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56 Years Since Tornados Were Invented

by Bunk X ( 51 Comments › )
Filed under Environmentalism, Humor, OOT at June 4th, 2013 - 9:00 pm

tornados suck donkeys
[Image found here.]
Tornados suck. When Mother Nature gets all humpy, she yanks the Universal Electrolux from the closet and, well, you know what she’s capable of when she’s in her hissyfit mood.  It’s not fun, and there’s nothing we mortals can do about it except to hunker down in little dark dank fraidy-holes, play with our GI Joes and Barbies, and wait until the storm passes. Then we play Pick Up Sticks.

But that image blows me away, especially when AGW hucksters start huckstering about AGW. The obvious solution to tornado intervention is humidity control and mountain construction. Taxation just won’t cut it, but there’s one thing that’s sure to have a temporary coolng effect, and it’s called
The Overnight Open Thread.

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51 Responses to “56 Years Since Tornados Were Invented”
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  1. taxfreekiller
    1 | June 4, 2013 10:16 pm

    Mark Levin closed his show saying that Mitch McConnell had folded once more and has told Harry Reid and the Democrats that he will not allow a filabuster on the gang of 8 amnesy bill.

    So the commies do not even need 60 votes.

    That way the skunks can vote aginst cloutsure and then vote aginst the amnesty bil to hide the lie.

    RINO’s worse than the commies.

  2. brookly red
    2 | June 4, 2013 10:29 pm

    Re: But that image blows me away, especially when AGW hucksters start huckstering about AGW. The obvious solution to tornado intervention is humidity control and mountain construction.

    I have thoughts on mountain construction… first we did a massive moat on our southern border, there we got the start of the new Rockies… then we take every printed page of law written by the current administration pile em up and shit on them… the new Alps.

  3. brookly red
    3 | June 4, 2013 10:31 pm

    taxfreekiller wrote:

    RINO’s worse than the commies.

    like saying virus worse than germs.

  4. heysoos
    4 | June 4, 2013 10:31 pm

    Twisters has pretty good take out here in ABQ

  5. brookly red
    5 | June 4, 2013 10:38 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    Twisters has pretty good take out here in ABQ

    I live in steel and reinforced concrete with bricks added for show… I work in a much bigger version of same. I commute in a train that runs under more rock than Iran’s nuke factory… some folks say NYC is dangerous, but I kinda like it.

  6. heysoos
    6 | June 4, 2013 10:38 pm

    my home town, Kalamazoo MI was slammed by a twister in 1980…very rare up there but it kicked ass, ripped stuff up,and killed people…not pretty…still I don’t mind personifying the weather for levity, Pecos Bill etc

  7. heysoos
    7 | June 4, 2013 10:40 pm

    @ brookly red:
    in NYC tornadoes are called jet liners

  8. lobo91
    8 | June 4, 2013 10:46 pm

    UK: University Islamic Society Claims Beheading Of Soldier A Hoax, Anti-Muslim Conspiracy…

    An Islamic Society at one of Britain’s largest universities has promoted a video claiming the execution of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich was a hoax cooked up by the state, it was revealed today.

    Hours after the death of the soldier, 25, a Muslim student group at London Metropolitan University (LMU) circulated a YouTube film arguing the crime was manufactured using ‘fake blood’.

    The six minute video called ‘Woolwich false flag b*******. Masses are in a state-sponsored trance’, has been viewed by 300,000 people, and says that Scotland Yard detectives investigating the murder were Freemasons who were in on an anti-Muslim conspiracy.

  9. brookly red
    9 | June 4, 2013 10:48 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    @ brookly red:
    in NYC tornadoes are called jet liners

    sometimes the wind collects in the corners and we have garbage twisters… a Mc Donald’s wrapper at 60mph hurts but can’t kill…

  10. 10 | June 4, 2013 11:36 pm

    @ brookly red:
    Garbage Twisters.
    I can handle harmonica and simple bass, can’t sing and play at the same time. Who’s on drums, rhythm and lead?

  11. Calo
    11 | June 4, 2013 11:45 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Knew one of the Harmonica Rascals… He gave my first born one of his harmonicas from his playing days.
    Always great fun to hear an old master play that instrument.

  12. lobo91
    12 | June 4, 2013 11:57 pm

    Leia can play cowbell

  13. 13 | June 4, 2013 11:59 pm

    @ Calo:
    I’m no James Cotton, Magic Dick or Kim Wilson, but I got Neil Young and Bob Dylan beat by miles. Hohners rock. I have a wood-frame Echo Harp diatonic, and I’m on my second Hohner Chromatic. I even have a Wayne Raney “Talking Harmonica.”

  14. 14 | June 4, 2013 11:59 pm

    @ lobo91:
    What key?

  15. lobo91
    15 | June 5, 2013 12:00 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    What key?


  16. 16 | June 5, 2013 12:01 am

    @ lobo91:
    Cool. We’ll be playing all songs in the key of R.

  17. 17 | June 5, 2013 12:02 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Pirate music.

  18. rain of lead
    18 | June 5, 2013 12:02 am

    @ Calo:

    oh I got yer harmonica right here


  19. Calo
    19 | June 5, 2013 12:06 am

    @ Bunk X:
    I’ll take Blackfoot for one hundred, Bunk.

  20. 20 | June 5, 2013 12:16 am

    @ Calo:

  21. lobo91
    21 | June 5, 2013 12:20 am


  22. 22 | June 5, 2013 12:22 am

    @ Calo:
    Re Blackfoot: that’s easy gimmick stuff, but it works. I had the first few stanzas of Semper Fidelis down on chromatic but gave up. Anything by Stephen Foster is easy.

  23. rain of lead
    23 | June 5, 2013 12:25 am

    @ Calo:

    that song gets me reved up every time


    for something completely different

    it’s a long read so I will just quote a piece or two but it kind of just blindsided me

    what was old is new again

    full article here

    it occurred to me, as I say, that the story of Isaiah might have something in it to steady and compose the human spirit until this tyranny of windiness is overpast. I shall paraphrase the story in our common speech, since it has to be pieced out from various sources; and inasmuch as respectable scholars have thought fit to put out a whole new version of the Bible in the American vernacular, I shall take shelter behind them, if need be, against the charge of dealing irreverently with the Sacred Scriptures.

    The prophet’s career began at the end of King Uzziah’s reign, say about 740 B.C. This reign was uncommonly long, almost half a century, and apparently prosperous. It was one of those prosperous reigns, however — like the reign of Marcus Aurelius at Rome, or the administration of Eubulus at Athens, or of Mr. Coolidge at Washington — where at the end the prosperity suddenly peters out and things go by the board with a resounding crash.

    In the year of Uzziah’s death, the Lord commissioned the prophet to go out and warn the people of the wrath to come. “Tell them what a worthless lot they are.” He said, “Tell them what is wrong, and why and what is going to happen unless they have a change of heart and straighten up. Don’t mince matters. Make it clear that they are positively down to their last chance. Give it to them good and strong and keep on giving it to them. I suppose perhaps I ought to tell you,” He added, “that it won’t do any good. The official class and their intelligentsia will turn up their noses at you and the masses will not even listen. They will all keep on in their own ways until they carry everything down to destruction, and you will probably be lucky if you get out with your life.”

    Isaiah had been very willing to take on the job — in fact, he had asked for it — but the prospect put a new face on the situation. It raised the obvious question: Why, if all that were so — if the enterprise were to be a failure from the start — was there any sense in starting it? “Ah,” the Lord said, “you do not get the point. There is a Remnant there that you know nothing about. They are obscure, unorganized, inarticulate, each one rubbing along as best he can. They need to be encouraged and braced up because when everything has gone completely to the dogs, they are the ones who will come back and build up a new society; and meanwhile, your preaching will reassure them and keep them hanging on. Your job is to take care of the Remnant, so be off now and set about it.”

    As the word masses is commonly used, it suggests agglomerations of poor and underprivileged people, laboring people, proletarians, and it means nothing like that; it means simply the majority. The mass man is one who has neither the force of intellect to apprehend the principles issuing in what we know as the humane life, nor the force of character to adhere to those principles steadily and strictly as laws of conduct; and because such people make up the great and overwhelming majority of mankind, they are called collectively the masses

    The picture which Isaiah presents of the Judean masses is most unfavorable. In his view, the mass man — be he high or be he lowly, rich or poor, prince or pauper — gets off very badly. He appears as not only weak minded and weak willed, but as by consequence knavish, arrogant, grasping, dissipated, unprincipled, unscrupulous. The mass woman also gets off badly, as sharing all the mass man’s untoward qualities, and contributing a few of her own in the way of vanity and laziness, extravagance and foible. The list of luxury products that she patronized is interesting; it calls to mind the women’s page of a Sunday newspaper in 1928, or the display set forth in one of our professedly “smart” periodicals. In another place, Isaiah even recalls the affectations that we used to know by the name “flapper gait” and the “debutante slouch.” It may be fair to discount Isaiah’s vivacity a little for prophetic fervor; after all, since his real job was not to convert the masses but to brace and reassure the Remnant

    What chiefly makes it so, I think, is that in any given society the Remnant are always so largely an unknown quantity. You do not know, and will never know, more than two things about them. You can be sure of those — dead sure, as our phrase is — but you will never be able to make even a respectable guess at anything else. You do not know, and will never know, who the Remnant are, nor what they are doing or will do. Two things you do know, and no more: First, that they exist; second, that they will find you. Except for these two certainties, working for the Remnant means working in impenetrable darkness; and this, I should say, is just the condition calculated most effectively to pique the interest of any prophet who is properly gifted with the imagination, insight and intellectual curiosity necessary to a successful pursuit of his trade

    sorry to go so deep but this just made me go hmmmmm
    eerrrp and hmmmm some more

  24. rain of lead
    24 | June 5, 2013 12:28 am

    @ rain of lead:

    at the bottom of all that was a message of hope
    and that calls for more music

  25. lobo91
    25 | June 5, 2013 12:28 am

    No harmonica. How about bagpipes instead?


  26. 26 | June 5, 2013 12:33 am

    Here’s the song that The J. Geils Band ripped from James Cotton, renamed it “WhammerJammer.” httpv://

  27. rain of lead
    27 | June 5, 2013 12:37 am

    @ lobo91:

    ac/dc is like a quote from the princess bride
    you can find something for any occaision

  28. 28 | June 5, 2013 12:43 am

    I ain’t dissing Magic Dick or The J. Geils Band. I loves retro R&B.

  29. Bumr50
    29 | June 5, 2013 12:44 am


  30. Bumr50
    30 | June 5, 2013 12:45 am

    @ Bunk X:

    My blood runs cold!!

  31. 31 | June 5, 2013 12:50 am

    @ Bumr50:
    The band was good, not great, but the choice of music overruled all weaknesses. DJ Peter Wolf was a killer frontman.

  32. lobo91
    32 | June 5, 2013 12:51 am

    Violins, anyone?


  33. Calo
    33 | June 5, 2013 12:54 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Whoever that singer is, reminds me of Bunk as I assume he is in real life.
    Full of energy, moving across the stage of life, meeting and greeting folks he encounters.

  34. lobo91
    34 | June 5, 2013 1:01 am

    Heart covering Leia’s theme song.

    No cowbell, though.


  35. 35 | June 5, 2013 1:02 am

    @ lobo91:

  36. 36 | June 5, 2013 1:09 am

    @ lobo91:

  37. Bumr50
    37 | June 5, 2013 1:11 am

    @ Bunk X:

    He’s on an alternate version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here.’

  38. lobo91
    38 | June 5, 2013 1:12 am

    Leia originally wanted to be a drummer, after going to a Rush concert as a puppy.

    Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to play the drums when you have no thumbs.


  39. Bumr50
    39 | June 5, 2013 1:19 am


    Postal worker claiming disability benefits busted after appearing on The Price is Right – and spinning the wheel twice
    Cathy Wrench Cashwell claimed she had injured her shoulder while at work in 2004 and was unable to lift mail, reach, grasp or kneel
    But on the game show, she was seen reaching for and spinning the wheel
    She also ‘went on a zipline and lifted furniture and groceries’

  40. rain of lead
    40 | June 5, 2013 1:20 am

    @ lobo91:

    for a four legs, she has great taste in two legs music

  41. 41 | June 5, 2013 1:21 am

    @ Bumr50:
    Dub Side of The Moon is awesome.

  42. 4_Sticks
    42 | June 5, 2013 1:22 am

    Don’t wanna interupt the jam session but if anyone has a second between takes, could you tell me why the name
    “Jim Bridenstine” doesn’t come up in the ‘Search’ here ?
    Yeah, that sounds snotty as hell but this is not at all how I mean it … purely out of curiosity. Just checked here again before heading to bed and was shocked that theres no mention (or so it seems) and I’m seriously just wonderin’ why – is there a specific reason etc ? Thanks for any input …
    Now, a 1, 2 – 1, 2, 3 ahhh … !! (hearing opening riff of Zeps ‘The Ocean’ :-)

    Jim on the House floor:

  43. Calo
    43 | June 5, 2013 1:25 am

    I thought Huck called him out a few threads ago, you might want to recheck it.

  44. rain of lead
    44 | June 5, 2013 1:29 am

    @ 4_Sticks:

    sorry I just now saw the vid
    here is what he said

    “The president’s Justice Department sold weapons to narco-terrorists south of our border, who killed one of our finest.

    The president’s State Department lied about Benghazi with false information provided by the White House.

    The president’s attorney general authorized spying on a Fox News reporter and his family for reporting on a North Korean nuclear test.

    The president’s Justice Department confiscated phone records of the Associated Press because they reported on a thwarted terrorist attack.

    The president’s Treasury Department uses the IRS to target political opposition.

    The president’s Health and Human Services secretary pressures insurance companies she is supposed to regulate to promote ‘Obamacare,’ which is the same law she uses to force citizens to pay for abortion inducing drugs against their religious liberties.”

    He then went on to say that the president’s “dishonesty, incompetence, vengefulness and lack of moral compass lead many to suggest that he is not fit to lead.”

    “The only problem is that his vice president is equally unfit and even more embarrassing,” Bridenstine concluded.

  45. rain of lead
    45 | June 5, 2013 1:30 am

    yinz play nice

  46. 4_Sticks
    46 | June 5, 2013 1:31 am

    OK, thanks Calo … I suspect that sometimes ‘Search’ isn’t always fully awake at this hour. Damn, wanna have some fun here but hands are full of stain/paint and I feel like i’m gonna collapse… maybe I can sit in on drums another night. Have a small collections of harps (some old German made) too and some technique stuff I’d like to talk about…damn, damn, damn. And Dorian, if your gonna plug in, not too loud k ? Gotta get some zzzz’s … ‘nite all !

  47. Calo
    47 | June 5, 2013 1:39 am

    @ 4_Sticks:
    No problem Mr Sticks, sometimes I catch stuff, most days I don’t.

    Sleep well, I’m tired and out, too.

  48. Bumr50
    48 | June 5, 2013 1:42 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Yeah, I’ve got both ‘Dub’ and ‘Dubber’ on my player.


  49. Da_Beerfreak
    49 | June 5, 2013 7:43 am

    AP source: Tom Donilon resigns as Obama national security adviser, Susan Rice to take over

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, marking a significant shakeup to the White House foreign policy team.

    A White House official confirmed the personnel changes Wednesday morning ahead of a planned announcement by the president later in the day.

  50. waldensianspirit
    50 | June 5, 2013 8:06 am

    Wasn’t Obama gonna be the next train magnate? How’s that working out?

    He’s so exceptional

  51. 51 | June 5, 2013 8:42 am

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    She delivered Obama’s talking points brilliantly. Of course she deserves a promotion. It is like th epeople in the IRS scandal that have been promoted. DOn’t tell me Obama didn’t know what was going on. He’s been rewarding the people who’ve punished his enemies. Really, all of these scandals go to the top. It’s all Obama. I don’t expect the lap dog media to make that connection, though.

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