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Wednesday: February 23, 2011

Latest Headline on Qaddafi [sp?]

Filed under: — site admin @ 12:08 AM UTC

Qaddafi vows to ‘die as a martyr’

(The National, whoever they are – þ Rantburg).

Am I the only one thinking of the scene in Men in Black where the farmer tells the alien “You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead fingers” and the alien replies “Your proposal is acceptable” and acts on it?

According to The National, Qaddafi has vowed to fight “to my last drop of blood”, and I can’t think of any possible objection to that, either.

Thursday: February 3, 2011

Worst Offer Ever?

Filed under: — site admin @ 2:48 PM UTC

I wish I’d had my camera with me a week or two ago. A local grocery store had this special offer:

BUY 1, GET 2
Limit 2

Wednesday: February 2, 2011

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Filed under: — site admin @ 2:38 PM UTC

This was the official National Weather Service report for my house an hour or so ago:

The expected high for the day (upper left) is 48o, while the current temperature (bottom center) is 63o. I’ve complained about this sort of thing before (here and here), but I don’t believe I’ve seen a 15o discrepancy before.

Hmmm. Now that I’ve read my previous complaints, I see that they include a 14-degree discrepancy, so I should probably delete this post. However, I don’t have anything else to do today – home sick with strep throat – and I can’t resist letting victims of the massive blizzard know that here in the Shenandoah Valley it’s a beautiful spring day.

Maybe they should start reporting temperatures in Celsius, to keep the errors down to single digits. Or maybe they should just add two lines to their computer program, resetting the expected high to be greater than or equal to the current temperature, and mutandis mutandis with the lows.