Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WIND CHILL CHART





Today the temperature is seventeen degrees with a wind of twenty to twenty-five knots; about minus three degrees windchill.


I have posted a windchill chart before, but thought I would put it up again as this is the season....

WINDCHILL CHART LINK



Image result for national weather service wind chill chart



the Ol'Buzzard

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

VOTING IS A JOKE








We have a manned space station circling the earth; GPS that tell you your location anywhere in the world within a couple of feet; computers you can talk to and can answer back; robots replacing workers in factories; space probes that can circle the moons of Saturn and send back data; wrist watches that can tell you your heart rate, deliver you text messages and make phone calls; My little Tom-Tom GPS can guide me to any address in Canada or the United States; we have cell phones with apps that have unlimited capabilities; we have cars that can drive themselves; and we are within ten years of unbelievable artificial intelligence… 


And I had to stand in line for one hour to feed a paper ballot into an antiquated scanner when I went to vote.


This is ridiculous in a time of advanced technology.   We should be able to register on line and select a secure password and identifying data; and then on voting day fill in our ballot online on a secure government network.   A super computer should be able to spit out the results by the voting deadline.   

The know-how and technology are available.


And Hand Counts?   You’ve got to be shitting me!




the Ol’Buzzard

IT IS TIME TO BE THINKING OF 2020








DO DEMOCRATS REALLY WANT TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY BACK IN 2020?


There are people in the Democratic Party that feel it is their time.   The same old lifetime politicians that want to keep the status quo in power.


This is a recipe for failure.    Even with all the hype, young people did not turn out and vote in this election.   Even the people that are sick and tired of Trump were matched and canceled by the Trump cult voters.    It was a Black turnout and a gender turnout that probably saved the mid-term for Democrats. 


Elizabeth Warren is not the answer; Bernie is not the answer; just selecting a woman like Kristen Gillibrand is not the answer; there is no one presently holding political office that can garner the enthusiasm needed to defeat Donald Trump and his cult minions.


We need a rock star; and at the same time, someone that is qualified to hold the office.    Someone who can appeal to women voters, to non-white voters, someone who can bring out young voters, someone who is articulate, bright and respected.   Someone that can kick ass in a debate.


We need Michelle Obama to run for President in 2020.


I don’t do social media, but I urge people that do to tweethashtag/ Michelle Obama for President 2020.


Let’s start a movement to elect a Democratic President in 2020 who will bring back respect and decency to the office of the President, and to the image of the United States worldwide.


Draft Michelle Obama!




the Ol’Buzzard



Sunday, November 11, 2018

OLD DOG NEW TRICK









This morning I went to drive the car and found three inches of frozen snow on the windshield.  I couldn’t locate my ice scraper and in desperation grabbed the plastic dustpan from the shed.

Screw my ice scraper, from now on it’s the dustpan for removing snow and frozen snow from my windshield… I still might need the scraper for ice. 

 
the Ol’Buzzard

Saturday, November 10, 2018

WHY DEMOCRATS CAN’T WIN THE SENATE







This past midterm election the Democrat Senatorial candidates received seven-million more votes than the Republicans, but the Republicans hold the Senate.  

The Constitution of the United States has Gerrymandered the elections of Senators.   Every state in the U.S. gets two Senators.   North Dakota with one-half million population gets the same number of Senators as California that has 39 million population;

½ Million = 2 Senators
39 Million = 2 Senators.

There are more Red States than Blue States and with the Cult following of the party of Donald Trump, the Senate will for the future likely remain in the hands of the Republicans.

With the Senate in Republican control the chance of impeachment of Donald Trump, regardless of his crimes and misdemeanors, is zero.  The Republican Senate is still in control of appointments of judges, including for the Supreme Court, and the confirmation of any Trump appointments.

It seems we are now down to two branches of government: the Congress and the Executive-Judicial

Reality sux
the Ol’Buzzard

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

NANCY PELOSI








I am so sick of the fucking suck ass sniveling Democrats and their automatic capitulation to Republicans. 
 

The Republicans have demonized Nancy Pelosi as the potential Speaker of the House and run campaigns using her as a boogiewoman.    The reason they have been so opposed to Pelosi is that she is effective.  She keeps the Democrats in line, passes democratic agenda and takes no crap from the Republican legislature.
  

So, what do Democrats do?   They grumble that Pelosi is divisive and if she becomes Speaker of the House Republicans won’t work with her, and she won’t be able to get bipartisan legislation passed.


I would like to take a hot burning stick and shove it up the ass of any Democrat that utters the word ‘bipartisan’. 


Republicans don’t give a shit about bipartisan.   Since the very first day of Obama’s Presidency the Republicans have been obstructive.   They have no intention of working with Democrats; and their wet dream is having Chuck Schumer as Speaker.    Their worst nightmare is Nancy Pelosi.
 

Why can’t fucking Democrats stand up on their hind legs and face down Republicans; instead of their mealy-mouth “our friends on the other side of the isle” and ‘bipartisan’ bullshit.  You will never hear Republicans utter that.   Republicans laugh at us, and rightly so.


If Democrats take back the House they need to fart in the face of the Republicans and elect Nancy Pelosi back as Speaker. 




the Ol’Buzzard