JOKE ORIGIN: “It’s so cold I saw a Democrat with his hands in his own pockets”
“It’s so cold I saw a Democrat with his hands in his own pockets” is a popular joke right now, but where does it come from? This penniless etymologist of Americanisms has traced it to 1945, where the joke was said of FDR’s Treasury Secretary Henry Morganthau, Jr. (father of retiring NY County District Attorney Robert Morganthau). BRRRRR! FYI, the full etymology of the phrase, from | Read More »
Talk about the Weather
Dictionary.com says that the noun weather has these meanings. 1. the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc. 2. a strong wind or storm or strong winds and storms collectively: We’ve had some real weather this spring. 3. a weathercast: The radio announcer will read the weather right after the commercial. 4. Usually, weathers. changes or vicissitudes in one’s | Read More »
The Five Questions Of Global Warming
Cap-and-Trade is just one of the many ways in which the federal government will try to be restricting the freedoms of individuals and businesses in the name of fighting global warming (now being conveniently called climate change). Environmentalism was once a fuzzy feel-good plank of the left, however in recent years many such as Thomas Friedman and Van Jones have realized the possibility of using broad | Read More »
Breaking: All Things Considered, 2009 Hurricane Season Will Most Likely Be Near Typical, On Average
Weather forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have really stuck their necks out this time, predicting an average hurricane season in 2009. On average. WASHINGTON D.C.: Forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely for 2009. The NOAA’s initial outlook for the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season calls for a 50 percent probability of | Read More »
Tails From The Right Side.
I was sitting looking out at the snow fall here in lovely down town Kennebunk. Thinking weather or not I would have something to write about in a blog. I went to work like any old good boy would. I got bored picked up one of The far left news papers sitting on the self. I happened to notice a column about Rush and the | Read More »
Want To Live Longer? Move! [Annotated]
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How much do they pay Stephanie Abrams of The Weather Channel?
This is too much. Watching The Weather Channel and it’s ‘crack’ team of reporters give commentary on Hurricane Gustav that make me look for a bottle of Jack Daniels. The lovely Stephanie Abrams was on television about 15 minutes ago pulling plant stems and small branches out of a puddle and talking about the size of debris that you might want to avoid in case | Read More »
Weather Channel Reporters = Idiots
I guess an education in Meteorolgy doesn’t require you to use common sense. Just saw an update on The Weather Channel where an attractive lady is standing out in gusting wind down in Florida, telling viewers about how dangerous it is for people to be out in such weather. Of course, she’s out in that wind and rain on some beach, going on and on | Read More »