IMPORTANT thread from @Debradelai on QuodVerum's forum expectations and some Play Rules we all need to pay attention to.
I'm pinning this to my TL in case anyone needs to come back to review it from time to time.
To wrap up Newsom’s ten days from hell, this morning, Dan Morain reported that California’s building trades unions (traditional Democratic allies) have lit into the governor, accusing him of dawdling on employee safety while workers die on the job.
Morain noted that Newsom responded quickly to horse deaths at the Santa Anita racetrack but has taken his sweet time to appoint a director of Cal-OSHA.
and a day later, Patrick McGreevy showed that Newsom had really kicked a hornets’ nest by cancelling road projects.
After a slow few days things took a turn for the worse.
George Skelton’s Monday column slammed the Newsom administration’s dishonest road money raid
Thursday, Assembly Speaker Rendon came out in opposition to the governor’s attempt to raid gas tax money for rail projects (see the Monday POLITICO article on an administration in disarray).
Moving on to screw up a different sector of the energy market, Newsom botched the response to PG&E’s massive blackouts, earning a comparison to Gray Davis, who got booted from office for his failure to keep Californians’ lights on.
One day later, CNN reported that average gas prices in California hit the highest level since 2014, with Californians paying $1.53 more per gallon than the national average (thanks in part to the highest gas tax in the country).
From CA Assembly Republicans ...
Facts From Sac: What’s Next, A Plague of Locusts? Can Things Get Worse for the Guv?
It’s been a rough ten days for Governor Newsom.
It started last Monday with a POLITICO article detailing a laundry list of missteps by a bumbling administration that isn’t trusted to keep its word.
When the world turned away from coal, production didn't decrease significantly...
and Al-Jubeir explains how Saudi Arabia believes that the production of oil and oil byproducts will increase as well...
then Haass makes all kinds of faces towards the end of his answer... I don't quite know what he was doing with his mouth...
A lot of the arguments for phasing out fossil fuels only look at the "fuel" part of the equation, while ignoring the fact that much of modern science, medicine, and even things as mundane as clothing and shoes couldn't exist without cheap, abundant petrochemicals.
And the climate change crowd really doesn't have a good answer for that.
Just found a report from the University of North Texas campus in Denton, Texas about Adel Al-Jubeir and the man accused of trying to assassinate him in 2011. The footage includes a video filmed before the start of the Gulf War, dated 1990 where Adel was being interviewed on campus. https://youtu.be/3FJbFEUJfoc
As much as I hate sharing anything CNN, this video is worth sharing.
Moody's forecast: Trump will win election in landslide
Check it out:
The Syrian Democratic Forces--the ones we "abandoned"--and the Syrian Arab Army get their uniforms from the same supplier.
Wonder if lil' Greta's seen this 🤔
"If we all turned off all our appliances and went and lived in caves, and then devoted every coal, nuclear, gas, hydro, wind and solar power plant to just heating the ocean, it would take a breathtaking 32,000 years to heat the ocean by just this 1˚C"
So many stories behind each of the famous courses, restaurants and magnificent homes in the area.
The history of Bermuda Dunes Country Club is as glorious and star-studded as any country club in the Coachella Valley.
I love these stories of the old days in the Palm Springs area.
"He won the deed to hundreds of acres in the remote desert in a poker game in 1957."
Quod verum tutum
'what is true is right'
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.