Sailing Weather

Red Sky at night,

Sailors delight;
Red sky in the morning,
Sailors warning.

Best time to say,
What weather’s on the way,
Is at the start and end of day.

If rain begins at early morning light,
T’will end ere day at noon is bright.

If the evening is red and the morning grey,
It is the sign of a bonnie day;
If the evening’s grey and the morning red,
The lamb and ewe will go wet to bed.

If the sun goes pale to bed,
T’will rain tomorrow, so ’tis said.

The moon and weather may change together,
But change of the moon does not change the weather.

Never trust a clear blue sky,
Even if the glass points high.

A grey and featureless sky
May be a gloomy one,
But at least it’s dry.

Rainbow to windward, foul falls the day,
Rainbow to leeward, damp runs away.

If rainbow green is large and bright.
Rain is still somewhere in sight;
If red is strongest colour of all,
Then winds will blow, rains will fall.

Low’rin clouds, low’rin skies,
Stay indoors if you are wise.

Mackerel sky, mackerel sky,
Never long wet, never long dry.

A cap of sheet cloud high in the sky,
Forewarns the tears from heaven’s eye.

When clouds are gathering thick and fast,
Keep a lookout for snails and mast;
But if they slowly onward crawl,
Shoot your nets, line, trawls and all.

When the clouds spread like a feather,
Mariners look for fair, good weather.

When mountains and cliffs in the clouds appear,
Some sun and violent showers are near.

The deeper the cloud,
The harder it showers.

Humorous cumulus,
Never gloomerous.

Pale moon,
Rain soon.

Clear moon,
Rain soon.

When stars disappear,
Then rain and wind is near.

A nasty nature is the role of lows,
Rainy days and windy blows.

When the rain’s before the wind.
Topsail halliards you must mind;
If the wind’s before the rain,
Soon you will make plain sail again.

The winds of daytime wrestle and fight,
Longer and stronger than those of the night.

If the wind at sunrise drives the clouds away,
Fair weather is the order of the day.

At sea with a low and falling glass,
Soundly sleeps a careless ass.

Long foretold, long past,
Short notice, soon past.

When the glass falls low,
Prepare for a blow;
When the glass rises high,
Let the light duck fly.

At sea with a low and falling glass,
The green hand sleeps like a careless ass;
But only when it is high and rising,
Will slumber trouble a careful wise one.

When rise begins after low,
Squalls expect, and a clear blow.

First rise after very low,
Indicates a stronger blow.

When the wind is in the east,
Then the fishes bite the least;
When the wind is in the west,
Then the fishes bite the best;
When the wind comes in the north,
Then the fishes do come forth;
When the wind is in the south,
It blows the bait in the fishes mouth.

Pimpernel, pimpernel, tell me true,
Whether the weather be fine or no.

When bee’s to distance wing their fight,
Days are warm and skies are bright;
But when their flights ends near their home,
Stormy weather is sure to come.

Gun Control | FOLF

Gun Control

FOLF – click here to track a portion of the disgust OLF (TLA (Three Letter Acronym) for Our Liberal Friends) have caused the majority of American voters.

editor’s note

Benedict Arnold 18th Century Progressive and Womanizer
Benedict Arnold 18th Century Progressive and Womanizer
I suspect the reason behind ‘Google Panda’ (and other new projects here in Silicon Valley) are to sort and sift out all of the multiple – voweled LTW (Liberal Trash Writing) writing presently being found in Comments and Website content and hence, making the Internet “Great Again!” using such new reforming conservative protocols as they upgrade their search engines.

editor’s note

FOLF is a ETLA often employed here at dct. (ETLA = Extended Three Letter Acronym, hence, FOLF stands for For Our Liberal Friends). JDH

editor’s note

Friends, is from the short-timer (LameDuck) Senator John McCain’s formal usage of the word.


No More Defense

The Pentagon January 2008

World War I was supposed to be the “The War to End All Wars”. This article presents an interesting series of events during the Roosevelt Administration, beginning on September 11, 1941.

9-11-1941 was the day the ground was broken for the new Pentagon building.

Reader Please Note: “This was 60 years before the New York ‘911’ attacks on the same date.

The Roosevelt Administration was changing names after winning election in 1932. The Army and Navy administration offices began migrating to the new Pentagon addresses in 1943.

A similar name change process occurred in Soviet Russia, after the Bolshevik revolution. They renamed their War department to, “The Ministry of Defense”.

Hitler was tooling up Germany during this time. He used defense as an argument to produce armament as he shredded the peace of the Treaty of Versaille.

In the good old USA, the War Department was destined to become, The Defense Department, in 1943.

Korea, Viet Nam, Grenada, Iraq and Afghanistan were each, “Police Actions”, Congress did NOT declare, “War” for any of these President presented, “Defensive actions”.

Maybe an old bad habit could be dropped with a promising Trump administration?

Pentagon WebSite

David Limbaugh

Jesus on Trial

In Jesus on Trial, David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus told through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His analysis of the texts becomes profoundly personal as he reflects on his own spiritual and intellectual odyssey from determined skeptic to devout Christian. Ultimately, Limbaugh concludes that the words Christians have treasured for centuries stand up to his exhaustive inquiry—including his examination of historical and religious evidence beyond the gospels—and thereby affirms Christian faith, spirituality, and tradition.

I know that my (personal) library is incomplete. As I moved here to the ‘high’ country, I contemplated moving all my books to Kindle and other digital library sites. It is a very good idea. Moving these boxes is not an easy chore. I have MOST of them in storage. The inventory has some transgressions. Still have multiple copies of Rush Limbaugh’s books, David’s older brother, 2 copies each, one set from my mother and the other from my older sister, Gloria.

Coming home for two different Christmas dinners netted me a shelf nearly half full of volumes from the house of Limbaugh.

Do not get wrong, they are treasures to any shelf and constantly winding up on the coffee table or other places in our home without the library discipline.

the Author David Limbaugh
the Author David Limbaugh
So when this David Limbaugh book reaches my house, I have a shelf for the ‘L’ series offerings. But I also downloaded the Kindle version. I even found and read the ‘Work Book’ for the Bible Study Crowd.

After I cover the surface of these high country lakes with the 8 foot Nymph, Fly Fishing Boats, I think I may be in the market for a ‘Bible Study’ in the near future. The small town of Payson, AZ already has 26 churches and still an unidentified, “Jimmy John’s” franchisee.

I know my material and am attempting to describe to you, the reader, that this Author has plans to begin other projects, in addition to building boats.

Any shortcuts for a guy, living in Star Valley, AZ to get a “freaky fast” delivery of a number 5?

After the SPEECH


Or, “What does a president do between golf outings?”

Obama Finishes Speech in just under One Hour

IMG_2266After digesting his rhetoric one is certain he will not play golf till he limits all popular calibers of hand guns, trashing as much of the 2nd Amendment as his Presidential powers will test with Supreme Court decisions this or next summer.

Sounds like he has also trashed any possibility of a new president being able to leverage even an UNARMED drone over the former Ottoman Empire.

He did brush off a King of Jordan ally as he hurried to a party after his speech.

why doesn’t the POTUS know,

“… ISIS does not get their guns from gun show parking lots..”!

Did anyone notice he did NOT admit to lying to the parents of the victims as portrayed in the upcoming thriller, “13 Hours” soon to be at a theater near you?

I’m told Donald Trump has purchased a theater, in Iowa, to display, “13 Hours” to prospective Iowa voters. At his expense, of course, as the state of the union did not mention the stock market making a positive close (closing at a value above the previous days close, for those of you from Minneapolis, Minnesota) in 2016. Perhaps Mr. Trump knows how much spending money voters in Iowa have after 7 years of Obama?

Patricia Smith, a mother of one of the Benghazi “Secret Soldier” victims says, “Obama’s a LIAR, so is Biden, Hillary and Mr. Panetta !!!”

One gets the sense that Obama does NOT care after seeing such heavy handed, crushing proof.

Even I, having read the redacted classified email State Department document describing the rescue plane and it’s contents patiently waiting for Hillary’s meeting to end and the prompt completion of rescue of those embassy members, in harm’s way, to be completed, in some period of time LESS than 13 Hours…

I wonder what other readers of the fBI probe into the Secretary of State’s unique way of handling classified documents experience when they see petty response of a “video” perhaps viewed 60 times yet made responsible for the total destruction of the middle east and the destruction of economies around the globe in just 26 months time.

Trump is right,

“Hillary will be spending all of her time, going to the courthouse, each day from the white house”.