sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Is Texas Winning the War on the Weather?

Houston, Texas
Barack and others have posited that the US Military must have Global Warming as its primary mission. Since control of the weather has become Job One in the US, Texas, which enjoys a semi-arid climate during most years, has become inundated with rain. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Houston.

Local residents are urging President Obama, who is presently vacationing at the site where the US dropped an atomic bomb in Japan, to return and declare the war on the weather in Texas - over and won. The problem with that is that Houston-Bush Airport has had its runway closed intermittently due to flooding. 

Has the US Military gone too far?

Lone Star Parson says that it has not and the vast sheeting rain has been very good for striped bass action in the local lakes. He is calling for more rain (and may be asking for the Almighty to intervene) and a better bite on plugs and spoons (crank-bait).

Will Houston go underwater so that the Lone Star Parson can catch more fish? Some people have voiced that concern. 

At the same time, Houston city fathers have declared Memorial Day a day of celebration as Houston takes its place with Venice, Italy as a town where you need to get around through the use of water taxis and gondolas. They're convinced that the metamorphosis will eventually be good for business.

Discovering Roots

The City of Lambertville, New Jersey was settled by some ancestors, FOB (fresh-off-the-boat) from the old country. Some of them are said to have been Torries who fought for the crown during the American rebellion. 

What were they thinking? 

They went against the "people" and supported an uncaring political elite who squandered what capital they had - and ended up with colonies, which weren't subject to much of anything when all was said.

(left) De Lancey's Brigade, 1776 - 1783. A Loyalist unit of 3 battalions raised by Oliver de Lancey from the New York State counties of New York, Winchester, Kings and Queens. 

They picked the wrong side that time. After that, I think that the ancestors were on the winning side enough to live and procreate... ta-dah!

So on this Memorial Day Weekend, I'm also thinking about the ancestors who screwed up a war that allowed America to be born!

There will be some who will reenact battles that formed America today on Memorial day. One can only hope that they have the good grace to lose this time. However, I'm not convinced that a British Governor might do a better job in California than Jerry Brown is.