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Sidwhite
Abilene, Texas
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On the Kristi Noem controversy, Shipwreckedcrew has written 3 columns on the subject. First said it looked smart and next two in full support. I didn’t dig enough to fully get the technical legalities, but seems he thinks the law as currently written will get tossed by the first judge that rules on it and the NCAA knows that. No opinion here. Shared FWIW.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2021 on Getting Ready For Sleepy Joe at JustOneMinute
You can tell he’s put time and thought on the direction of the country. Hit all the bases on where the GOP must go. Loved his proposals on election integrity though I personally love being able to vote at the local supermarket down the street a few days prior to the election but I will gladly go to poll on Election Day in trade for all the other voting integrity items.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2021 on Saturday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
I’m with Anonamom and teared up with a lump on my throat. Bear lyrics ever penned.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2021 on Saturday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Re trains truck collision in Texas yesterday: Much pollution -black carbon rich smoke visible for miles. Evacuated families in the area since train also had hazardous chemical in nearby cars. Fire was contained before anything happened to the chemicals.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2021 on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
MM Right at $30 at Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Amazon. Called O’Cedar spinning mop bucket -has washable microfiber mop heads
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2021 on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
MM Right at $30 at Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Amazon. Called O’Cedar spinning mop bucket -has washable microfiber mop heads
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2021 on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
MM, My wife got an O’Cedar mop/bucket system that has mop water in bottom and a foot driven spinner basket affair up top for wringing the mop. I thought “another gadget that works great in TV” that I’ll never use. Best thing I’ve used. Can quickly spin to damp mop or a half spin gets wet mop for bad spots.
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2021 on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Re Porch from earlier today. This Texan also wants no part of the bureaucratic fix for Texas energy. Next time we predict a run out of cold weather output capacity, I suggest running electric generation at 100% and asking forgiveness from EPA if sh!t hits the fan. Paying a couple of million in fines is better than letting folks die. More windmills is not the fix!
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2021 on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Porch, my latest post is above on this page at 12:07. Good to know you are ok as are we.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2021 on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
After spending 4 years intensively following the Trump admin and the 20 presidential election and subsequent wind down, my desire to absorb every tidbit of info has waned. Sidwhite is not a prolific commenter and it is usually questions rather than opinion, but I will follow JOM and Check Lucianne daily, but it’s off to work, with surfing more centered on gardening and cooking websites. Now SCOTUS proclaimed that if the deep state can deny and stall long enough to allow bogus results to be posted, the illegality is moot! What a bunch of morons! Why am I repulsed? Change my mind!
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2021 on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Hi from balmy Abilene, Tx. Freeze stated breaking on Thursday with 70 on Saturday afternoon. Supposed to be in high 60s this pm. How it happened I do not know, but none of my frozen hose bibs had any damage. No cracks and no messed up washers causing any drips. Still on boil to drink mandate (I understand it is to be lifted tomorrow) but we had plenty of bottled water before the Big Freeze. I kept my countertop icemaker when I sold the RV in 2002 so we’ve been giving it a workout on bottled (had about 10 gal jugs for emergencies) water since elect was restored.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2021 on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Sidwhite Polar Vortex Uri update: We have water and power on our corner of the Holy Hump! Water started as a trickle yesterday mid-day and pretty much full pressure by evening. Still under Boil order but expect it to be lifted today some time as they get the line ends tested. Lights flickered on about midnight and haven’t backed off! Devices immediately went on chargers. Expecting temps above freezing a few hours this afternoon. First time in over a week. – WOW – Now waiting to see what happens with exterior water hose bibs. Have the plumber on speed dial but will probably have to take a number. Don’t see how they all survived without a pipe failure within the exterior wall. Thanks JOM for letting me vent. And thanks to SBW for the link info for JOM2. Having issues getting in but I only worked at it for a few minutes and haven’t been back. Will dig further today.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2021 on I Guess You Can Mess With Texas at JustOneMinute
Stephanie: I read about Chris Harris’ demise yesterday. Wife is a huge fan and was livid. Told her he chose to be a woke liberal now he has to take the heat. Cancel culture is way out of hand.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2021 on Presidents Day at JustOneMinute
Sid’s Abilene Polar Vortex update. Luck ran out. 17 this AM – 50 indoors. Got it up to 55 now. Elect off now about 20 hours. This is not the scheduled rolling outage which neighbors are reporting 1 hr off the 20 min on. Having coffee by my LP burner sitting on tile floor (could crack a window but I’m alternating opening front and back doors about every 30min. though I was raised on unvented space heaters and know the safety and danger signs.) Mrs Sidwhite is still under the covers and doesn't see any need to get up and get dressed! Water back on but can’t drink or bathe. Boss in SA in similar situation and add he has about 3” of ice on his pool surface. Told him not to worry, FEMA will save us! I’m sure I will have some pipe damage as the foam covers gave up after the third day below freezing when the faucets refused to allow water through when opened. I will try to catch up and see if I have anything constructive to add?
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2021 on Presidents Day at JustOneMinute
WOW. Was -2 before sun rose this AM. No water! Now whopping 7 deg. The forecast for a couple of hours above freezing this afternoon has been rescinded. Now first above 32 is scheduled for Friday afternoon. we are a fed disaster area now. does FEMA pay for busted water pipes and damage? Power is a mess. Texas windmills at about 30 % – most iced up. No solar due to snow cover (14.8 in). Rolling blackouts have hit most of town. I have not lost power but most we keep in contact have. Water plants have been without power since early afternoon yesterday (3 chlorination plants each have two separate providers but no cigar. Pressure started dropping late yesterday afternoon with nothing by 7 PM. Under a boil mandate when it does come on. Have a couple of plastic storage tubs I filled when we saw what was going on with water system and one filled with snow later. Got several pitchers for spit baths. Have a steady stream of water this AM so I am replenishing the flush tub. I am not worried about non-potable water with the snow cover and 4 more days below freezing. No plows here to do streets so I have 14” with easy access for a while. Saw a clean spot on neighbor’s driveway and assume he was filling some type of container. Been busy since arising but will catch up on news and JOM and see if I have anything constructive to add.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Presidents Day at JustOneMinute
Ignatz, I know it is the prettiest town that I've ever seen. (... pretty today with about 14" snow) Came here 20 years as contracts manager to settle differences on a COE construction contract, then 15 years ago to manage a DeCA construction contract, met a girl who didn't treat me mean, and married her 10 years ago. Figure it out?
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2021 on Let's Put Cuomo In A Nursing Home at JustOneMinute
Someone splain me how xiden can shut the pipeline construction by EO. All permits have been approved. Environmental review is done. I don’t think the Feds own the pipeline (as in Fed $)? EOs dictate actions of the Exec branch of the government – ONLY. Similar, why are states talking abut a “constitutional review” of the EO requirements when the entire EO does not apply to states? What’s the deal? Is there an attorney in the house?
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2021 on Let's Put Cuomo In A Nursing Home at JustOneMinute
Good Polar Vortex Morning from sunny Texas. Yes, porch, we are holed up at home in Abilene, Tx. Though my claim to fame in the DS is in 66? my small UIL class B high school football team took 11 players with uniforms. The other 5 team members had the flu and actually rode the buss with us to UIL Class A Dripping Springs and won a 6 - 0 game at their homecoming. Looked at outdoor thermometer showing 1 Deg. at 7:30 this AM. supposed to get above freezing (37) for a couple of hours tomorrow.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2021 on Let's Put Cuomo In A Nursing Home at JustOneMinute
Yes on the insufficient insulation. House was built late 60s with $.02/kWh electricity. Cabinet doors all open for a couple of days. Vintage single pane Aluminum windows.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2021 on Let's Put Cuomo In A Nursing Home at JustOneMinute
Texas weatherTidbits: Have enough alcohol in house for a week or so. Wine, beer, vodker and Canadian Whiskey. Lots of whiskey! Heard that windmills are freezing up. Lots of mills here around Abilene. Looks like a foot or so of snow. So cold and windy, hard to tell. Snowing here since wee hours of morning.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2021 on Let's Put Cuomo In A Nursing Home at JustOneMinute
Cc girl, we are making it. Talking about rolling blackouts. Have LP burners so we can get some heat in an extended outage. Currently at daily high of 7deg, Exploring Netflix and Amazon Prime programs. Viewing hallmark flicks for the 3rd or 4th time. Flannel shirt and wool socks. Wish daddy was around for advice on dealing with 0 deg expected tonight. Keeping phone, iPad and notebook app charged up.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2021 on Let's Put Cuomo In A Nursing Home at JustOneMinute
Pieces this AM was on point (again) with the hallucination narrative. I think these morons actually believe to the point of mass hysteria. The MSM is just like the old USSR state news in leading the brainwashing. TDS is simply brainwashed morons hallucinating! Someone suggested McConnell’s ignorant statement after acquittal was “like someone had a gun to his head” fits that profile. I like Trump lawyer’s explanation that he is not surprised by any (stupid) thing a politician might say.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2021 on Let's Put Cuomo In A Nursing Home at JustOneMinute
Good Polar Vortex Morning! The global warming has finally found central Texas. 12F here this am (third day below freezing all day). Forecast 0F tomorrow am. Blowing snow since last night. (we actually have drifts!) House and pipes not designed for this. We have one bath vanity against outside wall and three outside faucets drizzling H2O. Other bath, kitchen, and laundry plumbing safely on interior walls. Still expect couple hundred $ water bill spike. Went to store Wednesday and got supplies for cold weather meals – soup, stew, chili. Now just couch/computer jockey for last two days
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2021 on Let's Put Cuomo In A Nursing Home at JustOneMinute
yes CCgirl. My understanding is that DC must be returned to the states of their original jurisdiction - Va.& Md. maybe a new rep but no new senators.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2021 on Another Day At The Trial at JustOneMinute
The purpose of my legal question yesterday afternoon was to point out that under the US Constitution Congress can only impeach a President, VP and Civil Officers. Trump is definitely not the VP nor is he a Civil Officer. He only qualifies for impeachment as President. When the President is impeached by the house, trial in the senate requires the Chief Justice preside over the trial. There is no other option. If Roberts does not perform this duty, it is equivalent to proclaiming the process a sham. Whatever the thingy going on within the senate this week is, it is not a constitutional presidential impeachment trial!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2021 on Another Day At The Trial at JustOneMinute