When you hit middle age you really only have two choices: you can get fat and lazy until you roll over and die, or you can can get off your ass and do something, like maybe ride a bike.
I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
It is Balloon!
While temps north of us are sub-zero cold, we here in Central PA are relatively warm at, what they must think to be balmy, 13 (F). Last night was the coldest we're going to get in this vortex, I least I think this is a polar vortex, if not, it's something similar. Our high today is expected to be in the low 30s (F). Tomorrow, the forecast is for us to reach back into the mid 40s (F).
New windows are being installed in the house next door. When I had Andersen replace some of mine, they came to the house and measured. This is not happening in my neighbor's house. They shopped at Home Depot and bought windows 'off the rack,' so to speak. This means they need to cut and reframe every window, which leaves gaps in the siding. Since the existing siding is yellow aluminum, I suspect that will be the next thing they're going to replace.
I watched Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom last night. The last time I saw it was in the theater in 1984. I was only mildly impressed back then, and was even less impressed last evening. The Indiana Jones character holds up fairly well, but the rest of the movie does a deep dive into some cheesy special effects, bad dialogue, and a third act finale that's uninspiring. Set as a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, had this been the first in the series I have no doubt it would have failed.
And, of course, there is the Chinese weather balloon. I find the entire situation amusing. It's almost as if the Chinese put on their thinking caps to decide what it was they could do to screw things up. Oh, and evidently there's another one cruising above Central America. And the Republicans in the House are so damn stupid. The first thing on their agenda is to shoot it down. Number two on their list is to hold investigative hearings. They don't see a balloon. Nope, as far as they're concerned, this is another dead horse they can kick to the gutter. I thought Adam Kinzinger made a good point when he said that shooting it down would let the Chinese know about our high altitude weapons systems. We all know that level of intelligence is far above that of your average Republican congressman.
Jimmy Jordan's committee issued it's first subpoenas yesterday. They actually believe someone in the administration is going to pay attention to them.
Finally, for those who haven't been paying attention, the Orange Anus has been shrieking about how he could end the war in the Ukraine in 24 hours. While a lot of this is his blustery buffoonery, I wouldn't be surprised this is also a desperate attempt to help his Blow Bro Vlad since things aren't going to well for him and his 3 day war. Superior weapons systems are arriving in the Ukraine which have the capability of taking out Russian soldiers far behind the front line. This is not good, especially when conservative casually counts put the Russian dead at around 200,000. Trump's Blow Bro Vlad is sending his army into a meat grinder.
That balloon thing ...I don't know what to think. I'm sure the Chinese are far more advanced than us. I just don't know why if we suspect bad things of the balloon and the issues on Tik Tok why we are being so casual about it? So it must not be as serious as the media is reporting. Or we really are just gullible, and are being hacked left right and center. Who knows.ReplyDelete
Besides the balloon, like us, they have satellites that can spy on us. Kinzinger's is probably more on target then the balloon is.Delete
Not to mention any sort of metal pieces--like parts of solar panels etc--that would rain down on America killing people and causing property damage. FKN GOP.ReplyDelete
As someone pointed out, if the MAGA base is upset by this, can you imagine their panic when they find out about the satellites?Delete
That video was pretty funny, although I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be allowed today!ReplyDelete
I caught the news later tonight and see the pentagon, on Biden's order from Wednesday, shot down one balloon near the Carolina coast line.ReplyDelete
Yes, and I'm sure there were recovery vessels nearby to gather up the debris. This did not go well for China.Delete