Friday, April 20, 2007


Dateline: Huntington Beach, CA

It's pounding on the roof, bouncing off the sidewalks.


Can't remember the last time... Before today the this year's (dating from July) total was less than 3".

It is pouring out there. Hurray! Keep it up!

Weather Report Link with Satellite Map

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Winter Storm Approaches

For the National Weather Service/NOAA's animated view

Woo Hoo! See storm system at left - I'm somewhere under the California edge of all that. No rain here yet, but you can see it's well on its way. You should see what's in back of all that out in the Pacific heading this way as well. "Pineapple Express" time? Yippee. Winter's here at last!

I was getting sooooo sick - literally - from all that Santa Ana weather nonsense as a high-pressure system kept persisting in the "Four Corners"/Nevada area spinning and pumping its nasty, dry, dirty, dusty wind through our mountain canyons, and unto me and mine. There's been a run on eyedrops around here this Winter, lots of respiratory problems as well which had nothing to do with viruses.

At last, rain - water - to ease the dryness, and to clean away the dirt, dust, and nastiness we've had to deal with most of the Winter. Thank God. Finally we're having our Winter/Rainy Season. (And back to normal.)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Blue Man Group Stop Global Warming

Excuse me while I experiment with my YouTube account.

Not only is Blue Man Group great, but global warming is a real and serious problem.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Feds: Man planned to blow up Ill. mall

Feds: Man planned to blow up Ill. mall (AP)

This story is so odd. As a former resident of the Chicago area I'm familiar with Rockford.

It's one of the last places in the world anybody would want to blow up a mall.

In California terms it would be similar to blowing up a mall in say, Fresno, or Riverside...

Why would anybody bother with Fresno, Riverside - or Rockford?

The only thing I can figure is that the wannabe jihadist lived in the area. The Rockford mall was handy for him.

BTW, Rockford is far from being a hotbed for any kind of radicals of any sort, as I remember it. Republican, conservative, almost rural...

Strange story. Creepy story. Why concern ourselves with what's going on in Iraq when we've got terrorists right here at our own local non-descript (Rockford!) shopping malls.

Good thing there was a tipster and the Feds were on it. This is Homeland Security doing its job.