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2012 September 15 — Why Now?
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Yesterday Jim DeRosa celebrated his sixth blogiversary, and tomorrow Mustang Bobby celebrates his sixtieth birthday.

I offer both my congratulations, and apologize to Jim for being a bit late.

September 15, 2012   Comments Off on Milestones

Hurricane Nadine – Day 5

Hurricane NadinePosition: 30.6N 46.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [095°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [150 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 Miles [295 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 983 mb.

Currently about 1225 miles [1975 km] West-Southwest of the Azores.

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.]

September 15, 2012   Comments Off on Hurricane Nadine – Day 5

Holy Pasta Week

Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Day of His Noodly Appendage

The holiest of holidays for Pastafarians, is of course the birthday of His Most Holy Prophet, Marco Polo (b. Sept 15, 1254), who brought the word of his Noodly Appendage back from the East. As Talk Like A Pirate Day falls on September 19th, this five-day period constitutes Holy Pasta Week, during which spaghetti is consumed liberally. With a nice Chianti until the last day when it’s grog for all.

September 15, 2012   6 Comments

Total Meltdown

People keeping writing about the Mittster ‘jumping the shark’. ‘Jumping the shark’ would have been a triumph compared to what he did – he slammed right into the sucker and his staff keep chumming the waters to bring in more and bigger sharks.

Of course his major problem is that the only way to recover from his ill-advised comments would have been the one thing that he can’t do – apologize.

Even NPR is on his case with Tom Gjelten providing a background piece, Romney’s Critiques Of Obama Like Reagan’s Of Carter that points out that Reagan’s ‘get tough’ policy resulted in the death of 241 American service members in the Beirut barracks bombing.

Seizing their opportunity, McClatchy reports China calls Romney’s accusations ‘as false as they are foolish’.

There is a possibility that Romney’s foreign policy might make diplomatic personnel safer – right after the number of embassies is reduced to one in Israel, and immigration probably won’t be a problem after Mexico and Canada close their borders.

The main obstacle to the Republicans winning the White House is their candidate. They might have beaten Zero, but I don’t see how they get around the Mittster. Face it, he is making Rick Perry look Presidential by comparison.

September 15, 2012   23 Comments