Temperature Reporting BS

I’ve noticed an interesting trend in weather reporting for the past few weeks, ever since the media started pushing the “heat wave” crap.

Here are temperatures being reported in my area. Those are private weather stations. Most of them used to be in fairly close agreement with temps at my place. (An exception being an Osprey Cove — yankee-transplant ghetto — station that seems to be positioned beside an AC unit.)

I say “used to.” Currently my two thermometers — an alcohol type, and a bimetallic strip dial type — both say the current temperature is 83 degrees Fahrenheit.

The lowest area temp reported by Weather Underground is 87.8. Everything else is in the nineties. We never went above 85 today; it’s been mostly overcast. I think my local temp only made it to the nineties one day this month; it’s been unusually cool lately.

Has anyone else noticed any discrepancies between the temp you see versus what gets reported online?

 

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Mid-Terms Are Coming! Get That ChinCOVID Case Count Up!

Gotta panic the sheeple into letting Dims cheat again after all. So just keep taking COVID tests until you pop positive. Especially if you domn’t have any symptoms of ChinCOVID.

FDA: Take 3 Home Tests If Exposed to COVID to Boost Accuracy
If you were exposed to COVID-19, take three home tests instead of two to make sure you’re not infected, according to new U.S. recommendations released Thursday.

Previously, the Food and Drug Administration had advised taking two rapid antigen tests over two or three days to rule out infection. But the agency says new studies suggest that protocol can miss too many infections, and could result in people spreading the coronavirus to others, especially if they don’t develop symptoms.

I’m so old that I remember back in ’19, when “case” meant you did develop symptoms of an illness.

Even with ChinCOVID, one test in the morning before school was sufficient to prove you didn’t have an illness for which you didn’t have symptoms. Then it was two tests (because most of the RATs are a 50:50 shot).

Now it’s three tests.

At this rate, by the end of October, with mid-terms looming, they’ll be screeching for endless tests, quadruple masking, and 6 foot social distancing just to fill out a mandatory mail-in ballot.

It won’t do much for health, but it’ll sure boost the test manufacturers’ bottom lines. And help the Dims “find” more mystery mail-ins.

 

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Mar-A-Lago Warrant: Does anything reek more of “swamp”?

Here’s thh warrant; sealed, naturally, as expected.

But really…

The warrant was signed by magistrate judge Bruce Reinhart, who… well…

Jeffrey Epstein also hired Bruce Reinhart, then an assistant U.S. attorney in South Florida, now a U.S. magistrate. He left the U.S. Attorney’s Office (which was prosecuting Epstein) on Jan. 1, 2008, and went to work representing Epstein’s employees on Jan. 2, 2008, court records show. In 2011, Reinhart was named in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act lawsuit, which accused him of violating Justice Department policies by switching sides, implying that he leveraged inside information about Epstein’s investigation to curry favor with Epstein.

And despite that oddity, somehow he’s back as a federal magistrate.

 

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I Want To See The Warrant And Affidavit

RE: The Mar-A-Lago raid last night.

To the best of my knowledge (and few reports this morning claim the same), no other former President in American history has had his home raided and searched, allegedly for documents from his official tenure as President.

It’s kind of a big deal. So I was a bit surprised at how few reports even mentioned a warrant for the search. That’s shifting this morning, as some outlets seem to remember that there is supposed to be one.

But no one seems to have seen one. Not surprising; I’d expect it to be sealed, if only to cover the asses of the judge and warrant requester(s).

I have never been a Trump fan.* His only redeeming qualities are that he’s entertaining and that he drives Dimocrats nuts.

But being an anti-Second Amendment asshole isn’t grounds for a completely unprecedented armed raid on a former President’s home. In an investigation in which has been cooperating already.

I’m not a Republican. I don’t like Trump. But even I can’t convince myself that this is anything but a political attack.

I’ve seen multiple comparison to J. Edgar Hoover’s political FBI. I think that’s a bit unfair.

Hoover would be green with envy.

Show me the warrant, prove me wrong.


* For example…
Trump’s past on RKBA
HERE’S WHAT THE NRA JUST ENDORSED FOR PRESIDENT
I’m not a Trump supporter…”
NO-BUY TERRORIST WATCH LISTS: BUGS VS. FEATURES
Trump announces he will not run for a second term
If the Democrats really wanted to impeach Trump

More and more and more.

 

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You’ve Been Shot

So what do you do? Call 911? Rush to the nearest hospital on your own?* Of course not.

Welcome to 21st century America.

Williams was shot twice but was able to get into his car and drive away. He Facetimed his best friend and the friend’s girlfriend, who were still at the party, as he circled the block. He told them he had been shot, and they both noticed blood on his shirt near his stomach and side.

Sure. Circle the block a few times while Facetiming your bros. Maybe do a quick Instagram video that might go viral.

WTF?


* Yeah; my regular readers are likely to pull put a trauma kit and star by trying to plug holes. We are the ones who may survive the next few years.

 

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Walmart Midwits?

Aesop, over at Raconteur Report has a tale of woe regarding what he calls a “midwit employee” at Walmart unable to ring up a book. Things are not always what they seem.

Confession: In a desperate period I worked at a Walmart. So I have a little insider info on store ops.

Two things to understand. One is that Walmart assumes all employees below the level of department managers are brain-dead meat robots even if proven otherwise. And two, they actively discourage anything resembling initiative.

Aesop wanted to buy a clearance book. It had clearance price sticker, but the sticker wasn’t recognized by the register system. Aesop thinks the cashier was a frickin’ idiot unable to figure out how to input a price.

But here’s a secret. That situation called for an override code to be entered into the register. Almost no one below department manager has the override code. When this happens, it’s full stop, and hope you can get a manager to show up sometime before shift change. Continue reading Walmart Midwits?

TZP Column: Plastic Gun

nd functional plastic ammo.


3D-PRINTED GUNS
Anyone recall my 3D AR CHALLENGE from a few years ago? It was in response to a bit of classic CNN stupidity.

The challenge: 3D-print a fully-functional, plastic AR-15, and successfully demonstrate it. The first person to do so will win 10 rounds of equally functional, 100% plastic 3D-printed .223 Remington ammunition.

There were no entrants.

But now…
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Proxima Chorizo

Top French Scientist Admits Photo He Tweeted of ‘Space Telescope Image’ of Nearest Star to the Sun Was Just a Slice of Chorizo
Don’t ever question the scientists because the science is settled.

Top French scientist Etienne Klein tweeted a photo of a slice of chorizo and told his nearly 100,000 Twitter followers that it was a ‘space telescope image’ of the nearest star to the sun.

Tens of thousands of people believed him without questioning anything.

Personally, looking at the image I thought it looked odd. It does kinda look like a red dwarf, but the details are strangely sharp, and light glistens off it around the center.

Etienne Klein admitted it was a prank. But a prank with a rather important lesson.


“In view of some comments, I feel compelled to clarify that this tweet showing an alleged snapshot of Proxima Centauri was a form of amusement. Let us learn to be wary of arguments from authority as much as of the spontaneous eloquence of certain images.


Darned right. That’s why I spend so much time reading legislative bills and allegedly scientific papers, instead of merely accepting what someone tells they say.

 

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TZP Column: Second Amendment? But the CIA Has Drones And Hellfire Missiles


VICTIM-DISARMER CALLING FOR WAR ON GUN OWNERS
Not figuratively. Po Murray, “Mom/Chair of @NewtownAction /Organizer @WomensMarchCT /Board @GunsDownAmerica @SurvivorsEmp @GV_pedia,” has a plan to deal with pesky AR-platform owners.
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Yes, the lunatic is calling for political assassination — by the CIA — of gun-owning Americans. Not quite on the scale of Duke Nukem Swallowswell’s proposed nuclear bombing of America, but the use of the CIA is… an interesting touch.

 

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DeSantis Removed A State Attorney

You probably heard about it. He removed from office the Hillsborough County state attorney who went so far as to put in public writing his refusal to enforce at least three Florida state laws. He was basically removed for nonfeasance; refusal to do his job.

And Warren doesn’t like it one bit.

Today’s political stunt is an illegal overreach that continues a dangerous pattern by Ron DeSantis of using his office to further his own political ambition. It spits in the face of the voters of Hillsborough County who have twice elected me to serve *them*, not Ron DeSantis…

Illegal? So not only does the Soros-back shyster not do his job, but he’s incompetent, which I view as yet another valid reason to remove him for the office.

I’m not a Florida resident, but it me nearly 90 seconds to find Florida Constitution, Article 4, Section 7.

(a) By executive order stating the grounds and filed with the custodian of state records, the governor may suspend from office any state officer not subject to impeachment, any officer of the militia not in the active service of the United States, or any county officer, for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or commission of a felony, and may fill the office by appointment for the period of suspension. The suspended officer may at any time before removal be reinstated by the governor.

Hilariously, DeSantis reportedly sent cops to “escort” Warren out, ensuring that he took only personal possessions, and not a scrap of official paper, documents, storage drives… Nada.

 

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