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Sometimes You've Just Got to Laugh [Joe Bastardi on the weather, Olympics]
Patriotpost ^ | 2-14-14 | Joe Bastardi

Posted on 02/14/2014 9:39:43 PM PST by FlJoePa

I don't watch the Olympics that much (except for wrestling, which I think should be moved to a winter sport since it would give it more visibility), but I used to love watching figure skating. However, the SNL skit with Chris Farley ruined it for me.

Every time someone gets out there, all I can see is this.

But even the Olympics are now being turned into a propaganda message, as we are hearing about how warm it is. Hello, McFly, Sochi's normal high is 52 degrees in winter.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Sochi:

According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334, up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census, making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters.

You are holding the Olympics in a subtropical climate and you are complaining about it being warm?

Or how about the reason it's so cold in the U.S.? I think Arctic ice melt was one of the reasons. The winters of the 1970s were comparably cold. The winter of '76-'77 was one of the warmest on record in Alaska and much of the Arctic, with near record high Arctic sea ice. So why is it that time, at the height of the ice age scare, it wasn't the same thing as being pushed now? The reason: because there is no difference – it's natural and cyclical, and since we came out before the fact with a cold and stormy winter, modeling it after 1917-1918 and 1993-1994, obviously it's something that has happened before.

By the way, the fact is, during this current cold period here, Earth has been averaging below normal temperatures as the herky jerky downturn continues. The globe has been averaging between .2 and .3 degrees Celsius below normal while this is going on.

Now we are hearing about “hidden heat” deep in the oceans and changes in global wind patterns. It's flabbergasting watching all this. First of all, Bill Gray has pioneered the cycles of the ocean known as the meridional circulation for over three decades. I have linked to his paper several times. But when the tropical pacific changes from warmer to cooler, it has a huge effect on the global wind, increasing the easterlies (trades). How this is somehow being offered as an excuse is beyond me. You “discover” something that has been known for years, and then you tell me it's because of global warming?

Here is an inconvenient fact: When water sinks (down-wells), it warms. That so-called warming is a sign of a large scale oceanic circulation, which has been occurring since way before man was here, and will continue way after.

You know all this would be funny (actually it is) if we already weren't seeing the effects of an energy policy based on non facts. I wanted to get another tank of propane here, which normally cost $250.00 They wanted $700. When I balked, I found out that the propane shortage has reached the East. I just had my highest electric bill ever, and that was from December. Lord knows what it's going to be in January. The economic toll this winter is taking, plus the lack of understanding how cold it can get, has left our nation in a very bad position. (Remember five years ago when we were told, “Children are not going to know what snow is”?) Just what do you think will happen next year when coal plants go offline? We will be left out in the cold – literally.

But one has to keep their sense of humor about all this. I am trying to be a happy warrior, rather than a ranting worrier, but it's a battle. Tough to smile when you realize that what people are pushing have nothing to do with the reality of cold, hard facts.

TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: bastardi; weather
Joe Bastardi - the voice of reason. Also another great Penn Stater.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 9:39:43 PM PST by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

This guy is awesome. I wish I were smart enough to understand his whole thing.

2 posted on 02/14/2014 9:57:00 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

I agree he is awesome.

3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:17:56 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Yaelle
I wish I were smart enough to understand his whole thing.

Easy enough. Climate changes then climate changes back. Simple no?

4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:26:24 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: FlJoePa

I love Joe... grew up in Central Pennsylvania listening to him. With those trademark lambchop sideburns he sure had a face for radio. Loved his sense of humor too.

At the linked story is a link to some charts posted by a naysayer to Joe. I don’t understand these charts and I always try to understand supporting or non-supporting facts in any issue. Can anyone help me to understand these charts?

5 posted on 02/14/2014 11:24:21 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired
I love Joe's David Taylor (aka Magic Man) "snow measuring statue device" in his back yard. Joe wrestled at PSU and is a huge supporter of Cael and the program.

Also love his "winter storm warning flag":

6 posted on 02/15/2014 6:01:59 AM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: tired&retired; FlJoePa
( wore out from shoveling = cut/paste from another thread earlier this morning   d:^)

Speaking of central PA - unless you're still here, below is a sample of what you're missing today:

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Shoveled ~83 cubic yards of the stuff yesterday so we could get down the drive if need be,
which came down close on the heels of an only slightly lesser amount a few days ago,
all of which has preceeded the 4" and rising that's dumping on us presently.

Frankly, it's getting rather tedious.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 6:18:48 AM PST by tomkat
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To: ps


8 posted on 02/15/2014 6:26:59 AM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat

I’m in Sugar Valley right now... Loganton area, not far from State College. Looks the same here. Just shoveled a roof off. Still coming down. About 4 inches this morning on top of over a foot yesterday....

I’m ready to head south again....

9 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:49 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: tomkat

Love Penn State.... or State Penn as I often call it.... Taught there for quite a few years and one of my four children graduated there....

10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:21:35 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired
Well, despite the earlier whining, this is a beautiful part of the country we live in.
Yes, we get some winter, but it's usually tolerable, and compensated for by the other months being quite consistently temperate.

There must be something about which you seriously know your stuff.
Based on my experience there (with one vile feminazi anomaly), State's faculty is excellent.

But now, as much as I'd rather sit here and FReep, the sun's peeking out, so it's soon time to go back out and make the piles higher.
Otherwise, the freshening wind won't have anything to blow back onto the driveway tonight, and will surely be disappointed.

lmao / grrrrr

11 posted on 02/15/2014 10:41:58 AM PST by tomkat
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To: FlJoePa

Aren’t the alpine events something like 35 miles away and 7000’?

12 posted on 02/15/2014 10:45:53 AM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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