The fires out here have finally blown the virus out of the government topic of the day. Something about imminent danger and the fact that a poor response is immediately visible to politicians and the voting public seems to change the topic.
We here across the river have smoke and foul air but nothing compared to our former home.
The picture from my phone does not do the visuals justice as the software attempted to brighten up the photo way beyond what your eyeball perceives. Those are not clouds, they are smoke. Air quality in Portland is now measured at “worst in the world”.
We are here waiting to hear if my daughter in law, grandson and his abulea are evacuating their home in Springfield or not.
All other noise fades away.
Like today in 2001, reality rules, spin and nonsense fades away
Will voters wake up to the fact that clearing out fire starting underbrush and making sure you have adequate fossil fuel or nuclear powered electric capacity are not debatable but necessary?
One can only hope. Cities are unlivable and the suburban alternative is under threat from mobs, fires and power shortages. The choices in November get starker by the day.