Our Parade of Bozos in Eastern Oregon
One of them, one of the oddest, actually, got his ass shot by Oregon State Troopers. I watched the video, watched the slo-mo, enlarged version furnished by the FBI (!), like many of you. Seems pretty clear to me he wasn't complying with the police, and when you've gone on record as being willing to die rather than be arrested, known to be carrying loaded weapons, what the hell do you expect when you take your hands down and reach for a coat pocket. I feel sorry for his family, but the guy was one of life's 'special people', and not in a good way.
We still have 4 of the little dears holed up at the wildlife refuge, bemoaning the lack of pop tarts (I'm not making that up), increasing their unrealistic 'demands' day by day. What fantasy land do they live in? One wonders what the little spiders in their heads are telling them.
The Misogynist, Racist Idiot Who Would be President
Consider this: When was the last time you heard a presidential candidate call a woman a 'bimbo' while on the campaign trail? Refuse to debate because he doesn't want to answer questions that are too hard? Calls questions that demand thought a 'gotcha' question? Well, here he is. And apparently there are those who walk among us who think he is qualified. Go figure.
What's interesting to me about this is how little attention is being paid to what is a colossal issue: the poisoning of a large cities water through disinterest and incompetence. One reporter, Rachel Maddow, covered the story instead of the daily Trump News. BTW, this was the topic of an excellent post by Tom Cochrun on his blog Light Breezes.
And some Local News
In Butte Montana it is commonly said that in 1918 Butte was the largest city between Seattle and Chicago. Is that really true? Opinions vary. In a recent article in the Montana Standard, local historian Dick Gibson concludes:
"The bottom line is, we cannot be sure. There is no proper count of Butte’s people at the peak in 1917-1918. I am comfortable saying Butte reached “close to 100,000” in those years and was the largest city in the region from Minneapolis to Denver to Salt Lake City to Spokane, since Spokane — at 104,000 in 1910 — was almost certainly always larger than Butte. But I could be wrong!"
So there you have it, on this the evening of 30 January. Be careful, it's a jungle out there.