Teh Squeaky Wheel
To teh thread kittehs: “Where’s your Bast now?? 👿
Hope teh Svens have electricity and no fires.
Olive this; especially teh giant googly eyes:
Maaaaaaan…googly eyes make almost anything funny:
Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!
Someone complained about the wallpaper and our TSWadministrator obliged. Gaaaaaah!
I heard from a coworker who lives near Sven that the west side of the valley is on fire. Fortunately the wind is currently blowing away from the Mt. Redoubt.
Good morning Paddy and Fatwa. Correct on fire and it’s 6 miles from us and moving away.
The problem is that it cuts off our planned escape route. If a fire starts east of us, the only thing we can do is head to the middle of Simi Valley and shelter in place.
Let’s pray it doesn’t get to that.
This fire has grown from 10 acres at about 6 to about 350 right now
I keep thinking of this.
yeah, but we banned plastic straws and saved the planet.
the air support tanker planes I’ve been grounded due to high winds and bad visibility. That’s not good.
No Sir, not at all.
It seems like CA is full of bad decision making such as this. Also Oregon, where we used to live. Our light rail cost something like 3 million bucks a foot, or some such ridiculous figure.
And such public transport seems to become a bum distribution system.
ATL got a streetcar to nowhere which cost about the same.
It was free to ride for the first year, and something like 90% of the ridership was bums.
Hi, Paddy, Sven and Mac!
My “inner Joooish mother” sincerely appreciated your texts earlier this morning. 🙂
Carptastic news that the tanker planes have been grounded; criminy!
Drive by hi. (but I’ll be back later) Love you all.
I just heard that another fire has broken out in Simi Valley, about 2 miles west of the Mountain Redoubt.
All kidding aside, is this being caused by so called “habitat protection” or the government caused drought along the I5 corridor that’s been going on for years? or both? I’m actually kinda curious if anyone has done an analysis of the situation.
We don’t always learn of the cause of these fires until much later, but some previous fires were caused by downed or sparking power lines. That is sometimes due to deferred maintenance of the lines. The amount of fuel that is available to burn is directly related to government restrictions on brush clearance, logging, and other proper land management techniques. The government-induced drought in the San Joaquin Valley doesn’t appear to be involved.
This is kind of what I’ve been thinking though. CA seems to have poor infrastructure maintenance and bad or faulty resource management.
Sometimes I think that Majority leftist states and/or areas have this problem because they lead guilt-centered lives and, as such, cannot be good managers.
The same is not true in areas that are overwhelmingly conservative. Sometimes the argument is made (by Tim Pool, for example) that it just may be that “majority” zones tend to fail because their ideas are not subject to much challenge. But if that were the case, we wouldn’t find mostly badly run leftest areas and mostly well run conservative ones.
I think one way to explain this to leftists, and/or to remove the politics from the discussion might be to acknowledge that righties, not being guilt centered, tend simply to be better managers.
And perhaps, this is why when you (as a leftist) leave your poop covered home and business behind and move to Arizona or some such place, you should consider voting only for the conservative local and state politicians, simply because it will guarantee that the best managers will generally be in place, and you will not have a poop covered repeat performance.
OTOH, poorly run places often afford opportunities to test hypotheses.
For instance, the Lawrence Livermore Labs recently completed a multi-year study of street pooping in San Francisco which proved irrefutably that shit does run downhill.
…and see, up until now, that was just considered to be an unsubstantiated rumor.
Hello. All is stable for now. Windy and no power, but no nearby flames.
Good to hear. Thanks for the check-in, Sven.
Dv8 -- good questions. I need a laptop and a good keyboard for a good discussion, but the problems out here do stem from the political climate in Sacramento.
Our infrastructure, not just the electrical grid but everything, has been neglected for years.
I will say though that maybe now that the pain of these power outages has spread to those not directly affected by these fires, that it might be time for a republican resurgence in this state.
Trying to find out if plant site is open tomorrow, but haven’t heard anything yet. And I’ll wait to see how the weather looks tomorrow and what happens overnight and then decide tomorrow morning what to do.
Gonna rest for a while. Bye All for now, I might be back later or on the Midnight Oil.