Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Wednesday Late Morning, Early August, High Summer Posting -OR- Trump's Bloated Backside on the Raging Ice Melt Waters of Greenland

Summer evening, 1600 block New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 6:44 p.m. August 4, 2019

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This is just a quick mid-morning update to replace my previous entry and its awful, degenerate TrumpWorld topic.

About that matter, though, I intend to post excerpts of two more columns -- this George Will one and this Ross Douthat one -- in upcoming entries, and intersperse them with pictures from this past weekend featuring my TWO water taxi rides on the Potomac.

That ginormous tree growing in the small triangular public plot between New Hampshire Ave and T and 17th Streets NW, Washington, D.C., 6:50 p.m. August 4, 2019

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Funny how some of my best columns these days are from Never Trumper Republicans -- Will, Douthat, and David Brook -- although, to be honest, they are only non-Fox News pundits. For that matter, even Fred Hiatt's "Professional Centrist" Washington Consensus set make sense in the current ugly reality.

Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument view from Potomac RiverBoat Company's Lady Josephine water taxi, 3:44 p.m. August 4, 2019

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About those water taxi rides, the first was on Saturday early summer evening with Mike G from the SW Wharf to the Georgetown Potomac riverfront (Washington Harbour complex), and the second was solo on Sunday from Georgetown Potomac riverfront to SW Wharf. I had never previously ridden that water taxi.

Cumulonimbus cloud as seen from 13th and U Streets NW, Washington, D.C., 6:32 p.m. August 6, 2019

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Having gone to the gym the past two nights after work, tonight is a non-gym night. My plan is to be home by 930 p.m. and post the first of the two entries.

Weather-wise, today is another typically high summer hot and humid day that is sure to exceed 90F again, but hopefully we will get some showers and thunderstorms. After the record wet of the past 12 to 18 months, it has suddenly been too dry, albeit in that characteristically 70F dew point humid East Coast way.

Cumulonimbus cloud as seen from 15th and U Streets NW, Washington, D.C., 6:37 p.m. August 6, 2019

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By "typically" and "characteristically," though, I do not at all mean to give short shrift to our ongoing global warming and everything that it means

Greenlandic ice melt information for July 2019 in a tweet by Ruth Mottram, August 1, 2019

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OK, signing off for now.

--Regulus

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