Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yeah, it's still cold!

Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 12 PM CST Monday...

Mostly clear. Lows 20 to 25 below. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings 30 below to 40 below zero.

Sunny. Highs zero to 5 below. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings 30 below to 45 below zero.

Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 10 to 15 below. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings 20 below to 35 below zero

A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 12 PM CST Monday. The combination of westerly winds of around 10 mph and subzero airtemperatures... will result in hazardous wind chills of 25 below to 40 below zero for tonight and Monday morning.A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors... make sure you wear appropriate clothing... including a hat and gloves.

And these are Sunny days and clear nights.

Last week we had a couple of days where it warmed up to 27-30 degrees. This was noticeably warmer. It's miserable and going out to feed the hayburners is a chore but y'know, when it does get warm in March or so, it will be beautiful and pretty beyond words and greener than anything in Southern California. The contrast makes it more noticeable and you appreciate it more. I can't wait 'cause I'm freezing my nose off right now.

AP's war against Israel

An AP article appeared today focusing on the trauma suffered by the children of Gaza. My heart goes out to all victims of war especially children. However, the article is slanted to foment more hatred and bitter feelings towards Israel. Check this out: the title is "Israeli war against Hamas scars Gaza's children. " I'd like to point out that Hamas started this conflict by bombing people in Israel, so really it should read Hamas war against Israel scars children in Gaza (and Israel?). It points out that the children are developing a hatred towards Israel. Of course. These kids have been taught by their Palestinian parents that Israel is the bully long before this started and are probably not told about how men, women and children in Israel have been dying by greater numbers before Israel ever fought back. How about telling their children that the hatred they (the adults) feel towards Israel superseded their love for their children by allowing Hamas to cowardly hide amongst the people of Gaza, risking the life of the children, to indiscriminately attack the citizens of Israeli border towns. Bottom line: pray for the children of the world that they may be protected by God from the stupidity of their parents.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Middle-East madness continues

So, I'm sitting here listening to the news and the pundits talking about the current thing in Israel. I'm bothered that the news for the last few months that Hamas has been raining death onto Israel, that the reports make you feel that they're trowing rocks into an open field. Very little emphasis on the amout of civilian deaths being caused. Now Israel is responding and all you hear about is the death toll. Rubbish! It's about time for retaliation. And don't tell me they should try to talk to them because we all know it had never helped and there is no reason to think it will now. I especially love the point of view of John Bolton who seems to be a clear head in all this and supports Isael in their trying to protect themselves. If Israel trys to reason with Hamas they will just attack more. Yeah, bottom line, is bomb Gaza, bomb Iran, and Alan Combs is an Idiot.

Merry New Year!

Okay, I'm back and tryin' to figure out how to deal with reporting on my previous vacation. Anyway hello, and Merry Christmas to everyone. Let's hope I'm wrong about everything and we have a great next four years.