Sat. Sept. 21, 2019 – weather looks nice…

77F and 93%RH at 8am.  Not horrible, just ordinary.  There is a lot of saturated ground and standing water to be evaporated.  I hope we get some dry and windy days.

One of our neighbors finally asked for help.  I offered pumps (too late, wet but not standing) and fans.  I don’t have a dehumidifier.  Every auction they’ve gone for too much.    I also have a case of some sort of remediation biocide cleaner that I picked up cheap after the last flood, and a couple of cases of mold and mildew “armor” which is supposed to be hospital grade.  There are enough warnings on it to believe it’s the good stuff.

I did get some water intrusion at my secondary location.  I put out a fan and sprayed the mold armor.  I’ll check it again today.  Mainly the carpet near the door was soaked.

Lots to do and not enough time or motivation,

n

32 thoughts on “Sat. Sept. 21, 2019 – weather looks nice…”

  1. ok, this is funny-


    True D’oh
    Posted by Oppo on 20 September 2019, 4:00 pm

    Trudeau blew it. He forgot that you can use make-up to pretend to be another sex, but not another race.

    Short version: menstrual show good; minstrel show bad.”

  2. Trudeau blew it. He forgot that you can use make-up to pretend to be another sex, but not another race.

    Increasingly, in the last few years, the message my wife receives at her legal-oriented continuing education classes is to make sure that any Halloween/cosplay pics don’t get posted online in publicly accessible forums, no matter how innocuous-seeming. Even private forums are iffy because a social media or hosting company presented with even as much as a summons (lower level of proof than a subpoena) will likely comply with a request to avoid problems.

    What is “socially acceptable” is constantly in flux. Currently, older African American church going women on a jury tend to be closed minded about Halloween, blackface or not, and easier to convince that someone who indulges may be up to no good in other areas of life. The “Bull”-type Trial Science people involved with jury selection know this well.

    Interestingly, the #1 message in the classes is “No crossdressing”, especially to younger doctors who will be practicing for another 20-30 years. The Progs are already working on making drag unacceptable, and it will be on the level of blackface within a generation.

  3. Color me naive, but I have never seen the problem with blackface. It’s part of a costume, so what? Plus the usual caveat that the mores of the past must be applied to past actions.

    On a related topic: lots of my views are conservative, but I find it totally annoying to be classed as such. For example, because I think transsexuals are mostly mentally ill, I must be against abortion. WTF? The two things have nothing to do with each other.

  4. If it is wrong for whites to blacken their faces, is it similarly wrong for blacks to bleach their dreadlocks?

  5. If it is wrong for whites to blacken their faces, is it similarly wrong for blacks to bleach their dreadlocks?

    The topic of what African American women do with their hair and how much money they spend doing it has been off limits for at least a generation. Even my wife’s friend who worked for the welfare office and was herself African American could not ask about that line on the monthly expenses when she had someone in her office applying for a check.

    For now, you can ask why Asian women bleach their hair, but I imagine that if Constance Wu gets out of her contract with Disney, the media will celebrate the day like Wu escaped a plantation and that question, among others, will suddenly be off limits.

    Not to digress, but my half-Chinese wife *who grew up in Orlando* watches “Fresh Off The Boat” and thinks the writing has a lot more truth than even the author of the book (who no longer associates with the show) is comfortable admitting.

    Plus, it is a riot.

  6. Watch spike lee’s films to see the extraordinary infighting about skin shade, hair style, etc. NO WAY could he make films that honest today.

    n

  7. Does anyone here remember Frank’s Place from the late 80s? One episode featured the “paper bag test”. If you were an African-American, having skin lighter than a brown paper bag was a most desirable physical feature.

    Sadly, the series lasted only 22 episodes and isn’t available on DVD, nor is it likely ever to be.

  8. Random walk thru youtube, and I find this…

    Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know? (Official Video)
    907,128,393 views
    •Published on Jun 18, 2013

    Official Arctic Monkeys
    4.09M subscribers

    Almost a BILLION views. Even if some are from bots, or some sort of scamming, holy crow. And the song is nothing, not catchy, not innovative, no naked chicks…

    If those subscribers bought copies, it would be quad platinum and a huge hit (in Hollywoodland terms anyway.)

    Traditional music business and publishing is a dead man walking.

    n

  9. Yuup, huge legal war over music sharing and Napster shut down 20 years ago.

    Now, every song on youtube for free download.

  10. Yuup, huge legal war over music sharing and Napster shut down 20 years ago.

    Now, every song on youtube for free download.

    I have had trouble understanding that also.

  11. “Nolte: Climate ‘Experts’ Are 0-41 with Their Doomsday Predictions”
    https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2019/09/20/nolte-climate-experts-are-0-41-with-their-doomsday-predictions/

    “For more than 50 years Climate Alarmists in the scientific community and environmental movement have not gotten even one prediction correct, but they do have a perfect record of getting 41 predictions wrong.”

    “In other words, on at least 41 occasions, these so-called experts have predicted some terrible environmental catastrophe was imminent … and it never happened.”

    “And not once — not even once! — have these alarmists had one of their predictions come true.”

    That is a heck of a list. God said to stone people who made predictions and they did not come to pass. Instead, we seem to celebrate them now.

    Hat tip to:
    https://drudgereport.com/

  12. From BH in the Fort Bend Journal:

    “Wish I’d said this one:”

    “Hey, Beto. I regret to inform you that your request to buy my legally purchased firearms has been denied after your background check revealed a criminal record.”

  13. Got the lawn cut, and some weeds pulled. Met a new neighbor. Noticed that the rent house across the street took the For Lease sign down. Probably getting a new neighbor there soon.

    My immediate neighbor’s house is up for lease, and they haven’t been cutting the lawn. I’ve cut it twice now. It takes an extra 10-15 minutes when I’m doing mine, and I don’t want the place looking empty. Since several neighbors had water come in the back door, I looked in the house. Freaking realtor left the back door unlocked. Fortunately for Mike, no one got in, and neither did any water. I think it’s time to call the owner and see what’s up.

    n


  14. That is a heck of a list. God said to stone people who made predictions and they did not come to pass. Instead, we seem to celebrate them now.

    Rev. Billy Graham also said “those who predict the future are charlatans or in cahoots with the Devil” or something like that.

  15. “Complete List of Prepper Movies”
    https://www.prepperpress.com/complete-list-of-prepper-movies/

    Here are the first ten:
    “1. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – After surviving a car accident, a woman finds herself in an underground bunker with two men. They tell her a massive chemical attack hit, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. But what’s really going on?
    2. 127 Hours (2010) – Based on a true story, a mountaineer and adventurer becomes trapped when a boulder falls on his arm. Five days pass as he considers his options, leading him to one choice: amputate his arm and try to make his way back to civilization or remain pinned to the canyon wall.
    3. Alaska (1996) – Jake Barnes ferries supplies in remote Alaska. He goes down in an airplane accident, and after the search party is called off, his two kids go off on their own to find him.
    4. Alive (1993) – Based on a true story. After a plane crash in the Andes mountains, members of Uruguay’s rugby team respond to their situation in different ways. Once all food runs out, they face a difficult choice: eat one or more of their deceased teammates, or die.
    5. All is Lost (2013) – During a solo sailing voyage, a veteran mariner finds his vessel taking on water after hitting a stray shipping container. With radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails into a storm and barely escapes with his life. With supplies dwindling and the sharks circling, the sailor is forced to face his own mortality.
    6. Alone in the Wilderness (2004) – This documentary tells the story of a man who, in the 1960s, built his own cabin in Alaska. Using video footage he shot himself, he traces how he selected his site and built his log cabin. The documentary shows his day-to-day activities as he eked out a living alone in the wilderness.
    7. Aftershock (2012) – A group of travelers in Chile are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits. They quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare. Bloody and gory.
    8. American Black Out (2013) – A docudrama covering the impact of a cyber attack on the United States that takes down the power grid.
    9. American Experience: Influenza 1918 (2018 PBS) – A documentary covering the worst epidemic in American history. As the killer virus spreads, hospitals hit capacity, death carts roam the streets, and city officials dig mass graves. It killed over 600,000 people. While this and the following documentaries aren’t “prepper movies,” they are still worth adding.
    10. American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl (2019 PBS) – A documentary detailing the stories of people who endured drought, dust, disease, and death for nearly a decade.”

    OK, that is a wild list. And I have seen many of the 74 movies. Some are sci-fi, some are documentary, some are apocalyptic fiction. The first movie, “10 Cloverfield Lane”, is just sheer genius.

  16. Sadly, the series lasted only 22 episodes and isn’t available on DVD, nor is it likely ever to be.

    I swear I’ve seen “Frank’s Place” listings on MeTV, AntennaTV, or one of the lesser players in that retro TV space. That is your best bet to see the series since Hugh Wilson passed before finishing work on a planned DVD release.

    Hugh Wilson’s series have always been tough home video products due to music rights issues. “WKRP in Cincinnati” still doesn’t have 100% of the music correct, but the important songs are there with the notable exception of “Dogs”.

    I’m happy my “WKRP” set has “Queen of the Forest” in the right place. Anyone who says Uncle Ted doesn’t belong in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame has to explain why that is the first rock song ever played on the series.

    Tim and Daphne Reid were out at Bell County Comic Con this summer signing autographs. They either live in the area (Austin) or they were working the circuit promoting something. Maybe the DVDs are finally heading for stores.

  17. Yuup, huge legal war over music sharing and Napster shut down 20 years ago.

    Now, every song on youtube for free download.

    The record companies probably pay Google for the download statistics.

    Before Molotov Jukebox had real album releases, I built my own CDs for the car from YouTube. As soon as Natalia Tena got a record contract — after she went “full frontal” to save “Game of Thrones” early in the run — I buy the albums and support every Kickstarter they put up.

  18. I swear I’ve seen “Frank’s Place” listings on MeTV, AntennaTV, or one of the lesser players in that retro TV space. That is your best bet to see the series since Hugh Wilson passed before finishing work on a planned DVD release.

    There are a few, very poor picture and sound quality episodes of “Frank’s Place” on youtube.

  19. “WE DON’T TRUST YOU”
    http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2019-09-04.html

    “Like all Americans, I’ve been deeply moved and horrified by the recent spate of mass shootings. Surely, I thought, there must be some commonsense gun regulations that could put an end to the carnage — red-flag laws, longer waiting periods, age limits, something!”

    “Leaving aside the usual suspects, who are rushing to the microphones to demand the immediate confiscation of all guns, liberals are appealing to us to come together in good faith and formulate a plan to keep guns out of the hands of these monsters, using fair process and common sense.”

    “The only problem is that no one on their side believes in good faith, fair process or common sense. Here’s the reality: We don’t trust the other side, nor should we.”

    I continuously agree with Ann Coulter.

  20. I continuously agree with Ann Coulter.

    Ann was on with Dennis Miller … Thursday … ?

    Check Miller’s podcast listings. One of the two shows last week definitely.

    While you’re there, find the interview with Kurt Schlicter (sp?), the one about “climate change” being a hoax.

  21. There are a few, very poor picture and sound quality episodes of “Frank’s Place” on youtube.

    Hugh Wilson’s TV shows were taped to avoid certain royalty issues with filmed productions and music rights. Sadly, even DVDs from master tapes will offer a mediocre picture at best.

    “The Fabulous Teddy Z” may have been filmed, but that’s it. Wilson jumped to films with “Police Academy”, for better or worse, and he stayed there the rest of his career.

    Keep an eye on MeTV. They currently have the national rights to “WKRP”, and I swear I saw promos for “Frank’s Place” on the web site at some point.

    A handful of episodes is not an obstacle. MeTV re-ran the single season of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” endlessly for about a year.

  22. Ann was on with Dennis Miller … Thursday … ?

    Check Miller’s podcast listings. One of the two shows last week definitely.

    Oh man, I dislike podcasts. I could not even stand Pournelles.

    http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/the-dennis-miller-option/

    OK, I am now listening to the Dennis Miller – Ann Coulter podcast.

    Free abortions for transgenders ????????????

    Are they now implanting wombs into transgender men ?

    And Dennis Miller thinks that Hillary is waiting to jump into the Prez race as the Big D candidate. Ann Coulter says all of the D’s hate Hillary since she is a LOSER.

  23. Hillarity will ensue if she jumps in. I don’t think that the lizard that runs her skin suit is that deluded though….

    That interview was great. He must have “F you” money to be so honest, or he never wants to work again, or he’s got a terminal disease.

    It’s incredible that the turkey drop was based on a real story. Just nuts!

    n

  24. That interview was great. He must have “F you” money to be so honest, or he never wants to work again, or he’s got a terminal disease.

    Hugh Wilson? He had “F you” money after the first “Police Academy” was a hit. He didn’t work much in the last couple of decades before he passed because comedy tastes changed, and no one has the patience for slow burn gags which were common in the 70s and still appreciated in the 80s.

    Go back and watch “Turkeys Away” with your kids. Perfectly safe, but they will be bored.

    OTOH, I think, except for the videotape and some uncomfortable racial jokes, “WKRP” has aged better than “Little House”. Most people in the US over 40 remember “Turkeys Away” either through first run on CBS or syndication. Can anyone remember a “Little House” plot line except for … blinding a child!

    Michael Landon made a serious mistake blowing up the “Little House” town sets so they didn’t become a tourist attraction.

  25. Oh man, I dislike podcasts. I could not even stand Pournelles.

    If Miller doesn’t have a guest, the podcast can be tedious.

    My guess is that Westwood One and other radio players are accumulating talent for when the dam breaks on advertising and consumer companies realize that online hasn’t done anything for them.

  26. And Dennis Miller thinks that Hillary is waiting to jump into the Prez race as the Big D candidate. Ann Coulter says all of the D’s hate Hillary since she is a LOSER.

    The Dems had to run Hillary last year much like the Republicans had to run Bob Dole, Mittens, and, to a lesser extent, George W. Bush.

    I’d put Jeb! (gotta have the ‘!’) in that category, but he didn’t want to look at his wife for eight years while his ex-Playboy Bunny girlfriend cooled her heels in FL.

    God bless Jeb! He may have carried FL, but we all remember how he failed us at the end as Governor and not making Bill Nelson a one term Senator.

    I don’t believe the eventual candidate is in the race currently, but Hillary and Chelsea are conducting a book tour this Fall, probably in that direction. I still believe Newsom and his money people will give it a shot “For the good of the country even though I’ve been Governor for only a few months …” Blah, blah.

    If Newsom doesn’t try it, his money people have laid the groundwork for a move 2024. Count on MJ Hegar to be in the VP calculus if she proves that, unlike Robert Francis, she can carry a state wide race in Texas.

  27. Free abortions for transgenders ????????????

    Near as I can figure, they want the complete Kabuki experience of climbing into the stirrups and being on the receiving end of a DNC.

    The city portion of San Antonio has its collective head up its a**. They keep reelecting the Castros and, now, Nirenberg.

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