Saturday, March 28, 2015

Turn on the lights for Earth Hour

Al Gore in lights
Earth Hour will enter the Central Time Zone in a half hour to draw attention to global warming. As I did last year as a brutal winter--which aren't supposed to exist anymore in the Chicago area--winds down, I'll have as many lights on at home as possible.

Why? I'm a free man and I can do what I want.

(Photo) 1930 Model A Ford Woodie Wagon

Last month I saw something unusual motoring through Morton Grove--a classic car--in this case a 1930 Model A Ford. What made this sighting unusual is that the ground was snow covered and classic cars and road salt are not a good mix.

A month later to the day I saw another rarity--a 1930 Model A Ford Woodie Wagon. These were uncommon vehicles even during the 1930s. This wagon was parked in Niles.

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(Photo) 1930 Model A Ford driving in winter

(Photos) Cal-Sag Trail in Palos Heights

On Thursday I visited my hometown of Palos Heights, Illinois. Of course I took some photographs.

That is the Cal-Sag Trail. While still a work in progress, the land on the banks of the Cal-Sag Channel is no longer an unofficial rubbish dump accented with limestone boulders--although the rocks along the canal were pretty cool. This photo was taken from Harlem Avenue looking west.

Cal-Sag is short for Calumet-Saganashkee Channel. The canal connects the Calumet River with the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal--it's 16 miles long.

I don't believe this trail, which is on the opposite bank of the section of the pathway pictured on top, is a sanctioned section of the Cal-Sag Trail. This photograph, which was captured last August, was snapped while I was facing east on the Southwest Highway bridge.

Friday, March 27, 2015

(Video) Krauthammer: Harry Reid is a "disgrace" who "emasculated" the Senate

This evening on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer spoke the truth about Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), who as majority leader is a "disgrace" who "emasculated" the Senate in the words of the sage.

The Nevada fraud rolled over and played dead for Dear Leader Obama.

(Video) Reagan Library hillside hyperlapse

Someday I will visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. For now the videos will have to do for me.

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(Photo) Translucent sun over Belleau Lake

It was for the most part cloudy on Tuesday in Des Plaines, Illinois. But the overcast sky was a week one--the sun, albeit translucently, was able to make it through the clouds on the day after a spring snowstorm at Belleau Lake.

Notice the moonlike reflection of the sun on the lake--and the ducks.

"Ritz-Carlton Reid" will retire

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)--the sneaky lizard who claimed Mitt Romney hadn't paid taxes for ten years--announced today he won't seek reelection. Although Reid has been a public official for years, he manages to afford living in an apartment in the super-swanky Ritz-Carlton in Washington. How? Well, we don't know, as Reid refuses to release his tax returns.

Good riddance.

On this day in 1975: Construction of the Alaskan Pipeline begins

Interstate 70 in Colorado
Despite environmentalist opposition--America was more confident on March 27, 1975 when construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, In 2015 our first anti-American president, Barack Obama, vetoed legislation that would authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline--which will bring much needed petroleum from our friends in Canada and lessen our dependence from hostile nations in the Middle East.

No one wondered whether our president in 1975--Gerald Ford--loved America.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ILL-inois: Chicago area population flatlines

Greg Hinz in Crain's Chicago Business reports that population grown in the Chicago area has pretty much stopped. This is result of decades of cronyism, corruption, crime, and incompetence. Chicago's central location and wise infrastructure projects: canals, railroads, expressways, and airport gave the city and its suburbs a great run.

But it's over now.

Google Auto Awesome photo: Des Plaines River at Dam Number 4 Woods

With the help of Google Auto Awesome--here is a unique view of the Des Plaines River at Dam Number 4 Woods East after Monday's snowstorm.