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(Austin Statesman)   If you live in Texas, the good news is that giant object detected on weather radars isn't a massive, destructive storm like originally thought. The bad news is it's actually a mixture of dust, pollen, humidity and insects   (statesman.com) divider line 93
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2013-06-29 08:04:13 PM  

YoOjo: Oh, while I'm in this thread.
I was thinking of recommending Austin to a whole lot of people that are considering leaving California, is that still a tooth-grinding ass-clenching regurgitated breakfast taco of a thing to do?
Was going to say they should all move just north of W Koenig at Woodrow, is that ok with you guys?


No. Go to New England or New York, you'll fit right in. When the inevitable collapse and civil war comes and Texas secedes, Austain and it's general contents will be evicted, Preferably to Lousyana.
 
2013-06-29 08:06:33 PM  

FunkOut: thespindrifter: KawaiiNot: Tsk, Tsk. God is punishing Rick Perry.

Yeah, best economy outside of North Dakota, and he keeps inviting more businesses to come on down. Yeah, some punishment. Now pardon me, I have to go watch more money bleed up from the ground at me... oh the horror of sitting on top of half of America's oil and most of the world's helium supply, we are sooooo cursed!

You forgot the numerous pecan trees and freaks in Galveston.


Freaks? I don't recall any freaks outside of Austain. Pee-can trees? Now that we do seem to have enough of, and cotton. Nice scam we've got going on with the cotton. Good year? Cotton! Bad year? Insurance payout! Woo hoo.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-29 08:09:03 PM  
Does the cloud of debris contain Monsanto seeds? Could be some fun litigation in Texas' future. Finally a patent case that legitimately belongs in the Eastern District of Texas.
 
2013-06-29 08:09:39 PM  
sounds biblical
 
2013-06-29 08:11:13 PM  

PacManDreaming: It was about 107°, here, yesterday. If I win the lottery, I'm moving some place where it rains on a regular basis. I've almost forgotten what rain looks like. Between the heat, drought and the Republicans, I'm beginning to take a dim view of my home state.


I read that it's been over 100 every day of June in Arizona.  Phoenix hit 118 today, a record.  Vegas hit 114 and tomorrow's prediction is 117.

Feel better?
 
2013-06-29 08:12:30 PM  

Bucky Katt: sounds biblical


Well, Californians can now get gay married, so plague upon Texas.

...its got a certain "bible logic"
 
2013-06-29 08:13:59 PM  

thespindrifter: My biggest problem with this is what all is actually in that airborn debris: it's not just dirt, but calichi, salts, asbestos, gypsum & other mineral fragments, oilfield chemical crap, pesticides, fertilizers, and other farming shizzle, and my personal favorite: plastic farking bags. Billions of them, and untold numbers of fragments of them! This entire area is completely covered in muthafrakkin Mal*wart bags and other debris; they "grow on trees" or so it seems. Dammit.


Great, now I got a Tragically Hip earworm thing going on.

If I die of vanity, promise me, promise me
If they bury me some place I don't want to be
You'll dig me up and transport me, unceremoniously

Away from the swollen city breeze, garbage bag trees
Whispers of disease and the acts of enormity
And lower me slowly and sadly and properly
Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy


/Could be worse.
//Cruel Story, Bro.
///Hope ya get some relief in the form of rain to clean that shiat up.
 
2013-06-29 08:29:47 PM  

thespindrifter: Wish there was a way to post pics from my phone. wish there was a way to do proper punctuation from my phone... anyway, I've been here about a year now in the permian basin and seen a lot of things, but this mornings wall of shiate was a bit of a surprise. I let the dog out, and then 30 seconds later I was all like "Holy crap, where did the sun go??", stuck my head back outside and saw a wave of brown about 300' high coming right at me from out of the North; had to scramble to get a dusk mask & Paulson goggles on fast enough to get outside and rescue the dog.
Three hours later, all is clear but every window sill in the house has a fine layer of topsoil on it. Arrrrgh! No easy breathing for me tonight.

My biggest problem with this is what all is actually in that airborn debris: it's not just dirt, but calichi, salts, asbestos, gypsum & other mineral fragments, oilfield chemical crap, pesticides, fertilizers, and other farming shizzle, and my personal favorite: plastic farking bags. Billions of them, and untold numbers of fragments of them! This entire area is completely covered in muthafrakkin Mal*wart bags and other debris; they "grow on trees" or so it seems. Dammit.


??? Your profile says you're in Florida.
 
2013-06-29 08:30:56 PM  

YoOjo: Oh, while I'm in this thread.
I was thinking of recommending Austin to a whole lot of people that are considering leaving California, is that still a tooth-grinding ass-clenching regurgitated breakfast taco of a thing to do?
Was going to say they should all move just north of W Koenig at Woodrow, is that ok with you guys?


Tell 'em to move near Rundberg & Lamar, and we're good.
 
2013-06-29 08:31:05 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: I read that it's been over 100 every day of June in Arizona. Phoenix hit 118 today, a record. Vegas hit 114 and tomorrow's prediction is 117.

Feel better?


Those cities are in a desert. Temps like that are to be expected.

I'm not in the desert, but it god-damned feels like it, sometimes.
 
2013-06-29 08:34:00 PM  

Captain Steroid: Oh, GOD! Oprah's in Texas! O_O

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i159.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-29 09:05:33 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Today's forecast calls for localized showers of spacecraft parts, thermal protective tiles, and chunks of astronaut.
 
2013-06-29 09:32:06 PM  

FlyingJ: Nick Nostril My experiences in Texas:  Summer in Houston is like winter in North Dakota. Can't go outside.

You had good Tex Mex-that beats Taco John's. Then there's Shipley's or Southern Maid, the latter the only product Elvis endorsed while alive

BitwiseShift Here's teh  recipe

Thnx, i looked up the reviews & everybody claims you need the sugar, not the corn syrup one...& since Corporate biatch-slapped Dublin Dr Pepper over nationwide exporting it's tough to get "Classic" out in Cali


I love Taco John's, I just ate there yesterday.

One good thing about living in flyover states
 
2013-06-29 09:34:02 PM  

PacManDreaming: BarkingUnicorn: I read that it's been over 100 every day of June in Arizona. Phoenix hit 118 today, a record. Vegas hit 114 and tomorrow's prediction is 117.

Feel better?

Those cities are in a desert. Temps like that are to be expected.

I'm not in the desert, but it god-damned feels like it, sometimes.


It hit 98 in farking Alaska last week.  We be cookin'!
 
2013-06-29 09:36:01 PM  
I know the cause:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-29 09:39:13 PM  

FlyingJ: Tillmaster Be careful. Those things will blow at around 120 degrees.

He shoulda gotten a Dr Pepper one, they're made to Texas specs.  How does Hot Dr Pepper taste, anyway?
[cdn2.canadianpickers.com image 641x641]


Not bad, but haven't had it since I was a kid in the 70's. By the way, had it in CA, not TX.
 
2013-06-29 10:25:45 PM  
Kooky. We had a "thing" show up on Doppler radar here (I'm near a military base in Huntsville Alabama). It was round, ten miles high, and the surrounding are was covered in fiberglass! The only explanation given was that it was a "chaff burst". Um, no. No it was not.
 
2013-06-29 10:30:18 PM  

Nick Nostril: PacManDreaming: It was about 107°, here, yesterday. If I win the lottery, I'm moving some place where it rains on a regular basis. I've almost forgotten what rain looks like. Between the heat, drought and the Republicans, I'm beginning to take a dim view of my home state.

My experiences in Texas:  Summer in Houston is like winter in North Dakota. Can't go outside.


Last place I lived prior to Texas was upstate NY, right on Lake Ontario. Texas summers suck, but compared to "lake effect snows"? I consider it trading up.

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2013-06-29 10:45:58 PM  

CygnusDarius: I know the cause:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x551]


I farking LOVE that pic!  You win three Internets!
 
2013-06-29 11:08:25 PM  

Rat: Global Swarming?

©


Awesome
 
2013-06-29 11:15:17 PM  
Global bugging.
 
2013-06-29 11:17:05 PM  
Oh hey I get all of my news from the Anti-American Statesman.
 
2013-06-29 11:22:01 PM  
They should try shooting the cloud. That worked well with the fires.
 
2013-06-29 11:36:37 PM  

LordOfThePings: What a Texas plaque might look like

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Hysterical committee?
 
2013-06-29 11:46:12 PM  
vortex.accuweather.com

Just get some of these.
 
2013-06-29 11:47:14 PM  

thespindrifter: Wish there was a way to post pics from my phone. wish there was a way to do proper punctuation from my phone... anyway, I've been here about a year now in the permian basin and seen a lot of things, but this mornings wall of shiate was a bit of a surprise. I let the dog out, and then 30 seconds later I was all like "Holy crap, where did the sun go??", stuck my head back outside and saw a wave of brown about 300' high coming right at me from out of the North; had to scramble to get a dusk mask & Paulson goggles on fast enough to get outside and rescue the dog.
Three hours later, all is clear but every window sill in the house has a fine layer of topsoil on it. Arrrrgh! No easy breathing for me tonight.

My biggest problem with this is what all is actually in that airborn debris: it's not just dirt, but calichi, salts, asbestos, gypsum & other mineral fragments, oilfield chemical crap, pesticides, fertilizers, and other farming shizzle, and my personal favorite: plastic farking bags. Billions of them, and untold numbers of fragments of them! This entire area is completely covered in muthafrakkin Mal*wart bags and other debris; they "grow on trees" or so it seems. Dammit.


That was awful. I was at work and could only see the sky was orangey-yellow. Went out to put up the windows on the car, but it was too late. Full of filth. Then it sprinkled a bit. But the wind was blowing so hard, there is mud only on the driver's side of the car.

Now, another storm is coming up. Hopefully there will be enough rain to wash the car off and settle the earlier dirt.

If you've only been here a year, you better get used to this crap. Happened all of the time when I was a little kid. We were just coming out of a drought then, and we're in the middle of one now.
 
2013-06-29 11:57:32 PM  

thespindrifter: KawaiiNot: Tsk, Tsk. God is punishing Rick Perry.

Yeah, best economy outside of North Dakota, and he keeps inviting more businesses to come on down. Yeah, some punishment. Now pardon me, I have to go watch more money bleed up from the ground at me... oh the horror of sitting on top of half of America's oil and most of the world's helium supply, we are sooooo cursed!


Better to be poor but comfortable in the Pacific Northwest than to live in an oven, IMHO.

/ I don't tolerate temperatures over 90F very well...
 
2013-06-30 12:02:08 AM  

Allen. The end.: Kooky. We had a "thing" show up on Doppler radar here (I'm near a military base in Huntsville Alabama). It was round, ten miles high, and the surrounding are was covered in fiberglass! The only explanation given was that it was a "chaff burst". Um, no. No it was not.


When was this?
 
2013-06-30 12:21:57 AM  
 
2013-06-30 12:31:05 AM  
How does Hot Dr Pepper taste, anyway?
Delicious.Don't forget lots of fresh lemon. A cool weather holiday tradition in our family
 
2013-06-30 12:36:12 AM  

Gyrfalcon: [vortex.accuweather.com image 543x365]

Just get some of these.


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-30 12:49:07 AM  

PacManDreaming: robodog: had to spend 24 hours a day in it (on wed it rained for about 16 hours and dewed the other 8) I had a little different perspective on it this week.

It could do that once a week and I'd be happy.


Sounds like you should join us up here in Washington.
 
2013-06-30 01:15:27 AM  

Gyrfalcon: [vortex.accuweather.com image 543x365]

Just get some of these.


Meh.

I haven't had to shovel 4 ft of bats off my car in sub-zero temperatures at 5 am just to get to work.

I still consider Texas an improvement.

/going to go hide under my bed now, where the bats can't get me
 
2013-06-30 01:16:58 AM  

thespindrifter: YoOjo: Oh, while I'm in this thread.
I was thinking of recommending Austin to a whole lot of people that are considering leaving California, is that still a tooth-grinding ass-clenching regurgitated breakfast taco of a thing to do?
Was going to say they should all move just north of W Koenig at Woodrow, is that ok with you guys?

No. Go to New England or New York, you'll fit right in. When the inevitable collapse and civil war comes and Texas secedes, Austain and it's general contents will be evicted, Preferably to Lousyana.


Too bad. I'm sure they would prefer to stay in Fatistan.
 
2013-06-30 01:19:30 AM  

thespindrifter: FunkOut: thespindrifter: KawaiiNot: Tsk, Tsk. God is punishing Rick Perry.

Yeah, best economy outside of North Dakota, and he keeps inviting more businesses to come on down. Yeah, some punishment. Now pardon me, I have to go watch more money bleed up from the ground at me... oh the horror of sitting on top of half of America's oil and most of the world's helium supply, we are sooooo cursed!

You forgot the numerous pecan trees and freaks in Galveston.

Freaks? I don't recall any freaks outside of Austain. Pee-can trees? Now that we do seem to have enough of, and cotton. Nice scam we've got going on with the cotton. Good year? Cotton! Bad year? Insurance payout! Woo hoo.


Sounds bootstrappy.
 
2013-06-30 01:36:31 AM  

Medic Zero: PacManDreaming: robodog: had to spend 24 hours a day in it (on wed it rained for about 16 hours and dewed the other 8) I had a little different perspective on it this week.

It could do that once a week and I'd be happy.

Sounds like you should join us up here in Washington.


Don't think for a second I wouldn't, if I could.
 
2013-06-30 01:48:10 AM  

FlyingJ: Nick Nostril My experiences in Texas:  Summer in Houston is like winter in North Dakota. Can't go outside.

You had good Tex Mex-that beats Taco John's. Then there's Shipley's or Southern Maid, the latter the only product Elvis endorsed while alive

BitwiseShift Here's teh  recipe

Thnx, i looked up the reviews & everybody claims you need the sugar, not the corn syrup one...& since Corporate biatch-slapped Dublin Dr Pepper over nationwide exporting it's tough to get "Classic" out in Cali


from what i've been told, dublin's BLACK CHERRY soda is their dr pepper in disguise. i've yet to try it to confirm it. we do have a dublin rootbeer in the fridge right now, but it's my wife's
 
2013-06-30 07:40:08 AM  

thespindrifter: YoOjo: Oh, while I'm in this thread.
I was thinking of recommending Austin to a whole lot of people that are considering leaving California, is that still a tooth-grinding ass-clenching regurgitated breakfast taco of a thing to do?
Was going to say they should all move just north of W Koenig at Woodrow, is that ok with you guys?

No. Go to New England or New York, you'll fit right in. When the inevitable collapse and civil war comes and Texas secedes, Austain and it's general contents will be evicted, Preferably to Lousyana.


I would hate to be this sadly paranoid.
 
2013-06-30 08:02:18 AM  
thespindrifter:

No. Go to New England or New York, you'll fit right in.

NOPE. No, it's like... rainy... muggy... something something anyway no you don't want to move here, trust me.
>.>
<.<

Bumblefark:

Last place I lived prior to Texas was upstate NY, right on Lake Ontario. Texas summers suck, but compared to "lake effect snows"? I consider it trading up.

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Must have been on the Syracuse end of the lake, right? Yeahhhhh that's not really 'normal' for the majority of the state; down here in the southern tier we mostly just get significant snow when a big system moves through. If it's less than an inch it usually melts/evaporates within a day or so.
 
2013-06-30 10:55:26 AM  

YoOjo: Oh, while I'm in this thread.
I was thinking of recommending Austin to a whole lot of people that are considering leaving California, is that still a tooth-grinding ass-clenching regurgitated breakfast taco of a thing to do?
Was going to say they should all move just north of W Koenig at Woodrow, is that ok with you guys?


If you farkers bring 1 more god damned person out here I swear the freeways will permanently lock up and we will have to close the state!
 
2013-06-30 01:40:36 PM  

Maul555: YoOjo: Oh, while I'm in this thread.
I was thinking of recommending Austin to a whole lot of people that are considering leaving California, is that still a tooth-grinding ass-clenching regurgitated breakfast taco of a thing to do?
Was going to say they should all move just north of W Koenig at Woodrow, is that ok with you guys?

If you farkers bring 1 more god damned person out here I swear the freeways will permanently lock up and we will have to close the state!


Can't tell if you approve or not.
 
2013-06-30 01:47:40 PM  

FunkOut: thespindrifter: KawaiiNot: Tsk, Tsk. God is punishing Rick Perry.

Yeah, best economy outside of North Dakota, and he keeps inviting more businesses to come on down. Yeah, some punishment. Now pardon me, I have to go watch more money bleed up from the ground at me... oh the horror of sitting on top of half of America's oil and most of the world's helium supply, we are sooooo cursed!

You forgot the numerous pecan trees and freaks in Galveston.


Galveston began as an island of pirates and cannibals, and so it remains.
 
2013-06-30 02:07:32 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: thespindrifter: KawaiiNot: Tsk, Tsk. God is punishing Rick Perry.

Yeah, best economy outside of North Dakota, and he keeps inviting more businesses to come on down. Yeah, some punishment. Now pardon me, I have to go watch more money bleed up from the ground at me... oh the horror of sitting on top of half of America's oil and most of the world's helium supply, we are sooooo cursed!

Better to be poor but comfortable in the Pacific Northwest than to live in an oven, IMHO.

/ I don't tolerate temperatures over 90F very well...


He overstates the "strength" of the Texas economy, particularly from the worker's standpoint. Basically, the reason companies like Texas is because the Republican Lege doesn't enforce any laws against them, lets them loot our mineral wealth and communities with impunity, doesn't tax them, pays you to move here, and -so long as you make the appropriate pay-offs- kicks projects, subsidies, and loans your way with regularity. It's great for corporate, "expert", and management-types, but most of these businesses take far more out of Texas than they put into it, they abuse their workers and pay them barely livable wages, and all the budget cutting done to afford buying their relocation(and the massive corruption our Elites enjoy) has devastated Education and other public services in the state over the last 30 years. Pollution, a disinterested wealth-friendly court system, nigh-extinct tort laws, terribly inequitable education, and some of the highest gun mortality, child poverty, child malnutrition, and death by treatable illness rates in the US is hardly an appropriate cost for a bunch of low-paying, fire-at-will, anti-safety employers who, more often than not, are a bigger danger to their communities than they are a benefit. And of course, thanks to Perry and his ilk, we're all about to start getting flammable drinking water, too. Can't imagine the big soda companies will be happy with that, considering how much bottled water is pulled from Texas aquifers and springs.
 
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