…you get flash-floods. Feast or famine. Hope you guys way up in Sierraville and also down in the Southland are OK. Maybe one day this state will have a water policy that’s intelligent rather than political,, but ever since the FIRST days of Olde-Californy when the “ditch-tenders” sold water to the get-rich wealthy miners, farmers couldn’t afford it and agriculture had to wait – the supply and demand situation has always been about mo’ money.
The total-tilt bogosity meter is at redline: John Kerry: Protecting Oceans from Climate Change a ‘Vital Security Issue’, “one that requires addressing before he works to remedy the situation in Iraq.” – Remedy, really, srsly?? HIM??? HAHAHAHA! So, even beginning to protect Iraq (and soon, Afghanistan) from well-armed (in some cases by US) insanely murderous fanatics and self-documented be-headers is ah…uh…er…not as important a “Security Issue” as fleecing a captive semi-somnambulant population through increased pseudo-science fakery and energy-killing carbon-taxes that support his and Al Gore’s wealthy and Climate-Change Inducing carbon-rich lifestyle — one that others need to pay-for before he addresses real-world life-and-death issues. Assclown.
They already bought the votes, and paid good-money for ‘em, so they weren’t NOT going to count them. Besides, as a famous(ly corrupt) windbag-person once said, “What Difference Does it Make?” Sleazebag pol and Anti-Gun attempted gun-runner Leland Yee Receives 10 Percent of the Vote in California…Only the winning Democrat (30.1 percent) and the more popular Republican candidate (29.6 percent) came in ahead.
Being a bit under the weather is a fine time to do some reading – between naps and old-people stuff – and so far have finished Bobbi’s I Work On A Starship and then went on to Jim’s The Grey Man: Vignettes (Volume 1) and after that (yesterday) finished Marko’s Terms of Enlistment before getting into Bill’s humongous tome, Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster – really all very well and seriously done works.
Bobbie get’s props for Space Nazis (!) and the very early years of Star-flight (had me going back to The Old Negro Space Program, almost) in such a detailed technical way that even the door-latched close with a realistic clang that even The USOS Seaview never had. I’m glad to say I have met two out of four of the writers, and hope to meet the rest sometime in a gun-fun situation.
Jim get’s props for being and knowing Real Americans as it were – and the Heart of Texas, plus some double-good take-down scenes as his Gray Man yarn goes from the dusty back-country to the high seas to political with romance and sniper-work thrown in for good measure, “Sling UP!”
Marko‘s works takes us through two military services, and then off-planet away from a dystopian soylent-green scenario to the siege of a space-colony under duress by alien weather-makers…
And Bill is quintessentially Bill – and good at it, weaving together multiple character POV’s, both good-guys and bad-guys and greasy politicians and people in-between, in a Tale of Destruction, as the US sags and collapses under the weight of a terrorist EMP attack. Only *I* have to get over the Beretta Tomcat, but/since he’s worked it well into the plot – and also I’m only on page 139.
In a situation worthy of a mash-up between segregationist George Wallace and George Orwell’s 1984 MiniTru we have Atty. General Eric Holder At National Council Of La Raza Convention Promises Aggressive Civil Rights Protection. Special exemptions for those who seek a Superior “Equality” of their own. And as such;
The U.S. Justice Department will aggressively protect the civil liberties, voting rights and safety of Latinos in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder promised during a Saturday address at the National Council of La Raza Convention in Las Vegas.
Those of you not belonging to a Specially Protected Group can just move along now, nothing to see here, it’s not for you this whole “Equality” shenanigans-thing.
Meanwhile Holder has refused to turn over documents related to Fast and Furious, a botched and utterly reckless BATFE “investigation”/operation that was cleared at the highest levels and designed to manipulate public opinion, and was an attempt to
track run (or walk) guns purchased in the United States through a couple known informants who had DEA protection, those rifles purposely funneled to violent drug cartels in Mexico without ANY notice to the Mexican Government – unlike an earlier Bush Administration operation had attempted, and been shut-down – for the same, huge risks involved.
One of these guns was later found at the scene of a shootout where an American law enforcement officer died shooting BEAN-BAGS at a heavily-armed Mexican drug-cartel members.
According to HuffPo, “The precise role Justice Department officials of Fast and Furious played in making the gun available remains unclear. Holder is the first sitting cabinet secretary in U.S. history to face a contempt charge.”
Thanks to the Weekly Standard, the headline resonates with cross-aisle commingling: Some Dems Will Likely Join Republicans to Vote for Repeal.
Larry Kissell of North Carolina has already said he will vote for repeal. Kissell, who will also be skipping the Democratic National Convention in nearby Charlotte and has declined to endorse Barack Obama for president, voted against Obamacare in 2010 but also voted against repealing the law in 2011.
Governor Bobby Jindal says no “Health Exchanges” in Louisiana. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is on the fence, Governor Rick Scott of Florida says they will join Scott Walker in Wisconsin and wait before implementing the costly bureaucracy, unfunded mandate, and regulatory nightmare of Obamacare.
Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district…Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers….Pelosi’s district’s waivers are the first major examples of luxurious, gourmet restaurants and hotels getting a year-long pass from Obamacare. Read more:
Other waiver-recipients include Boboquivari’s restaurant in San Francisco, Café des Amis on ultra-expensive Union street, Café Mason near Union Square, The Franciscan Crab restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf with menu entrees ranging from about $15 to $60, San Francisco’s four-star hotel Campton Place and the Hotel Nikko, and Tru Spa, which Allure Magazine rated the “best day spa in San Francisco.” Pelosi’s office did not respond to The DC’s requests for comment either…