Thursday, March 31, 2011

The cost of gasoline up 100% during Obama's administration, exactly as promised by energy secretary Chu.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thanks to the Anchoress and American Digest for this delight!
Oh wonderful human, won't you please give me people food?

Well, ok.....

Dude! Electrocution hazard!

Miss me yet?

My wife would wear this shirt with pride, but I'm pretty sure she wouldn't consider the words to apply to the family pooch.

Wonder what's on the other cheek?

Awright you white people, stop having fun right this minute!! If I can't have any fun, neither can you.

Everybody enjoys it when Fido takes a bite out of that brat little Bobbie.

Post no Baracks either.

Never trust a human...

Snow surveyors have now determined that we enjoy the fourth deepest snow pack at the Soda Springs measuring station since 1946.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

America's combined energy resources are, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service, the largest on earth. They eclipse Saudi Arabia (3rd),China (4th) and Canada (6th) combined - and that's without including America's shale oil deposits and, in the future, the potentially astronomic impact of methane hydrates.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Look at him! Little Georgie is the only kid I know who hates watermelon! Get him something he will like better, maybe a pickle.

A forest of synthetic pyramidal dendrites grown using Cajal´s laws of neuronal branching .... as if I understand what that means. I simply find the patterns and colors to be exquisite.

One does not just walk into Mordor....

Picture by Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson
Is this an xray image of the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion?

Or, is it an electron micrograph of the fruitbody of a plasmoidial slime mold?

From the widget on the bottom of this blog.....

Perception freakout! Stare at the blue dot long enough and it will disappear.

Here we see the webcam view of half dome, with a nice healthy snow bank in front, taken on February 24th of this year.

Today, that same snow bank has grown to completely obscure the camera! What's more, this is the end of March, and the mountains have probably the thickest snow pack they have seen all year, and the thickest for many years. It should be a wet, wet spring, with lots of runoff, and it will be mid June before the high country rids itself of snow this year.

Saturday porch pictures.

Friday, March 25, 2011

In The Land Of The Northern Lights from Ole Christian Salomonsen on Vimeo.

Wow! This is the best time lapse video I have seen to date on the northern lights. Be sure to watch this fullscreen. Jättekul!
Illinois businessman puts the screws to the state's Democratic governor. Hardball, baby, and reason #29 why Illinois and all it's citizens are boned.

Just imagine President O-some Prissy Pants trying to pull off something like this. Bush proves again that he is "The Man."
Essaouira, Morocco.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Obama administration: The action in Libya isn't war, it is a kinetic military action!

Over at Ace's, they have come up with a top ten list of euphimisms for war, and have offered them for free to the Obama people for use in any other "action" in the future.

My favorite: Really just a kind of sanctions, but "dark, edgy" sanctions with "attitude" and a "troubled, mysterious past."

Reason # 39 why Illinios and all it's citizens are boned:

A Chicago are school superintendent makes more money than the Illinios governor.
A little free advertising for SI in order to show the amazing vertical leap of BYU player Jimmer (Jimmer?) Fredette. That white man can jump!
Here is something you don't see in California anymore, grizzly bear tracks on the beach. Better be armed and ready in Alaska.

Ever see a herd of grizzly bears? You can in Alaska, if that is what you want. I certainly would prefer to see them like this, from a plane. I see 41 or 42 of them down there. Must be a convention.

Ouch! Toyota tells US auto plants to be ready for shutdowns if parts from Japan cannot be sent.

Sounds to me like an opportunity for a US manufacturer of parts to step up.
The aurora borealis as pictured from space.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

First, we learned that St. Louis' population had dropped 8% over the last decade. Now we learn that the ultimate progressive/liberal/democratic sewer hole, Detroit, has lost a full 25% of it's population over the last ten years!

Is there anything that can really be done with a city this far gone, except plow it under and start again? What lessons can be learned from this amazing transformation from world industrial capital to dying slum?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Holy human teepee, Batman! Who let her go out in that??

A sunken ship off the coast of Florida makes for an inviting home for all manner of sea life, and even for a visit from one of it's former owners! Magical! Click twice to go full size.

NASA's solar dynamics observatory has photographed a very active sunspot emerging from behind the sun on it's left lower quadrant. An extreme surge of ultraviolet radiation was detected by the observatory on March 21st.

This appears to be the second coming of sunspot 1165, which was last seen in early March, and while on the other side of the sun has been growing in activity. If it spews it's energy toward the Earth in the next few days, we may see some interesting effects here on the home planet.

Stay alert, Earthlings! The solar furnace is angry.

Mondays are like that.....