A “sorta” Heat Wave

There is only a 17 mile distance inland from our coast to most inland communities but there is a 30 degree difference in high temperature these days at most inland sites. This extreme difference is because the coast has fog until late in the day. (That extreme isn’t applicable at our house because we are at 1,500 feet.)
There is a plea for residents to cut back on electrical use because the rest of the nation is also suffering a heat wave. Our electricity is needed elsewhere. Fortunately for me, our home has 28 Solar Panels, so my air conditioning impacts no one else and can run all day.

My electrical bill, once averaged $350 a month with highs of $450 during the Summer. My bill is now stabilized at less than $85 a month. Of course I will have to live a long time to amortize the cost of installation, but I intend to do just that!

The Left is Unhinged

Whether the fake severed head of the president, a play on Broadway depicting the death of the president or the attempted murder of Congressional Republicans, it is apparent that the opposition to the recent election by the radical left has gone off the rail.
The left simply won’t accept the results of an election won by the right. The loss was a surprise to the left, and they are unhinged. The vitriol on Facebook pages has mirrored the terror of the left.

The political left needs to tamp down the rhetoric and the actions of their followers.

Dinner with Whom?

I watched the Comey grilling before the Senate Committee, and was not surprised that Comey said that the president was a liar. Comey has contemporary notes on his side, and the president has his dissimulation on such subjects as the crowd size at his Inauguration, and various other items on his side.
Now Trump supporters can say, with slight support, that Trump is a novice at government and unaware that presidents should not try to influence an FBI Director, who is is supposed to be independent. Trump’s behavior regarding “loyalty” betray a corporate not a political point of view. This is one of the problems inherent with electing presidents who are new to politics.

(After I wrote this, and within an hour House Speaker Paul Ryan was quoted as giving the “learning in office” excuse.)

However, the laws do not provide slack for newness in office, and the president is certainly on the cusp of a federal charge of Obstruction of Justice. The president DID try to get Comey the end the FBI investigation of Michael Flynn and then fired Comey when he did not end the investigation.

Some Republicans hang their hats on the wording of the president, I hope you can let it go” as not being a directive, but when the Captain of a ship or the CEO of a corporation, or the president of the United States says, “I hope…” — that is a directive, pure and simple.

You may spin this anyway you like, but that is what happened. The president can say that Comey was fired because he was too tall, and the president looks short by comparison or any other explanation/excuse, but the truth is that if the president had been Hillary, Republicans would be calling for Impeachment for Obstruction of Justice. 

There will be no official charge of Obstruction of Justice, and no impeachment, but this president had better learn fast, a lot faster than he is learning! Comey looked good before Congress, and more importantly, the TV cameras.

Let’s just say if I had the choice of dinner with Comey or the president, I would not hesitate to pick Comey.

Morning Musings

I am not certain why President Trump is Tweeting against Germany’s President. Merkel. Merkel says that Europe must not rely on the US.
Hurray! In the two great wars, the US spent much blood and fortune. It would be wonderful were we not called upon again to pull effete Europe’s irons out of the fire.

Only Poland is under leadership that views both radical Muslims and Russia in a light which each deserves, and Poland is not Europe. Germany is viewing neither in terms of a problem worth preparation, and Germany, as Europes primary provider of cash, is most powerful.

Would that Germany’s actions met their rhetoric

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Anyone can have federally paid healthcare for life. Join the military and serve 20 years or more.

Didn’t do that? So, you want what the professional Military has, but without working for it?

Nice!

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The argument is not about “climate change” — of course it is changing, and humans CONTRIBUTE but do not CAUSE!

This is a political agreement, not a scientific. It is not even a treaty, because it could never get through Congress. It ignores major contributors like China and India, and pledges $100 billion a year from the US to a pool for minor states. 

They all voted to receive US money — why wouldn’t they?

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The US has 11 million “Refugees” from Central and South America — and after decades of providing for them, it is time to resettle them!

Europeans once condemned us for sending some of them home, but Europeans now have their own hands full and are silent about our Southern refugees.

Merkel Speaks Truth!

I am not certain why President Trump is Tweeting against Germany’s President. Merkel. Merkel says that Europe must not rely on the US.
Hurray! In the two great wars, the US spent much blood and fortune. It would be wonderful were we not called upon again to pull effete Europe’s irons out of the fire.

Only Poland is under leadership that views both radical Muslims and Russia in a light which each deserves, and Poland is not Europe. Germany is viewing neither in terms of a problem worth preparation, and Germany, as Europes primary provider of cash, is most powerful.

Would that Germany’s actions met their rhetoric

Good School News!

Finding good California school new is suddenly brighter — The Los Angeles School Board election threw out the pro-union president, and the pro school choice group is now in the majority. The coup was made possible by a large ($7 million) donation by the Democrat founder of NETFLIX.
(As I have noted before, school reform is headed by Democrats, because union force fields are raised against Republicans.)

The teacher unions control Sacramento, and the unions responded with a bill that would put local school districts in control of all Charter schools, SB 808, but the Democrats in control represent many poor students who would be harmed so that bill is being slow rolled to death.

In other good news, the current National Teacher of the year is, for the first time from a Charter School (Yea!), but her home state Teacher Association (Massachusetts), voted down a congratulatory announcement (Boo!).

Illegal Alien Community No Longer Complacent

The Washington Post reports that the major reason for illegal immigration reduction of 40% across the southern border, is communication from families living in the US. 
“The day Trump took office, they tell us, things changed.” Is a quote from the Post article. The article goes of further to say that the cost of hiring a “Coyote” to bring illegal immigrants has risen from $6,000 to $10,000.

But, the article goes on to say that the reduction may be temporary because the economic pressures remain.

The really good news is that there is no longer complacency in the illegal alien community within the US. If they are not now fearful, at least they are concerned. That’s good news, because they should not be complacent. .