by Danny Dimwit
Sure has been windy lately, huh?
had two big trees blow down right beside our own house near Roblin late one night back in July. The top 8 or 10 feet of 6 others were ripped off and came crashing down at the same time.
I even had a heart attack after cleaning up the mess in my yard. (Needed open-heart surgery
- bypasses, the whole 9 yards!)
(Later, I talked to a lady who had a bit of a heart attack, too,
while cleaning up a campground near Portage, further to the east. She said a big
wind kind of like a
tornado had passed through!)
The storm at our place (I think they called it a plow wind), damaged our
sun porch, buckled our garage door and damaged our car. Cost a couple of thou
As bad as it was, other poor souls in our neck of the woods also
suffered damage from the wind which could have been even worse. We saw
trees down everywhere, including some on top of houses and trailers in Roblin.
is, folks were even taking food to the dump because their power was out for so
long, it spoiled.
those damn grassfires whipped by the wind, have even been burning houses and forcing
folks out of their homes south of the Peg. They've been without power for days now!
couple of years ago, and last year, too, I guess, we sure did have a lot of
flooding. Our farmers couldn't grow crops on millions of acres because of it,
apparently. Now, this year, it's drought. Yields weren't what they'd hoped for
earlier. Apparently crop diseases that are usually rare, were more common 'kuz of
the lack of rain.
heard that some folks who lived along the lakes still aren't even back home, yet. Bummer!
this is nothing new, is it? We get bad weather all the time, don't we?
those people who call themselves "experts," with the government and
the universities, telling us that we, you and me, are behind this "athro
por jenik," or whatever, change in our weather! What a bunch of
only got my high school, but I talk to folks in the coffee shop! They may not have
fancy degrees, but they know things! And they say this weird weather is natural. It's just part of natural shifts in weather patterns, sun flares, the
tilt of the earth, 'n such...things we got no control over. Apparently there even used to be a big lake
covering a lot of the province. So there! That proves it!
fella, Tim Ball, he knows. He was a professor once. And he goes around telling
farmers they better hope for more global warming! The pointy-heads claim they
get their information from satellites, weather stations,
models they make using computers, observatories on mountains, tree rings and
ice-cores. Not sure where Tim gets his from. But I just know he's out there in
the arctic and in the deserts, gathering the proof he needs for what he says!
those pictures you see in the news of polar bears swimming up north and all the
ice melting….that's just those pointy-heads, doctoring the photos so they can get more research money. They must be doing
something crooked, kuz Tim says the planet is actually cooling down, not
try to tell us the bad storms are worse and happening more than they used to.
What a crock!
remember, when I was a kid, back in the 40s and 50s.....well, OK, I don't remember almost
getting killed in my house, or houses burning, or so many crops being wiped
out, or floods destroying so many cabins, communities being evacuated or
highways caving in quite like this.
OK, maybe not.
the warm weather! Hey, so what if it is getting hotter out there! Those warnings from the pointy-heads
that our kids may face a planet unfit to live in when they grow up, is just more blather! After all, you can always
crank up the A/C in your car. That's what I do!
say, if this is global warming, bring it on!
PLT: The facts of this tale, we know to be true, unlike the name we have ascribed to the "author." The scarey part is, the conclusions Danny draws are disturbingly similar to real opinions one hears all too often on the street!