According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Friday’s damaging storm is called a “derecho,” and produces tornado-like damage in its wake.
We really got clobbered. As of this morning I have no cell phone services, no TV and no house phone. If we had an emergency we would have to go lie down in the middle of the road.
I need someone to call in my outages. If you read this, please email me so I can give you the phone numbers. (leave me a message to go read my email.)
Meanwhile, please let us know what outages you have. Any tree limbs? What’s the news from your neighborhood? Cargo, what’s Richmond doing?
This was an easy one. How do you feel about the ruling? No spouting law.(unless you have passed the bar in some state.) Yawn. How do you feel?
The Washington Post’s opinion (in full):
By Editorial Board, Published: June 27The Washington Post
IN ALEXANDER HAMILTON’S memorable formulation, the federal judiciary is “the least dangerous branch.” Unlike Congress and the president, which make and execute the laws, respectively, the courts “have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.” Hamilton assumed that offering judges life tenure would encourage them to augment their modest power with moral authority — the intangible combination of legal expertise, persuasive reasoning, impartiality, independence and solemnity, actual and perceived, that we call “legitimacy.”
A week at the beach in Florida during TS Debbie
Tropical storm and hurricane season came early this year. My family is in Englewood, Florida thiis week and there is no sunny beach. As shown in the picture, the sun tries to peek through but it isn’t having much luck.
If you go to Florida in the summer or early fall, you risk a hurricane. There is no avoiding it. Outer Banks? Same risk. It just isn’t as far. Does anyone have a favorite hurricane story? I do but ……
The Banner of Lady Moon and Lady Elena
The past few days have brought some interesting discussion over in Sherwood Forest. Some of that discussion has made me raise an eyebrow or two and made me think about where I wanted my flag. My flag is with me right now….and on no man’s plot. My colors are my own, representing the moon and the wolf. Elena and I are going to stay out of Sherwood Forest for fear of getting caught in the crossfire. There are unsubstantiated accusations being thrown around that make us a tad uncomfortable.
We have found that all too often people want to be “in the know” and that sometimes involves people giving wrong information so that they are part of things. People like to fit in.
Several examples come to mind that might not be correct. The history of the land parcel (park) known as Catharpin has history that dates back more than a decade. Its story deserves its own thread. Elena will post later.
Here is a perfect example of why nothing ever gets done in Congress:
Pardon the anti Romney commercial. I hadn’t planned on that or what to do about it. I would like to avoid political ads.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) moved this week to hold a noncontroversial flood insurance bill hostage until the Senate agrees that life begins at fertilization.