Plains storm gathers strength, cited in road death
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press
Updated 5:38 am, Thursday, February 21, 2013
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of the nation’s heartland awoke Thursday to more than half a foot of snow, as a large storm made its way eastward out of the Rockies, snarling traffic for morning commuters and allowing an army of children to trade pen and paper for shovel and sled, at least for a day.
Actually, I was awaken by thunder and lightening. And ice banging off the screens and windows. And the dog, having climbed on to the bed, settled near my pillow and performing his getting up routine of washing himself.
I wish dogs getting up washed their faces, not the region they can reach with ease.
However, the accuracy of the news accounts is hereby verified. I slipped on moccasins and teased the dog to the outside door. I lost my balance pushing the animal into the six inches of ice and snow and ended above my sockless ankles in the stuff myself – the dog remaining on the house looking around at the winter wonderland. having never made paw print one in the virgin snows. I’m not certain how he did that.
I came back in, the dog retreated to the bed and curled into the electric blanket.
My local cable TV provider arranges my subscription Ch 2 through Ch 64. I’m totally without a clue, but ABC is Ch 11, FOX NC is Ch 51, the National Geo is Ch 41, and Ch 61 the Learning Channel.
My remote, for which I gave one hundred and twenty-four dollars ten years ago now, no longer does 4’s or 1’s, gives me puzzles to solve with combination numbers.
I have done work a-rounds. I hate programming remotes. Detest that. So a new remote is out of the question.
This morning, having dried my feet and finding a dry pair of moc’s, I tried the TV to see how the storm was amusing itself.
I fussed with work a-rounds for several minutes finding all the remotes foibles in place and displaying “No Signal”.
I finally settled for CBS (cable Ch 12). They did a rather adequate job of showing me the weather. I wasn’t certain of their news. As much as I hate to admit it I went to Ch 8, PBS, and clicked forward.
Depressing to depend on Left Wing for much of anything.
While mulling the injustice of the TV and the remote making it virtually impossible to conservatively begin my day, it occurred to me that Liberals always use a Conservative’s words and beliefs as put downs against said conservative.
That is true with my ex-friend Down South. Their additional weapon is putting words in ones mouth – like, “You think . . . “, which begins many of their tirades. Which is telling you how you think, and then saying what you may think.
The leap of logic I made this morning, then, is the fuss and stuff over the 2nd and 1st amendments are not true beliefs on their parts. No, sire.
It is because the conservative believes in them and, therefore, the Liberal is, duty bound to oppose and destroy them, just to show the conservative how useless they are and how inane the whole Constitution is to anyone. A useless document; because, you see, how easily it is destroyed if one really wishes to destroy it.
Pity they haven’t a clue as to what should replace it.
From the reaches,