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SEATTLE - While rainbows are quite common around here, fog bows are more rare.
Fog bows are generally seen as an arc of dense fog along the edge of a fog patch. The physics is somewhat similar -- in that the bow is caused by sunlight refracting inside water droplets.

However, unlike rainbows, where the raindrops are large enough to refract sunlight into its individual colors, the water droplets in a fog bow are much smaller, and so the refractions aren't as precise.

Thus, the way the light scatters from a fog bow, you get a lot of color overlapping, and more of a hazy white bow instead of the colorful rainbow.

Never seen one.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:48 AM (0 replies)

This is what happens when all the news gets remixed:


I actually think my mind mashes it up when I hear all of it too.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:43 AM (0 replies)

BREAKING: Elmore Leonard has passed.

Elmore Leonard -- the legendary writer behind "Get Shorty," "3:10 to Yuma" and "Justified" -- has died, three weeks after suffering a stroke ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Leonard passed away at his home in Detroit ... the city where he lived since 1934.

E.L. is a legend -- dozens of his novels and short stories have been transformed into movies or TV shows ... including "Out of Sight," "Be Cool," "Hombre," "Mr. Majestyk" and "3:10 to Yuma."

Elmore's researcher broke the news on the author's Facebook page ... writing, "The post I dreaded to write, and you dreaded to read. Elmore passed away at 7:15 this morning from complications from his stroke. He was at home surrounded by his loving family."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/08/20/elmore-leonard-dead-justified-get-shorty-dies/#ixzz2cW56bfs8
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Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:39 AM (15 replies)

Global Warming:We are running out of time-


I think we have long been over the tipping point. Acting now may minimize some of the damage ,but it's a fast train on a fast track headed directly for us. It can't be stopped.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:23 AM (40 replies)

Juanita Jean smacks a Greg Abbot supporter who denigrates Senator Wendy Davis:

You might have figured out that I’m not all that fond of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and his scheme to take the Rick Perry legacy of Damfool up a couple of levels.

He wants to be Governor. Well, actually, he wants to be Führer but those Texans outside of Fredericksburg are a tad suspicious of foreign words.

Retard Barbie? No, seriously. Retard Barbie?

He’s thanking a guy for calling Wendy Davis, a woman with a compelling life story, Retard Barbie?

Oh my, I can’t wait for Abbott’s campaign rallies.
Dude, it wasn’t merely the language that was offensive. And where the hell is the apology? Hell, Greg, you offended women, developmentally challenged people and the Mattel Toy Company all at once. That ought to win some kind of award for being the trifecta of scum.

Y’all, I do not like Greg Abbott and always will.

Keep it up you jackasses!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:50 AM (2 replies)

The Donald has tweeted some relationship advice for Steve Jobs widow:

@realDonaldTrump: So, lets get this right. Steve Jobs dies and leaves his wife everything-billions of dollars. Now his wife has a boyfriend (lover). Oh Steve!

What a maroon! Was staying faithful to his money in their vows?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 05:25 AM (8 replies)


Today, Carolina Conservatives United is formally asking South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to issue a statewide “Silver Alert” in the hopes that we can find Lindsey Graham.

“Lindsey Graham has not been seen in the state of South Carolina for most of the last two years,” said Bruce Carroll, Chairman of CCU. “In addition, Graham isn’t holding any town hall meetings during the August recess. Finally, his behavior on television has been disturbing, erratic and devoid of any consistent conservative principles. We are truly concerned that he may be in need of help.”

“It is imperative that we find Lindsey Graham and bring him home. He is suffering from Potomac Fever and has definitely lost his way,” said Breeanne Howe, board member of Carolina Conservatives United.

To assist with this efforts, CCU has produced the attached photo which it encourages everyone to distribute via Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets.

They gone get Goober.
He has been on their hit list for years. The only reason he's still in office is his election cycle. When he was re-elected in 2008, the Tea Party hadn't gotten rolling. It's a different story in 2014.

Graham has oodles of money. The Tea Party has pure passionate hate. Graham's money can't buy the turnout to match that of the wingnuts. It may be one of their last major moves until they morph into some other nasty form.

Stay tuned.......
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 04:17 AM (4 replies)

More than 20,000 Syrian refugees cross into Iraq: U.N. (Video clip of refugees)

GENEVA - More than 20,000 Syrian refugees have entered northern Iraq since Thursday in one of the largest crossings in the more than two-year-old conflict and the influx is continuing, the United Nations said on Monday.

Syrians began pouring into the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq last Thursday, taking advantage of a new bridge along the largely closed border, the U.N. says.

"It looks like the total from last Thursday to now is somewhere in the region of 20,000 or more coming across," Adrian Edwards of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said. "If not the biggest influx across the border at a single time then it is among the largest in the whole Syria crisis."

Hundreds of Syrians fleeing fighting in Aleppo and other parts of northern Syria were massed along the Tigris River on Monday near the pontoon crossing, UNHCR staff said.

I can't even imagine......
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Aug 19, 2013, 12:49 PM (1 replies)

The Shelf Life Of Your Knowledge:


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Aug 18, 2013, 04:23 PM (2 replies)

BOOM! Russian Runners Share Kiss On Winner's Podium

Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova joined an ever-growing list of athletes to extend a middle finger at the bigoted law Russia recently passed with this kiss after winning gold in the women's 4x400 relay at the World Athletics Championships.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Aug 18, 2013, 02:48 PM (34 replies)
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