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Subtropical Depression Andrea – Day 2

Subtropical Depression AndreaPosition: 30.8N 69.2W [10:00AM CST 1500 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb ↑.

Currently about 280 miles [ 450 km] West-Southwest of Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

May 21, 2019   No Comments

Subtropical Storm Andrea

Subtropical Storm AndreaPosition: 29.5N 68.7W [10:00PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 300 miles [ 485 km] Southwest of Bermuda

First storm of the season that doesn’t officially start until June 1st.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

May 20, 2019   No Comments

Irrational Actor

John Bolton definitely has to go. He should never be allowed in the same universe as any of the levers of power because he wants to use them to start a war. His answer to all questions is to “bomb somebody”. He is going to get members of the US military and innocent civilians in other countries killed.

Trump is attacking John Kerry and wants him charged under the Logan Act for acting like a former Secretary of State (which he was). Trump assumes that Kerry told the Iranians not to call the current Resident of the White House. There is no power on earth that would convince the Iranians to talk to Trump, much less negotiate with him.

Noz has a short and simple explanation as to why Iran won’t deal with Trump. Trump keeps pulling out of agreements. He unilaterally withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Agreement; he refused to sign the Trans Pacific Partnership; he insisted on changing the NAFTA agreement. He is acting lukewarm about NATO, and refused to offer the traditional guarantee on Article 5 of the NATO Treaty on collective defense. His word is no good, and he has made the world doubt the value of agreements with the US.

May 16, 2019   No Comments

Tomorrow Morning

Stamp Out Hunger

If you are in the US you received a white plastic bag as a reminder of the drive. If you don’t have a separate mailbox, you can drop it off at a post office.

May 10, 2019   No Comments

In Florida News

Trump held a rally in Panama City which is not thrilled with the support they have gotten after Hurricane Michael. These are Trump voters and they don’t like being treated like Puerto Ricans: Frustrated Florida residents still waiting for help as President Trump visits.

Locally my Congresscritter is waiting to find out if he still has a law license: Matt Gaetz’s threat tweet to Cohen still matters to Florida Bar. In the meantime he is making a fool of himself: Matt Gaetz defends Barr by shouting Dems ‘Don’t have the guts’ to impeach Trump.

Of course, the Dems can impeach Trump after they impeach Barr, but will start with a contempt citation.

May 8, 2019   No Comments

It Was Obvious

Over 600 former Federal prosecutors have signed a letter stating that the Mueller report provides all of the evidence necessary to indict Trump for multiple instances of obstruction of justice if the Justice Department didn’t have a policy of not indicting a sitting President. One of the signatories of the letter explains: Why I signed letter saying Trump committed a crime.

Trump is continuing to obstruct investigations into his actions by Congress. The House needs to take people to court.

May 7, 2019   2 Comments

Stupid Never Dies

You throw these fools out of positions of power, and in no time they are back.

John Bolton decided it was necessary to send a carrier group and bombers to the Persian Gulf because Iran is showing signs that it might be planning to do something that could involve US interests at some time in the future … possibly … and they might have Saddam’s WMDs or something.

Bibi Netanyahu has been saying that Iran would have a nuclear weapon in 5 years since 1992. The Saudis and Israelis blame all of the problems in the Middle East on Iran, without mentioning all of the side wars they have been engaged in.

Our aircraft carriers have a hell of a time operating in the Persian Gulf because of their size and turn radius. The Strait of Hormuz is a gauntlet of Iranian artillery and missiles. Annoying the Iranians without cause is a monumentally stupid thing to do, but then we have monumentally stupid people running the country at the moment.

May 6, 2019   4 Comments

Cinco de Mayo


Wikipedia usually has to “lock” its Cinco de Mayo page. I suspect it may be related to the sudden appearance of sites opposing the celebration of this semi-holiday and others who have a hissy fit about any Mexican holiday being celebrated in the US.

In Mexico Cinco de Mayo or Batalla de Puebla, is only a really big celebration in the state of Puebla, where the battle took place.

The Mexican army won the Batalla de Puebla on May the 5th, 1862, but the French went on to Mexico City in 1863 after receiving reinforcements and installed Emperor Maximilian.

It has the status of St. Patrick’s Day in the US, an excuse to eat different food, and drink different booze, and be obnoxious show an interest in other cultures.

Margaritas, tacos, and the destruction of piñatas, that’s what it is really about.

May 5, 2019   No Comments

Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger

Next Saturday, May 11th, is the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive of the Postal Workers. I participate every year by filling a bag with non-perishable food items and putting it on the mail box Friday night. The food pantries need the help, because they are serving an ever-increasing number of people as wages are not keeping pace with the cost of living.

If you don’t have a mail box, most post offices have a collection bin.

May 4, 2019   2 Comments

May Day

The May Day association with labor is all American, and just as controversial as everything of any consequence in history. The day is tied to a strike for the eight-hour day and the so-called “Haymarket Riot” of 1886. When it comes to “riots” and the Chicago police are involved, you are not going to find a single truth.

The dynamic duo that mucked up the Pledge of Allegiance, Dwight Eisenhower and his Republican Congress, made May 1st both Law Day and Loyalty Day so those Commie working people wouldn’t get any ideas about having rights.

May 1, 2019   No Comments

Twitter & The Twits

Twitter has been removing fake accounts making Trump and “conservatives” unhappy about lost followers. They removed millions of obviously fake accounts in 2018, and followed up in 2019 removing fake accounts tied to Russia, Iran, and Venezuela.

Twitter would like to remove white supremacist accounts, but the algorithms keep targeting Republican and/or “conservative” politicians, for some reason. 😈

April 28, 2019   4 Comments

Hell No, Joe!

Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the nomination for President.

Two things, among many, disqualify him for me: Anita Hill and Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. I don’t forget and I won’t forgive.

For all those people who keep saying people aren’t ready for a woman to be President – with all her baggage Hillary Clinton received 3 million more votes than Trump. In spite of all of the “sins” of the media, James Comey, the attacks of the GOP, and the assistance of Russia to Trump, she decisively won the popular vote. After a few years of Trump they are more than ready.

In ancient times (1960s) the mantra was don’t trust anyone over 30. At my age (> three score and 10) my contemporaries are one accident away from dementia. Joe & Bernie need to retire.

April 28, 2019   17 Comments

World Penguin Day

Today is World Penguin Day. Krill is the appropriate gift – well for a penguin…

April 25, 2019   No Comments

Even Mail Programs Know

April 24, 2019   2 Comments