Sarah Palin will pry your Klondike bar from your cold dead fingers.

calendar   Wednesday - April 16, 2014

Winter’s Last Gasp

What the heck? It snowed here last night. We were having some rather heavy rain, but late in the evening the temperatures dropped, and suddenly those horrible white things were falling from the sky. I had a rime of slush on the windshield; no real accumulation at all. But still. And this morning it’s just barely above freezing; some water in a planter out here on the deck is frozen solid. I have no idea how cold it got here last night, but around 10 we turned the heat back on and this morning it’s still a bit cool in here. Sweater weather indoors, in mid-April.

But lucky us, we got off light compared to a vast swath from the northern plains states eastward ...

After a taste of spring to end this past week, the East and Midwest are flipping to a wintry feel as colder temperatures dive south the next couple of days. In fact, there will be just enough cold air in place to result in wet snow accumulations in parts of these regions.

Record cold gripped parts of the Midwest Tuesday morning. Among larger cities, Sioux Falls, S.D. recorded a record low of 11 degrees, its coldest temperature in the historical record so late in the season. In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the former city of Stambaugh (now part of Iron River) plummeted to 6 degrees below zero Tuesday morning, also its coldest reading so late in the spring.

Early Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service office in Negaunee, Mich. dipped to 5 degrees below zero. This was the latest in season a location in the Marquette, Mich. area dipped below zero, besting the old record by a whopping six days (Apr. 10, 2007). In addition, daily record lows for April 16 were set in Binghamton, N.Y. (19 degrees), Toledo, Ohio (19 degrees) and Pellston, Mich. (1 degree).

More than a foot of snow just east of Minneapolis. Cleveland OH got snow and saw a temperature drop of more than 42° in just a day. Record low temps are being set up and down the east coast from Boston down to Raleigh. Crivens!


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calendar   Saturday - April 12, 2014

No Kidding

Hey boys and girls!! Remember learning about The Carbon Cycle in 7th grade science class? Guess what? Nothing has changed at all in the years since then, except millions of stupid people have become willfully blind!

Report: CO2 Is Not a Pollutant, Provides ‘Beneficial Impacts’ to Planet

Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but a naturally occurring chemical compound that benefits plants and thus, the planet and its inhabitants, according to a lengthy report released Wednesday by the free-market Heartland Institute.

“Carbon dioxide is an aerial fertilizer that provides many beneficial impacts,” said Craig Idso, one of the lead authors of the report, when asked him to name the most salient finding of the 37 scientists from 12 countries who contributed to it.

“You can look at thousands of studies – real world data studies that have actually been conducted that demonstrate beyond any doubt that higher levels of CO2 are going to increase the productivity of plants,” Idso said.

“They’re real,” Idso said of the benefits of CO2. “They’re not imagined. They’re not projected. They’re real, and they’re occurring now.”

On December 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final regulation listing CO2 as one of the greenhouses gases that is considered a pollutant that “endangers public health.” The regulation is part of what the EPA says is required under the Clean Air Act.

I am waiting for the day the entire country rises up and tells the EPA to go fuck. They are beyond merely out of control. They are a clear and present danger to the security of the free people of this nation.

“One of the overall important findings of our report is that atmospheric CO2 is not a pollutant,” Idso said. “It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that offers many biosphereric benefits.

“Probably chiefly known among all of these benefits is that elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 tend to increase the biomass and productivity of nearly all plants and ecosystems on earth,” Idso said.

Some of the other findings in the biological impacts report summary include:

• The ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content is causing a great greening of the Earth.

• Rising levels of CO2 are increasing agricultural productivity around the world, therefore increasing food security.

• Terrestrial ecosystems have thrived around the world where temperatures have warmed, including amphibians, birds, butterflies, other insects, reptiles and mammals.

• A modest warming of the planet will result in a net reduction of human mortality from temperature-related events.

Not that we’re getting any warmer. But sure, a bit more CO2 means the Carbon Cycle runs faster. Want to slow it down? Breed more clams and oysters. They lock up Carbon in their shells, and after a few million years become limestone. In the meantime, they become lunch. Works for me!

seriously ... what kind of tardfest have we become that adult people don’t even understand the carbon cycle? High school Earth Science. 10th grade stuff. Hello, stuck on stupid, please come in?? 


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calendar   Sunday - March 16, 2014

Dodging Winter

Weather Veronica


The last storm just a couple days ago came up from the southwest and passed over us just to the north. We got cold, and some high winds, but that’s about all. Hundreds of thousands of folks got a foot or more of snow and/or lost power. A real late winter mess. Central NY on up into New England got hammered.

Here we go again. Tomorrow’s storm looks like it will come in from the west and pass just to the south of us. We’ll get some more cold, and some winds, and maybe a dusting of snow, but that’s about all.


In bull fighting, dodging the bull to one side or another with only a flourish of the cape while standing still is a movement called a veronica.

I’m hoping we can dodge this latest snow bull as he comes charging by again. Another NJ veronica. Or at least my little red corner of it. Let him chase after NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.



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calendar   Sunday - March 09, 2014


OMFG, it got above 40 today. And yesterday too. And it looks like we’ve got 3 or more days of nearly 50 in the queue. The snowpack is shrinking, woo hoo!! The ground is becoming quite visible in many places! Well, not here so much on the shady west side of things, but if we get some actual rain it will really make a difference.

Spring, Spring, Spring, wonderful Spring!


Um, I think I’d better put the daffodil bulbs in the freezer. I’ve got them outside in a box staying cold and dark; I never got them in the ground in the fall. The ground won’t be ready for them for at least a month, and I don’t want them sprouting before that.


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calendar   Friday - March 07, 2014

Four Hellish Aspects

The winter data is out from my buddy the NJ State Climatologist.

It has snowed here 22 times so far this season, and my area has had more than 38.5” dumped on it in total. Plus rain. Usually, if we get more than a foot, foot and a half, we call it a bad winter.

And while it has been bone snapping cold, 5 of the 6 winters from 1977-83 were actually a bit colder overall. And 1 or 2 were snowier to boot. Right. Fine. Harrumph.

Read all about it online right here if you want to. Me, I pulled my locale’s numbers, and now I just want Spring to show up.


So there you have it: summer was hot as Hell, and wet as Hell. Winter was snowy as Hell, and cold as Hell. Guess that makes life in New Jersey ... a little slice of Heaven.

What, you want the morbid details?

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calendar   Wednesday - March 05, 2014

bottoms up, to your health… as dictated by the state and the WHO

The cover of one morning paper.
The next drug war. The enemy is ...


And Dame Sally Davies, The country’s Medical honcho, shown here, is gonna lead the charge.


Speaking to the Health Select Committee yesterday, the Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said that “sugar has become addictive” and that we have “normalised being overweight”. But is taxing the answer? If it really is addictive, surely it will just hit the consumer in the pocket, topping up the Treasury coffers in the process.

The food industry says that it has been working hard to reduce sugar in products – something which can’t really be disputed, even if much of it has been accidental. Manufacturers have long been raising prices while quietly shrinking the size of their chocolate bars. But, of course, this isn’t just about chocolate.

Sugary foods and drinks not only cause tooth decay, they contribute to your risk of diabetes and being overweight or obese.

So therein lies the answer. While causing financial pain may be a short-term answer, education provides a more sustainable solution. Do the two have to work in conjunction? The choices are out there – the incentive of living a longer, healthier life should be enough.

The above is an edited version of an editorial from a pink and liberal newspaper, which we do read. And why not?  Sometimes they have have a reasonably conservative voice here, or even a lib. who says something that strikes a logical chord.  Alright so not everyday. But once in awhile. Besides all that, someone here has to do the hard and dirty work. It often isn’t easy let me tell ya. Interesting as well, to read and see what they leave out of a story that I’ve just read in our more conservative paper.  Contrasts.

What I really hate about subjects like this is the nanny state of mind so prevelant everywhere.

The idea of a sugar tax isn’t the whole story. And it isn’t just the UK although Sally Davies, who is England’s chief medical officer, has said that sugar is addictive.  This story didn’t just appear today.  It continues but the anti sugar thing cropped up at least a week ago under the usual sky is falling health headlines.

Heaven forbid that a free people should be given information and then allow them to preceed as they want to. But no. Manufacturers are being bullied to alter and or lower the things that make the products taste so good, or else do away with them (sugar for a start) altogether.

The Government could be forced to bring in a tax on sugar to help combat growing levels of obesity, the Chief Medical Officer for England has warned.

Dame Sally Davies told the Health Select Committee she expected ongoing research to establish that sugar is addictive. And she said that being overweight had become “normalised” in the UK and feared that today’s children would live shorter lives than her parents’ generation.

Responding to Dame Sally’s remarks, a leading food industry body insisted sugar was not a cause of obesity - when eaten as part of a balanced diet - and said a tax would hit “the poorest families hardest”.

She was speaking ahead of an expected announcement by the World Health Organisation today that the recommended level of sugar in people’s diet be reduced dramatically. A well-placed source told The Independent that the current recommended figure of 10 per cent of total energy intake from “free sugars” - mainly refined and fruit sugars - would be cut in half to 5 per cent.

In September, sugar was described as “the most dangerous drug of the times” by Paul van der Velpen, head of Amsterdam’s health service.

Professor Terence Stephenson, chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which produced a report last year calling for a tax on sugary drinks, welcomed the idea of a more general tax.

“We would be entirely supportive of the principle,” he said.

And speaking of health, I found this.

Protein-rich diet ‘just as bad as smoking’, scientists claim

MUNICH, GERMANY - OKTOBERFEST This year some caterers offer vegetarian and vegan meals at the Oktoberfest. But as waiters told, most visitors keep ordering the traditionel meat-meals and only some the vegetarian-style. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world’s largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors.
Middle-aged people who eat diet rich in meat, eggs and dairy are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone who only eats a little, according to a new study

And yet, only late last year we read that eggs were off the killer list. Yeah really. We read (too late for me) that it was now okay to have two eggs at breakfast. Some yrs back we were told they were killers.  I’m all for some moderation, I just don’t care for the state or The World Health Org. (WHO) to do it for me. But no ... info isn’t good enough for these folks and so for my own good, they think a sugar tax that raises the price of food items they don’t want us to overuse, will work in much the same way it has on cigarette consumption.

As for sugar being addictive, for whom? How many?  I’m not addicted to it, hardly use it but not bacause of health. I use it on a few things and not at all on others. But because there are perhaps a number who are, the WHO and Miss Davies want more taxes.

And still with health ... here’s something to ponder.

30,000-year-old virus revived in Siberia – where it could signal return of smallpox
Virus that had lain dormant in permafrost, but has become infectious now thawed.
The cause scientists say, is .... Global Warming. They predict it will cause other more deadly strains to revive.

And there ya have it ppl.

Gorbal Warming in the news again.

?? I thought they’d given up on that and changed it to Climate Change.  Can never quite keep up to the tree huggers.


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calendar   Tuesday - March 04, 2014

So Cold, Everywhere

Niagra Fall freezes over. Again.

Barely above freezing in NOLA for Mardi Gras. Guess those beads will be ice cubes on strings!

130 year old record for cold broken in Iowa.

More cold records broken in Atlantic City NJ and Wilmington DE.

Great Lakes approaching record levels of ice; Lake Michigan is 90% covered after refreeze.

Washington DC breaks 141 year old cold record.

This almost makes me feel better, since it’s merely in the mid 20s here today. Practically a heat wave.


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calendar   Monday - March 03, 2014

Weather Forecast: Flip A Coin

Here we go again. Or maybe not.


I thought this latest storm pretty much missed us yesterday, dropping barely half an inch of fluff to freshen up our ever-lasting snow cover.  Guess I was wrong; I just saw the plow trucks out salting like mad, and the local forecast is for perhaps half a foot. Or not. Depends where you look. One local forecast is also for nothing at all, but lots more really numbing cold. Low teens, falling into the single digits. And staying there for at least a couple of days. As if we’re in a heat wave right now, baking away in a blistering 17°F.

Spring? Yeah, that’s those round things in mattresses right? Only kind of spring I know about around here anymore. Crivens.

Up to foot of snow is expected to fall in parts of the mid-Atlantic Monday as a massive mid-winter storm canceled flights and gave a snow day to schoolchildren and federal workers alike.

Snow began falling in the nation’s capital early Monday, and officials warned people to stay off treacherous, icy roads — a refrain that has become familiar to residents in the Midwest, East and even Deep South this year.

The latest frigid blow of the harsh winter threatened as much as 10 inches of snow by the end of the day in Washington, Baltimore and elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region. Up to 6 inches of snow was predicted to the north in Philadelphia, while nearly a foot of snow was expected in parts of New Jersey.

“We’re tired of it. We’re sick of it,” said Martin Peace, a web developer from the Washington suburb of Arlington, Va.

Snow headed to Hunterdon but south Jersey may get more

A significant winter storm will affect the region starting Sunday afternoon, but how much snow Hunterdon ends up with is still up in the air.

The latest weather forecasts suggest that the southern section of New Jersey and the Philadelphia area could have more on the ground when the storm is over Monday night.

Whether this change in the forecast guidance “is the start of a trend or a one-time change remains to be seen,” the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly said in its 4 p.m. Saturday storm briefing.

Its latest forecasts say parts of south Jersey could see as much as 10 to 14 inches of snow, while the Hunterdon region might escape with no more than 6 to 8. But those numbers are all subject to change as the storm develops and moves closer.

The most snow is expected “where the heaviest snow band sets up” but the location is almost impossible to forecast.

The storm has already made a nice mess down south and southwest in the Appalachian states. Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio ... a regular festival of yuck.

If I ever get my hands on that damn groundhog ...


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calendar   Friday - February 14, 2014

now it gets dangerous

Ok, fine, we’ve had our 18” of snow. yee. ha.

Then we had a break for a couple hours, with a bit of wind gusting around. Not enough to really cause drifts, but enough to get some snow off of some branches. All well and good.

Now we’re entering the dangerous phase. It’s warmed up, and is raining. Hard. That’s going to soak into quite a bit of snow and weigh it down. A lot. The roofs already had 6” of snow on them before this storm. So now, what hasn’t slid off is getting heavier by the minute.

While the rain is helping clear the roads right now, if ... no, WHEN it gets cold again, we’re going to have ice everywhere. Just after all the road salt and calcite has been washed away. With some real good luck, we’ll have a couple hours after the rain stops before the temperature drops. Too right mate: it’s barely above freezing right now.

A wintry mix will change to all snow, heavy at times by 9pm. Cloudy and windy. Temperatures steady or slowly rising into the low 30s. Winds NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Snowfall of 3 to 5 inches through 1:30am.

Shit. And then?


So plenty of rain early tonight to wet down and compact the 18” of new stuff we got today, AND THEN it’s going to snow heavily until dawn? Plus a good stiff bit of wind?? And tomorrow it gets cold again.

crying 2  puke  shit  censored  cussing 


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calendar   Thursday - February 13, 2014

Its The Only Thing I Can Do

It’s 19 Degrees Outside

It’s Pitch Dark

A Major Snowstorm Is About To Start

There’s only one thing I can do.

Mix up a double Manhattan, and fire up the grill.

Ok, we had to shovel off the patio, and break about 5” of ice off the grill cover first. But she’s heatin up now, and I’ve got a nice thick sirloin oiled up and warming on the counter.

We did loads of shopping and getting ready. I even went to the library and got a couple of classics out to read. So if the storm whacks us arse over teakettle for half a week or so, it won’t matter. Heck, I even found raw shaved coconut so I can make spicy marinated coconut shrimp. Good. To. Go.


As much as 14 inches of snow could hit New York City and the surrounding area tonight, as the storm that has gridlocked the Southeast comes north.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Tom Kines says the snow will begin to fall around midnight and last through most of Thursday. The latest National Weather Service forecast map shows that the city will likely get between 10 and 14 inches, depending on whether precipitation changes over to rain during the day.

People in New Jersey and Long island will be much luckier, Kines said. He expects they’ll receive just a few inches.

“The commute [Thursday] is going to be slow. Well, it’s always slow, but it will be slower,” he said.

Kines also warns that winds will be heavy Thursday — with gusts approaching 40 mph — so people can expect a lot of snowdrifting.

The storm has brought more devastation to the South. States including Tennessee, the Carolinas, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia have received sleet and freezing rain, which has kept everyone off the roads.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie closed state offices Thursday, in advance of Winter Storm Pax, which is expected to dump 6 to 10 inches of snow and sleet on the region Wednesday night into Thursday. Accumulation of up to 14 inches is possible in some areas.

“[Thursday] does not look like a good day in New Jersey,” Christie said in a statement. “We want to keep people off the roads and safe.”

Dozens of schools have already cancelled classes Thursday, with more closings expected.

It started snowing just a short while after I got the cover back on the grill. I am really getting tired of this nonsense, let me tell you. Unless you’re dying of thirst out in California, this has been one major suck winter just about everywhere. Damn that Man Made Climate Change!!

The steak was great though. A nice micro-marbled slab o’ beef, dusted with Greek Seasoning and Adobo, then forked full of holes and wet down with olive oil. Seared up crispy and brown outside, medium rare and super juicy inside, yum. And I captured half a cup of juices off the cutting board, so there will be proper one pan Yorkshire pudding tomorrow. 


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calendar   Tuesday - February 11, 2014

and so it goes, and so it snows, and snow it’s woes

South Gets Hammered Again By Ice And Snow

Storm Will Dump A Foot On DC

Then Mess With NE By Thursday

More than 1,000 flights were canceled across the U.S. as a winter storm moved into the South on Tuesday, just two weeks after Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city.

The storm could be a “catastrophic event” reaching “historical proportions,” the National Weather Service said in its warnings. Rain was falling Tuesday morning in Atlanta, with snow in north Georgia, and schools were canceled. Forecasts call for sleet and freezing rain Wednesday.

Downed power lines and icy roads are a major worry. Salt trucks, snow plows were ready to roll and the National Guard has 1,400 four-wheeled drive vehicles to help anyone stranded.

Before a single drop of freezing rain or snow fell, crews with Atlanta’s Department of Public Works were already pre-treating roads and city officials said they were working with state and county officials to coordinate a joint emergency response plan ahead of the storm.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for nearly a third of the state on Monday, as schools announced early that they would close Tuesday, and tractor-trailer drivers were handed fliers about the weather and a law requiring chains on tires.

Nah, na nah na ... once bitten twice shy baby ...
But they’re getting some extra help from above, so to speak ...

President Barack Obama declared an emergency in Georgia, ordering federal agencies to help with the state and local response.

The quiet streets were a stark contrast to the scene just two weeks earlier when downtown roads were jammed with cars, drivers slept overnight in vehicles or abandoned them on highways. Students camped in school gymnasiums.

It looks like this time it’s not going to be bad until everyone’s home,” said Dustin Wilkes, 36, of Atlanta, who was one of the few people headed to the office.

Atlanta has a painful past of being ill-equipped to deal with snowy weather. Despite officials’ promises after a crippling ice storm in 2011, the Jan. 28 storm proved they still had many kinks to work out.


In their warning, National Weather Service forecasters cited potentially crippling snow and ice accumulations as much as three-quarters of an inch for Atlanta. Wind gusts up to 25 mph could exacerbate problems.

Aaron Strickland, emergency operations director for Georgia Power, said the utility is bringing in crews from Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and Michigan. Strickland, who has spent 35 years with Georgia Power, said he’s never seen an inch of ice in metro Atlanta.

“I’ve seen people forecast it, but it’s never come,” Strickland said. “And I’m hoping it don’t this time.”

And then ... and then ... and then

CBS DC: Major Winter Storm ‘Could Be Biggest Of The Season’

A major winter storm is expected to barrel up the East Coast mid-week, bringing a potentially significant snowfall to the already winter weary Washington region.

The powerful Nor’easter will blow into the mid-Atlantic region sometime after dark Wednesday is forecast to dump between 6 inches and a foot of snow on the area before blowing north Thursday afternoon.

“There’s even a chance of more than a foot, especially just north and west of the District,” meteorologist Bill Deger said.

... and then ...

Winter Storm to Take Aim on Northeast by Thursday

A storm set on bringing heavy ice and snow to the interior South Tuesday and Wednesday will reach the Northeast Wednesday night and Thursday with disruptions to travel and daily activities.

A swath of heavy snow is projected by to reach from portions of western and central Virginia, the West Virginia mountains and northern Maryland to southeastern and central Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, southeastern New York and central New England.

And if the storm shifts just a bit to the East or West, we could get hammered even worse. Gee, wonderful.

So this could be one of the biggest dumps of the season ... and this storm doesn’t yet have a name? Whassup, the weather guys on vacation or something?


meanwhile ... somewhere ...

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calendar   Sunday - February 09, 2014

crivens not again

Oh joy. It’s snowing again.

Forecast is for the snow to continue at least until dawn. I have no idea how much we’ll get this time. Half a foot maybe? An inch? Bleh.

update, many hours later ...
And it’s over. A mere 2”, just enough to keep the old snow from looking stale. Nice fine stuff that makes a good dense layer. We’ll let it settle in with a mercury dip tonight that just might touch the single digits, then rally for some “big heat” tomorrow when we hit a sweltering 24 ( -4° C). Where did I put that SPF 50 suntan lotion??


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calendar   Wednesday - February 05, 2014

bent but not yet broken

The big storm seems to be over for now. Everything has a thick rime of ice on it, but so far no trees or branches or wires have come down. Bent, yes. Hanging down to the ground, yes. But not broken. Not yet.

We might have lucked out and had a few hours of warmer when it wasn’t storming to melt things off a bit before it gets cold tonight. So we’re catching a break for once I think. Fine by me. I’d be perfectly happy to wake up tomorrow back in the Bahamas and realize the last 90 days have been a bad dream.



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calendar   Monday - February 03, 2014

I wasnt Kidding

New Jersey cooperated with the weather, heating up for the warmest two days we’ve had since before Christmas. So now all the Super Bowl people have gone home, and we can get back to sub-freezing temps and another snow storm.


Looks like 5-6” so far, and it’s still coming down hard. Not a puff of air moving either. Yesterday all this was clear except for old snow on the ground. Those are 8x8 timbers alongside the steps.

Schools closed, businesses delaying opening, traffic a freakin mess. Forget the airports: brought to a standstill. SLAM.  Episode eleventy nine of The Winter That Would Never Quit.

Winter Storm Maximus, the 13th named storm of the winter season in the U.S., is bringing one last wintry swipe to the East Monday.

This storm has brought multiple waves of snow, sleet and freezing rain from west to east across the country.

Snow will be heavy along parts of the I-95 corridor including the New York City metro area, and any early rain will change to snow farther south including Philadelphia, Baltimore, and the north and west suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Snow will also pick up early Monday morning in Boston.
The heaviest additional accumulations Monday will be in a stripe from northern West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania into northern New Jersey and the New York City metro area, with over five inches of total accumulation expected.

a couple hours later here ...


Still snowing some, and now the wind is kicking up a bit.



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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.


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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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