Thursday, August 25, 2016

the first email from the trump campaign, warning, obscenities ahead.

Team Trump

6:12 PM (21 hours ago)
to me
Only Donald Trump Will Bring Jobs Back to America
Donald J Trump
Thank you for standing with Donald Trump as he fights to bring jobs back to America.
Donald Trump has spent his entire career creating jobs for thousands of Americans.
And as our next president, he will be the greatest jobs president God has ever created.
Contribute $100, $75, $50, or even $35 now to Make America Work Again!Thanks,
725 5th Avenue New York, NY 10022
Paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

M. Mulligan

6:43 PM (21 hours ago)
to info
How about you go fuck yourself??  I think that asshole might spell the end of our democracy as we know it.  A suggestion would be not to contact me again.

Mike Mulligan
Butte Mt

Retired, worked for a living, and sad to see that someone like Trump could be seen as a candidate for dogcatcher, let alone president. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Late Summer

Stormy skies, to the south over the Highlands, couple days ago

Sunset, three days ago.. my house is about halfway down the picture, almost directly below the "M"

Two blocks SW from my place

The pace of life usually steps up here, with the influx of tourists.  This year not so much.  I notice little more than the usual traffic, the Farmer's Market no more crowded. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Heat, and then there is Butte

See in the upper area, to the left?  That 48?  That's us, supposed to get up to 70 today. 

I apologize for those of you who are going to be somewhat warmer today. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's so sad, how this current presidential race has become so funny and so sad.

I suspect all have become aware of the 'ahem' statues of Trump in 5 cities around the US, notably in the Castro of San Francisco.

Life size, I fear they are alarming accurate.  That's just a hunch on my part, based on nearly 48 years of medical practice.

I will spare you one of the hundreds of pictures circulating out there of the statues.  Here's a link, one of many:

Now, to the point, the response of the NY Parks and the effect of "We oppose the erection of any statue on park grounds, no matter how small."

I'm guessing there are a couple occasional readers out there are voting for Trump.   Here's your guy, in all his glory.

I can't wait for the response from the Trumpities.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Let's not forget the classics

Earlier today, after wandering the Farmer's market here, I thought about dinner tonight. Yes, I got some great vegs......the Hmong's garlic is beyond compare this year, and their bok choy, potatoes, onions, cabbage and  Thai chili's in the same league.

At the one remaining butcher shop I found a locally corned brisket.......not the usual combo, but what the hell.

I cooked the brisket in the oven low heat for 4 hours, transferred to cast iron, back to the oven with the vegs, cut up and here 'tis. .

My cardiologist might not approve, but he's the same guy who described my dx as 'white man's heart, no good rhythm', so what's he know................

Hope you all are having a good weekend. It's seasonal here in Montana, 38f this morning, up to 76f this afternoon.  

Best of all worlds, cool at night, short sleeves in the day. 


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Summer evening just west of the continental divide in the Rocky Mts of Montana

Normally, 2 days out of 5, the view west towards my house looks like this:

Sometimes, weather intervenes. It's summer in the Rockies, when it might be the high 80's in the day, but down to the low 40's at night. This produces weather, the rising of the warm air to the cold of the above, the humidity. as little as it is, produces enough moisture to cause thunderstorms. 

An hour or so ago I was sitting on my porch, watching tourists walking by, looking worriedly at the sky. Alas, their fears were realized a few minutes later.   Second time today. It's now in the low 50's, low humidity, and I think I'll sleep fine tonight.

A nice dampening of my street. 


Monday, August 1, 2016

One aspect of summer

Yesterday, by 5 it was smoky, half mile was the visibility.  So, we have the summer experience in Montana.....fires.   We're the third largest state, just after Alaska, Texas and us.......No, we're 4th, behind California. I tend to not consider them because I grew up in Oregon.
Anyway, we're fourth in size, and 44th in population. Haven't hit a million yet.

So we have these big forests, National Forests, that might be bigger than your state, depending. And we are a bit scattered, outside the huge (Yuge!) urban centers, like Billings, not quite 250.000 the largest, and Miles city, closing in on 10K.

We get fires, forest fires. There is a lot of room for them to start undetected, by lightening strike, and not be detected for hours or even days, with the loss of the fire lookouts on the lookouts.

Some, not all, of the forest fires going on here are: