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Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring Storms are a Coming

For the first time this Year, Severe Thunderstorms are going to threaten the Southeast. My Mother during the War was a Weather Spotter. She had been trained to read weather maps and be able to watch cloud formations as a clue as to what was coming. Being born and raised in Mobile Alabama, she had a helthy fear of storms and passed that on to me.

I have spent my share of time in a bathtub covered with a blanket and pillow. Once, there was a Tornado touchdown in Maryville, Tennessee about 2 miles from where we lived. i looked out the window and saw the funnel cloud. It did not approach our home but did damage a local Ford Dealership.

Anyway, the system that is approaching is a large cold front, coming out of the southern plains. Today the temps will be in the low 80's, about 10 degrees above normal. That heat is going to collide with the cold front and here we go. There is a myth that Tornados do not form over Mountains, such as Signal Mountain. This is False. I have seen damage during my time with the Lone Oak Vol. Fire Dept. of Twisting damage to large Oak Trees here on the mountain. It resembled taking several sheets of paper and twisted them between your two hands. The trunks and roots were wound around and round.

I have a rather large Communications System downstairs, Shortwave Monitors, Scanners, CB and 2 Meter. I will have to disconnect my exterior antennas to prevent Lightning from entering the equipment. My Homeowners does not covers the radios.

My 9-1-1 Training, SkyWarn Training and VFD Training is valuable during these events. I also received training in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) which was a program after 9-11 that the Govt tried get volunteers to participate in to assist their communitys somewhat like a VFD. I tried to promote it but the Volunteers had one of two goals, either to be a kind of Police Officer, Person of Authority or Just a Follower...It did not go well. It was difficult trying to keep them from having too many chiefs and not enough Indians..

Well, Got to go, Need to check my flashlights and when Deanna gets here, charge the cell phone..

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thank You !, Bill Vick !

In response to Mitch Thurmer..right on target and I couldn`t have said it better. It's too bad anymore when you express your opinion on Obama or his left wing agenda that you are labeled a "teabagger" or a right wing kook or a racist. I am sick and tired of this double standard.

There are some idiots out there that still haven`t had enough of blaming Bush. Anything that Obama does is somehow connected to a mistake that Bush made. Obama is having to clean up Bush`s mistakes. OK, we have heard that quite enough and frankly are growing tired of the same ole same ole all the time.

Yes, November does come every year and when it rolls around this year the libs are going to be a little surprised to see that they have to pack their bags and leave their gravy job.

When will supporters of the left agenda see that they are not in it for you? They claim to be for the small man, for the poor man, for the one with no healthcare.

They haven`t a clue what it takes to make $8 an hour and raise kids.

They think the answer that serves everyone is to take my tax money and hand it over to someone that never even attempts to get a job or go out and try to make an honest living.
How many of those so-called people without any healthcare are the very ones ridin' dirty down the streets with their "sounds", their cell phones and their drugs for sale? How many of those ones I just named are across the country and they never have any intentions of going to work, yet they are included in the 30 million without healthcare.

I`d dare to say that across the country the "gangstas" and the do nothings and the just plain "handout" junkies are primarily the ones that clog up our emergency rooms and cause insurance rates to go up to begin with. Of course, the insurance companies have to raise rates, someone has to pay for all the freebies that the do nothings get all the time. But God forbid if we point them out, huh?

Obama is making a mockery out of this country, making us weaker and incrementally tearing down the bricks that built our Constitution and our moral background.

Dicky, do you even know what TEA party stands for. Well, it means Taxed Enough Already. What about that offends you? If you want to pay more and more taxes, go right ahead. Make a donation to the federal government. As for the majority of Americans that do their job and pay their taxes, we have had enough of being taxed everywhere you turn.

I, for one, want this country to get back to pre-60`s thought. Where you bought a house or a car that you can afford and actually pay for it. You don`t expect the government to come along and bail you out because you can no longer afford it. Thats nonsense and, as for me, I`d feel guilty always having my hand out wanting something that someone else earned.

Bill Vick
Crown Point, Ind.
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tn.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


In Studying all the Day to Day activities of the Obama Administration, I have come to the conclusion that Rush Limbaugh's labeling as a Regime is on Target. The Following Definition Describes Obama's Agenda to the Letter.

In politics, a regime is the form of Government, the set of rules, cultural or social norms, etc. that regulate the operation of government and its interactions with society. For instance, the United States has one of the oldest regimes still active in the world, dating to the ratification of its Constitution in 1789. Although modern usage often gives the term a negative connotation, like an authoritarian one, Webster's definition clearly states that the word "regime" refers simply to a form of government.

The term is also used to distinguish what is actually being enforced from what is considered legitimate. Enforcement of an unconstitutional statute would be a regime but not a law.

State and statute: In general where people are made to statute and salute the government on a daily basis or live under the government's guidelines where idealism took dictative roles is a regime. In a regime, over time, ideological warfares dogmatize thought, replace politics with its own interests, and carries a large presence of hardliners in top positions. The dogmatism of the ideology outwhelmes all other interests

It appears every aspect of our lives, even down as to how much salt you have on your home grown Tomato, will be dictated by the Regime. Today's announcement regarding Salt intake and The FDA moving to regulate useage is simply the latest brick in the Wall. Every day, there is not just one regulation or announcement, proclamation, outrage, whatever. Senator Chuck Schumer, Expressing extreme displeasure with Spirit Airlines over charging $ 45 for a carry on bag. At face value, it does sound bad, but, the rest of the story. This moring, the Spirit Rate for a Round Trip flight from New York City to Miami and back, $ 69 each way. Other Competitors, between $ 350 to $ 500. What is really upsetting Schumer is the fact the Spirit is "Unfairly" being successful. Their rates are much lower period. In Schumer's eyes and in the Regime's World, They are Unfair.

The daily barrage of change, both seen and unseen in the Regime, is designed to confuse us. If there is so much going on, so fast, the American people, they hope, will simply get lost in the shuffle.

Please, Everyone, Keep Tabs on everything and remember, November is COMING

Mitch Thurmer

Signal Mountain