Caption: California Governor Gavin Newsom (a Pelosi nephew) is planning to run for president in 2024. It’s a good way for him to distance himself from the mess that he made of California.

 

“They have taken the care and upbringing of children out of the hands of parents, where it belongs, and thrown it upon a gang of irresponsible and unintelligent quacks.” – H. L. Mencken

 

The Climate

It is unrealistic to simply assume that low flows in the six rivers upon which a recent CNN article focuses are caused by a lack of rainfall and the “relentless heat waves” that have supposedly swept the planet. In fact, the usual mantra from the climate alarmists is that rainfall will increase, not decrease. The rationale for this is that warmer conditions will lead to more evaporation (remember that more moisture can be held in saturated air at warmer temperatures than at colder temperatures), which, in turn, leads to more rainfall, since “what goes up, must come down.” But, contrary to the actual physics, we are told that the climate becomes more “variable” under climate change in what has been referred to as “climate weirding.” This helps climate alarmists to argue that both floods and droughts will increase, as well as that both more snowfall and less snowfall are indicative of climate change.

To determine whether CNN is correct in suggesting that rivers are drying up due to “the human-caused climate crisis,” let’s take a closer look at some of these rivers.

The Colorado River is cited as the first example, and, although CNN attributes its drying to the “historic drought in the US West” (although droughts in the Medieval period were far worse and much longer sustained), they do not suggest that this drought is human-induced. They do mention, however, that “around 40 million people in seven states and Mexico rely on the river’s water for drinking, agriculture, and electricity.” But an evaluation of the current conditions from the USGS National Water Dashboard indicates, as shown below, that many stream gauge stations in western Colorado and Utah are near normal, and in New Mexico and Arizona, they are above and much above normal.

Me: You’re expected to read the headline and react accordingly. ‘Hair-on-Fire’ applesauce.

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain

 

 

Why is Disney Banning more Movies?

They own and archived The Name of the Rose, Coccoon, and Trick or Treat. Apparently, there are a lot more on the chopping block.

 

Identify the Aircraft

 

Stop Reading the US Constitution!

The National Archives issued a blanket ‘warning’ on cataloged documents, cautioning readers against ‘racist, sexist, misogynistic, and xenophobic opinions.’

The National Archives Records Administration placed a “harmful content” warning on the Constitution, labeling the governing document of the United States as “harmful or difficult to view.” The warning applies to all documents across the Archives’ cataloged website, including the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.

“NARA’s records span the history of the United States, and it is our charge to preserve and make available these historical records,” the administration said in a statement. “As a result, some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions. In addition, some of the materials may relate to violent or graphic events and are preserved for their historical significance.”

Even though many of us swore an oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.” Will the new oath be to obey Pedo Joe?

 

Kudlow on ESG & Communists (graphic – yesterday’s VM Article)

ESG stands for Environmental Social and Governance, and refers to the three key factors when measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a business or company. Most socially responsible investors check companies out using ESG criteria to screen investments.

During an interview with Sandra Smith on Fox News, Larry Kudlow expressed his concerns about the appointment of trained communist Yue Chen to a key position.

Yue Chen will be the climate-risk – ESG – cop for the federal government’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). She received her training at Tsinghua University in Communist China. The Maoist University is heavily into defense, cyberattacks, AI, navigation technology, etc.

“She is a trained communist, and they have to pick her, to run, to be the climate person in the banking regulatory office? There are 350 million Americans, 160 million working people, and we have to do this? Omarova the Second? Really?” Kudlow said.

Sandra Smith “This is not the only one,” and Americans should know about this. Our failing policies are coming from these appointees. We should know who they are.

Kudlow said he knows they’re going to appoint someone he disagrees with on policy, “but they don’t have to appoint a communist.”

 

Arizona Women

What does it take for a lady to get a ride around here?

36 COMMENTS

  1. Yue Chen- And the hits just keep coming under This Clown…installing every weirdo and subversive into positions of power and influence, proving every day the Federal Gov’t has been taken over by treasonous b—tards.

    Jackson Lake is still being intentionally kept low with Park Subversives stating “Due to Climate Change”, despite excellent snowpack levels and great runoff and rains. The only man-made climate problems are those from environ-Mental-ists subverting nature to create bad optics to support their circular logic causes.

    AZ- Is that a Micheal Kors sundress? Asking for a friend.

    • Normally I have a passion for fashion and a thing for bling – but I can’t speculate on the dress.

      It’s still raining at the WWM today. It rained all day yesterday. We have had a LOT of rain this summer – due to climate change, no doubt.

      • Us too. Moved in here yesterday, foggy, wet, rained nice all night, and still misty out. If that’s man-made I’ll take MORE of it…better than crackly grass with dry lightening, waking up at 3am smelling fresh smoke.

        Perfect 1st day of Fall…fire in the woodstove for affect.

        As for Miss AZ, if that’s a construction zone she must be the new ‘FOLLOW ME’ to keep the boys in line and moving along.

          • We got a bit over 1/2″ of rain here. Had the fireplace going last night to drive the chill out. Between the apple, maple, and ash I was burning, SLW said the neighborhood smelled like a smokehouse…

          • I’m sure the neighbors were appreciative, adds a certain authenticity to the Fall air. Last year it was snow at our altitude, the chill forces me to get those outside projects moved along.

        • Yeah, I’ve half-a-dozen “MUST do before the snow falls” projects, like getting my ground rods driven in and bonded. Kind of hard to do when the ground’s frozen with a couple of feet of snow on it.

          I’ll give the trees a good feeding after the leaves drop, which is another YUGE mess. Egads, I *hate* cottonwoods!

          • Ran into a trick to get those gnd rods in: Chuck them up in a 1/2” hammer drill. With all the rock at my place it even works to send them in at a shallow angle if I have to set them “trench style”.

          • A hammer drill is on the “TO BUY” list, along with some bits for it. I already have the adapter from SDS Max to a cup that goes over the rod, and I’ve been deep watering (36″ long tree watering spike) the areas where they’re going. I also have to drill a couple of holes through the foundation so I can pull a couple of cables for the electronics workshop, -AND- SLW wants some railings installed in the front, and I’ll have to drill holes in the concrete for the anchor bolts.

  2. AZ – read elsewhere. As a young kid in the 60’s, he was with the family on vacation when they saw two gals hitchhiking on the road ahead. Both gals wearing halter tops and jeans cut to be short-short-shorts. His dad said that maybe they should help the gals out and give them a ride.
    His mom, in a tone of voice that dropped the temp inside the car by about 40 degrees, said “Don’t you dare.” Before then, he never knew you could shout in a whisper. So, they kept on driving.

  3. The thirty year precipitation in the Colorado River basin has been fairly consistent. Impoundments are like bank accounts. You can’t draw out more then what is there.

  4. I am short one loading die head in my reloading setup. I had over 10K of 9mm loaded so those dies came out and 357 dies went in just over two years ago. Not counting JHP I had just over 100 rounds of 9mm last week. I loaded out every 357 and 38 case that I had and switched back over to 9mm this past weekend. The goal is to load 2k of 9 mm a week for the next few weeks. I shoot at least 103 9mm in my 1911 every week but I got a Glock G45 MOS last year so I have doubled or tripled my 9mm usage. The G45 shoots OK but I like the old Gen3 G17L better. The G45 will probably be sold off before years end to fund the purchase of a 10mm longslide/target MOS. To maintain my pistol skills I need to shoot at least 100 rounds per week. If I take 6 months off like when I broke my arm it took 2 years to get back to where I was before. I am good with various calibers for a 4″ pattern at 30 yards.

  5. I follow a climate scientist’s blog, Roy Spencer PhD. He had an extensive post a couple weeks ago with lots of graphs and discussion. Data from back in the 30’s. Conclusion is the water use has increased. This guy worked on setting up satellite monitoring of world climate data and he does not deny some warming but does deny that is life and death significant. He does point out in the post that an average of a number of climate models actually indicate the likelihood of long term increased rainfall over the region!

    • Lake Meade is dry. Lake Powell soon will be. And it’s due to mismanagement and corruption. I understand that the human demand for water exceeds the capacity of the Colorado River to deliver it. That is not a climate problem, it’s a human problem. Arizona recently signed a deal with Mexico to take a large volume of saline subsurface water (underground lake water) and desalinate it for the use of an expanding population. It would seem to be a responsible move. It’s a “new source” of water.

      Long term there is only one solution. I’ve mentioned it on the blog before. A system of small nuclear generators of the sort coming on line over the next decade need to be married to desalination plants that can be used to desalinate seawater and applied to human use. It’s a long term project that will not be cheap, however it’s the only way forward and it has nothing to do with the current climate hysteria hoax that is being put forward by the USGOV.

      • Imagine the billions frittered away by government activists and politicians that could have put many of these solutions on line by now? Instead, we get symbolic pap and accusatory guilt projection that only ever kicks the can down the road while the people AND environment suffer at the hands of incompetent fools.

        Reminds me of the NYC Wollman Skating Rink. Ten years of government idiocy and failure with nothing to show for it…other than officials and their cronies getting rich from “redistributed taxpayer project funds that were never enough to complete the project“. Trump got it done in short order and under budget once he “made a deal”, put his own people on it, even met with Canadian experts for the best solutions.

        Your solution would work, in spades…which is why government leadership will never do it, it’s never about solving the problem with them.

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