bookmark_borderDang, It’s Hot!

From WeatherUnderground:

Statement as of 4:54 PM EDT on August 08, 2007

… Record high temperature set at Greenville-Spartanburg…

The high temperature so far this afternoon at the Greenville-Spartanburg international Airport has been 104 degrees. This temperature was last reached at 335 PM. This is a new record high temperature for this date. The previous record high for August 8 was 98 degrees which was set in 1951.

Statement as of 5:14 PM EDT on August 8, 2007

… Record high temperature reached at Charlotte…

At 502 PM… the high temperature at the Charlotte-Douglas international Airport reached 102 degrees. This breaks the previous record of 101 degrees set in 1951. The last time the temperature reached 101 degrees or higher was August 18th 1988. The record monthly high is 103 degrees and the all-time record high is 104 degrees. Weather records for Charlotte date back to 1879.

(text in statements bolded for emphasis by me)

When Lorna came home at around 5, it was right at 90F here at the house. All of my fishtanks are at around 82F, not good!

bookmark_borderInt’l Blog Against Racism Week

Noun: racism
1. The prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races
2. Discriminatory or abusive behaviour towards members of another race


No one race is superior to another. Intrinsically or other wise-ically. We are all the same. Some have more skin pigment, some have less. Some have different eyelids, some have curlier hair. It is what makes us unique. I am of an allegedly superior race. I am Caucasian with blonde hair and blue eyes. But none of those characteristics makes me better or worse than others who do not. I like the believe I am “colorblind” but I know I am not. We try to not be, we who are learned, but I wonder if we ever can reach that goal completely.

I’ve kissed a black man. I’ve had sex with a woman of Asian descent (half Japanese, half Irish). I’ve considered adopting a child of a different race knowing the vast majority of families want white babies.

I get angry at young men, white or black, who wear their pants down around their knees (nobody gives a shit what type of boxers they wear!!). I don’t “get” rap nor hip hop music. I’ve tried, but I just don’t like it.

If a young rap singing boxer showing male were to need my help, I’d not hesitate. After all, other than taste in music and clothing, we are the same.

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