09 April 2014

A Bit Nippy This A.M.

After several nights where the temps hovered around the freezing point, it was 18° at 06:00. Could be worse, though: Fairbanks reported -4, and it's -24 at Deadhorse (near Barrow on the North Slope). With windchill, it's -51 there.

18 sounds pretty good. The best part is that the humidity is so low that the dew point has dropped to -6, meaning we'll have no frost. I'm pretty much done with scraping windows, thankyouverymuch.

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Our local fish-wrapper, the Anchorage Daily News (a left-leaning rag if there ever was one) has been sold to a local concern, the Alaska Dispatch. That outfit was, if I'm not mistaken, an anti-Sarah Palin blog back in 2008. One of their writers was the woman who kept suing the Palin administration, and wound up driving Gov. Palin from office, in large part, due to the frustration of having her staff tied up with answering the constant demands for documentation.

My recollection may be off a bit, but their website hasn't demonstrated any particular conservative slant since then. They recently featured an op-ed calling for more Democratic candidates on the Alaska ballot.

It's getting more & more difficult finding an unbiased report on local conditions. I guess that shouldn't surprise me ... but hope springs eternal, and all that.

That hope has rapidly dimmed over the last decade, though.

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But God's on His throne, and Jesus is coming soon! And there's this sign of hope from Great Britain, of all places:




Whaddya know about that?  :)

10 comments:

JMD said...

I will leave it to others to debate the authenticity of Britain or certain other countries being Christian. Ahem.

Rev. Paul said...

JMD, the Archbishop of Canterbury stated, well over a decade ago, that Britain was no longer a Christian nation. In truth, it's been taken over by Muslims. It's just that I got a kick out of the phrase, "politically correct intolerance." Heh.

Stephen said...

Indeed...who would have thought, Great Britain, a Christian nation...there is indeed hope. Now if only The United States of America tried to follow their lead.

Rev. Paul said...

Stranger things have happened, Stephen, but the odds are long.

armedlaughing said...

"Nip, nip, nippley weather!" - National Lampoon's Vacation

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

Glad I could help bring back that memory, Guffaw. :)

armedlaughing said...

Uh, it wasn't exactly YOU, Rev.!

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

Yes, gfa; I know. (wink, wink)

Borepatch said...

Your weather sounds frightful to one happy to be ensconced in Dixie.

And as to the Church of England, the Lord's Gospel grace is hopefully to be found even there. As Mark Twain said about Wagner, it's better than it sounds ...

Rev. Paul said...

BP, as one who was in Hawaii until a week ago, it's not exactly the way we'd like it, either. And I hope you're right about England.