Second in line for the US Presidency

There are few more vile Americans than the corrupt elitist witch who could be president if Brandon & the Ho should fall. We ask ourselves how such wretched excuses for human beings could end up in that situation and – it’s our own fault collectively.

 

 

Synthetic Aperture Radar

Counting stealth platforms. I refer you to an interesting article here.

 

Tornadoes

How much cash — exactly — will it take to stop all tornadoes? I’m sure that the progressive have a number in. mind, but it’s a really big one.

We get tornadoes here on Arizona’s Mogollon Rim. Mostly on the rim itself, not where I live, off the rim near the Clear Creek Gorge. When I first saw the ponderosa pines, 3 feet across the trunk, snapped ten feet up, I couldn’t figure out how that happened. A friend told me, “tornadoes” and then it made sense. Ah, yes.

 

Adaptable Handgun

 

Maybe?

24 COMMENTS

  1. Synthetic Aperture Radar–I would hazard a guess that part of the mission of the Space Force is insure that the SAR satellite capability stays healthy.

  2. I think the treatment of Scott Smith is what got Virginians to say, “Oh, Hell No” about the elected governor and the school boards in their states. It was a real learning moment.

    The next question is if the learning is extended to the swamp in DC where people like Merrick Garland, and most of the officials in the DOJ and FBI need to be cleaned out like the nest of vipers they are.

        • that is true, but there is a groundswell of rebellion building here that is moving from the old veteran farts like me to the young men and women, the ones that will be doing the fighting if it comes to that. this election defused the situation for the moment but they are noticing that the enemy is not backing down but doubling down instead. and its pissing them off. the enemy is deluding itself. that’s good for our side. as they say, never interrupt the enemy when they are making a mistake. sic semper tyrannis.

        • that is true, but there is a groundswell of rebellion building here that is moving from the old veteran farts like me to the young men and women, the ones that will be doing the fighting if it comes to that. this election defused the situation for the moment but they are noticing that the enemy is not backing down but doubling down instead. and its pissing them off. the enemy is deluding itself. that’s good for our side. and now they are coming to jab our kids….as they say, never interrupt the enemy when they are making a mistake. sic semper tyrannis.

  3. Your first picture makes me wonder just how far down you’d have to go to remove the rot. Yes, a fish rots from the head down….

    Your second picture makes me wonder how things got flipped 180 degrees from used to be.

    Good SAR article. A few inaccuracies, but otherwise good. I’d say more, but…..

    Tornadoes are quite powerful as you observed. I’ve only seen a couple, but they were awe inspiring.

    And the last pic caused coffee to be sprayed around.

    • Things are so far off-center that it will take time to repair the damage. I don’t know that you could cut deep enough to excise all the rot. Witness the Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill. They should all be run out of office. It was a pay-off.

      “We will build a bridge in your district and your stepdaughter will be the prime contractor.” That’s how the swamp was built.

  4. Tornadoes. Living in the county that is #2 nationwide for tornadoes, I pay attention when I’m out and about. Most of ours are F1 but as they move easterly they can get huge. More of a problem if you live in Kansas or Nebraska.

    • For some reason Grand Island, NE sometimes serves as a giant tornado magnet. Imagine 7 of them hitting town on the same evening.

        • And yet, after the first one and before the last one, there were a number of cars with Omaha license plates roaming Grand Island. Never did hear if any of those looters got caught by the later twisters. It would have been poetic justice.

  5. If the last one is accurate, let’s hope they STAY stuck for a good time.
    I’m guessing there were a lot of fake ballots in New Jersey..
    They are probably already making them, and registering all the illegals, for 2024…

  6. Thanks to The Wizard of Oz we’re famous for tornadoes here in Kansas. One day back when I was in high school, the principal came on the intercom 5 minutes before the end of school to announce a tornado drill. Of course everyone knew that was a load of fecal material since we could all hear the siren as well as see the funnel go by out the window. One kid with the school paper got a nice photo of it.

  7. Don’t know the F scale but when I was a kid in the early 60s there was a tornado that went through our woods in Northeast Ohio. We had plenty of trees that were snapped off but what sticks in my mind was oak trees that were 3-4 feet in diameter were just pulled out by the roots and were just gone, no idea where they landed. Powerful, powerful storms.

    Probably a heck of a lot of truth in that last meme.

    • I picked up a girl at her house to go to the movies which were 15 miles away.
      A horrible thunderstorm developed as we drove and after creeping down the four lane with the wipers on fast, I finally gave up and pulled over on the shoulder.
      When the storm stopped, I was in front of my parents home and the tree in the backyard with my childhood tree house has been twisted off and deposited in the back yard.
      The tornado had actually done a lot more damage in town.

  8. There is no way to stop tornadoes. But we can mitigate the effect. Just look at what Florida did to building codes after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, including hardening new structures or remodeled structures, heavier and stronger glass in businesses, hardened electric grid and so much more.

    How many people live in Tornado Alley don’t have tornado shelters? How many government and business structures, including hospitals and schools, aren’t built to stand up to 100mph winds like a Derecho, not even an F1 tornado?

    Here’s a thing. Back in the day, a sub-F1 dropped between me and the f’in hippy neighbor’s house. What they call a microburst. Left trees laid out in a spiral fashion at the touchdown point, and then went through the neighborhood thrashing oak trees, sweetgum trees (God hates sweetgum trees, and the trees hate Him and humans right back) and thunking a couple roofs. This was in North Central Florida before the Hurricane Andrew rules applied. Yet our neighborhood, built to Florida’s Hurricane Standards in the early 80’s, fared quite well overall. An insurance inspector said that if this was the MidWest, half the neighborhood would have been destroyed.

    Build better. Retrofit. Require public buildings to be better. Require shelters (which can be easily built out of… Box Culverts. Concrete Box Culverts. Most culvert companies already have plans available. Heck, one room in a house could easily be converted for less than a thousand, how much would it actually cost to harden during initial construction.

    So, well, everyone looks at Florida during hurricane season and says, “Look at all those dumbasses.” Yet our state actually continues to improve wind-damage requirements, continues to improve the electric grid, continues to work on mitigating storm surge.

    Unlike, well, most of Tornado Alley, or Louisiana (seriously, after Katrina, the 9th Ward should have been used for a dumping pit for dredging material in the area, and then built on top of the newly raised and stabilized land. Use the Levees as the minimum height of the new land. Geez, people, how hard is it?)

  9. Storm spotting in an actual emergency vehicle (not storm chasing) is one of my favorite and least favorite activities all wrapped into one. The trick is to get a vantage point to best see if there is actual tornado activity without it running over you. We were assigning locations before going out while monitoring the rural department to the southwest of us. One of their spotters loudly announced on the radio; “AND WE HAVE A TOUCHDOWN!” We all threw our hands in the air to designate a touchdown. Then we laughed and laughed.

  10. Anyone who looks at an approaching storm and arrogantly thinks they can stop it is the same type who believed 2 weeks to flatten the curve. Can’t fix that level of warped mentality.

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