Monday, September 26, 2022

Waking up to important news...

 This is the bottled water aisle at the local 
Winn Dixie here near my house yesterday...  

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Truth is, I've been through about a dozen or more hurricanes 
over the past 50 years between the Carribbean, the Jersey Shore and  now here in Florida. If I know one thing about storms, it's that they're unpredictable at best. 
You can prepare your ass off, and your neighbor - the idiot guy who didn't do shit - well, his tree'll fall on your garage as sure as there's water in the gutter.
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We pay serious attention to this shit down here, for good reason. Tropical Storm Ian strengthened into a hurricane Monday while racing across the Caribbean toward Cuba and threatening a big hit to Florida's west coast later in the week. At 5 a.m. EDT on Monday, Ian was moving northwest at 13 mph, about 90 miles southwest of Grand Cayman, according to the National Hurricane Center. It had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Ian was forecast to intensify rapidly and become a major hurricane as soon as late Monday.
As Ian approaches Florida, Accuweather said the storm could reach Category 4 status, which means sustained winds between 130 mph and 156 mph. "In just a few days, Ian is likely to be a dangerous, major hurricane," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty said. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis urged residents to load up on food, water, medicine, batteries and fuel. He said it was too soon to determine when or even if Ian will make landfall, but that evacuations may be ordered in coming days.
 
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How fucked up would it be if you walked in to the only bar that was open in a strange town that you've never been to, and the only seat in the whole bar that was open was the one next to her? Juss' posin' a question there, Professa... 
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Five months into New Jersey’s ban on plastic - and in grocery stores, paper - bags, it’s been, well, a mixed bag of results. Customers are still forgetting their bags at home. Some shoppers are even stealing hand baskets. And the real “glitch” in the law, according to a legislator who wrote it, is there’s no good solution for handling online grocery deliveries since the ban includes both paper and plastic.
Online shoppers are ending up with stockpiles of reusable bags that they’re required to buy, or are being given, with every order.
Among the solutions are suggestions to create a system for shoppers to exchange their reusable bags and get a refund, and requiring stores to clean and re-purpose them other shoppers. Another idea, state Sen. Bob Smith, co-sponsor of the bill to ban plastic bags, said is to retreat from the ban on paper bags, at least for the next five years for online orders, while stores develop more sustainable and practical alternatives.
Don't step on your dick on the way out, Senator...
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If you're looking for a nice, unique gift for someone special, 
take a look at the jewelry my wife makes...
 
Click on the picture for her website.
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Former President Donald Trump has asked several of his donors to refrain from boosting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis - who has emerged as one of the former president's most formidable potential rivals in a GOP presidential primary matchup.
Trump was instrumental in shaping DeSantis' political rise in the Sunshine State, endorsing the little-known congressman in the 2018 gubernatorial primary over a more established rival, then-Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
But the former president, who established Florida as the center of his political operations after leaving the White House last year, now finds himself having to coexist with a longtime political ally who has the potential to eclipse him in the minds of many Republicans who may not be keen on a third Trump presidential campaign.
This will be interesting to watch as it develops.
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Didja ever give any thought to why it was so important for us to devise a system of measurement so that we'd be able to determine that a planetary body was almost exactly 367,000,000 miles away from us? 
That's the kinda shit I think about as I'm falling asleep at night. Believe it or not, I sleep fairly well. Well, most of the time I do except for when that little furball fuck Nikki (our cat) isn't running across my chest at three o'clock in the morning for no fuckin' reason at all except maybe she spotted a Martian somewhere across the bed from where she was, the little fuck.
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Don't sweat the big stuff. We got this...
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2 comments:

  1. Maybe the NJ plastic bag thing wouldn't be so bad if it was more consistent. A couple years before the pandemic there was a big push to buy your own reusable shopping bags. Then during the pandemic you weren't allowed to use them in the stores, and the stores took away the plastic bag recycling bins, forcing you to either hoard them or throw them away. Then it was back to "paper or plastic", and now we're back to being forced to bring your own reusables. But all the other businesses other than Walmart or Home Depot can still put your purchases in paper and/or plastic. Not to mention that so much of what you buy anywhere comes in paper or plastic boxes, bottles, shrink wrap etc. It makes no sense.

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