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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!

I recognize the look on that kitteh!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Sunday, GN!

Heya, Paddy!

National Period Day? Really?!?

I demand to know why there’s no National Oxford Comma Day; that’s an outrage!!

(I suppose a National Interrobang Day is entirely out of the question.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

(I suppose a National Interrobang Day is entirely out of the question.)

Please! Not in front of the children!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Happy Sunday, GN! Hello Paddy and Fatwasset!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Winds are kicking up out here -- something just went bouncing across the patio -- might have been a cat or a pail.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Hiya, Sven!

Are you sure that wasn’t a raccoon which was wind-blasted across your patio?

Criminy…I hope SCE doesn’t pull the plug on you two.

BTW…I love the utterly predictable way in which Gov. Nuisance and other CA pols are placing all of the blame for the wind-related blackouts and fires on PG&E and SCE. (And it does seem they have neglected equipment maintenance and upgrades for a long time.)

But decades of shitty government/environmental policies have left a lot of kindling around and made it effectively impossible for electric utilities to trim right-of-ways, which has been an important contributor to the current situation, too.

As such, I propose that the first step in addressing this situation ought to be the use of controlled burns and woodchippers…on CA politicians and environmentalists.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Hiya, Mac!

That’s pretty much my recollection, too.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Machinist

In the Golden State, companies evil; government good.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Machinist

After the utter failure of “deregulation”, the powers that be changed things up, again. Electric utilities can buy from whomever they want, and can sign long-term contracts, but you have to have an ever-increasing percentage come from “green” sources (nuclear doesn’t count). Now my bills include separate line items for power generation and delivery.

PG&E, while having legitimate complaints regarding the environmental nightmare they have to wade through to trim brush in their right-of-ways, has spent hundreds of millions on government-favored “green” projects that never penciled-out.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

The Replacements. Gene Hackman and Keanu Reeves. One of them movies that you can watch whenever you come across it -- kind of like Die Hard. The “NFL” goes on strike and the league brings in replacement players to keep the season going. Has a really good soundtrack too.

One of my favorite scenes.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I’m going to have to watch that.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Mrs. Paddy and I are heading up to Sonoma for the week for a bit of a vacation before her extremely busy season hits. We were hoping to see some fall colors, but with expected highs around 88°F, that’s really doubtful. We’re hoping to take a hot air balloon ride on Wednesday morning -- got reservations, but it’s subject to weather conditions. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.