Monthly Archives: February 2009

Tastes like…

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While it’s NOT…hotter than the inside of a live chicken!©…

…It is still pretty damn hot for February – EVEN in Tucson, Arizona.  So for all you global warming naysayers and skeptics, including those of you who flat out refuse to listen to anything that spills from the lips of Democrats regardless of how truthy it just may be, and no matter that they are simply the other side of the same useless coin…here is something along the lines of PROOF that is yes indeed it is getting hot in here:

Yes, it was warm, as in record-setting
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
by Tony Davis

Tucson’s weather broke a record Monday, with a 91-degree reading that felt more like late April or early May than February.
Monday was:
• The warmest Feb. 23 on record, compared with a previous record of 87 degrees in 1989. The mercury hit 91 at 2:24 p.m. and was at least 90 for three minutes. The normal high for this time of year is about 70 degrees.
• A day when the low temperature was also the highest minimum temperature on record for the day: 58, compared with the previous record of 54 in 1920.
• The second-earliest 90-degree day in February on record, after a 92-degree reading on Valentine’s Day 1957.
• The fourth 90-degree reading in February in Tucson since records started being kept in 1895.
• The second straight day in which Tucson had the warmest temperature in the country. On Sunday it was 83 degrees.
“It could be worse. It was 100 degrees in Hermosillo today,” National Weather Service meteorologist John Glueck said.
A strong high-pressure ridge over the Tucson area has pushed temperatures up and will keep them high all week.
Today, the high is expected to be a 90. It will cool to the mid-80s on Wednesday, and stick in the low to mid-80s for the rest of the week.
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EIGHT hens a layin’.

(I think.  Seven for sure.)

All you ever needed to know about backyard chickens:

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Bucky Buckaw’s Backyard Chicken Broadcast is produced by the Sagebrush Variety Show, and thanks to the privacy squandering world of Facebook, I was able to find this link from a friend of mine.  The piece is only seven minutes long, but packs worlds of useful information in there regarding everything from egg laying tendencies to calcium needs of chickens.  There are also other broadcasts that deal with important subjects of national security, omega-3’s, and coop construction.  So have at it chicken lovers.

Be very afraid of chickens!! (I mean, really?)

Here is the latest update on your bird-flu panic news story. Never miss a chance to be afraid of something:

Bird flu remains a threat to humans, U.N. says

Tim Johnson | McClatchy Newspapers

last updated: February 18, 2009 04:06:33 PM

BEIJING — A handful of new human fatalities from bird flu underscore that the H5N1 virus has become entrenched in some countries, such as China, and that it still could mutate and flare into a global pandemic, U.N. officials said Wednesday.

China has reported five deaths from eight cases of bird flu so far this year.

U.N. advisers said that the victims had come into contact with infected poultry in scattered areas of China, and that the virus still wasn’t contagious among humans. They cautioned against dismissing the H5N1 virus as a threat to humanity, however.

“We really shouldn’t be complacent,” said Vincent Martin, a senior technical adviser on avian influenza…(continue reading) [McClatchy].

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