German BA 349 “Natter” vertical take-off rocket-powered interceptor, essentially a manned surface-to-air missile. Launching on its first and only test flight resulting in the death of the test pilot, March 1, 1945. I wonder if Camala (Ho) ever wanted to become a test pilot?
No More Mean Tweets – but…
Israel is on fire, war in the middle east, Major US pipeline hacked, price of everyday goods is skyrocketing, Russia is massing troops on the border with Ukraine. Ukraine is threatening to take Crimea back by force. China is threatening Taiwan and its neighbors while also threatening our ships and Navy. N Korea is testing missiles again and restarting its nuclear weapons program. Iran has been emboldened and making more than their normal threats.
Our southern border is a humanitarian disaster caused directly by this administration, and the administration that promised transparency is hiding it and not letting the media have access. Ford is closing a plant and moving it to Mexico after just bringing it back from Mexico because of the current Administration’s plan for Increased taxes.
Price of steel up 145%,
Wheat up 25%,
Food index up 25%,
Cotton up 35%,
Silver up 38%,
Copper up 50%,
Soybeans up 71%,
Oil up 80%,
$1.9 trillion in stimulus that funds the administration’s pet projects and only paid a fraction to the people.
$29 trillion in debt with $4.8 trillion projected 2021 deficit before the $2 trillion dollar stimulus proposed today for the new green deal.
9+% unemployment with millions of job openings that can’t be filled because federal unemployment assistance makes it more advantageous for people to stay home than work.
Elections have consequences.
What about a few maps?
It’s interesting that Florida – obviously a Southern State – doesn’t have more southern orientation based on this mapping demographic study.
Brood X cicadas – where they will be emerging in 2021 after a 17 year feeding underground.
Texans love their Counties
French-speaking population by neighborhood in Canada’s National Capital Region.
Canada and US have nice parts and dangerous parts…
Pass the Biscuits and Gravy
Looking for Heaven
A man and his dog were walking along a road…
The man was enjoying the scenery when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years.
He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road.
It looked like fine marble.
At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.
He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out,
“Excuse me, where are we?” “This is Heaven, sir,” the man answered. “Wow! Would you happen to have some water? the man asked.
“Of course, sir. Come right in, and I’ll have some ice water brought right up.”
The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
“Can my friend,” gesturing toward his dog, “come in, too?” the traveler asked.
“I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t accept pets.”
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed.
There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
“Excuse me!” he called to the man. “Do you have any water?”
“Yeah, sure, there’s a pump over there, come on in.”
“How about my friend here?” The traveler gestured to the dog.
“There should be a bowl by the pump,” said the man. They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
“What do you call this place?” the traveler asked. “This is Heaven,” he answered. “Well, that’s confusing,” the traveler said. “The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.’”
“Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That’s Hell.”
“Doesn’t it make you mad for them to use your name like that?
“No, we’re just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.”
Roxy is my daughter, Heather’s, dog. She’s a sweetheart. The above was dedicated to her. She hasn’t crossed the rainbow bridge or anything. She’s just a neat dog.