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January 29, 2013

It's 50 freaking degrees here tonight and it's raining like Hell!

I am used to weird weather here in the Manistee National Forest, but I have never experienced what I have the past two years. Last week it dipped below zero (fahrenheit) for the first time this winter -- most unusual. Usually January nights are nearly all below zero. Today, the mercury on my thermometer hit 50F and it is raining like hell.

Two days from now we will again see winter temperatures, so the forecasts say. Global climate change is not always warmer. The models say that it will likely be different. That's what we're seeing here. They're forecasting freaking thunderstorms in January here -- something I've never seen in my 64 years.

It sure is raining a lot, though.

January 29, 2013

"The Revisionaries" on Independent Lens.

I love me some Eugenie Scott. She's the real deal, fighting the battle against the idiocy put forth by the Texas textbook rubbish and his 6,000 year old universe, where Fred Flintstone dictates science. (I want those ribs which capsize the car... As long as they are served with spicy sauce.)

Great program. See it. And realize the extent to which religious lunacy has invaded our country.

on edit: title correction. Thank you, WhoIsNumberNone!

January 23, 2013

OMG! It's the Devil Chef!

Notice that, too?

Total gross out.

January 22, 2013

First below zero temps here in west MI this winter

Good morning, campers.
It's cold outside!

Got -3F this morning.
Prospective high today 7F, tomorrow 15F
Forecasted high next Monday: 35F

Trace of snow last night. It's very dry here. The rivers are low; so are the lakes.

January 9, 2013

Dueling posts!

Welcome to another golden era of liberal Senators Here on DU

And this one:
The fatally compromised progressive caucus
Here on DU

Let the chair throwing and defenestrations begin.

Or, better yet... Let's find a way to see our way forward in spite of our disagreements. As a liberal, President Obama isn't my best choice. But he's pretty damned good, even if. (No! I do not want to hear about your pet issues.)

We can support the guy we have, or I suppose that we could undermine him.

There is a lot that I do not like about him. But there is a huge amount that I do like about him. I think he sees things fairly well.

Now here's what's important. I trust him! even if I don't always agree.

That is what is important.
January 6, 2013

Marlene Dietrich bio documentary on THIS! right now

Will probably be repeated. This is an on-air network, but may be available online. Goes to 10PM EST if you can get it.

So far, it's wonderful.

THIS TV affiliates

This TV

On edit: Wow!! Just wow!

Look for this one if you're a Dietrich fan.

Here's the IMDB: Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song

January 3, 2013

Happy Perihelion Day Everybody!

Today marks the Earth's closest distance to the Sun. Worth celebrating, I think. (Almost anything is worth celebrating, IMHO.)

Earth is Closest to the Sun for 2013 Today

Skäl, everybody!

on edit: Distance to Sun today = 91,402,560 miles.

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Home town: Detroit, MI Current residence: Paris, MI. Manistee Nat\'l Forest.
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