This is probably just a coincidence, but I realized my frustration with the current debt ceiling debate, which had been building for months and finally bubbled over the past week or so, has had some severe consequences. Sorry about that.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has put together this animation of the phenomenon with their quickly dwindling funds. There will come a time where we remember, as Americans, when our government was capable of doing such things (and back when we had, I shit you not, “space shuttles”. This was all back before the Tea Party bankrupted the country…my…those were the days) routinely.
Here’s the gist of what’s going on in response to my annoyance. (and check out the animation, it’s integral to my argument presented below).
Heat Wave Sweeps Across the U.S. A shroud of high pressure has taken a foot-hold over the U.S. from the Plains to the Northeast, and with it has brought temperatures well into the 90’s and 100’s for half of the country. This animation shows the predicted daily high temperatures from NOAA’s high resolution North American Model (NAM) from July 13-21, 2011.
As evidence that it’s me causing this, well, I offer to you the same amount of evidence as is currently required for a “solid, fact-based argument” in an Idiocracy like mine…coincidence.
I am angry. I live in Dallas, TX. It looks like, if you watch the animation….the heat is centered on, and perhaps even emanating from, Dallas.
‘Course, could be all the bullshit around here…which the proximate cause of my anger….and the heat ain’t helpin’ neither…
I dunno…it’s hot…not stopping…cool animation. Figured I’d link it both figuratively and literally to my personal interpretation of reality, that’s what blogs are for, after all.
Stay frosty, my friends.
And pass the damn debt ceiling. I’ll cool it off if you do. Promise.
UPDATE: Videoe evidence…
* and on a 100 point scale no less.