Didn’t know that Cynthia Rothrock is Tara’s mom, did you?
DA was a dear man. He adored his daughter and wife, rescued dogs, complained about the dearth of heat in their home, had a problem with procrastination when he was trying to get something written just right, enjoyed mushrooms, and he was fascinated with Sherman, a little rescue ferret we had whose tail had to be amputated due to gangrene. Douglas loved how Sherman moved like a tiny bear and was working on a book with a creature based upon Sherman in it when he passed. He was moving soon after into ecology writing. At least, that was his plan.
Gads, no. I am sane and looking to stay that way. Political office is not something I could handle. Hey, I am not even blaming my old age; I really could not handle the atmosphere.
Texas sorely needed multiple times in the last half century plus to think about advances and regulations that would make its power grids more reliable and to listen, learn, and compromise on having some regulations. Sometimes stubborn is only for stubborness’ sake. The choice there to not have federal standards and not use the standards of the western or eastern grids began before WWII. During WWII there was some power sharing despite that. More recently, the lack of standards has meant Texas buying power from Mexico when Texas’ badly outdated system would fail under extreme weather conditions. Of course, with the warming Arctic from climate change, the perturbations that lead to deeply southern penetrations of arctic air are expected to increase in frequency. So, such cold snaps may become much more common in the south.
This video is downright INSPIRING. It is by a Conservative who strongly supports the Constitution. He is a power figure in Arkansas and as such, as well as from being a war hero, he also has national standing. His statement takes nine minutes but is very worth hearing since he gets to the most essential points and he describes a way forward which can certainly happen elsewhere, including here.
Hey, depending on the issue I vary (liberal for social issues that increase fair opportunities like civil rights, strong education, retraining for jobs, equal work advancement; old style conservative pre-debt-approach for most fiscal issues except that I strong think that infrastructure repair and replacement programs as a modern New Deal approach could help the nation greatly now and should be done; moderate in most else). Oh, and i am an independent who votes according to things like past voting records of candidates. I do not line vote and consider it lazy.
A message that Cruz sorely needs came from Arkansas this week.
When those were failing he blamed everyone else, especially Native Americans. Hey, when he had those four bankruptcies in NJ there were excellent reasons why his partners asked that he not be involved in the later financial decisions and why the judges agreed!
The great bifurcator…
A person has to wonder if they had been willing to listen and compromise perhaps the problems most of the nation advanced past over a half century ago could have been avoided through logical energy company regulation.