answer to power is not windmills (you gotta figure if they are good anywhere, Texas would be one of the top spots, so I don't blame the attempt), but nuclear power. Its safe, stable, constant, and extremely energetic.

I am fine with wind power, just don't figure you're going to run anything bigger than a farm off it reliably. And figure its going to cost more to set up, run, maintain, and dispose of than it earns.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:28 PM (KZzsI)

155 He still has a good weather blog but it's mostly PNW oriented.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:11 PM (ifmtJ)

YES! I've met Cliff Mass, and he is a great guy. You would never think he is now the enemy of the Left, for essentially speaking his mind using actual science. Can't have that.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (sy5kK)
***
The only real Science Guy we are allowed in the NW is Bill Nye, former High-Fiving White Guy.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 18, 2021 06:29 PM (axyOa)

156 Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2021 06:27 PM (cF8AT)

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Thanks Tami! We are doing fine, if a bit ripe.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:29 PM (jvt6t)

157
General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035

Where are those cars going to get their electricity?

_________

The Nomenklatura allowed to drive will be but a fraction of cars now on the road.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 18, 2021 06:29 PM (mht8P)

158 Other options for other situations. Like "TEXAS IS FULL - TURN AROUND CALIFORNIAN! HYMNALS CROSSING ROAD AHEAD!". Etc.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (1lKRm)

I used to have a bumper sticker that said "Welcome to Texas. Now go home." Gonna have to stick it back on the SUV...

Posted by: hobbitopoly at February 18, 2021 06:29 PM (wjXsE)

159 125 Abbot requested TX be designated a disaster zone 5 days ago to get the feds to assist with needed equipment and supplies. Five days is a long time.....I think that Trump would have had supplies, equipment and boots on the ground a lot faster.
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I can give you some answers on the delay.
1. Trump expected results; the Harris administration? Maybe, maybe not.
2. They fired all the Trump appointees, which probably means FEMA leadership is still getting re-settled.
3. Texas is getting punished for being too Red State. You lone star racist cowboy fascist will get aid when we decide you've been hurt enough.

Posted by: exdem13 at February 18, 2021 06:29 PM (W+kMI)

160 For all you apocaloptimists out there, north DFW is forecast to be 79 degrees next Tuesday! We were at zero Tuesday morning.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (HeKhk)

161 The past 5 days remind me that I should re-read 'One Second After' by William R. Forstchen. Maybe a good idea for some others too.
Posted by: Eromero at February 18, 2021 06:25 PM (gjvwR)


Is that a prepper guide? We're getting a generator but want ideas for my kids- son was army/ranger trained so he's pretty durable, but for daughter. - food, water purification, lanterns, coffee (!!!) etc. It's hard to imagine all of the ramifications until you have no power and water and can't flush your toilet. .

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (Ed8Zd)

162 Texas is big. Has anyone pointed that out yet?
Posted by: C 137

Depends on your perspective.
Posted by: Alaska


Thing is, you can live everywhere in Texas.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (Qq3ZN)

163 Thanks Tami! We are doing fine, if a bit ripe.
Posted by: Jak Sucio

No Mitchum ?

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (arJlL)

164 Summer - Its hot! Global Warming!!1!!

Winter - It's cold! OMG CLIMATE CHANGE

Posted by: Wytshus at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (ZwQG4)

165 Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (arJlL)

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Just Axe me.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (jvt6t)

166 Summer - Its hot! Global Warming!!1!!

Winter - It's cold! OMG CLIMATE CHANGE
Posted by: Wytshus at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (ZwQG4)

Winter - Its hot! Global Warming!!1!!

Summer - It's cold! OMG CLIMATE CHANGE

Posted by: ... at February 18, 2021 06:31 PM (uEbPt)

167 We can thank the Democrat party and its pals for killing nuclear power here in the US. We should have dozens of plants, but no, that won't win us any awards or get us flattering profiles in The New York Times.

Liberalism brings death, every time.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 18, 2021 06:31 PM (l9m7l)

168

Maybe we can get Ella Emhoff, the beautiful model, to rub her hairy armpits all over those windmills to get them started up.

Posted by: Senator Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at February 18, 2021 06:31 PM (lg/F7)

169 One year Memorial Day weekend has snow where I lived. The next year, same place was in the 70s on Memorial Day weekend. And yet progressive fuckers think they can predict the weather in 50 years to the tenth of a degree.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 18, 2021 06:31 PM (r8ptT)

170 Tammy Bruce, talking about Rush, from an earlier thread someone highlighted:

"The ugliness of the left will be seen throughout today & the days to come in response to the death of Rush, an American titan & defender of conservative values. The left is ugly & horrible but it is exactly their nature & should serve to remind you the importance of our fight".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (sy5kK)

171 For all you apocaloptimists out there, north DFW is forecast to be 79 degrees next Tuesday!
.......

Sounds muddy.

Posted by: wth at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (v0R5T)

172 Weather Underground is a good website for local, accurate data. Its made up of a ton of local amateur meteorologists, some of whom are living nearby you, most likely. Despite the name it appears to have no political tilt or even interest.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (KZzsI)

173 We had a house on the lake here convert to solar. Every time I drive by I can't help but notice that all of the panels are covered in snow and ice and he just spent $25,000 to put that stuff on his roof.


Granted he will more than get his money back in the long run because this is Texas, but damn.......karma she is a stone cold biotch.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (JUOKG)

174 The past 5 days remind me that I should re-read 'One Second After' by William R. Forstchen. Maybe a good idea for some others too.
Posted by: Eromero at February 18, 2021 06:25 PM (gjvwR)


Is that a prepper guide? We're getting a generator but want ideas for my kids- son was army/ranger trained so he's pretty durable, but for daughter. - food, water purification, lanterns, coffee (!!!) etc. It's hard to imagine all of the ramifications until you have no power and water and can't flush your toilet. .
Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (Ed8Zd)

sci-fi ...ish. A look at a USA without electricity after a big Chinese EMP attack. Grim.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (ifmtJ)

175 Whether it is global warming or covid or some other crisis, it all makes more sense when you accept the fact that people you used to trust have been lying about everything

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (h1jJh)

176 Instead of worrying about Cruz going to Cancun, why don't we put this much effort into destroying the "renewable" energy attack. How about trying that?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (jvt6t)

177 OT: Doctor god now tells ABC thing won't be back to normal until "2022."
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It's those sweet paychecks that keep coming in.

Posted by: dartist at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (+ya+t)

178 Weather is a chaotic mess.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 18, 2021 06:26 PM (x8Wzq)

That's because the right people aren't in charge!

Posted by: Socialists throughout history at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (Q9lwr)

179 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (3H9h1)

180 This is what happens when you expect the government, NGOs and public committees to do anything that approaches sane and rational.

Son of Santa Anna boasted on the nameplate output of windmills knowing that those sources will never produce anywhere near its rated capacity. The backup was relatively cheap natural gas plants since almost all high demand situations where a large, fat high sits on top of Texas for the hottest part of summer also kills wind energy production, but there is no competition for natural gas to heat homes when the daily temps soar into the 100s.

What they never did anticipate is competition for the natural gas at peak demand as has happened for this once in a lifetime event.

Since Santa Anna is fully invested in his reputation of Wind Wizard, he is likely to preserve his narcissistic demands to never be wrong and double down on Unreliable energy and blame ERCOT for Santa Anna's own fuck-ups.

The response to this is, assume government will make things worse, and make sure that you have house generation and independent fuel sources. Because this will happen again this summer, and more likely in the future because government is always wrong.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (9+XKm)

181 If you've had enough of this transgender shit, DO NOT go to this link....

https://tinyurl.com/yan77r9y

Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (cF8AT)

182 if you have snow /ice - you have water - boil it, use it. nor for drinking , but for other needs

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (zr5Kq)

183 I used to have a bumper sticker that said "Welcome to Texas. Now go home."

Oregon had a sign at the California border that read "Welcome to Oregon
have a nice visit"

You're welcome to come up and see us, but go the hell back home.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (KZzsI)

184 To be fair, the windmill-ization of TX has been going on for some time. Back in 2002 as I drove through the state on a much longer journey I paused in Sweetwater, and saw a bunch of windmills off in the distance to the east. But that was it as far as windmills go.

Flash forward to 2015 and those bloody things are EVERYWHERE around Sweetwater. There's even a "Welcome to Sweetwater" sign printed on a windmill blade as one approaches Sweetwater from the west. Head five miles west of town, exit west on US 84 on Exit 238 towards Snyder/Lubbock and you will see LOTS of windmills, and that's only the beginning - just head north of Snyder between there and Post.

The construction predated our current idiot Governor, but I'm still not willing to excuse Mr. Abbott. I disagree with radio host Michael Berry on many things, but this morning he said "Abbott has got to go." I couldn't agree with Mr. Berry more.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (49Dnm)

185 Ask me anything.

Why do girls say they want men over 6' when they average 5'3?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:34 PM (KZzsI)

186 I have two feet of global enwarmening for you right here. We're actually in lower double digits temps today... Instead of below zero.

Balmy .

Still snowing, lightly.

Posted by: Flyover at February 18, 2021 06:34 PM (Rbu5d)

187 157
General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035

Where are those cars going to get their electricity?
_________

The Nomenklatura allowed to drive will be but a fraction of cars now on the road.
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Silly proletariat, you will be using the public transit, bicycles, electric scooters, and working from home! There is no need to have personal motor transport! Remember, it's all to save the Earth!

Posted by: exdem13 at February 18, 2021 06:34 PM (W+kMI)

188 172

I dunno about the no tilt thing. It was created in Ann Arbor, MI. The name was not a coincidence. But it is a cool site/app. I have a weather station active on it myself.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 18, 2021 06:34 PM (r8ptT)

189 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer

did you have to kiss obama's portrait every day ?

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:34 PM (zr5Kq)

190 hitting our warming period now hopefully

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at February 18, 2021 06:34 PM (IYHxL)

191 Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (zr5Kq)

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My toilets are wayyyy ahead of you. Just like Venezuela!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (jvt6t)

192 We've had a couple of weeks below zero, although temperatures are rising today. Approximately 25 inches of snow cover. But we're in Wisconsin. This is how it is. For the folks in Texas and other regions who don't usually see this stuff, my heart goes out to you. It's hard to be prepared when you never saw it coming.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (45fpk)

193 It sure would be handy if at the point in which the natural cycle of global weather patterns shift to cooling if something else would appear to take it's place in global leftist grift.

It would have to be big, something sciencey that would allow the rubes to science at each other. It would have to be benignly normal but unique enough to allow the media and their enablers to horrify the great mass of weak minded. It would have to be completely global because if there was any one spot that wasn't crazy everyone would go there.

Too bad our oligarch masters weren't able to get that going.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (zPCVJ)

194 Hydro's pretty nice too, so is geothermal and tide generators. Problem: Location, location, location. Places like Iceland or Yellowstone can do geothermal; only a few places can do tides. Hyrdo provides a ton of power, but good luck building any more dams today. My county has been trying to build a small dam since the 1920s. Almost 100 years now. For power and to help out irrigation. Still cannot get permission.

Gotta be honest though, likely not the treehuggers stopping it, More like the county next door that is getting to use all the water right now that would be stored in the reservoir.

Posted by: Vance at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (DN0pc)

195 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag

What color was George Washington's white horse ?

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (arJlL)

196 General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035

LOL easy plan to make 14 years in the future. By then nobody on the board will still be there and nobody will even remember the plan. You can make whatever asinine statement your publicist is willing to put out there, doesn't mean you have the intention or ability to follow through.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (KZzsI)

197 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (3H9h1)

Is this a good time or a bad time to get into .38 Super?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (ifmtJ)

198 You guys realize that if AOC and Biden got their way along time ago, everyone in the entire midwest would be dead.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (h1jJh)

199 sci-fi ...ish. A look at a USA without electricity after a big Chinese EMP attack. Grim.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (ifmtJ)

I don't think China would do that. Iran, on the other hand...

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:36 PM (49Dnm)

200 As my hubby says, "That's why we call it Mother Nature not Father Nature."

Posted by: Just Lily. Thread-Winner Elect at February 18, 2021 06:36 PM (qDDwD)

201 Is that a prepper guide?

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:30 PM (Ed8Zd)


Probably can't go wrong here.

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It - James Rawles

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:36 PM (KnJdm)

202 Hydro's pretty nice too, so is geothermal and tide generators.

Tide generators tend to destroy themselves long before they pay off. The forces and corrosion are incredible

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:36 PM (KZzsI)

203 193 Posted by: banana Dream at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (zPCVJ)

"We are your weather and plague priests comrade! Now give me veto power over all economic activity!"

//Donkey Party

Posted by: sven at February 18, 2021 06:36 PM (Lzpvj)

204 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag

What color was George Washington's white horse ?
Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (arJlL)

How much does a pound of feathers weigh ??

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:36 PM (zr5Kq)

205 But think of all those green energy jobs putting in all those windmills provided.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 18, 2021 06:36 PM (2BZBZ)

206 Climate Change is both a dessert topping and a floor wax.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (Rji+c)

207 I had high hopes for Abbott. Sad!
Posted by: Jmel at February 18, 2021 06:09 PM (bVhJi)


Yup, at one point, I even thought he might be post -Trump presidential timber. But, nope!

I am outraged by this feckless endangerment of Texas citizen lives. And it's not like this was a surprised, they've been having blackouts and brownouts during 100*+ days during the summer, ever since Oblabla shut down 3 coal fired energy plants. All to "Save the Planet" but kill the current citizens of Texas.
Eggs/omelets.

I'm so outraged that if I were rich I'd be taking on Abbott ala Trump and hopefully dispose his (literally) lame ass.
As it is, all I can hope is that there's some civic minded multi-millionaire equally outraged.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (dWwl8)

208 "...why don't we put this much effort into destroying the "renewable" energy attack. How about trying that?"
Posted by: Jak Sucio

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I would, but since I'm a stupid POC who has no idea to use the Internet...

Posted by: SMH at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (toBA3)

209 Ask me anything.



Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (3H9h1)



Is this a good time or a bad time to get into .38 Super?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (ifmtJ)

When will Kate Upton return my unrequited love?

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (KnJdm)

210 Ask me anything.

Seriously though, what exactly do they believe their task and duty is at the NOAA?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (KZzsI)

211 Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM

Why?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (rBtIz)

212 Ask me anything.

==


Blondes or Brunettes ?

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (zr5Kq)

213 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (3H9h1)



Do you like Gladiator movies?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (cyXD6)

214 f you have snow /ice - you have water - boil it, use it. nor for drinking , but for other needs
Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (zr5Kq)


Tough to boil water with no propane.

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (Ed8Zd)

215 It sure would be handy if at the point in which the natural cycle of global weather patterns shift to cooling if something else would appear to take it's place in global leftist grift.

It would have to be big, something sciencey that would allow the rubes to science at each other.
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Biodiversity

Posted by: ... at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (uEbPt)

216 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (sy5kK)

Fortunately I haven't read any of that stuff except for the guy who said Rush was an enemy of democracy and another guy who said he was euphoric that Rush had died. It's nicer reading encomiums from conservatives.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (VP4Cd)

217 Hey Texans we have been dealing with winter storms causing days and even weeks long power outages in New England forever.

Get a critical loads sub panel wired in to your house. Invest in a solid generator. Start said generator regularly. Propane lasts longer then diesel but diesel is easier to replace if you run low on fuel.

Buy some easy to prepare food and get several gallons of water every fall for emergencies. Make sure you sharpen your metal snow shovels and do the maintenance on your snow blower.

It really is not that big of a deal. Welcome to how most of the country lives.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (UPoLF)

218 The tide generators work better in the fresh water ocean.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (2BZBZ)

219 I would, but since I'm a stupid POC who has no idea to use the Internet...

All those extra muscles make you reeal good at sports, though, so I've heard.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:38 PM (KZzsI)

220 Tough to boil water with no propane.
Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (Ed8Zd)


cauldron , wood

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:38 PM (zr5Kq)

221 I ordered my first solar portable power station and a 100W solar panel this week. Won't power a whole house but I might be able to power a few things that will keep us feeling less like squatters in our own home.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at February 18, 2021 06:38 PM (wjXsE)

222 All those extra muscles make you reeal good at sports, though, so I've heard.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

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The whiteness in me kinda degrades that.

Posted by: SMH at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (toBA3)

223 Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM

What.....is your quest?!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (rBtIz)

224 Ask me anything.
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Who is buried in Grant's tomb?

Posted by: dartist at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (+ya+t)

225 Posted by: SMH at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (toBA3)

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Don't set the bar so low on yourself.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (jvt6t)

226 How much does a pound of feathers weigh ??
Posted by: runner

The answer to that WAS etched in stone by an etch-a-sketch until some birdbrain invented the metric system.

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (arJlL)

227 cauldron , wood

What do you think we are, witches??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (KZzsI)

228 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag


How long is a 24 hour paintball scenario game?

(Don't laugh. Dude got it wrong)

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (Qq3ZN)

229 Mary Ann or Ginger?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (2BZBZ)

230 179 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (3H9h1)


Your service years overlap with a relative of mine. Boulder, or somewhere else?

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (ofYez)

231 The only real Science Guy we are allowed in the NW is Bill Nye, former High-Fiving White Guy.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 18, 2021 06:29 PM (axyOa)

Saddest thing about Bill Nye is he was a semi-humorous local comic 30 years ago, and has been going downhill ever since. He somehow got some Hollywood buddies to use his science schtick to get into children's TV. Never a scientist or a teacher of any kind.
Oh, and about 20-25 years ago, met him at Ray's Boathouse in Seattle (nice restaurant on Puget Sound), waiting for a table on a busy Friday evening. He was a smug dick then, too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (sy5kK)

232 Whether it is global warming or covid or some other crisis, it all makes more sense when you accept the fact that people you used to trust have been lying about everything
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM

The last person of "authority" I trusted was my old family doc who took care of me, my kids, my dad, extended family. I went in for something right after Obamacare passed and there was a sign tacked to the door stating he was closing up shop after ~40 years. The nicest and most compassionate - and smart - doctor I've ever had. Old school.

We sat and talked for a while, he and I. He was apoplectic about the "new rules". Last thing he said to me was, "Don't ever admit you ever smoked to any health care professional, don't ever let that be part of your permanent record. Death panels? They mean business, and you you WILL be denied care. LIE."

He musta said f*ck a half dozen times in that conversation, which I didn't know he was capable of.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (HeKhk)

233 Alaska be like, "Winter is winter, dude. Toss another log in the wood stove, will ya?"

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (okGHj)

234 The whiteness in me kinda degrades that

So you can't jump, then?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (KZzsI)

235 The government is full of evil bastards, parasites sucking the blood out of honest workers' veins.
On the other hand, killing all of them would pollute all of our waterways.
We should pray for God to smite them into righteousness. Our strength is not enough.

Posted by: setnaffa at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (umCU5)

236
some of the states need to get together and see if they can sue their way out of all the nuke generator restriction and nonsense.

If you want clean energy in abundance, nuke is your boy.

Otherwise forget electric cars.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (dWwl8)

237 I am not taking you people to exotic places, you would all be like " were's my hairdryer ?" , and " why do I have to eat locusts ?" Protein, that's why.

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (zr5Kq)

238 Samantha or Sabrina?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (2BZBZ)

239 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer

How did Noah get two, and only two, flies on the Arc?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (Rvt88)

240
Probably can't go wrong here.

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It - James Rawles
Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:36 PM (KnJdm)

Thank you!

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (Ed8Zd)

241 Woohoo! Continued drought here!

Yay, I hate rain*.


*Don't tell me it's necessary. I have rocks in my yard. And elsewhere.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (oQ94s)

242 154 Obviously the answer to power is not windmills (you gotta figure if they are good anywhere, Texas would be one of the top spots, so I don't blame the attempt), but nuclear power. Its safe, stable, constant, and extremely energetic.

I am fine with wind power, just don't figure you're going to run anything bigger than a farm off it reliably. And figure its going to cost more to set up, run, maintain, and dispose of than it earns.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:28 PM (KZzsI)

TX has two nuclear plants: Cherokee Park (I think that's the name) and the South Texas NUCLEAR Project. I think we should add on some reactors at both, for both have NRC licenses to operate as it is.

And all of America's nuclear weapons are made not terribly far from me at Pantex.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (49Dnm)

243 I'm assuming Mr Abbott has a really overbearing wifey or something.

Otherwise I can't explain him.

I don't think you can built homes with wood stove heating any longer where I live. I'm very glad to be grandfathered in. some pellets in my wood stove, wham! - heats the whole house. I also have a propane-run backup generator. I really hate power outages!

Feel terrible for the people down South tho. Hopefully they learn the important lesson that everyone in government (exceptions prove the rule!) is an utter moron filled with evil intent.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (j9HX3)

244 Posted by: SturmToddler at February 18, 2021 06:27 PM (8D42x)

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Yes. Because government is soooo trustworthy.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:28 PM (jvt6t)

that was exactly my point. never mind the actual evidence, and the preceding couple cycles, or current sun spot activity, just trust the govt model... how could it be wrong...

these fucks couldn't predict the potential of tom brady getting laid in a whore house with a hand full of 100 dollar bills...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (8D42x)

245 Ask me anything.


So... in one of those Captcha things, and the pictures asks for all of the boats in the picture... if one tiny corner of the boat is in one of the squares, do I have to click it?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (KZzsI)

246 People looking at portable solar and rechargeable batteries, check this guy out.

https://tinyurl.com/12i94xfx

He passed in January 2020, but his stuff is still kind of recent and has a good philosophy.

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (KnJdm)

247 So you can't jump, then?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

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lol

Not currently.

Hopefully, after my back surgery in April I'll be back to normal.

Posted by: SMH at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (toBA3)

248 As I pulled on layer after layer of clothing this morning, just for inside living, I thought to myself, "Self, I'll bet this is one of the warmest Februaries on record!

[I don't think I've ever seen much less used Februaries as a word before. Februarys? Febreweries?]

Well, maybe if we have a really severe heat wave 'til the end of the month?

🌞

Posted by: mindful webworker
let the sun shine, let the sun shine in...
at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (PrVhQ)

249 Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM

What are you wearing?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (rBtIz)

250 Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM

What are you wearing?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (rBtIz)

Is it sheer?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (ifmtJ)

251 How did Noah get two, and only two, flies on the Arc?
Posted by: Tonypete

Mrs. Noah wielded a mean flyswatter.

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (arJlL)

252 " why do I have to eat locusts ?" Protein, that's why.

"Just wash them down with honey"
--John the Baptizer

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (KZzsI)

253 Tough to boil water with no propane.
Posted by: LASue

cauldron , wood
Posted by: runner

Oxy-acetylene. Coal. Camp stove/white gas or camp stove propane bottle. BBQ pit with charcoal or 20 lb rent a tank.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (Qq3ZN)

254 Weather Underground is a good website for local, accurate data. Its made up of a ton of local amateur meteorologists, some of whom are living nearby you, most likely. Despite the name it appears to have no political tilt or even interest.

Back in the day, I used to work in local TV in Detroit. The weather guys (actual "meterologists") used Weather Underground all the time.

Posted by: shibumi at February 18, 2021 06:42 PM (tjZg/)

255 Ask me anything.

===

Train A leaves the station going 50 miles an hour, and train B leaves the station one hour later going 70 miles an hour, how many sparrows flew over the cuckoo's nest ?

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:42 PM (zr5Kq)

256 We have a huge hydro plant here in NE Texas on lake texoma. It can generate a tremendous amount of hydro electricity but the vast majority of it is earmarked for OK, MO and AR. The Army Corps of Engineers owns the lake and the dam.


Texas gets just a tiny bit of it's output on odd generation days.


Oh and it is currently not generating a single MW.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at February 18, 2021 06:42 PM (JUOKG)

257 @229

>>Mary Ann or Ginger?



Yvonne De Carlo or Lynda Carter

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 18, 2021 06:42 PM (Rji+c)

258 This is what I love about Texas (compared to California) -- people here are taking care of themselves. Some might be pissed off if someone didn't do their job (fill the propane tank, for instance) but they are a strong, resourceful bunch who does what needs to be done without a bunch of whining. (Ignore the press)

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:43 PM (Ed8Zd)

259 >>> I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer


Not a question but an airing of grievances I guess. The web display system they came up with to replace flash that was implemented, I hope at the last moment and coded by weasels, really sucks. What were they thinking? It never works well and when it works as designed it still sucks.

The non-flash stuff they had us try during flash times, worked fine. Did they just pile that all up in a field and set it on fire? Their new web maps and interface are unusable! Ok, who wants the festivus pole now?

Posted by: banana Dream at February 18, 2021 06:43 PM (zPCVJ)

260 177 OT: Doctor god now tells ABC thing won't be back to normal until "2022."
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It's those sweet paychecks that keep coming in.
Posted by: dartist at February 18, 2021 06:32 PM (+ya+t)

Yep, they sure do!

Posted by: Urban teachers union members, sitting on their azzes at February 18, 2021 06:43 PM (sy5kK)

261 Ask me anything.

===

Train A leaves the station going 50 miles an hour, and train B leaves the station one hour later going 70 miles an hour, how many sparrows flew over the cuckoo's nest ?
Posted by: runner

North American sparrows or Canadian sparrows ?

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:43 PM (arJlL)

262
Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM


Spam or Treet?

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 18, 2021 06:43 PM (2E6fI)

263 That idiot who wrote that stupid "snowfalls are a thing of the past" needs to be locked in a stockade and have garbage pelting his head.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (O+I8R)

264 >>Mary Ann or Ginger?

>Yvonne De Carlo or Lynda Carter?

Paulina Porizkova or Kathy Ireland?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (KZzsI)

265 .
.
I like to watch
.
.

Posted by: Dr Fauci at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (BDQo0)

266 255 Ask me anything.


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What's better? A standard train system or........a MONORAIL!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (jvt6t)

267 Tough to boil water with no propane.
Posted by: LASue

cauldron , wood
Posted by: runner

Oxy-acetylene. Coal. Camp stove/white gas or camp stove propane bottle. BBQ pit with charcoal or 20 lb rent a tank.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (Qq3ZN)


On my shopping list.

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (Ed8Zd)

268 That idiot who wrote that stupid "snowfalls are a thing of the past" needs to be locked in a stockade and have garbage pelting his head.
Posted by: Lady in Black at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (O+I8R)

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Naked gauntlet down the street in a small town in TX during the current weather conditions.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM (2SdPm)

269 Winter maybe 5 or 7 years ago water heater went out, was couple days to get it replaced, wife was heating pots on stoved to get small bath, me on other hand took my big aluminum tub, put it over fire outside and cooked it, took water jugs, about 10 of them in the pot to all but boiling. When at right temp carried them all in dumping into tub then adding cold water and had nice full bath tub.

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM (Cxk7w)

270 Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer

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Should I get this looked at?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM (kTF2Z)

271 179 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:33 PM (3H9h1)
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When Obama took over, is it true that NOAA quit being about science and became a Muslim support and education department?

Serious question.

Posted by: Urban teachers union members, sitting on their azzes at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM (sy5kK)

272 What's better? A standard train system or........a MONORAIL!!

https://youtu.be/ZDOI0cq6GZM

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM (KZzsI)

273 Train A leaves the station going 50 miles an hour, and train B leaves the station one hour later going 70 miles an hour, how many sparrows flew over the cuckoo's nest ?
Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:42 PM

That's a fargin' trick question!!!!!

Posted by: Roman Maroni at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM (rBtIz)

274 I like to watch

.

.

Posted by: Dr Fauci at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (BDQo0)

In the form of a question?

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM (KnJdm)

275 What are you wearing?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (rBtIz)

LOL

If he didn't realize it before this, MF now realizes he shouldn't
have posed that offer of "ask me anything."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM (VP4Cd)

276 Okay Martini Farmer...

why'd you leave NOAA?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (j9HX3)

277 217 Hey Texans we have been dealing with winter storms causing days and even weeks long power outages in New England forever.
Get a critical loads sub panel wired in to your house. Invest in a solid generator. Start said generator regularly. Propane lasts longer then diesel but diesel is easier to replace if you run low on fuel.
Buy some easy to prepare food and get several gallons of water every fall for emergencies. Make sure you sharpen your metal snow shovels and do the maintenance on your snow blower.
It really is not that big of a deal. Welcome to how most of the country lives.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 18, 2021

You ain't been to rural TX or to the Panhandle, have you?

Snowblowers and snow shovels? In San Antonio, they MIGHT get used once a decade or so. It may sound shocking, but down there, it is not unusual for kids there to grow up and never seeing snow except on TV. In my case, I had to go to Germany to see my first major snowstorm. There IS a reason why things are as they are in south TX. (And yet another feather in the cap for those who support federal government.)

I agree on generators. They are a good investment.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (49Dnm)

278 @ 264

>>Mary Ann or Ginger?

>Yvonne De Carlo or Lynda Carter?

>Paulina Porizkova or Kathy Ireland?

Bettie Grable or Mamie Van Doren?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (Rji+c)

279 Whether it is global warming or covid or some other crisis, it all makes more sense when you accept the fact that people you used to trust have been lying about everything

Or just consider government at all levels to be a hostile occupying enemy force.

Then it makes total sense.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (DkFt0)

280 BTW, if you are currently in Texas without water and you have an electric water heater, be sure to turn it off until the water is flowing normally.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (jvt6t)

281 Train A leaves the station going 50 miles an hour,
and train B leaves the station one hour later going 70 miles an hour,
how many sparrows flew over the cuckoo's nest ?

Posted by: runner



North American sparrows or Canadian sparrows ?

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:43 PM

Laden or unladen swallows?

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (JUOKG)

282 Mary Ann or Ginger?

>Yvonne De Carlo or Lynda Carter?

Paulina Porizkova or Kathy Ireland?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (KZzsI)

Brennah Black or Katelyn Runck?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (ifmtJ)

283 >>Mary Ann or Ginger?

>Yvonne De Carlo or Lynda Carter?

Paulina Porizkova or Kathy Ireland?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM

Yes.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (rBtIz)

284 This will devolve quickly....

Why do girls say they want men over 6' when they average 5'3? - It's the metric system
did you have to kiss obama's portrait every day ? - No, but I did piss on it once.
What color was George Washington's white horse ? - Black... you're a racist.
Is this a good time or a bad time to get into .38 Super? - Never a bad time for gubs.
How much does a pound of feathers weigh ?? - In space?
When will Kate Upton return my unrequited love? - No, grow a pair first.
Blondes or Brunettes ? - Yes
Do you like Gladiator? - Define "Gladiator"

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:47 PM (3H9h1)

285 Ask me anything.

==


Blondes or Brunettes ?
Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (zr5Kq)

longbow or crossbow?

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 18, 2021 06:47 PM (8D42x)

286 If he didn't realize it before this, MF now realizes he shouldn't
have posed that offer of "ask me anything."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM (VP4Cd)

I get it but did you have to curse at him?

Posted by: LMAO at February 18, 2021 06:47 PM (yVPHG)

287 270 Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer

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Should I get this looked at?
Posted by: Duke Lowell

It hurts when I do 'this'.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 18, 2021 06:47 PM (Rvt88)

288 Ask me anything.


Whatever happened to white Jared from State Farm?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (axyOa)

289 did you have to kiss obama's portrait every day ? - No, but I did piss on it once.
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Standing or sitting?

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (6ufqr)

290 And MF rises to the Q&A occasion.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (2SdPm)

291
Anyone still buy the Farmer's Almanac?
Does it still exist?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (+voN6)

292 228 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag

Are you a MONSTER or a DEMON?

Posted by: Communist Party of China, June 1966 at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (49Dnm)

293 Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer


Does blowing make you deaf?

Posted by: LMAO at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (yVPHG)

294 Oil rig guy or Michael Biehn?

We 'ettes can play too!

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (O+I8R)

295 I agree on generators. They are a good investment.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (49Dnm)

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I hooked up the wife's Peloton to our fridge and stove. She ain't in no ways tarred......

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (jvt6t)

296 Ask me anything.
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Where the fvck is Waldo?

Posted by: dartist at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (+ya+t)

297 I be proud to announce that the peeple of Brattleboro will reduce electerity so that other parts of the cuntry cans be have moor. What has your city done to helps those in needs of electority ???

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (TdWJo)

298 What are you wearing?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (rBtIz)

LOL

If he didn't realize it before this, MF now realizes he shouldn't
have posed that offer of "ask me anything."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

If someone (AHEM !) sends him out to look at the moon in his underwear, then we'll know.

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (arJlL)

299 Ask me anything

What is the cost differential in paying for a blowjob from a hooker and paying to take a woman out until she will give you one?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (9d4A3)

300 I've mentioned it here before, but between 2007 and 2012 I worked for NOAA.

Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer

How did Noah get two, and only two, flies on the Arc?
Posted by: Tonypete


And why cockroaches?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (Qq3ZN)

301 And MF rises to the Q&A occasion.
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (2SdPm)

Yep, props to Martini Farmer

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (ifmtJ)

302 OT: Doctor god now tells ABC thing won't be back to normal until "2022."

==

doctor needs to stick to what he knows best - men's a'holes

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (zr5Kq)

303 Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:47 PM (3H9h1)

What did you do at NOAA? Was the NOAA really into man made climate change when you worked there?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (VP4Cd)

304
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:47 PM (3H9h1)


You didn't answer my question.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (ofYez)

305 291
Anyone still buy the Farmer's Almanac?
Does it still exist?
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (+voN6)

The supermarket I work at had them for sale late last year. They are still published.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (49Dnm)

306 I wish we'd had a generator, but more than that I wish we'd had a cord of cured wood. We burned everything we could get our hands on then a bunch of those presto logs for too much from the story :/

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (KZzsI)

307 Now to up my bid on that Rock Island 1911 in .38 Super...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (ifmtJ)

308 What are you wearing?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:41 PM (rBtIz)

LOL

If he didn't realize it before this, MF now realizes he shouldn't
have posed that offer of "ask me anything."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:45 PM

I can't believe I'm the first to ask that.

I passed on "where do babies come from".

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (rBtIz)

309 I agree on generators. They are a good investment.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (49Dnm)

Yes. I bought a generac after Sandy. Only needed it a few times, but it was great to not feel cold.

Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (ONvIw)

310 Anyone still buy the Farmer's Almanac?

Does it still exist?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM (+voN6)

Yes and yes. Just got my first one for 2021. It seems like it is helpful for growers.

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (KnJdm)

311 Ask me anything

What is the cost differential in paying for a blowjob from a hooker and paying to take a woman out until she will give you one?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


$600?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (Qq3ZN)

312 Spam or Treet?


Treet is disgusting.

Spam for the win.

Posted by: shibumi at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (tjZg/)

313 THC Vape pens. Not even once!
The Trial of Tim Heidecker (Tim's Outburst Compilation)
https://youtu.be/iQGuyOllD-E

Posted by: Jimco Industries at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (buTO7)

314 Laden or unladen swallows?
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS)

Ask Kamellee

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (arJlL)

315 Mary Ann or Ginger?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 18, 2021 06:39 PM (2BZBZ)

Yes.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (uxUoN)

316 Ask me anything.

Posted by: Martini Farmer

If you were a lollipop what flavor would you be?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (Vxu+H)

317 Oil rig guy or Michael Biehn?

We 'ettes can play too!
Posted by: Lady in Black at February 18, 2021 06:48 PM

I've kept the video up just so I can go watch it again with my coffee first thing in the morning.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (HeKhk)

318 union teachers go away

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (sy5kK)

319 Why would the guys on here ask MF-whom I'm guessing might be a man-about what he's wearing and whether it is sheer? Is there something you need to come out to us about?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (VP4Cd)

320 Ask me anything

What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Posted by: Archer at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (gmo/4)

321 Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:40 PM (Ed8Zd

Not for nothing but I miss your Pres Elect

Posted by: ... at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (uEbPt)

322 >>>Ask me anything.<
>Where did Al Capone hide his treasure?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (03n3v)

323 And why cockroaches?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM

Cockroaches? Pfft. Why the platypus?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (rBtIz)

324 I agree on generators. They are a good investment.

Avoid those that require gasoline. They are noisy, have shorter run times but most important of all, they suffer breakdowns because of that damned ethanol destroying the fuel lines.

I'm convinced, part of the Fe'ral government's demand for ethanol is to destroy small engines and frustrate emergency fuel storage.

Can't have people be independent.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (mTlVG)

325 You didn't answer my question.
Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (ofYez)

yeah, and he did not answer one of mine...

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (zr5Kq)

326 Ask me anything.

How much ground round would a ground hog hog, if a ground hog could hog ground round?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (KZzsI)

327 I agree on generators. They are a good investment.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (49Dnm)

Yes. I bought a generac after Sandy. Only needed it a few times, but it was great to not feel cold.
Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (ONvIw)

I think that's the brand we decided on.

Posted by: LASue at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (Ed8Zd)

328
I was just thinking of all the times I've driven from Massachusetts to south Florida, with the aid of a giant, folded map of the entire eastern half of the USA.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (+voN6)

329 "119 Global-warming-climate-change is not science, it is Marxist minimal-lifestyle utopic posturing using bogus science as a stalking horse. I've known this for years. We've known this for years. Why is this even still being attempted??

Posted by: exdem13 at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (W+kMI) "



At a guess, because (as we have recently learned) almost all the people we have been electing to fight against it are traitors in the pay of the enemy.

do I win a rrrubber biscuit ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (h89VN)

330 Mary Ann or Ginger?

>Yvonne De Carlo or Lynda Carter?

Paulina Porizkova or Kathy Ireland?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (KZzsI)

Kathy Ireland, all day every day, especially after THAT SI swimsuit cover...

I'll be in my bunk

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (8D42x)

331 Cont'd....

What.....is your quest?! -Galaxy
How long is a 24 hour paintball scenario game? - When did it start?
Mary Ann or Ginger? -Yes
Your service years overlap with a relative of mine. Boulder, or somewhere else? - Somewhere else
Samantha or Sabrina? - Witches are bitches
How did Noah get two, and only two, flies on the Arc? - Sugar
So... in one of those Captcha things, and the pictures asks for all of the boats in the picture... if one tiny corner of the boat is in one of the squares, do I have to click it? - Wut?
What are you wearing? -Everything but pants

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (3H9h1)

332 318 union teachers go away
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (sy5kK)

There is not a single teacher in a public school that has any business belonging to a union.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (49Dnm)

333 Ask me anything.

==


WHERE IS HOFFA ?!

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (zr5Kq)

334 Ask me anything.
>Where did Al Capone hide his treasure?
Posted by: Dr. Bone

Ask Geraldo.

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (arJlL)

335 Why would the guys on here ask MF-whom I'm guessing might be a man-about what he's wearing and whether it is sheer? Is there something you need to come out to us about?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (VP4Cd)

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It's a guy thing. Seriously.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (2SdPm)

336
And Europe is suffering under record cold too. It's even snowing in the Mediterranean.

___________

Eet eez ze fault of les Americaines!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (mht8P)

337
I am fine with wind power, just don't figure
you're going to run anything bigger than a farm off it reliably. And
figure its going to cost more to set up, run, maintain, and dispose of
than it earns.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:28 PM (KZzsI)

++++Thanks. Thanks loads.

Posted by: The birds and the bats at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (ZE5eB)

338 What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Posted by: Archer at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM

African or European?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (rBtIz)

339
Between the Wuhan Chong Chong Lung Rot and the Surprise Ice Age all happening at once, I keep thinking I need to kick John Ringo in the nutsack for giving God the idea in The Last Centurion.

At least we aren't at war in the Middle East again...

https://tinyurl.com/y3qwt5en

Oh.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (EGyGV)

340 PSAK-47 GF5 FORGED CHF CLASSIC ALG RIFLE; $979; https://bit.ly/3k92bQv

Posted by: bonhomme at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (UW2ZS)

341 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:46 PM (49Dnm)

Just posting the advice every father gives to their sons in New England when they buy their first house.

I also rarely used my metal shovels the hard plastic ones are way better at scooping snow although they dont last as long. Also do not use them to break ice. Also never buy a plastic snow shovel with the metal scraper edge. That edge will break and you will have a pointy piece of sheet metal to deal with.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (UPoLF)

342 Hooray! I'm jacked into the web again. How come I couldn't connect? Who the hell knows.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 18, 2021 06:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

343 yeah, and he did not answer one of mine...
Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (zr5Kq)


I guess Martini Farmer offered to take questions but didn't promise to answer them.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 18, 2021 06:53 PM (ofYez)

344 I've just installed a bidet. Wet and wild.

Posted by: Desultory joe at February 18, 2021 06:53 PM (L9P9s)

345 I'll bet Generac's stock is doing well.

Posted by: dartist at February 18, 2021 06:53 PM (+ya+t)

346 The Farmer's Almanac is online

Posted by: Ben Franklin at February 18, 2021 06:53 PM (BDQo0)

347 What is the cost differential in paying for a blowjob from a hooker and paying to take a woman out until she will give you one?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby
$600?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:50 PM (Qq3ZN)

Dude...something is awry there.
Blowjobs vary by locale and age of the hooker but let's say $100 is a good average.
Three date rule (you get laid on date #3) means you're going to shell out for three date activities. Again, costs for hoors vary but let's say $80/date x3.
So $240 for civilian BJ
$100 for a pro BJ
Cost difference is $140. Ish. Back of knapkin calculation. Offer and BJ not available in all areas.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:53 PM (ifmtJ)

348 Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 18, 2021 06:49 PM (9d4A3)

You need to contact someone who worked at another agency
I don't think the NOAA does reports on that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:53 PM (VP4Cd)

349
Yeah, and never, ever buy a "bent" snow shovel that is supposely "good" for your back. It's worse for your back!

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (+voN6)

350 But the hockey stick...


T H E

H O C K E Y

S T I C K
Posted by: Michael Mann
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Cues up Rush's 'Hide The Decline' tune [and tips hat to Rush].

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (CTJwJ)

351 Literally the first thing that happened when I moved into my house was a freak winter storm and a nearly week long power outage.

I put in a generator outlet, built a generator house to house a 12kw flex fuel generator, I also store a weeks worth of fuel at minimum.

It was a no brainer.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (Rji+c)

352 Okay Martini Farmer...

why'd you leave NOAA?
Posted by: BlackOrchid


They asked too many questions?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (Qq3ZN)

353 I guess Martini Farmer offered to take questions but didn't promise to answer them.
Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 18, 2021 06:53 PM (ofYez)


though I am severely impressed by the answers he provided thus far...

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (zr5Kq)

354 Why does the NASA guy who's talking look like he's just a few black Nike running shoes away from Heaven's Gate?

Posted by: banana Dream at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (zPCVJ)

355 Once Kathy Ireland learned to control her helium-powered voice she became the perfect choice. Apparently she's quite bright, good with money and shall we say, not a leftist. And still gorgeous

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (KZzsI)

356 " ...

Is this a good time or a bad time to get into .38 Super?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:35 PM (ifmtJ) "



well, a couple of weeks ago I was in a gun store and the only pistol ammo on the shelves was .38 Super and .25 ACP.
Does this help ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (h89VN)

357 Mary use all the electricity you want, its not going to go to Texas if you spare some.

Posted by: Skip at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (Cxk7w)

358 I was just thinking of all the times I've driven from Massachusetts to south Florida, with the aid of a giant, folded map of the entire eastern half of the USA.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales

Columbus traveled farther with a less detailed map.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 18, 2021 06:55 PM (Rvt88)

359 Ask me anything

How many pecks of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

Posted by: Archer at February 18, 2021 06:55 PM (gmo/4)

360 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:53 PM

That sounds suspiciously like math.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 06:55 PM (rBtIz)

361 Yeah, and never, ever buy a "bent" snow shovel that is supposely "good" for your back. It's worse for your back!
Posted by: Soothsayer's
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Order now, an we'll include free shipping, that's right FREE shipping, a $15.00 value, and it's FREE!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (CTJwJ)

362 Blowjobs vary by locale and age of the hooker but let's say $100 is a good average.
Three date rule (you get laid on date #3) means you're going to shell out for three date activities. Again, costs for hoors vary but let's say $80/date x3.
So $240 for civilian BJ
$100 for a pro BJ
Cost difference is $140. Ish. Back of knapkin calculation. Offer and BJ not available in all areas.


Please stay away from my husband.

Posted by: shibumi at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (tjZg/)

363 Three date rule (you get laid on date #3) means you're going to shell out for three date activities. Again, costs for hoors vary but let's say $80/date x3.
So $240 for civilian BJ
$100 for a pro BJ
Cost difference is $140. Ish. Back of knapkin calculation. Offer and BJ not available in all areas.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


You may get laid on date #3, but you may not get blown until 6 or 7.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (Qq3ZN)

364
Columbus traveled farther with a less detailed map.
Posted by: Tonypete


But Columbus never ate at Stuckey's.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (+voN6)

365 Why would the guys on here ask MF-whom I'm guessing might be a man-about what he's wearing and whether it is sheer? Is there something you need to come out to us about?


It's a Mystery Science Theater 3000 reference.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (ifmtJ)

366 9mm or 45 ACP?
Carrots or no?
Longbows or crossbows?
Civil war or war of northern aggression?

Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (KnJdm)

367 bonhomme,
I'm looking for an AR-15, and hoping you can link me up.
It's for Little LCD, I told him I want mine back. He wasn't happy about it, but understood.

He's primed and ready for me to forward a link. And he knows he has to move quick or it is gone.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (sy5kK)

368 320 Ask me anything

Why do you have to drink a foreign beverage? Why do you have to eat foreign food? WHy do you have so many foreign books? Why are you for foreign altogether?

Posted by: Red Guards at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (49Dnm)

369 Do we 'ettes ever do that one or the other thing?

Cary Grant or Gary Cooper?

Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 06:57 PM (ONvIw)

370 And Europe is suffering under record cold too. It's even snowing in the Mediterranean.


John has a frozen mustache.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 18, 2021 06:57 PM (axyOa)

371 Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 18, 2021 06:51 PM (mTlVG)

I had a little gas powered Honda generator that I used around the property. I liked it. Pretty quiet.

But would not scale that up for a big boy job like running the house. Thing did not last forever and did not produce a lot of power.

I used an old generator that ran off diesel / #2 heating oil but it was loud and old and did not like the cut of my jib. My plan was to replace it and the boiler with propane when the time came. Ended up selling the house though.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 18, 2021 06:57 PM (UPoLF)

372 It's a guy thing. Seriously.
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (2SdPm)

The same guys who pee sitting down?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:57 PM (VP4Cd)

373 OK For the Ettes

in their prime

Sean Connery or Tom Selleck?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:57 PM (KZzsI)

374 Do we 'ettes ever do that one or the other thing?

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No, because it's dumb.

Posted by: SMH at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (toBA3)

375 Why do people drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (49Dnm)

376 373: Connery!

Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (ONvIw)

377 SMH or CN?

Posted by: ... at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (uEbPt)

378 I never realized I needed a spreadsheet for a blowjob.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (03n3v)

379
But Columbus never ate at Stuckey's.
Posted by: Soothsayer's
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...or saw Rock City.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (CTJwJ)

380 I met Connery once in an elevator in NYC. Sigh.

Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (ONvIw)

381 "If Texas was a country, it would rank number five..."

I liked that first part and my attention drifted after that.

Posted by: Grail Knight at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (grc2A)

382 SMH or CN?

yes

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (KZzsI)

383
fucking chimps

nood

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (+voN6)

384 Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 06:57 PM (ONvIw)

Could we have a third choice? There seems to be some suggestion Cary Grant was in the closet even though he was married several time, and Gary Cooper was a sleaze.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (VP4Cd)

385 Oh, and to the Morons who helped me a few threads back with chili advice, thanks!

The chili was possibly the best I've ever made. Sure, there is probably better, but not from me.

Oh, and there is still a big pot of it, the sour cream, chopped onions, and shredded cheese are right there, too.

Help yourself.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (sy5kK)

386 Posted by: 4 at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (KnJdm)

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Prometheus?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (jvt6t)

387 It snowed in Saudi Arabia.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (9ra8Q)

388 Who wrote the book of love?

Posted by: Just Lily. Thread-Winner Elect at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (qDDwD)

389 Did I miss all the Don Quixote jokes?

Damn.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (46GDR)

390 I met Connery once in an elevator in NYC.

Apparently he's just about as dumb as portrayed on SNL but you gotta enjoy his work

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (KZzsI)

391 > Avoid those that require gasoline. They are noisy, have shorter run times but most important of all, they suffer breakdowns because of that damned ethanol destroying the fuel lines.

People on Twitter have been mocking Dana Loesch for not having done proper preparation. She's been shooting back that they have a gas generator and solar panels, but the gas stations are out of gas and the solar panel batteries go bonk in the cold.

Also, to your ethanol point, that can be mitigated. The issue with ethanol is it's hydrophilic. When it soaks up water, the gas gets gummy and acidic. As long as it doesn't sit in the line or in the carburetor, you're probably fine. When you're done using the genny for the season, buy some ethanol free gas, run the thing dry, put in some ethanol free gas, then run it dry again. Viola, lines and carb are clear of gummy ethanol gas.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (UW2ZS)

392 Climate Change strikes again. No matter what happens and how many times
it's happened before, it's brand new and because of Climate Change.


AND IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!1!11!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (HaL55)

393 377 Raimondo or ...?

Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (ONvIw)

394 Sean Connery or Tom Selleck?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Well, Connery is dead, so...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (pbStR)

395 Not a question but an airing of grievances I guess... - The new NOAA radar web thingy is shit. Poor programming. Geeks wanted every fucking thing and got every fucking problem.
North American sparrows or Canadian sparrows ? - Both are hung better than Obama... what's your question?
Spam or Treet? -SPAM!! with a runny egg and grits... fight me.
Paulina Porizkova or Kathy Ireland? - Kathy... none of those commies please.
What's better? A standard train system or........a MONORAIL!! - Where's my fucking flying car??!!
Should I get this looked at? - Why? Is it bleeding?
When Obama took over, is it true that NOAA quit being about science and became a Muslim support and education department? - We're an inclusive branch of government. H8T3R


Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (3H9h1)

396 Three date rule (you get laid on date #3) means you're going to shell out for three date activities. Again, costs for hoors vary but let's say $80/date x3.
So $240 for civilian BJ



cheap date , and I am not even talking about the cost of dinner

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (zr5Kq)

397 Between the Wuhan Chong Chong Lung Rot and the Surprise Ice Age all happening at once, I keep thinking I need to kick John Ringo in the nutsack for giving God the idea in The Last Centurion.

At least we aren't at war in the Middle East again...
https://tinyurl.com/y3qwt5en
Oh.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (EGyGV)

great book,

oh, and we are about to have our historic first woman president, and it's time of emergency...

not saying that was prophetic, but it rhymes pretty well...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (8D42x)

398 SMH or CN?
Posted by: ... at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM

We'll need pics to decide.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (rBtIz)

399 I'm looking for an AR-15, and hoping you can link me up.
It's for Little LCD, I told him I want mine back. He wasn't happy about it, but understood.

He's primed and ready for me to forward a link. And he knows he has to move quick or it is gone.

Thanks in advance.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (sy5kK)
Prices keep going up.
If he needs it "now", M&P Sport II has gotten pricy but still good J&G sales has them.
Or, if you can, buy the lower and the upper separate.

Ping me offline if you need specific links

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (ifmtJ)

400 Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (ONvIw)

How DARE you

Posted by: ... at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (uEbPt)

401 Thank you, Martini Farmer. I am no longer feeling left out.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (ofYez)

402 Why do people drive on parkways and park on driveways?
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33

Isn't 'social distancing' really 'anti' social distancing?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (Rvt88)

403 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (CTJwJ)

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Or had the Texas Steak Challenge. Wuss.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (jvt6t)

404 Yeah, and never, ever buy a "bent" snow shovel that is supposely "good" for your back. It's worse for your back!
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at February 18, 2021 06:54 PM (+voN6)

Yeah I have no idea where that myth came from. A normal shovel does not put a lot of strain on your back if your shoveling technique is any good. Those bent ones almost require you to use your back to shovel which is not ideal especially when dealing with wet and heavy snow

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (UPoLF)

405
Apparently he's just about as dumb as portrayed on SNL but you gotta enjoy his work
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (KZzsI)

He was very nice, smelled wonderful. I went out and bought a bottle of that fragrance.

Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (ONvIw)

406 >>> 378 I never realized I needed a spreadsheet for a blowjob.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (03n3v)


Intuit's TurboSex pimp planning software never caught on.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (zPCVJ)

407 Just posting the advice every father gives to their sons in New England when they buy their first house.

I also rarely used my metal shovels the hard plastic ones are way better at scooping snow although they dont last as long. Also do not use them to break ice. Also never buy a plastic snow shovel with the metal scraper edge. That edge will break and you will have a pointy piece of sheet metal to deal with.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 18, 2021 06:52 PM (UPoLF)

Why the hell do homes in New England still use heating oil? Can't they be converted to something else?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (49Dnm)

408 The same guys who pee sitting down?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2021 06:57 PM (VP4Cd)
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I worked blue collar for a couple of decades. What's being posted is pretty tame compared to some of the stuff I heard and participated in.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 18, 2021 07:01 PM (2SdPm)

409 cheap date , and I am not even talking about the cost of dinner
Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (zr5Kq)

It's an average between movie dates and dinner dates. Might be on the low side.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 07:01 PM (ifmtJ)

410 Hooray! I'm jacked into the web again. How come I couldn't connect? Who the hell knows.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread

Didja try unplugging it and plugging it back in ?

Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 07:01 PM (arJlL)

411 My dating rule was sex on the second date or I'd dump ya.

Posted by: Desultory joe at February 18, 2021 07:01 PM (L9P9s)

412 Quit buying the Old Farmers Almanac the year that they had a guest editorial by the president before PDT.
Their weather forecasting sucked anyway, I tracked it for years, mostly bought it for the astronomical stuff, and they were cutting that down, too.
For the sky data, these days, I buy an almanac in black-letter German from an Amish store, $3.95.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 18, 2021 07:01 PM (h89VN)

413 263 That idiot who wrote that stupid "snowfalls are a thing of the past" needs to be locked in a stockade and have garbage pelting his head.
Posted by: Lady in Black at February 18, 2021 06:44 PM (O+I8R)


Just bury his ass in all of the snow.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at February 18, 2021 07:01 PM (okGHj)

414 I never realized I needed a spreadsheet for a blowjob.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (03n3v)

no, you don't need a spreadsheet, you just need to cultivate a friendship with Mark Andrew Edwards

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 07:02 PM (zr5Kq)

415 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 18, 2021 06:37 PM (UPoLF)

We *can't* sharpen any type of snow shovel because they aren't available. At all. Ever. Not even an ice scraper here in the Houston area.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 18, 2021 07:02 PM (1lKRm)

416 That was fun... I can not keep up.

A little levity is good, no?

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (3H9h1)

417 We add Startron ethanol inhibitor to each gas can this past week, we tried to have seven 5gal cans on hand at all times.

Posted by: Eromero at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (gjvwR)

418 Three date rule (you get laid on date #3) means you're going to shell out for three date activities. Again, costs for hoors vary but let's say $80/date x3.
So $240 for civilian BJ
$100 for a pro BJ
Cost difference is $140. Ish. Back of knapkin calculation. Offer and BJ not available in all areas.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


You may get laid on date #3, but you may not get blown until 6 or 7.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 18, 2021 06:56 PM (Qq3ZN)

and never again after marriage...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (8D42x)

419 Nood chimps

Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (ONvIw)

420 Well, Connery is dead, so...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2021 06:59 PM (pbStR)

There might be women out there that would go necro. Even the dead need love.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (49Dnm)

421 Sean Connery or Tom Selleck?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 06:57 PM (KZzsI)


Tom Selleck.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (ofYez)

422 That was fun... I can not keep up.

A little levity is good, no?
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (3H9h1)

great job, man. seriously

Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (zr5Kq)

423
This scientist made this prediction back in 2018 and would start in winter 2020.
As Mr. Spock would say: 'fascinating"

https://tinyurl.com/b8ep2vq5

Posted by: YIKES! at February 18, 2021 07:04 PM (t6XCL)

424 A little levity is good, no?
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (3H9h1)
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You're taking questions, not asking.

Sheesh.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 18, 2021 07:04 PM (2SdPm)

425 But all know that Uncle Joe and Kamala will fix it and life will be worth living again. Except Uncle Joe is napping again upstairs or in the Oval Office. In the movie 'Mars Attacks' the WH guy shows off the Mars person the secret hidaway JFK had for sex romps, Uncle Joe sneaks in there for long naps.

Posted by: Colin at February 18, 2021 07:04 PM (+Pwev)

426 There might be women out there that would go necro. Even the dead need love.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 07:03 PM (49Dnm)

Like Maryanne and Yvonne deCarlo are alive...

Posted by: CN at February 18, 2021 07:05 PM (ONvIw)

427 I haven't had any power outages here in far north Dallas.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at February 18, 2021 07:05 PM (+56GQ)

428 Didja try unplugging it and plugging it back in ?
Posted by: JT at February 18, 2021 07:01 PM (arJlL)
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That's my signature move!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at February 18, 2021 07:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

429 Or had the Texas Steak Challenge. Wuss.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (jvt6t)

You've been to the Big Texan in Amarillo, I see...

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 07:05 PM (49Dnm)

430 I never realized I needed a spreadsheet for a blowjob.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 18, 2021 06:58 PM (03n3v)

no, you don't need a spreadsheet, you just need to cultivate a friendship with Mark Andrew Edwards
Posted by: runner at February 18, 2021 07:02 PM (zr5Kq
***

So I'm guessing I've been paying too much on these tennis bracelets?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 18, 2021 07:06 PM (axyOa)

431 Like Maryanne and Yvonne deCarlo are alive

That's what I was thinking.

Plus I clearly stated "in their prime" but the gag only works if you ignore that

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 18, 2021 07:07 PM (KZzsI)

432 Guess what's in downtown Austin?
Dell Medical Center
St David's Hospital
A homeless shelter
The Convention Center which is used as a shelter in emergencies.
Nearby is Seton Hospital and The Heart Institute of Austin.
Want those places to be without power?
The University of Texas generates it's own electricity but has dimmed it's lights to show sympathy. Would have been more sympathetic to turn classrooms into shelters for all the people who have been driven out of their homes.

Posted by: HARVEY HOHMANN at February 18, 2021 07:07 PM (y8Viz)

433 I'm looking for an AR-15, and hoping you can link me up.
It's for Little LCD, I told him I want mine back. He wasn't happy about it, but understood.

He's primed and ready for me to forward a link. And he knows he has to move quick or it is gone.

Thanks in advance.


My best advice is to watch aeroprecisionusa.com/ar15 and palmettostatearmory.com/ar-15.html for parts and do a build. I'm regularly seeing available lowers, uppers, and parts kits. Fully built ARs are flying out the door at insane prices so fast I can't really get you a link fast enough.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 18, 2021 07:07 PM (UW2ZS)

434 We *can't* sharpen any type of snow shovel because they aren't available. At all. Ever. Not even an ice scraper here in the Houston area.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 18, 2021 07:02 PM (1lKRm)

My first Christmas in AK I sent home Christmas presents. Ice scrapers. One for each driver in the family. Not kidding either. In San Antonio they were unheard of.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 07:07 PM (49Dnm)

435 I think long term home prices in naturally warm places are going to go up like crazy. I see so many cars with NY plates here in Savannah these days it's like living in South Florida.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 18, 2021 07:10 PM (zPCVJ)

436
Ping me offline if you need specific links
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 18, 2021 07:00 PM (ifmtJ)

Mark, email sent.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 07:10 PM (sy5kK)

437 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 07:07 PM (49Dnm)

My sister looked for one Monday or Tuesday (guess theirs from Minnesota and Colorado have gone wandering) and said there were none to be had. Not sure I can find ours from when we were in Missouri. I know we had it last year, but it either broke or got lost.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 18, 2021 07:12 PM (1lKRm)

438 >>> 434 We *can't* sharpen any type of snow shovel because they aren't available. At all. Ever. Not even an ice scraper here in the Houston area.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 18, 2021 07:02 PM (1lKRm)

My first Christmas in AK I sent home Christmas presents. Ice scrapers. One for each driver in the family. Not kidding either. In San Antonio they were unheard of.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 07:07 PM (49Dnm)


I've seen people in south GA scraping with credit cards. Not this year, it's been mostly warm. But I'll step in to help approximately 50% of them.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 18, 2021 07:12 PM (zPCVJ)

439 My best advice is to watch aeroprecisionusa.com/ar15 and palmettostatearmory.com/ar-15.html for parts and do a build. I'm regularly seeing available lowers, uppers, and parts kits. Fully built ARs are flying out the door at insane prices so fast I can't really get you a link fast enough.
Posted by: bonhomme at February 18, 2021 07:07 PM (UW2ZS)

Yeah, kid of mine snoozed and missed the good prices. All that time and money with his girlfriend, who is a peach, so not all bad.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 18, 2021 07:13 PM (sy5kK)

440 432 Guess what's in downtown Austin?
Dell Medical Center
St David's Hospital
A homeless shelter
The Convention Center which is used as a shelter in emergencies.
Nearby is Seton Hospital and The Heart Institute of Austin.
Want those places to be without power?
The University of Texas generates it's own electricity but has dimmed it's lights to show sympathy. Would have been more sympathetic to turn classrooms into shelters for all the people who have been driven out of their homes.
Posted by: HARVEY HOHMANN at February 18, 2021 07:07 PM (y8Viz)

You know what else is in downtown Austin?
The State Capitol. Can we have that place without power?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 07:13 PM (49Dnm)

441 Taking out the trash. Don't know if the truck will even run tomorrow but who knows?

Posted by: Eromero at February 18, 2021 07:17 PM (gjvwR)

442 Posted by: banana Dream at February 18, 2021 07:12 PM (zPCVJ)

My sister said she ended up using an almost empty gift card since she didn't want to damage her credit card.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 18, 2021 07:18 PM (1lKRm)

443 More nuclear power plants and a complete reinforcement of the power grid is needed.
Not sure how or why anyone can justify opposing that. Oh. Science!

Posted by: Denny Crane! at February 18, 2021 07:19 PM (rxR5g)

444 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 18, 2021 07:13 PM (49Dnm)

Same here in Houston. The city pols' offices are bright and warm because they're on the same line as the hospitals. We should keep whoever came up with that bit of cleverness and boot everyone else.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 18, 2021 07:20 PM (1lKRm)

445 is Georetown Tx still in that long term renewable energy contract?

Austin backed out of the consortium the built the South Texas Nuclear Plant. Hope that wind came back up.

Posted by: DanMan at February 18, 2021 07:21 PM (FybfN)

446
Kathy Ireland, all day every day, especially after THAT SI swimsuit cover...

Alien From L.A.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 18, 2021 07:21 PM (63Dwl)

447 LeftCoast Dawg,
Primary Arms in TX has some complete AR-15s for less than $700. Faxon, Smith and Wesson M&P, and a radical arms for a bit over $600.

CDNN Sports also has several going out the door for a bit more. CDNN has an Anderson lower kit complete parts kit for about three bills. Midwayusa has some uppers.

These are good companies that I have had dealing with in the past.

Posted by: whig at February 18, 2021 07:27 PM (pO7gM)

448 I used to live in the Shady Acres neighborhood of Houston and never worried about losing power during Harvey or any other disaster because we were on the same section of grid as the Memorial Hermann Hospital (Greater Heights). So last weekend I was stranded in Houston in an apartment without power or water in Upper Kirby, and I drove up to Greater Heights to see what was up, and all the hotels across 610 from Memorial Hermann Hospital (Greater Heights) were also without power or water. Sad and frustrating.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at February 18, 2021 07:31 PM (0V/8D)

449 Also this Texas Republican is done with Abbot.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at February 18, 2021 07:32 PM (0V/8D)

450 EBJ, Early Bedtime Joe is now credited with posting An Historic Life Saving Message on the White Hose FB feed: carbon monoxide bad. I guess it would help the Gorilla Glue dunce. Unbelievable.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at February 18, 2021 07:33 PM (rxR5g)

451 The people in Austin living in the high rises with full power on this whole time are on the same switches as the hospitals, police stations, city hall, etc. this is the fault of the urban planners. They are trying to pack people into the urban areas but the just tie the new buildings into the same switches so there is no way to cut their power with shutting down the hospitals at the same time.
I live in the SW Austin and we had rolling blackouts for days and now have no water going on 2 days. Plus I have a leak somewhere that will show itself when the water gets turned back on. My 2 tankless hot water heaters were probably ruined because of the power outages.
Through it all my natural gas has worked so I've had my stove going and my gas fireplace too.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at February 18, 2021 07:45 PM (UUBmN)

452 Quick windshield deicer: I keep a spray bottle of winter formula windshield washer fluid in the car. For light frost, a few spritzes and you're ready to roll. For a coating of ice, heavier application and wait a minute or two until the ice softens.

Any piece of hard plastic that has a squared or beveled edge can work for scraping: have tried kitchen utensils with some success; a scrap of plexiglass; even hardwood can be better than nothing...

A solution of one part salt (even table- or kosher-) to three parts water will make a good sidewalk deicer. If there's already a bit of melt, then go ahead and just sprinkle the salt: takes a bit of water to activate the salt. Water softener salt is cheap and effective, if you have it.

Good luck to all the warm-weather folks who got caught out in the Deep Freeze!!!

Posted by: JQ at February 18, 2021 07:51 PM (09wCi)

453 To be fair, it HAS been a very warm winter in Texas, up until this week (on the other hand, last summer was relatively mild, meaning it never got much above 100, and not for months in a row).

That of course does not change the fact that renewable energy is rightfully due a disproportionate share of the blame for this week's trouble because of its unreliability, or that Climate Change Cultists ought to be mocked and disdained by all decent, free-thinking folk.

Posted by: tintex at February 18, 2021 08:04 PM (u4OYL)

454 Wind and solar have never amounted to anything but an adjunct to a primary electricity supply. They never will due to their basic unreliability.

They work BEST when not needed, as a method of reducing operating expense.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 18, 2021 08:16 PM (KATBx)

455 Where are those cars going to get their electricity?

.......



bicycle powered generators, of course.

Posted by: wth at February 18, 2021 06:22 PM (v0R5T)

===========================
Learn to peddle.

Posted by: mrp at February 18, 2021 08:18 PM (Pqytn)

456 .

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 18, 2021 08:39 PM (AiZBA)

457 Obviously the answer to power is not windmills (you gotta figure if they are good anywhere, Texas would be one of the top spots, so I don't blame the attempt), but nuclear power.

One of the things I'm learning about energy for this is that solar and wind aren't bad just because they're intermittent, but also because they by their nature need to be in the elements. The same elements that can cause a need for more power.

Also, that even among gas, coal, and nuclear there is a hierarchy of resilience: coal plants usually have a month or more of reserve on hand, nuclear probably more, and gas not much at all.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 18, 2021 09:07 PM (2lndx)

458 late, as usual. Katy (west houston) saw 11

Posted by: yara at February 18, 2021 10:15 PM (N7mou)

459 25 Texas gets about 25% of its electricity from wind.
And that's 25% too much.

And that is because T Boone Pickens has a throttle on the wind energy business in Texas. He reaps the Gubmint subsidies for "Kleen Energy" and installs the bird-killers by the thousands. No matter the cost when they fail or must be retired. Our Texas Interstates are clogged with these huge chunks of bird-killers being transported all over. Sad.

Posted by: TxMarko at February 18, 2021 10:20 PM (qdC91)

460 How about the Old Farmers Almanac?

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 19, 2021 02:15 AM (FLiOE)

461 Renewables are not intrinsically bad. There just needs to be storage along with it. Wind or solar without large amounts of storage is like ketchup without the fries.

Texas' problem? Better get use to it.

The sun is why the earth isn't an iceball. When it provides less energy, the earth gets cooler. We're heading into a new major minimum. Look up what happened during the last one (and pay no attention to Michael Mann and his merry band of liars at NASA- and WTF does NASA have to do with "climate", anyway?)

Cold? Like I said, get use to it.

Posted by: buddhaha at February 19, 2021 03:38 AM (0HqkV)

462 Stalin would have had all these weather and climate 'experts' shot. He lied all the tome but he didn't take to being lied too.

Posted by: deepred at February 19, 2021 08:15 AM (AfBox)

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