Jul 22, 2014

A Snake Journal? Here's mine.

     A newspaper story forwarded by Rebel-Spy-in-Yankee-Land editor Jay has kindly forwarded a newspaper story from up there in Maryland.
     It explains how families can keep a snake journal.

Make a note of the snake's habitat, the particular type of environment in which the species lives, such as a rocky hillside, forest, flowing stream or field.
Include temperatures, humidity, precipitation, amount of cloud cover, sunlight, moonlight, and wind activity. Children especially seem to enjoy this.
With your weather notes on a certain Maryland snake this will also show how the snake reacts to cooler or warmer areas. Each snake is different to temperature and habitat.

   I'm way ahead of them, of course, them being Yankee and all. I've been keeping a snake journal for years. Here's a random selection from, I believe, 1977

Tim's Snake Journal

Make a note of the snake's habitat, the particular type of environment in which the species lives, such as a rocky hillside, forest, flowing stream or field.
Include temperatures, humidity, precipitation, amount of cloud cover, sunlight, moonlight, and wind activity. Children especially seem to enjoy this.
With your weather notes on a certain Maryland snake this will also show how the snake reacts to cooler or warmer areas. Each snake is different to temperature and habitat.
          THEN KILL IT, and KILL IT AGAIN. And Maybe a third time just to be sure. 

    
    They may love their snakes up there in Maryland, down here in Dixie, Tim believes all snakes are venomous and out to kill Tim until proven otherwise. 


Jul 21, 2014

GOP Welcomes Democrats. Not.

     It would have been a class act, and an unexpected one, for the Alabama GOP Chair to truly welcome Democrats to hold their national convention in Birmingham in 2016, welcoming the economic boost it would give the region.

     Here's what they wrote instead:



ALGOP Chairman Welcomes DNC to Birmingham

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said he welcomes the visit to Birmingham today from members of the Democrat Party's national convention site selection committee that is considering holding their party's 2016 national convention in Birmingham. Below is the statement from Armistead:

"It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Democrat Party to Alabama to consider Birmingham as the location of their national convention. I can think of no better way for the citizens of our state to see the vast differences between the parties than to have the Democrats bring their radical leftist show here. It will be interesting to see if they try once again to remove God from their platform, right here in the heart of the Bible Belt.   

"It will be good for Alabamians to get a closer look at a Democrat Party which not only staunchly supports homosexual rights and gay marriage, but promotes this lifestyle over that of traditional families. The Democrat Party is also rabidly pro-choice and believes that the life of an unborn child can be terminated at will. 

"There would be no better way for us to contrast the differences between the Democrat Party and the Republican Party than for them to come here and confirm everything we know about them. I am sure their conventioneers will want to address Obama's policies that have opened up our southern border for any and all to come into our country without documentation. The recent massive influx into the U.S. southern border states of thousands of children and youngsters, mostly from Central America, is a direct result of the complete disregard of enforcement of America's immigration laws by the Obama Administration. 

"So, yes, I do hope the Democrats choose Birmingham for their National Convention and explain to Alabamians and Americans why the Democrat Party, under the leadership of Barack Obama, has felt it was necessary to radically transform America rather than restoring it to the greatness we once knew."

MMMM # none

     The Monday Morning Media Memo is on the traditional July 21st sabbatical.

     We recommend you use the time to bond with your family.
     Or read this interesting article in The Anniston Star by Hardy Jackson, about what to expect from Governor Robert Bentley's expected second term.
     Or this Poynter article about journalism and drones, which are being used pretty freely in...Thailand.

That is all. 


(The Monday Morning Media Memo, when it is not on sabbatical, is a regular feature of TimLennox.com.]

Jul 20, 2014

Lunar Spy Base

  
   

 ABC TV reports on some formerly secret details about U.S. plans to use the Moon for weapons and surveillance systems.

You can read the CIA report, with some blacking out, here.

A Truly First Class Home


Read the story of the man who lives in a decommissioned jetliner.

Nuts vs Cancer

     Two of the South's favorite nuts stack up well on a list of those that may guard against, or fight, cancer.

Peanuts, and Pecans.


Note: Dr. Tim does NOT suggest, endorse or approve of ANY medical advice except this: don't consume too much of anything and get off your butt several times a day.