Archive | January, 2018

On the Beach

31 Jan

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There is no clean coal America…That’s like saying that my shithole has clean shit in it. Coal is not clean. According to the U.S. Energy Department, more than 83 percent of all major air pollutants including sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, mercury and dangerous soot particles from power plants are from coal, even though coal makes up only 43 percent of the power generation.

Power plants are the No. 1 source of those pollutants and coal produces nearly twice as much heat-trapping carbon dioxide per energy created as natural gas. In 2011, coal burning emitted more than 6 million tons of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides versus 430,000 tons from other energy sources combined. That’s over 14 times the amount!

Does one actually think that we have taken old coal and now clean it with a scrub brush to make it clean coal and then when we burn it it doesn’t make soot any more? Memo to self: Could be?

In any event the Polar Ice caps are melting at an alarming rate and as the land ice in Antarctica melts the sea rises…and when the land ice in Greenland melts the sea rises…not just in Antarctica but all over the world. Water has a way of flowing all over our planet like that. I guess it’s like, smart, huh?

So enjoy the beach while you can. If you are old like me then you shouldn’t have any trouble doing just that during the rest of your lifetime but if you have grand children then take them to the nearest beach today and tomorrow etc…because it won’t be there when they grow to be your age. It will be some other where.

And where those beaches will be, well, your guess is as good as mine… but at least we now have good ole wonderful clean coal to burn and burn and burn like…

there’s no tomorrow.

POTUS Golfed While Hawaii Panicked

16 Jan

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It was once said that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Not because Nero wasn’t fond of Rome or his job as Emperor but because he wasn’t that much interested in the part of Rome that was burning…or so they say.

These days it’s kind of hard to know what it is that our 45th president believes in or likes, besides himself of course, because he is constantly changing his tune and then denying that he has been listening to any music at all.. but as for the people in the state of Hawaii last Saturday morning their belief and faith in our American infrastructure was shaken to the core.

Apparently a low level state worker was given the task of being text messenger in chief and then mistakenly sent a text (on his own authority?) to every cell phone in the state of Hawaii warning that a ballistic missile was on its way…and with the caveat of “this is not a drill!” as its final sentence…even, well…Everyone knows what that means!!!!

Hawaiians throughout the islands took to their basements and bathtubs because…well, where would you go? If you are as old as I am then you remember being told to hide under your desks at school for safety (as though a desk would save you?) but of course now here in 2018 we have a much more advanced civil defense system in the USA. If you check with your local town, county or state authority you’ll find that your designated civil defense shelter is…wait for it…A SCHOOL!… Hello desk, remember me? May I hide under you again?

Go ahead and check it out. Unless you have your own bunker under your flower garden, when it comes to nuclear defense we are all shit out of luck! Or is that shit hole out of luck? Or is it Shit house? That’s what our president and his crack team of experts are debating now-a-days, not nuclear solutions nor civil defense and not even civility for that matter!

Although if you did have a shit house in your back yard, you’d have a shit hole too, so at least you could hide in there because…it is a hole in the ground and much better than a desk for cover.

Anyway, Hawaiians wouldn’t have been in such a panic if the POTUS hadn’t been picking a fight with the world’s latest nuclear power all last year. Rather than try to strike a deal to get North Korea to do something else besides make nuclear weapons (Remember how much we hated President Obama’s deal with Iran to put the brakes on their nuclear program because it made us look weak?) President Trump has been insulting and demeaning and threatening their supreme leader which has only helped to egg him on into working more supremely to build a more supreme nuclear arsenal…and to try and make his button as big as President Trump’s button! (Now there’s a wonderful thought)

Although really, if they both wanted to be such tough guys they should have their little red buttons re-tooled into big red poles or rods rising out of their desks so they could simply reach out and quickly stroke a few times to set their nation’s missiles into flight. The more strokes…the more missiles! Much more appropriate for macho men at work, don’t you think?

But My favorite presidential line however, was when President Trump was asked about how he thought the nuclear crisis with North Korea was going to work itself out and he replied, ” That’s a pretty difficult situation. Who knows what’s going to happen there.”

Say what??? Who knows??? About a potential nuclear exchange with a foreign adversary???? Those are pretty reassuring words from the President of the United States aren’t they? No wonder the citizens of Hawaii were freaking out and most likely crapping in their pants before even getting to their shit holes. But at least our POTUS was safely working on his own holes at the time…on his golf course that is.

What if this snafu had happened during a weekday and he had been watching Fox and Friends at the time? (assuming it was during his “executive” hour)  He’d probably still be under his bed tweeting something like: “Don’t panic America. At least it’s only Hawaii where Obama was born and not actually part of the USA! Blame the Dems!”

But the real lesson in all of this is that our infrastructure sucks…from top to bottom…from the least tweeter-er to the big Twitter-er at the top! We may have all mastered the technology to gab, play on and use our precious smart phones but when it comes to what we should do in a life or death (and nuclear) situation? After 7 decades of nuclear proliferation?…It’s go hide in the crapper!

So, Goodnight America…After all, tomorrow is another day!

 

 

 

And Counting Still…

1 Jan

Happy New Year everyone! And thank you for visiting my blog once again this year. There are 525,600 minutes in a year and in 2012, I crossed the 30 million mark in minutes spent on Earth

…So that means that as of midnight of the 31st of December this year I will arrive at 32,847,840!…(that’s 22,811 days!) but again, who’s counting? Still over 32 million and a half minutes alive!? Is that an accomplishment or just something that breathing and waking up every day took care of for me? And why does it seem to have flown by so quickly…and keep accelerating all the time? Life in the fourth dimension took forever to move through when I was a child…but now it seems like I am definitely on the fast track to old age!

Anyway, thanks for continuing to slow yourself down every once in a while by taking the time to visit and read my blog…and please keep reading if you will, unless you can thing of a better way to spend your minutes.

In any case, do your best to Spend your time wisely …it may be a crazy and unpredictable world but it still is the only world in town.

I’ll be approaching the 33 million minute threshold sometime in 2018 and I will do my best to keep enjoying every minute of those minutes!

Do your best to enjoy each and every one of your minutes too.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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