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The Polar Vortex Thing Sounds too "Wag the Doggish" for me
The Jazz Patriot ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | Tom Wholley

Posted on 01/07/2014 10:22:05 AM PST by jazzpatriot

The country is under attack by a record breaking cold wave with subzero temperatures we haven't heard about since, well...the first half of the twentieth century, which must seem strange to all you well coddled millennials out there, but yes....it use to get really...really cold when I was growing up in the 1950s.

And wait until you hear what it was like when my father was growing up in the 1920s and the local salt water river that flows into the city from the Atlantic froze solid. But I know its hard to conceive of something like that when all you ever learned from science class was the importance of "recycling our trash" because of the evil oil companies and those stupid conservatives.

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1 posted on 01/07/2014 10:22:05 AM PST by jazzpatriot
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To: jazzpatriot
The polar vortex is a real thing but the left is trying to use it to fit their agenda.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 10:24:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazzpatriot

The “excerpt, read more at” thing looks to “pimp my bloggish” for me.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 10:26:17 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: jazzpatriot

The worst is over in Austin and it got to 17 but that didn’t touch the all-time record (single digits). I lived near Galveston in 1981 and remember it getting to 11 degrees then (with ice) so color me unimpressed.

I like to have one good hard freeze every winter to kill off the bugs that would otherwise come out in the spring.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 10:28:04 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: jazzpatriot
And wait until you hear what it was like when my father was growing up in the 1920s

Not to mention that he had to walk to school -- at least two miles up hill both ways!

5 posted on 01/07/2014 10:30:35 AM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: OrangeHoof

:: I like to have one good hard freeze every winter ::

Dude...you sound like my wife!


6 posted on 01/07/2014 10:30:50 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: jazzpatriot

It’s called Artic Blast!!!


7 posted on 01/07/2014 10:36:09 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: OrangeHoof

Ours in Georgia ran through here last night from about 2 AM through 9 AM this morning. Got down to 4 degrees here in NGA by my own outside thermometer.

Poor old heater was trying real hard. I sat here for an hour around sunup and timed the cycles. 11 minutes on, 3 minutes off. The exhaust pipe barely had time to get cooler to the touch...it’s 21 here now and the heating system has some breathing room now.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 10:36:47 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: jazzpatriot

The media must push an apocalyptic agenda to fit the climate change dogma and is too lazy to look at historical data that shows this polar vortex is a common phenomena. I remember the winter of 1977 in Minesota where the temperature never got above zero for about 20 days.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 10:39:53 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: jazzpatriot

Leftists love to rewrite the language


10 posted on 01/07/2014 10:40:43 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: jazzpatriot

Polar Vortex = Winter in pre-Obama English.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 10:41:05 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: jazzpatriot

It’s not like it’s something new. Sometimes winter is bad. Sometimes it’s not so bad. The point is...it’s never good.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 10:42:12 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: shibumi

?


13 posted on 01/07/2014 10:42:50 AM PST by jazzpatriot
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To: jazzpatriot

The first time I visited South Florida in the late 70s I saw snow flurries in Homestead.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 10:44:45 AM PST by AU72
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To: The Great RJ
What worries me most is the fact that Joe Bastardi is predicting that we might get hit with round 2 in February that makes this look like a heat wave. He's among the best in the business and has been pretty much dead on about this winter.
15 posted on 01/07/2014 10:45:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazzpatriot

It’s your writing, correct?
You list yourself as the author, correct?

If it’s yours and if it’s worth reading,
then it’s worth posting here ... in full.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 10:45:55 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: The Great RJ

77-78 was ugly for sure.
And unfortunately I had a full size van with a blanket stretched behind the front seats attempting to heat the passenger compartment.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 10:48:03 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: jazzpatriot
Polar Vortex just a new name for Arctic Clipper, Polar Express, Cold Front, etc, etc.

Got to keep the folks tuned in and panicked that there is something new going on.

18 posted on 01/07/2014 10:48:06 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: jazzpatriot
I'm sure Rush could make a Montage of "Polar Vortex" used by MSM in the last couple of days.

I heard it twice this morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

19 posted on 01/07/2014 10:50:09 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Sacajaweau

20 posted on 01/07/2014 10:52:44 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: nascarnation

“77-78 was ugly for sure.”

Yes it was, that was the worst I can remember in NYC. Usually, no matter how much it snows the streets and sidewalks are clear in a few days, maybe a week. NY has steam pipes that run under the streets and just so much foot traffic that it goes away. That year it all just stayed.

It was like a frozen garbage dump.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 10:53:45 AM PST by jocon307
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To: tallyhoe
It's called Arctic Blast!

That would be the term I remember. I just looked up vortex in the dictionary:

vortex: 1. A mass of whirling gas or liquid, esp when sucked spirally toward a central axis; a whirlwind or whirlpool. 2. Any action or state of affairs that is similar to a vortex in violence, force etc

FWIW, I haven't been vortexed yet.

22 posted on 01/07/2014 10:57:36 AM PST by grania
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To: shibumi; humblegunner
The “excerpt, read more at” thing looks to “pimp my bloggish” for me.

Hey lay off. That Humblegunner's job.

23 posted on 01/07/2014 11:00:31 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

We are all humblegunner.

He is Legion.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 11:03:40 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi
Jim created a Pimp My Blog category, Bloggers & Personal.
No one is forced to click a Blog Pimp Blog.

And yes, it would be nice if they posted their article to discuss as opposed to trolling for website hits.

Not all Blogger are bad, as long as they stay in their pen.

25 posted on 01/07/2014 11:05:51 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: shibumi

Son of Humblegunner hehe


26 posted on 01/07/2014 11:06:29 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Gaffer

We piled extra blankets on the beds last night and put the heater at 62. It was still cycling frequently when we woke up at 6am so we cut it down to 60 for several hours till the sun was really up and warmish. Fortunately we blew in 15 extra bales of insulation in the attic last year. We could really tell a difference yesterday and last night.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 11:08:00 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: TexasCajun

Why the big deal made over bloggers?

They are what journalists used to be.


28 posted on 01/07/2014 11:16:07 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: jazzpatriot
An ordinary Cold Snap by a new scary sounding name.

29 posted on 01/07/2014 11:18:37 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Biggirl

I think FR welcomes bloggers, not blog hits.
It is requested that the full text be posted to not require clicking beyond FR.


30 posted on 01/07/2014 11:19:45 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: shibumi

It’s a lot easier doing it on my blog where I know how to post the photos correctly and the links which are just as important as the article. I’ve already spent hours on the article. Why should I spend more setting it up for Free Republic. Besides, I don’t think it is “pimpish” to want to attract readers to my blog. I’ve been posting on FR for several years now and every once and a while some one like you has to make a big deal out of it. It’s called entrepreneurship my friend. I thought you guys on FR supported capitalistic ventures.


31 posted on 01/07/2014 11:21:47 AM PST by jazzpatriot
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To: Biggirl
They are what journalists used to be.

Journalists used to rip off material and video and present them as their own?

Then they've always sucked, because that is exactly what bloggers do.

Yes, that's my opinion.

To correct you.

Land up in the courts.

32 posted on 01/07/2014 11:21:59 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: jazzpatriot

Good thing Michael Mann doesn’t play hockey. He wouldn’t have a blade on his stick. More tree data to ignore/throw out.


33 posted on 01/07/2014 11:22:05 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Biggirl
Here is your answer.
34 posted on 01/07/2014 11:22:49 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Biggirl
I agree, with the state of MSM these days, bloggers play a key role in getting the real news & the truth.

The main issue on FR,it seems, is a lot of them excerpt their blog for the purpose of website hits as opposed to discussing their post.

I've seen a few bloggers that only post an excerpt of their blog and never, ever enter into any discussion.

35 posted on 01/07/2014 11:23:55 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: humblegunner
..can sniff out a Blog Pimp a mile away. hehe

Happy New Year HG.

37 posted on 01/07/2014 11:26:24 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

A happy & prosperous new year right back at you!


38 posted on 01/07/2014 11:27:29 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: jazzpatriot

First, here’s what The Boss has to say:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2636843/posts?page=552#552

Second, I can show you how to copy your entire post, graphics and all, in less than three minutes. If you’re serious, then simply hover over your article and right click.

When the menu appears select “View Source.”

Paint the source code you want to post complete with the graphic links. Hit “Copy.”

Paste them in your FR post.

You’re done.


39 posted on 01/07/2014 11:28:26 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: The Cajun
>>>Polar Vortex just a new name for Arctic Clipper, Polar Express, Cold Front, etc,

Polar vortex is not a new name to meteorologists...only to some in the public. It's the polar vortex moving southward that brings the polar express but not necessarily any old cold front. What the polar vortex moving southward does is allows for a colder " source region" to be tapped. A cold front may have pacific air or Canadian air. When the polar vortex moves south, it allows the Alaskan, polar or Siberian air to be tapped and drawn southward.

Every time you have ever heard the word "arctic front," know the polar vortex was involved. 1977, 1983,1985,1989 and others...including now.

40 posted on 01/07/2014 11:32:31 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: jazzpatriot

Blogpimping is sleazy.


41 posted on 01/07/2014 11:32:57 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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To: NELSON111
Yup, know all that, weather nerd I am.

But the deal now is that they are all using *polar vortex* as the new *beat the drum* buzz word du jour.

I just find that kind of humorous.

42 posted on 01/07/2014 11:47:02 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: shibumi

It just whined to have it’s post removed. That’s how much it cared.


43 posted on 01/07/2014 11:58:26 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: The Cajun
>>>I just find that kind of humorous.

LOL...you have no idea. We out here in the weather field....real operational meteorologists not the grant backed "professors" are really having a laugh. The fact that they are acting like its new....or actually caused by global warming is a hoot.

But at the same time its frustrating and sad. As I said on a previous thread, the thing that frustrates us the most is that so many of the media and scientists seem to have an issue with long-term memory. It's funny that every time an arctic front comes down they forget about 1983 when the ears froze off cattle in North Dakota...or 1899 when Galveston Bay froze over and people walked to the Bolivar Peninsula.

44 posted on 01/07/2014 12:03:31 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
It just whined to have it’s post removed. That’s how much it cared.

Gosh, I guess the message wasn't as important as the blog hits.

I'm disillusioned unto tears.

45 posted on 01/07/2014 12:07:51 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: NELSON111

My son, who is up at college in the Northeast told me he remembers when the snow was up to his chest. He is telling me this is all crap because the snow is only at his knees.

I told him he grew three feet since he was six years old. His response? “oh.”

Yup, 100k for college well spent.


46 posted on 01/07/2014 12:10:28 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: cripplecreek

Wow, it really looks like SoCal is the place to be to avoid these pesky vortexes.


47 posted on 01/07/2014 12:11:09 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: EQAndyBuzz

That’s also why it was colder when you were young.

Warm air rises. Back then you were closer to the ground.


48 posted on 01/07/2014 12:13:19 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nascarnation

I think FR welcomes bloggers, not blog hits.
It is requested that the full text be posted to not require clicking beyond FR.


I will never understand the Great Respect paid to leftist “official” media here, while blogs are second class. Who cares if someone clicks onto a blog? Blog posts I read here come in at roughly 50% good or interesting. MSM doesn’t have nearly those great odds.


50 posted on 01/07/2014 12:15:07 PM PST by Yaelle
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