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Long Ago and Not Far Away ...
They were called "filling
stations." If they were open 24 hours a day, it was because you
could wake up the owner, who was sleeping on a cot in the back.
He wore coveralls, and hadn't had a shave, lately. He could fix
anything that just went wrong on the car. While you were there,
he checked the air in your tires and the oil in your "sump," washed
your windsheild, and had a free road map for you. Gasoline (often known
as "petrol") was ten cents a gallon and came in two varieties --
regular and "ethyl," or "high test." For the curious, the glass
tubes on top of some of those pumps bubbled like soda pop when the gas
was coming out. (Thanks to KB7RGX for these email photos)
Feb7th Breaking news??? >>>> ABOUT
TO BLOW: Alaska volcano on verge...
And, speaking of
Citizen Healthcare Rationing Board? Why is the AARP ignoring this?
Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Republican Senators are
whether President Barack Obama’s
stimulus bill contains the
right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the
economy. Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the
health provisions slipped in without discussion.
When to Jump Out of
an Airplane (Photo: Navy chutist
using a wing-shaped design.)
Northwest Dining (Fred Delkin, A.K.A. "Seared
Lightly," has only one criticism of this new work of culinary
literature. No mudbug recipies.)
Why You Should Always
Fly First Class
experts graphically demonstrate dangers of coach class)
U.S. Debt-to-GDP A
Serious Problem Only Growing Worse
State Rep. Matt Wingard sent us some numbers.)
clashes in Moscow as angry protesters call for Putin to resign over
(A late January Drudge
link. What would Stalin think about this?)
E-RFD: Honey &
Change We Never Imagined
(Matt Barber doesn't like some of Obama's ideas.)
Funds Foreign Abortions (Headline links
to full piece)
The Culture and Media Institute reported that, as of January
2009, just five days after President Obama overturned the policy
banning federal funding of overseas abortion providers, the major media
outlets has given scant coverage to the controversial decision. And no
wonder. Most Americans don’t want their tax dollars funding groups like
Planned Parenthood here at home. As the Gallup Poll shows, they don't
don’t like it any more overseas.
President Obama has had the cooperation of the press in
pro-abortion move mostly beneath the radar. Will the Gallup Poll
results prod journalists toward reporting the issue? Don’t bet on it.
Server Report" Virus (If
true, it's a nasty one.)
information teleported between distant atoms
(Beam me up, Scotty. Instant
communications through space/time.)
Climate Change news
Global Warming in Kentucky: (a late January quote from a
paper in Lexingon, KY) Utility crews with help from out-of-state
reinforcements had restored
power to more than 100,000 customers by late Friday, less than a day
after a state record of more than 700,000 were powerless, according to
the governor's office. KY
calls up entire Army Nat'l Guard...
Retired senior NASA
scientist, Dr. John S. Theon,
former supervisor of James Hansen, NASA’s vocal man-made global warming
fear soothsayer, has now publicly declared himself a skeptic and
declared that Hansen “embarrassed NASA” with his alarming climate
claims and said Hansen was “was never muzzled.” Theon joins the rapidly
growing ranks of international scientists abandoning the promotion of
man-made global warming fears.
president attacks Gore in Davos: 'I don't think that there is any
(OMED: Basically, the problem with Al Gore is that he has ignored
fifty million years of Earth history. The Earth warms and cools
and then warms and then cools over and over, again. We are
presently in a global climate "interstice." That is a big word
for "a time between ice ages." This interstice began dozens of
centuries in the past, and is why there isn't a mile thick ice sheet on
top of Seattle, these days. Mankind had nothing to do with this
or the dozens of other interstices that have happened.)
(links we ran across in January of 09)
(The politics of weather)
climate czar has socialist ties; Group sees 'global governance'...
(Mid Jan) Pew
Poll: Global warming ranks dead last as priority...
guru slams carbon trading: 'Most of the green stuff is verging on
minister: I think man-made climate change is a con...
airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather...
continues to trap thousands at Madrid airport...
warning: 'Metal earrings on body could cause dangerous freezing'...
Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age...
10 Drudge's top items, mostly Eastern U.S.)
Weather Possible In Nearly 15 Years...
SET FOR GOTHAM; UP TO 9-INCHES... DEVELOPING...
(severe WX warning map)
Snow, Detroit to New York; More coming to Chicago...
sled dog race canceled -- because of too much snow...
Record snow steals spotlight from frigid temps...
cold wave drops temps to 40 below zero... (Jan
digs out from its snowiest month ever...
At -78 Degrees In Alaska...
Alaska cold grounds planes, disables cars...
(Late Jan OrBusMax) NEWS
THE NORTHWEST MEDIA WON'T REPORT: NASA data shows oceans cooling since
(No column this month. Fred was hit in the head by a football.)
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Saving Proposal (Charity begins at
Congress Gives Itself Raise...
(external info link topically related
to the above E-RFD)
Kill an American
(An Aussie hits the nail on the head.)
"Now, just why in the HELL do I have to press '1' for
||"The only thing necessary for the triumph of
evil is for good men
to do nothing"
-- Edmund Burke
Michael Steel selected as G.O.P. Chairman
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican
Party chose the first black national chairman in its history Friday,
just shy of three months after the nation elected a Democrat as the
first African-American president. The choice marked no less than "the
dawn of a new party," declared the new GOP chairman, former Maryland
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.
Republicans chose Steele over four other candidates, including former President George W. Bush's
hand-picked GOP chief, who bowed out declaring, "Obviously the winds of
change are blowing."
leader vows to mix it up with Obama... (Feb04 Drudge link)
(OMED: A good guy, we think at present. Unless the dark side of
the force or a pile of
pathetic New England progressives gets him, his time in office should
Aussie Prime Minister Goes Bonkers: Time
for a new world order...
17% of 8th
Graders Can Read at Grade Level in Chicago Schools Overseen by Obama
Education Secretary-Designee... (Most
children left behind.)
EDITORIAL: Do not force teachers to fund politics...(Washington
Iran envoy offers nuclear technology to
all Muslim states (December item
SAYS 'NO THANKS'
It's to ponder ...
or Reagan? USA Needs to Choose
you a Democrat, a Republican or a Southerner?
Co-publisher Reacts To "Gay" Press Release
(Just to make things clear)
Extreme Rights Archives (Gay
Horton’s History Channel History of Slavery
(A lauded black professor from a famous East Coast
university proves that he either doesn't know or doesn't like
kinds of truth )
To Pick the Next President of the U.S.
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