March 4, 2024

Sunrise — 6:12, 6:17, 6:29, 6:30.

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33 comments:

rhhardin said...

Rural Rage in Ohio

Lem the artificially intelligent said...

Following up on that 'Perfect Days' post, I'm linking to a YouTube Thought Experiment

Also, related.

How to stop mentally escaping

Joe Biden, America's Putin said...

Good thing Norm is dead - he'd be frog marched to prison by our corrupt FBI.

Iman said...

Scott Pelley is a Grade “A” asshole.

That is all.

Lem the artificially intelligent said...

The pics are really crisp. Like some pictures of Lake Manly in Death Valley.

btw.

Take a gander at the crowd

Headline: "Kayaking no longer possible on Death Valley’s temporary lake"

Lem the artificially intelligent said...

Fox News Headline: "Moore says 'White Christian' people are the true 'enemies of Israel,' cites Spanish Inquisition"

Nobody ever expects The Spanish Inquisition.

Crazy World said...

Just a beautiful end to this wonderful day.

Yancey Ward said...

On the recent Scott Rasmussen study.

wendybar said...

"The Left’s hatred of Donald Trump caused them to show the public their complete disdain for legal norms. In their lust to attack him, they revealed the lengths to which they are willing to go in attacking our republic. Considerations of justice, fairness, and the common good were of no consequence in their decision making."

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/03/trump_made_our_political_choice_clear.html

Humperdink said...

Paraphrasing a Victor Davis Hanson column: The US is paralyzed by it's virtuousness.

Actual excerpt: " .... we could just stop suicidal catch-and-release, deport lawbreakers, privilege the legal over the illegal immigrant, demand would-be refugees apply for asylum first in their native countries, finish the border wall, and pressure Mexico to stop undermining the territorial integrity of its northern neighbor.

But then we shrug, “We can’t do that”—paralyzed in fear of being smeared as “xenophobic,” “nativist,” or “racist.”
(Zero Hedge)

Ann Althouse said...

"Headline: "Kayaking no longer possible on Death Valley’s temporary lake""

Oh, I guess I'd better get out there.

At first I thought my argument based on aesthetics had won out, but I see it's about winds — oppressive winds. Or is it just the shallowness? I'm seeing both. But it's not get those sports-oriented people out of the way so Althouse can gaze upon serene water.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Michael Yon's substack details a recent riot at the camp @ Darien Gap which led to the destruction of the records of the "migrants" who have passed through.
Quoted...

"Again, HIAS has an office about 50 yards from the fire damage that destroyed the “migrant” records two days ago.
DHS Secretary Mayorkas was a board-member at HIAS before being installed as an operative at DHS."

Bad news kiddies.

Big Mike said...

Overshadowed by the news about the Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling yesterday, another unanimous legal ruling yesterday that struck a blow against the Democrats’ lawfare. A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled unanimously that one of the enhancements to January 6th defendants was improperly applied. It’s estimated that over 100 defendants will have their sentences effectively reduced. It’s a small step, but a step in the right direction.

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Fritz said...

" “But now the water is drying up, leaving wide mudflats. People were walking a long way, sometimes dragging their boats. This leaves footprints and drag marks that will likely be visible for years. This left us with no choice but to curtail boating on historic Lake Manly at this time.”

The old rule was "take only memories, leave only footprints." Now the government is taking that away too.

Enigma said...

@Althouse: "At first I thought my argument based on aesthetics had won out, but I see it's about winds — oppressive winds."

Lake Manly is an uncommon name for the region that is routinely called Badwater. This is where a small pool of extremely salty water collects at the lowest point below sea level in the USA. Badwater is perhaps the most iconic highlight of Death Valley, and likely visited by the bulk of park guests. Visits usually involve walking about 1/4 mile out on the salt flats and then turning around to take photos of the "Sea Level" sign far above on the cliff.

A few miles up the road in the same basin is the Devil's Golf Course -- lumpy salt flats so rough that only the devil could play there. It's also an iconic Death Valley location (and now being reshaped by this temporary seasonal lake).

If you want to see western salt flats and salt lakes, go to Death Valley when it's dry (99% of the time), and to Mono Lake to see a weird salt ecosystem and the spectacular tufa formations. The Great Salt Lake in Utah is also interesting -- everyone want to drive on the salt near Bonneville and stand on it, and then sticky salt gets stuck to everything and in places you didn't know exist. Inch-thick salt platform shoes anyone?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badwater_Basin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Manly
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_Lake_Tufa_State_Natural_Reserve
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonneville_Salt_Flats

Aggie said...

"At first I thought my argument based on aesthetics had won out, but I see it's about winds — oppressive winds...."

It's not just oppressive winds that mostly affect women, children, minorities, and trans persons, it's oppressive, mis-gendering, colonizing winds due to climate change. This is why we can't have nice things - like enjoying the lakes forming due to climate change.

Aggie said...

I mean, 'Lake Manly'. Give me a break.

Leland said...

It is Super Tuesday, and guess who is still on the ballot! Tonight will bring more sads to progressives, who want desperately to destroy democracy because it will allow Trump to win.

MadTownGuy said...

The EPA Is Targeting Aftermarket Car Modifications

"There’s an ideal among some Americans, usually those who lean a little more Left, that federal agencies like the EPA are heroes who constantly do good and very little evil. Because of this preconception, any criticism of federal action is met within the frame of anti-patriotism or even worse, an intent to dismantle a loving, kind government. However, two incidents quickly deconstruct this rather simplistic view. One is the EPA’s spilling of pollutants from Gold King mine in Colorado into the Animas River, which in turn polluted the mighty Colorado River. Water that was normally beautifully crystal clear in some areas turned a mustard yellow as recreationists were warned to stay away until everything cleared up. While accidental, the end result was the EPA, the federal agency charged with protecting the environment, caused a tremendous amount of pollution.

The second event which calls into question the EPA’s heroic actions – and there are many, many more like this – came after the Norfolk Southern train derailed on February 3 in East Palestine, Ohio. Michael Regan, Administrator of the EPA, insisted there was nothing toxic in the air and water of the area. Yet we have seen countless examples to prove such an assertion not only false, but laughably so.

Citing these two examples, one attributed to incompetence and the other perhaps to something more sinister, isn’t to say the EPA has done no good in its 52-plus years of existence. However, to never question the agency’s actions is to invite disaster, abuse, and corruption.

It’s in that light that we take a hard look at how the EPA is treating the aftermarket automotive parts industry, specifically when it comes to anything it considers to be an emissions defeat device. Just what is such a thing? According to an Enforcement Alert issued by the EPA in December 2020 it’s spelled out as follows:

“Examples of such parts, devices, and elements of design include: the on-board diagnostic system (OBD); diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs); sensors for oxygen, oxides of nitrogen (NOx), ammonia, particulate matter (PM), urea quality, and exhaust gas temperature; diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and their sensors; exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems; diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs); selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems; NOx adsorber catalyst (NAC) systems; engine calibrations that affect engine combustion (e.g., fuel injection or ignition timing, injection pattern, fuel injection mass for each injection event, fuel injection pressure, EGR flowrate, mass air flowrate, EGR cooler bypassing).”

That’s quite the list of potential defeat devices. If you’re realizing pretty much every powertrain, intake, and exhaust modification could fall under that laundry list, you’re starting to catch on to what’s happening....
"

Long article, so I'll summarize:

Borla, an aftermarket exhaust manufacturer, was fined over $1M for making exhausts that *could* be modified to eliminate catalytic converters.

A Los Angeles Times article, “White drivers are polluting the air breathed by L.A.’s people of color.” has been taken to heart by the EPA. From the article: "This blending of social justice and environmental enforcement has finally reached the EPA in force after being the topic of university classrooms and radical environmentalist publications alongside other level-headed discussions of abolishing farming, shipping, and other practices allegedly destroying the planet."

Much more at the link.

wendybar said...

THIS is a great article from someone who woke up, and realized what was going on in the world and how wrong she was to believe the propaganda.
Rich, Chuck, Left Bank, Howard, gadfly, and all you other Progressives with your heads up your butt, need to read this.....

https://sashastone.substack.com/p/confessions-of-a-corrupt-liberal?utm_medium=web

Old and slow said...

"But it's not get those sports-oriented people out of the way so Althouse can gaze upon serene water."

Actually, that is pretty much the motivation. They don't want footprints and disturbed ground that may last for decades in the soon to be dry mud. I'm surprised they allowed kayaks in the first place.

wendybar said...

We should do what we used to do to LYING TRAITOROUS assholes.. who are fundamentally transforming America into a shithole.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/03/treason-biden-regime-admits-flying-secretly-320000-illegal/

Rusty said...

Howards "chentrails" in the early morning hours. All that moisture came down last night. First the light show and then the rain.

MadTownGuy said...

wendybar said...

"THIS is a great article from someone who woke up, and realized what was going on in the world and how wrong she was to believe the propaganda.

Rich, Chuck, Left Bank, Howard, gadfly, and all you other Progressives with your heads up your butt, need to read this.....


Money quote from that article:

Confessions of a Corrupt Liberal

"The “duopoly,” as we know it, has infected and destroyed American democracy. This has been true for a long time now. Corruption is the last resort when you can’t get voters to turn out, you can’t beat a charismatic Reality-TV star, and you can’t fix what ails the people. Corruption is easy. Just get everyone to agree, silence dissent and no one will be the wiser.

Who’s going to call them out on it? NPR? PBS? The New York Times? The Washington Post? MSNBC? Not a chance. They’re complicit. PBS’s Frontline just did a lengthy segment about the so-called “threat” to so-called “democracy.” But really, it’s a story as old as civilization itself: the powerful refusing to relinquish power.
"

tim in vermont said...

If you want to talk about duopoly, tryin to spot the difference between Labor and the Tories in the UK. The voters managed to get Brexit passed, and then the deep state sabotaged it at every turn.

there is a theory that I agree with that after the election of Trump and Brexit passing, the permanent governing class decided that this experiment with democracy was over, and that they had the means to end it.

tim in vermont said...

"Moore says 'White Christian' people are the true 'enemies of Israel,' cites Spanish Inquisition"

Right after 9-11, Moore wrote on his blog that the terrorist had attacked the wrong city, that New Yorkers were on their side, and that they should have attacked a Red State.

tim in vermont said...

Wow, first the New York Times admits to all kinds of skullduggery in Ukraine, and to provoking Putin by turning Ukraine into a CIA front.

https://archive.is/zXXQV

Now, Victoria Nuland, who was a big part of the coup in Kiev in 2014 resigns.

Mike Meyers would do this joke as "Cleanup, aisle Kiev!"

Narr said...

I just got here. I'm wearing shorts.

Just so you know.

Leland said...

OMG!!! Taytay posted a comment about the Primaries!! And...

I really have no issue with her comment. She just encouraged people to vote for who they think best represents them. Maybe there is something about the time of day she posted it or hidden message saying worship the devil and vote Biden, but on the face of it, it seems fine.

Rusty said...

chemtrails

Dr Weevil said...

Here's 'tim in vermont' (9:24am) squeezing two lies into three words: "coup in Kiev". It happened in Kyiv, not "Kiev", and it wasn't a "coup": the army had nothing to do with it. In the parliamentary manoeuvres leading up to his flight, his own party abandoned him, so that the vote to return to the constitution of 2004 (reducing the president's powers) was 386-0. Nixon resigned when top Republican leaders told him he had lost the support of the American people and could no longer stay, and would be impeached if he tried to. Yanukovych didn't have the decency to do that: he just went to Russia to try to convince Putin to use force to put him back in power.

Of course there were two actual coups in Ukraine in 2014. The first was in Crimea in March, when Igor Girkin got all the local leaders together in a room. They didn't want to declare independence, but he forced them to with threats of violence. He would know: he did it.

A few weeks later, he and his armed men seized the armory in Sloviansk and began the Russian occupation of the Donbas. I've mentioned before that one of the first things they did was find all the Jews and Gypsies in town to rob and abuse them. Again, the supposed popular uprising was in fact a coup, and most of the 'local insurgents' were Russians with Russian weapons and Russian uniforms with the patches removed.

And the supposed "coup" in Kyiv was in fact a popular uprising against a brutal dictator who had misused the position to which he had been elected and lost all support. Poor 'tim in vermont' has everything backwards, though I've shown him the falsehood of his position many times. He just can't handle the truth.

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